While the New York City Wine and Food Festival is known for bringing chefs in from around the globe, two local guys from Chinatown are aiming to leave the biggest impression. Michael Tang and Christopher Wong, co-owners of the year-old Breakroom (83 Baxter Street; 212-227-2802), are participating in ... More >>
Ted Nugent--everyone's favorite sustainable, POTUS hating archery enthusiast--will release a double DVD/CD on October 22nd. It's called ULTRALIVE BALLISTICROCK and BOOM! your mind just got blown. The live footage contained within--from an August, 14, 2011 show at Penn's Peak--was captured by seven c ... More >>
Last night at Webster Hall, Paper brought together a wealth of shimmery, hipstery lovers of stars and bars to celebrate the joys of NYC nightlife (and also to toast the mag's Mickey Boardman's birthday with vats and vats of Hennessy). I was there to add my typically sour note as presenter of the Pe ... More >>
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Twitpic via @oakroomnyLady Gaga superfans would be advised to just generally stake out the Oak Room on Wednesday nights during months that the fame monster is not on tour--after guesting during pal Brian Newman's residency there back in September, she reprised the cameo last night, surprising ... More >>
Puja PatelYou get older, and Amanda Lepore stays the same age.Last night's Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards joined the dismayingly long list of 2009 award-show travesties. The invite-only event went down at M2 (the old Mansion) to a packed audience of important downtown scenesters (that's the ... More >>
At TimesTalks, moderated by Frank Bruni on Friday, Anthony Bourdain talked about obesity: "If you're 5'8" and 400 pounds, that's not a lifestyle choice; that's a social problem," and Rachael Ray: "[She] sent me a fruit basket, and I'm just not talking shit about her anymore." [NY Post] Bourd ... More >>