Still looking for relief after another Valentine's Day spent alone? Forget Tinder and Grindr and meet a mate the old fashion way: by bonding over drinks. With cheap specials galore, there's no reason not to buy a round or two.
[Editor's note: In "Tweets Is Watching," Phillip Mlynar asks local artists questions based solely on the contents of their Twitter timeline.] After dropping the marvelous HARK last year, the Doppelgangaz have opened their 2014 account with this week's 11-track Peace Kehd project. It's another fine ... More >>
For more shows throughout the weekend, check out our New York Concert Calendar, which we update daily.
It's the sexiest time of the year, people. Valentine's Day approaches, when all relationships grow stronger via expensive prix fixe dinners and Whitman Samplers bought at gas stations. Want to avoid the heartache baked deep into this crappy, sappy holiday? There's a whole city full of cynical clowns ... More >>
Valentine's Day is on Friday. But before you get all squirmy and pissed off about love, or the concept of celebrating love on one particular day, this week's best round-up of events isn't about that. Not really. Yes, V-Day events are already underway, but don't fret, we only honor the idea of being ... More >>
Julia Roberts could have done Blind Side, but opted for Valentine's Day instead. Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Michael Corleone, but felt it was an offer he could refuse. Michelle Pfeiffer didn't want to be Clarice Starling, and Jeremy Irons pooh poohed the part of Hannibal Lecter, both t ... More >>
Rogue Ales makes one, and so do Brooklyn Brewery and Harpoon. In fact, it's hard to find a fashion-forward beer factory that hasn't made its own version of chocolate stout recently. Some ramp up the excitement by making double chocolate stouts and black chocolate stouts. But what is it? Chocolate st ... More >>
But seriously, though. Yesterday, DNAInfo reported that three hospitals in Brooklyn will open their clinics for completely, one-hundred-percent, scott-free STD testing. The hospitals include: East WIlliamsburg's CABS Health Center, Caribbean House Health Center and East New York's Dr. Betty Shabazz ... More >>
Did you leave it till the last minute? Well it's not too late to buy one of these gifts for the food lover(s) in your life, ranging from $20 to $50:
Monday, February 4 Chocolate Week Start the week off right with a healthy dose of chocolate. Keep the sweets coming all the week at restaurants participating in Chocolate Week. Bakeries, restaurants, and stores around the city will offer special Tea Gourmand, Coffee Gourmand, or Bubbly Gourmand menu ... More >>
These are the best metal shows in NYC this month. See also: The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012
Whom did the restaurant gods not smile upon this week? Ellabess, the restaurant inside the Nolitan Hotel, closed after service on Valentine's Day and will reopen this spring with a new concept. [Eater]
You're not actually going to celebrate today with a smile and a cuddle just because chocolate makers, florists, and greeting-card companies want you to, are you? Are you that much of a corprorate droog, that easily manipulated to feign some romance with someone you shouldn't have to turn it on with ... More >>
Race through Penn Station today, and you're likely to find an assortment of insanely expensive wilted roses -- and thousands of desperate men willing to pay $45 for a bouquet that normally costs $18. For Fredo, a flower vendor who has set up shop next to an Auntie Anne's in the cavernous halls of P ... More >>
Revolutionary GamesThe flyer for tomorrow's "Bed-In."Valentine's Day, it is now well-established by crushingly overwhelming consensus, is more or less the worst, a vastly successful conspiracy by the Things-That-Are-Pink-Or-Made-Of-Chocolate Industrial complex to boost sales. Whether you a ... More >>
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching, meaning it's time to make a dinner resy at a romantic restaurant. But what, exactly, makes a restaurant romantic? In some cases it's ambiance -- a fireplace or candles go a long way in setting the mood. Ditto a killer view. But as a friend recently quipped, "R ... More >>
Love is supposed to be everlasting. Unfortunately for many, the only permanent thing to come out of a relationship is an incurable sexually transmitted disease. And that's why Cyrus Sullivan, of Portland, Ore., claims that he runs STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services, a webs ... More >>
Only one third of singles expect to get laid on Valentine's Day -- about the same number that Facebook stalk their exes, a new study reveals. The survey of 515 self-identified singles, conducted by Facebook dating app Areyouinterested.com, finds that 33 percent plan on winding up in bed on what's m ... More >>
Some ladies want chocolate and roses for Valentine's Day; others want cheese. Murray's Cheese Shop is now selling Swiss-style cooking utensils from a Dutch brand called Boska that you can use for a cheesy, romantic dinner for two.
This just might be a good gift for your BF who refuses to wear an apron -- and walks around at his own dinner party covered with tidbits of the food he just cooked ... Valentine's Day -- or, more accurately, St. Valentine's Day, named after a whole slew of early Christian martyrs named Valentine - ... More >>
In preparation for a Valentine's Day event (a "Love-in-Transit Party," to be specific), at which the New York Times' Alan Feuer will read poems based on Missed Connections and Sophie Blackall of Missed Connections illustration fame will sign copies of her book, the gossip-hungry MTA is seeking tales ... More >>
Today the Internet is abuzz with news of the kindly cab driver who discovered a passenger had left $100,000 worth of jewelry and cash in the back of his cab and actually gave it back to said owner. What an act of generosity and honor! Because, you know, he really didn't have to, and some cabb ... More >>
A fireball was visible in the sky from at least four local states yesterday -- Valentine's Day, no less -- the American Meteor Society confirms today. The meteor was likely the size of a "small car" before it hit the upper atmosphere and deteriorated, saving us all sans Bruce Willis. "With it ... More >>
Yes, it's true, good friends. National Condom Day and Valentine's Day fall on the very same day! Someone was either thinking, or not thinking, as the case may be, because just like Mother's Day, every day should really be National Condom Day. (And thereby, the two shall ever remain separate.) ... More >>
If you are reading this and haven't made any Valentine's Day dining plans, you are screwed. Unless you are one of the millions of Americans who apparently think that Olive Garden is a desirable destination for romantic dining.
Everybody knows that today is Valentine's Day. But did you know that it's also Mayor Bloomberg's birthday? Today he is 69 (Hey you, in the back of the class, what's so funny?). We contacted his press office to find out what 'ol Mikey will be doing, but they never got back to us. Don't worry, ... More >>
Hello again, sleuthsome diners, and welcome to part deux of this week's "Where Am I Eating?" Nobody has guessed where they serve up this marvelous meal, pictured on the next page, so the prize -- a cookbook -- is still up for grabs. Besides: Valentine's Day looms ever-so-ominously around the corne ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too. Fuego de Pasion: hot, hot, hot!The drink: Fuego de Pasion The bar: Cienfuegos, 95 Avenue A, East Village, 212-614-6818 The price: $38 for two people The ingredients: Banks 5-Island Rum, C ... More >>
This week in food blogs... Eater rounded up 12 of the city's most extreme pizzerias. And, yes, one of the Artichoke pies makes the list. Grub Street posted 14 tales of restaurant romance gone awry. And one involves a naked redhead (which might be hot if it weren't a man). Diner's Journal was shoc ... More >>
trafficbarnyc.comLooks like they could have a martini mashup, too.Hot Pot Culinary Events, a company that puts together cooking classes for corporate events and private parties, has partnered with Midtown pub-fare hub Traffic Bar & Restaurant (986 Second Avenue, 212-813-1595) for a series of ... More >>
Copyright the Treats TruckKim Ima, with numerous caramel cream sandwiches. Yesterday, Kim Ima, the sparkly proprietress of the Treats Truck, spoke with us about everything from cops who like cookies to why being a food truck owner can sometimes feel like being a three-card monte player. Today ... More >>
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While the city's alt-bros are locked up in Terminal 5 for a Justice DJ set and the subsequent Ed Banger 7th Anniversary Party, you can be crawling around in the cavernous Monster Island. There, the scuzzy (Frankie Rose and the Outs), the scuzzier (Harlem), and the scuzziest (Stupid Party) wil ... More >>
Dustin Peyseur, sensitive as fuck.Even though they are so cowardly and weak that they ran screaming from their offices yesterday as if a little snow were a nuclear bomb, we still love our friends at eMusic, not least for their tradition of putting together holiday-appropriate featurettes. How ... More >>
Rock stars, dating experts, and cartoon characters talk about Valentine's Day
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Two T's, One Buttondown, and a Plaid Flannel