Friday, August 28, 2009

Drinking with Gary V. on!

As many of you know, I won the drawing to be one of the guests at Gary Vaynerchuk's table yesterday, and I had such a great time!! The taping took place at the Roger Smith Hotel on 47th and Lex, and it was right on the corner so people could stop and watch the show too.

The episode focused on French wines, and it definitely gave me a greater appreciation for wine and the depth you can go in smelling and tasting it. I learned so much, and it's incredible how sensitive our senses can be. I realized that I only know the basics (sweet, sour, bitter), and there are so many more levels of taste and smell that we can develop to enjoy a food or drink even more. Will work on that, but in the meantime, my fave wine of the show was the 3rd one, the Beaujolais, and I am hoping to have it with a nice fish dinner sometime soon!

Thanks Gary for opening my senses to something new to enjoy! Also looking forward to reading your new book, "Why NOW is the time to Crush It! Cash in on your passion". Love "sniffy sniff" haha.

A big thanks also to my new friend, Zach Brooks (photo above, left), creator of the great, someone doing what he loves and sharing it with others in NY--and giving me a chance to do the same. Look forward to another food and wine adventure soon!

Check out the episode (click on link below):

French Wine Tasting – NYC Week Day 4 – Episode #729

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

This Week in NYC! Exciting: )


So many fun things passed this past week that I am sad I didn't get a chance to send a heads up about! I'm in full swing on my project at work, but know that I am always thinking of yall and will do my best to keep up: ).

This is exciting news: for those of you who follow or know about, a great food blog dedicated to the eats in Midtown and around NY really, there was a drawing that I entered for a spot at the taping of Wine Library TV + free dinner at Lily's Restaurant...and guess what: I WON (proof)!! I'm going to the taping tomorrow! and Zach from ML will be there too! You can watch from the outside too - Roger Smith Hotel, 47th and Lex, 6p taping. I'm so excited--stop by! Will let you know how it is: ). Got free VIP tix for Earth, Wind, and Fire/Chicago this Sun too--oh what fun!

Here are a few very cool things coming up. I can't decide, I want to do it all!

  • Today Thurs 8/27 - MADCrush Pop-Up Wine Bar: temporary wine and small-plates bar at Mus of Arts & Design - Columbus Circle, 6-1030p
  • Fri 8/28
    • FREE Dancing at Stepping Out. Lesson 830-930p, Open dancing 9p-12a. 37 W 26th St, 9th F. Come dance!
    • Food Science Friday, FREE @ BK Kitchen, 4p - demo experiments using common ingredients + free samples!
  • Sat 8/29
    • 5th Annual Chihuahua Races, 1p Free! 83rd and Riverside Park - BYOD (Bring Your Own Dog, hehe)
    • Michael Jackson's Birthday - lots of parties and things going on, like Spike Lee's celebration in Prospect Park now, apparently.
    • YES: NYC's Largest Water Balloon Fight! 1p, Central Park Sheep Meadows, 5th Ave and 67th St- who else is in?? I'll be at the park already, ready for you!
  • Sun 8/30 - 27th Annual White Castle Kingsboro Golden Arm Wrestling Championship - Noon, Coney Island
  • Fri-Sat 8/28-29: Last 2 days of Jazz Mobile - Vocal Competition
  • Last weekend for Shakespeare in the Park - The Bacchae!
  • 8/31-8/13: U.S. Open Tennis!
FREEBIES - yay! lots of good ones, sign up!
What are you up to for Labor Day Weekend?

This one was so worth staying up an extra hour to write, I'm so excited about all the upcoming fun and sharing it with you...enjoy!!: )

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Yes, I won! Thanks ML!

Thank you, Zach Brooks, for picking me randomly to win a spot at the taping of Wine Library TV next week and free dinner at Lily's!! I can't wait!

Will let you know how it goes: )