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Cheers to the 7th Annual 12 Bars of Christmas!

Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:12 AM - Posted by Megan - (1) comment

What’s better than bar hopping around NYC, enjoying dozens of drinks specials with your Santa hat-clad friends, and supporting a great cause while you’re at it? On Saturday, December 8th, the annual 12 Bars of Christmas Bar Crawl is back—and this year should be better than ever.


Close friends of mine started this holiday-themed crawl back in 2006, and it has quickly become one of the most anticipated local events of the season. After receiving a red Santa hat and commemorative mug at the first bar, participants will journey through a spirited series of bars in the West Village (you can sign up for either the West Pole or East Pole route), partaking in exclusive beer and cocktail specials at each locale. And to cap off the festivities, both groups will meet at the same 12th bar so everyone can celebrate—and fill up on holiday cheer—together.

Besides having a jolly good time, you can feel great knowing that event proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of NYC to help feed hungry New Yorkers. Last year alone, they raised approximately $14,000!

Want in on the fun? Get into the holiday spirit and register today at 12barsnyc.com. Donations of $25 in advance or $30 at the door are kindly required from each participant. Happy crawling, my friends!

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Get Your Tix to the 2011 NYC Wine & Food Festival!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:09 AM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

It’s almost that time of year again! From September 29-October 2, the 2011 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival will be taking the Big Apple by storm, and tickets are still available for some of the most fun-filled festivities. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience world-class food, wine and spirits events featuring culinary legends, local chefs and everyone’s favorite Food Network personalities.

Presented by Food & Wine, this 4-day culinary showcase is the only place where you can party in Guy Fieri’s Garage, show off your bowling skills to Anne Burrell, go mad for Giada de Laurentiis’s meatballs, and grab a late-night slice of Paulino’s pizza with Spike Mendelsohn. Shellfish lovers can get crackin’ at Dream Beach with George’s Stone Crab and Claire Robinson and hobnob over bubbly at Ted Allen’s Oyster Bash. Succumb to sugar shock at Sandra Lee’s SWEET, celebrate the city’s best fare on four wheels at Andrew Zimmern’s Carts in the Parc, or be one of the lucky few to witness Morimoto’s legendary live karaoke. And you can curb every craving imaginable at the Grand Tasting, a day-long extravaganza of sampling, sipping, signings, demos and always a few surprises.

There’s something for everyone and at every price point, with locations from Manhattan’s West Side to Brooklyn. And the best part is: proceeds of the festival benefit the Food Bank for New York City and Share Our Strength. Tickets are on sale now, but going fast. Snag yours today and get ready to eat, drink and help end hunger.

Check out my coverage from last year’s NYCWFF here, and let me know which events you’ll be attending. Hope to see you there!

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