Food, Fun & Fighting Cancer

Farshid Hakim, owner of La Provence Pâtisserie & Café with Sophie Gayot
Farshid Hakim, owner of La Provence Pâtisserie & Café with Sophie Gayot

by Sophie Gayot

 
 
The winning dish at Concern Foundation’s 36th Annual Block Party, held on July 10 at the Paramount Studios in Los Angeles, was the sweet corn agnolotti by Savore Catering. But honestly, I could not try every single one served on that fun night. Out of the 63 restaurants and refreshment stations, an increase of six from last year, I only had time and room to try ten. My apologies to the rest.

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Let’s All Drink to Atlanta’s Restaurant Week

The signature cocktail for Atlanta Restaurant Week is the Bacardi Torched Cherry Blossom
The signature cocktail for Atlanta Restaurant Week is the Bacardi Torched Cherry Blossom

by Meryl Pearlstein 

   

Atlanta’s Restaurant Week will take place in the Downtown Dining District from Monday, July 26 through August 8. The multicultural cuisine at Atlanta’s Restaurant Week includes that of traditional steakhouses, seafood restaurants, Irish pubs and Mexican cantinas. Choose a 3-course meal at any of the 26 participating restaurants for a price of either $25 or $35. No coupon, voucher or reservation needed.

 

For more information, visit www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/restaurant-week.

 

Keep up with restaurants in the ATL with our Atlanta Restaurant Reviews, News, Culinary Events and Atlanta Wine Dinners. 

  

The city sets its restaurant week apart from the rest by incorporating a signature cocktail; this year’s cocktail is the Bacardi Torched Cherry Blossom created by W Hotel Atlanta Downtown’s DRINKSHOP. 

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A New Fun Bar in Los Angeles

 

There were no villains last night at the opening of Villains Tavern, located in the middle of absolutely nowhere in the industrial part of downtown LA. But there was a happy crowd discovering this new bar owned and designed by famous interior decorator Dana Hollister, who has worked with top clients like Madonna. I spoke with her in the small kitchen where bar food will be prepared to accompany the long list of hand-crafted cocktails.

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NYC Restaurant Week to Continue

Aquavit restaurant in New York City
Aquavit restaurant in New York City

by Jeff Hoyt


People in NYC, rejoice! You’ll still be able to enjoy inexpensive lunch and dinners at more than 170 restaurants until Labor Day. NY Restaurant Week has been extended through the end of July, and the entire month of August! In fact, this money-saving “week” won’t end until September 6.


That means residents and visitors can enjoy inexpensive summer meals at top restaurants. The prices—$24.07 for three-course prix-fixe lunches and $35 for three-course prix-fixe dinners—haven’t increased in the past five years.


Visit nycgo.com/restaurantweek on Monday, July 26, to view the complete list of NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2010 extension participants and make a reservation online. And keep coming back to GAYOT.com for the latest NYC restaurant reviews!

Celebrate Restaurant Week in NYC and Charlotte

The River Café in Brooklyn, NY
The River Café in Brooklyn, NY

by Meryl Pearlstein 


Diners in NYC and Charlotte are currently enjoying Restaurant Week, when many top spots offer meals at a discount. Like a baker’s dozen is actually 13, not 12, a Restaurant Week often consists of more than seven days.
 


New York City
: The second week of NYC Restaurant Week is here! Partake in fine dining at more than 275 restaurants throughout the city until July 25. Check out Nobu, Blue Water Grill, and The River Café. Choose either a 3-course prix-fixe lunch for $24.07 or a 3-course dinner for $35 (drinks, tax and tip excluded, as well as Saturdays). As a bonus, American Express is offering a $15 statement credit when you use your eligible, registered American Express card at three or more participating restaurants. For more information, visit www.nycgo.com/restaurantweek. Keep up with the NY dining scene with New York Restaurant News, Culinary Events and Wine Dinners. Continue reading “Celebrate Restaurant Week in NYC and Charlotte” »