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NYC Vegetarian Food Festival


Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 at 10:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York

Cycling champions and Ivy-trained physicians are just a few of the presenters on the docket for the 7th annual New York City Vegetarian Food festival, taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion May 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Silver medalist Dotsie Bausch will speak on “Unleashing Olympic-Level Activism,” while professional vegan cyclist Christine Vardaros will let listeners in on how to “Eat Like Pro Athletes: Diet Tweaks for Improved Fitness.”

Power-lifters and body-builders will get their moment on the stage as well, as a quintet of African-American vegan athletes speak on a panel entitled “Keeping It Real.” Meanwhile, kickboxing champion Omowale Adewale will weigh in on agricultural globalism.

On the medical roster, Dr. Robert Ostfeld returns by popular demand to speak on “Confessions of a Reformed Cardiologist: A Plant-Based Diet and Your Heart.” Internist Dr. Robert Graham, who is also a vegetable farmer and cook, will talk about “Food as Medicine: A Doctor Dishes the Truth, Not ‘Alternative Facts.’” Dr. Michelle McMacken will speak on “Seven Things that Happen When You Stop Eating Meat.” And Dr. Chiti Parikh will give the low-down on the “Gut Microbiome and Your Health.”

New at this year’s festival are two screenings of the 19-minute documentary “Home on the Range.” It explores the rich emotional lives and intellectual gifts that all animal species possess, and features the beautiful grounds of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. A Q&A session will follow each screening.

For a little fast-paced and romantic fun, there will also be two session of Veg Speed Date, designed specifically for vegans and vegetarians looking to make special connections in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Two more new presenters will focus on “veganizing” traditionally non-vegan foods. Kiki Adami spent five years as a cruise director, exploring vegan food around the globe and teaching vegan cooking classes. In 2014, she was the first person to flip a restaurant from “paleo” to “vegan” which led to the launch of her consulting company, Veganizer. Since then, she has been tracking the veganized restaurant revolution and hosting vegan pop-up dinners within omnivore restaurants every month in four cities. Her talk is entitled “Coming For Your Meat.”

Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment will speak on “Veganizing Iconic New York City Foods.” Together they are knows as The Vegan Mos. They are both proud Barnyard Benefactors for Our Hen House and Guardian Circle members of The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They live together in Williamsburg with their vegan dogs, Riley and Charlie.

Animal rights activists such as Farm Sanctuary CEO Gene Baur, scores of vegan chefs including Victoria Moran, authors, and motivational speakers will round out the speakers’ corner.

For a change of pace, festival-goers are invited to enjoy a performance by the Edward Morgan Ballet, directed by Joseph Alexander. The New York Sun has described the troupe as “a rare company, one that eschews gimmicks and trends in favor of training and purity of style.”

In addition, there will be more than a hundred vegan vendors of beauty products, clothing, and food, food, food. For example, Marty’s V Burger, whose tagline is “Fast Food, No Bull” will cook up hearty and juicy vegan burgers for those who queue up at his booth (there’s always a line there). To feed a sweet tooth, patrons can cruise over to Sweet Maresa’s table for artisan French macaroons and cakes. Or perhaps on to the Rescue Chocolate station for organic and fairly traded chocolate bars and truffles, whose profits benefit animal rescue organizations.

The New York City Vegetarian Food Festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp, a company which also produces festivals in California and Arizona. Additionally, it runs vegan food competitions, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn, and other smaller scale events around the NYC area.

For more information visit http://www.nycvegfoodfest.com/

Kickoff Party – Septemberfest in Southampton


Friday, September 23 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Agawam Park, 90 Jobs Lane, Southampton

Southampton Rotary Club will kick-off SeptemberFest weekend with a cocktail party in Agawam Park featuring live music and dancing to one of the East End’s favorite bands, NEW LIFE CRISIS, plus the music stylings of Beau Hulse.

Complimentary beer and wine from 6:30 to 8:00 pm followed by a cash bar from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. Food trucks will be on site providing refreshments.

Always a great party, funds raised will support the Southampton SeptemberFest activities and the Rotary’s Scholarship Program which provides college scholarships to local Southampton students. Music generously underwritten by Storms Motors & John David Rose, Architect, P.C., AIA.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door.

For more info click here

Also see our article about Septemberfest.


The Village Voice Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

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Featuring over 100+ craft brews from New York and beyond, The Village Voice is proud to present the sixth annual curated Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival. The event will take place at Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Craft beer aficionados will sample the best seasonal, micro and reserve brews from breweries located in the country with a pinpointed focus on the tri-state area. The best craft brews will be represented, along with a food court, entertainment and more.

We’re excited to announce that some of our breweries include
Asahi Beer USA,
Black Hog Brewing Co.,
The Brooklyn Brewery,
Brooklyn Brew Shop,
Coney Island Brewery,
Delirium Brewery,
Dogfish Head Beer,
Downeast Cider House,
Flagship Brewery,
Lagunitas Brewing Co,
Long Trail Brewing,
Lost Nation Brewing,
Narragansett Beer,
original sin cider,
Otter Creek Brewing,
Rockaway Brewing Co.,
Singha Beer, Sixpoint,
Smuttynose Brewing Co.,
Southern Tier Brewing Company, &
SpikedSeltzer —just to name a few!

Tickets are on sale now!

VIP tickets are $85 and include access to the exclusive VIP Hour from 2:00pm–3:00pm plus entry to the full event from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, access to the VIP Lounge, exclusive drinks and complimentary food, a VIP Gift Bag, a complimentary souvenir tasting glass, and access to sampling of 100+ beers and entertainment. General admission tickets are $55 and include access to the event from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, a complimentary souvenir tasting glass, and access to sampling of 100+ beers and entertainment.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit villagevoicebrooklynpour.com.

For more information visit http://villagevoicebrooklynpour.com

Amanda Selwyn presents GREEN AFTERNOON IV


Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre announces Green Afternoon IV, a performance and cocktail reception at the home of architects Marcia Previti and Peter Gumpel in East Hampton, NY on Saturday, July 16, 2016. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and several outdoor sitting rooms featuring performance installations, with performers dancing in tree houses, on outdoor sculptures, in and around the swimming pool, in the woods, and more. A more formal presentation of her newest work REFUGE, will begin at 5:50pm and will be followed by a reception. Green Afternoon IV takes place at 230 Old Stone Hwy, East Hampton, NY 11937. Tickets are $75 ($150 for Patron Tickets) and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/green-afternoon-2016-tickets-24716069429.

For more information visit http://michelletabnickcommunications.com

Guest List Comedy @ Ancien Cycles West Town May 21 – FREE w EMAIL RSVP!

every 1st & 3rd Saturday beginning May 7th

Guest List Comedy
Ancien Cycles
688 N Milwaukee Ave
by the Grand and Chicago Blue Line stops

Saturday – May 21, 2016
and every 1st & 3rd Saturday

Doors at 8pm
show at 8:30

hosted by
Rebecca O’Neal
(Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club, Zanies, opened for Janeane Garofalo, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal, Ron Funches, Eddie Pepitone, Joe DeRosa, W. Kamau Bell, Baron Vaughn)

with headliner
Adam Burke
(TBS Just For Laughs Festival, Laugh Factory, Comedy Bar, UP Comedy Club, NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me…, opened for arc Maron, Jeff Ross, Hannibal Burress, John Mulaney, Hari Kondabolu, Maria Bamford, Michael Ian Black, Kumail Nanjiani, John Oliver, Tracy Morgan, Aziz Ansari, and more)

Bill Bullock
(Congrats on Your Success, Cole’s Chicago Cabaret, Actual Murderers Sketch, )

with pop-in guest sets from hilarious local stand up comedians

Donation wine/beer/coffee bar

$10 at the door
$5 with student ID
or FREE with email RSVP to guestlistanciencycles@gmail.com

Ancien Cycles
688 N Milwaukee Ave
by the Grand and Chicago Blue Line stops

Find out more on Facebook HERE:
June 4th headliner:
Sonia Denis
(Laugh Factory, Second City, host of Cole’s Bar open mic, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Fest, The Onion/AV Club’s 26th Annual Comedy Festival, Congrats on Your Success)

June 18th headliner:
Abi Sanchez
(TBS Just For Laughs Festival, Laugh Factory, UP Comedy Club, Comedy Bar)

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1807807669442355/

Arabian International Home Show


March 8 through 10
The Conrad Hotel, Dubai


Dubai is at the centre of one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and boasts a hugely successful residential market that has attracted millions of professionals and investors over the years. The city is home to a growing population of affluent home owners and residents, looking to maintain a modern and stylish lifestyle within world class property developments. As this market continues to grow, it is expected to create an unprecedented demand for lavish and upmarket home interiors over the next decade.

For more information visit http://aihs.ae/


Dhaka Art Summit


Friday to Monday, February 5 to 8

With the subtitle Not as far as it seems, the Dhaka edition of Safina Radio Project takes questions of belonging and home as its departure point. Responding to the practices, curatorial premises and work on show at the Dhaka Art Summit 2016, Safina will explore common grounds within historical contexts, providing a cross section of origins and their interpretations.

Preprogrammed and commissioned pieces will open up a broad cultural context for Dhaka; literature, architecture, art and music content will bring to the fore the rich cultural undercurrents of one of Asia’s most complex cities, drawing listeners closer to Dhaka as a centre for cultural discourse.

See more at http://www.safinaradioproject.org/#!dhaka-art-summit-2016/wje2p

Come and take part in Safina Radio Project conversations – you will find us by the old bus, outside the Shilpakala Academy. The programme is constantly being updated, check back each day for the confirmed schedule!



Party Pics: Quoz Arts Fest


The Dubai Patron of Arts, Abdelmonem bin Eisa Alserkal, (pictured on the left in the second picture) is the founder of Alserkal Avenue Arts District where the annual Quoz Arts Festival was held this weekend to much success.




Established over 20 years ago, Gulfood has a well-deserved reputation within the food and hospitality industry, delivering spectacular returns on investment. Under the theme ‘International Flavours, World Class Business’, Gulfood 2014 provided a vast trade and sourcing platform for exporters, buyers, exhibitors and visitors alike, as well as hosting a number of lucrative networking opportunities, competitions and live events.

Gulfood has become the global hub for the highest quality F&B products and a trusted partner worldwide.

As the world’s largest annual food and hospitality show, Gulfood is where the latest tastes, trends and innovations are unveiled. It’s where the global food industry meets to trade, so you can benchmark price, quality, service, reliability and consistency.

Gulfood 2016

Biggest show ever

More exhibits
More products.
The big brands.

Global producers

Over 5,000 exhibitors.
Biggest European showcase ever.
Largest South American participation.
More than 114 country pavilions.

Dubai Restaurant Week


The inaugural Dubai Restaurant Week will take place from 25 February to 5 March 2016 and will include amazing menus from 30 of the best-known and loved fine dining restaurants in the city. This is an exclusive opportunity to sample some of the top spots on your to-try list at an incredible price as all participating restaurants will offer menus at only AED189. See the impressive list of participating restaurants below. These restaurants are sure to sell-out so book your table early.

Alta Badia

Emirates Towers Hotel

Alta Badia delivers authentic Italian cuisine inspired by a region where recipes are steeped in a longstanding tradition of excellence.

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Ashiana by Vineet

Sheraton Dubai Creek

Connoisseurs of fine Indian food will adore the creations coming out of Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia’s kitchen.

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Atelier M

Pier 7, Dubai Marina

A visit to Atelier M will land you sweeping views of the Dubai Marina and a menu that boasts a wide variety of elevated Mediterranean-inspired dishes.

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A celebration of the Mediterranean coast in the heart of Dubai, Boca specialises in simplicity.

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Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

Atlantis The Palm

Gordon Ramsay’s most recent project, a laid-back European dining concept, opened recently to rave reviews.

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Café Belge

Ritz Carlton DIFC

Sourcing inspiration from 1920s Brussels, Café Belge is known for churning out delicious Belgian classics.

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Fogueira, an authentic Brazilian Churrascaria, is a great choice for those with a serious appetite.

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Pier 7, Dubai Marina

Unique perspectives on classic comfort food and an eclectic atmosphere help you feel right at home in Fume.

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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

Peruvian flavours and dishes meant for sharing make Garden an ideal spot to spend with friends.

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Hoi An


Authentic Vietnamese cuisine and comfortable ambiance await at Hoi An in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Chef Vikas Khanna’s new iteration of his Michelin-starred New York restaurant has impressed lovers of Indian food since it opened in Dubai.

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JW’s Steakhouse

JW Marriott Dubai

Enjoy an indulgent cut of meat from the comfort of a leather armchair in this intimate steakhouse.

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Le Meridien Dubai

Have a seat at the sushi counter or watch the live teppanyaki show at one of Dubai’s top spots for authentic Japanese cuisine.

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Mint Leaf of London


For fabulous Indian food with a view, head to the 15th Floor of Emirates Financial Tower.

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The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road

One of Dubai’s most awarded restaurants, Okku is a must for high-end Japanese cuisine.

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Pai Thai

Dar Al Masyaf Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah

For a romantic evening and must-try Thai food, take an abra to Pai Thai in Madinat Jumeirah.

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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

The Amalfi coast meets Dubai with Positano’s selection of authentic Italian cuisine.

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Oud Metha

Qbara celebrates Middle Eastern cuisine with a unique, contemporary twist.

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Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar

JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

The décor is surpassed only by the food coming out of this contemporary Indian restaurant.

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Rivington Grill

Souk Al Bahar

Boasting some of the best British bites in town, Rivington Grill is a great dining option.

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Sea Fu

Four Seasons Dubai

This is the place to come when you crave fresh seafood, spectacular views and an ocean breeze.

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Seven Sands

The Beach JBR

Seven Sands serves authentic cuisine inspired by our seven Emirates from a stunning beachside location.

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Social by Heinz Beck

Waldorf Astoria, Palm Jumeirah

Enjoy a modern interpretation of traditional Italian dishes with a stunning view of the city.

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The Croft

Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Locally-sourced, organic products are the heart behind Darren Velvick’s new restaurant.

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The Hide

Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah

The Hide features a fresh perspective on American cuisine with a creative, meat-focused menu.

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The Ivy

Emirates Towers Hotel

The super-stylish brasserie features an elevated twist on international favourites.

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The Palace, Downtown Dubai

With a name that translates to ‘magic at the water,’ this Thai restaurant has an impressive seafood offering.

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Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo

Sheraton Dubai Creek

Stunning views of Dubai Creek pair well with the expertly crafted Italian specialties from chef Alfredo Russo.

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Atlantis The Palm

Yuan serves an extensive menu of traditional Cantonese and Szechuan dishes complemented by Western cooking methods.

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Zheng He’s

Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah

Zheng He’s is one of Dubai’s most loved restaurants—offering great Chinese dining.

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For more information visit http://dubaifoodfestival.com/whats-on/dubai-restaurant-week/