This picture is the delicious Meat Hook sloppy joe that Tom Mylan bought to Liza de Guia’s spring potluck on Monday. It was yummy!
Bacon Marmalade and More: The Brooklyn Lyceum is having a Spring Food and Craft Fair on May 1st and 2nd.
Bulls on Parade: Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is having a food truck parade on Sunday May 2nd.
Faggity Haggity: The Miss Fag Hag contest is May 2nd at Comix. I will be there not competing, but wearing something fabulous.
The Original Foxy Brown: Pam Grier will be reading her new memoir Foxy, My Life in Three Acts on Tuesday at Barnes and Noble Tribeca on Tuesday, May 4. I am reading the book now and l love it.
It’s been a humid, rainy and sticky week weatherwise.
Monday was the Hyatt Manhattan Ballroom for Mashable event.
Wednesday, my friends and I went to Joe’s Pub for Our Hit Parade’s tribute to Michael Jackson. It was brilliant, irreverent and I almost cried when the kids did a medley of Jackson 5 songs. Alan Cumming did “You are Not Alone” and “Smile”.
Thursday, I sweated with the best of Brooklyn at Digital DUMBO.
Saturday, I made watermelon salsa.
Lastly, I have a new blog which is a Tumblr about food. Check out Niche Food.
The dog days of summer are here. I thought the social activity would slow down but no!
Monday, I attended the Dachis Group meetup at the Church Lounge of the Tribeca Grand.
Tuesday, I stopped by the Agency Spy party and then went to see Carolyn’s show at 59E59. Read a great review.
Wednesday, I ate beef brisket and hung out with friends at Buddy Media’s event at Hill Country which they announced the launch of their very cool and comprehensive Twitter analytics product.
Thursday, I sauntered down to Soho to the Peek party. I met Peek Founder Amol Sarva and chatted with Greg Gallant about Muckrack’s new one line press release service.
Saturday, I was a guest at the lovely morning wedding of Colette and Sean. The reception was at Brooklyn Botanical Garden. In the afternoon, I went up to Harlem for another of Matt’s BBQs.
Tuesday was the July NYTM. Loved Zagat’s App. Afterwards, there was beef brisket to eat at Hill Country.
Wednesday, the Boy and I went to see Medicine for Melancholy. The film is excellent. Later, we went to Habana Outpost.
Thursday was the “meat and greet” for the upcoming Hot Dog Cookoff.
Saturday, Cupcakes Take The Cake had a meetup in Hoboken.
I got my necklace from Wendy Mink in the mail and I love it.
Sunday, I went to Bastille Day on Smith Street, danced at the Afro Punk Block Party in Fort Greene and had dinner at Toby’s Public. Best Brooklyn Day Ever!
What a crazy week was last week! First off, I want to send my condolences out to the families of Neda, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson and Billy Mays.
Sunday, I went to the Unfancy Food Show at East River Bar in Williamsburg. It was so much good food. I ate pickles, beef jerky, ice cream and a shepherd’s pie-like beef pattie. UPDATE: I was quoted in the New York Times.
Saturday, I stopped by the NYC Zine Fest at the Brooklyn Lyceum and was amazed at all the cool zines. It was nice chatting with Ayun Halliday who is the founder of the zine East Village Inky.
Thursday, I drank jargaritas at Obliterati.
Wednesday, I listened to David Carr read from his memoir, The Night of The Gun.
Tuesday, I attended the Microsoft Preview party. The HTC Snap is the phone I would love to get and the “Inner Circle” button is cool.
Photo by Diana Levine
taken at the Webutante Ball.
Wednesday, I went to IWantMedia’s The Future of Media panel discussion. Carmina recapped it excellently.
Friday, I attended PSFK’s Good Ideas Salon on Collaboration. Met some very cool people including Andrew Cherwenka of Trapeze and Sam Nelson of Formed With Art.
Friday night, I partied at the Webutante Ball. Fun, crowded and not like my prom since people actually stayed there long after they took their pictures which is amazing since the drinks were expensive.
Tuesday, I stopped by the “I Heart PV” solar awareness party at Sycamore Bar. I met some cool people from Solar One and made a solar-powered toy car. It was also my first time getting off the Cortelyou subway station.
Volunteered at the 99% Conference.
Listened to great stories at In The Flesh.
Won a ticket to the Go Green Expo and stopped by on Friday afternoon.
Met fellow entrepreneurs at Biznik’s Happy Hour.
I ate cake!
Watched “Burn After Reading” on Saturday. [I need more Netflix recommendations.]
Stopped by Ivy Bakery on Sunday and got a yummy cinnamon roll.
This week was about all the ladies which is very appropriate since it is the end of Women’s History Month.
Wednesday, I attended the book party for The Lazy Environmentalist. Spotted Top Chef’s Gail Simmons there. Kelly Samardak from MediaPost covered the event and took pictures. It was great to see Alexis Tirado, Caroline Waxler and the girls from Morris+King, Katie Smith-Adair and Jen Moses.
Thursday was a night of Reinvention at SAKs. Alyson Campbell from AMP3PR told me about her inspiring client Elline Surianello last summer, but it was like a real-live Oprah show to see Elline speak about women and hair loss. Editors from Betty Confidential were there, and I met the wonderful Annette Moore of Crowned Regal.
Saturday, I went to BAM Cafe to see Erin and Her Cello, and the show was packed. The show was enhanced by a horn section and a tap dancer, Danny Gardner. Then the boy and I headed out to Fort Greene for the monthly Dig Deeper show at the Five Spot Soul Food Supper Club. Each month, Dig Deeper features a live performance. Many of the artists haven’t played NYC in decades, making every show a once-in-a-lifetime affair. Delia “Dee Dee” Gartrell was the singer who threw down Saturday night. Her soulful voice filled the room. The Sweet Divines and The Divine Soul Rhythm Band backed Miss Gartrell.
Some leftover bits from SXSW. Check out these cool beans–Lauren from LifestylerMag, Leigh from PNN and Nick from Triple Pundit.
On Wednesday, I had dinner at Buttermilk Channel which is in deepest Carroll Gardens. I had the fried chicken with cheddar waffles. It was so yummy, but this is why I’m fat.
Thursday, I went to the screening of “Valentino, The Last Emperor” at the Film Forum. After the movie, Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley did a Q & A with the director Matt Tyrnauer. Then my friends and I went over to City Winery to hang out with Christina from Glowlab Gallery. City Winery just became my new favorite wine bar. The brussel sprouts and chicken liver crostini there are delicious.
Friday, I stayed in. I made tuna without mayo but with a little Italian dressing.
Today, I found my quotes from the Finance 2.0 panel at SXSW on a UAE business site.
I missed last week’s post. I am a busy procrastinator.
Erin and Her Cello played at Rockwood Music Hall on Monday. Tom Zoellner read from his new book, “Uranium:War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World” on Thursday at McNally Jackson.
Saturday, I had delicious spinach pizza at Toby’s Public House.
Today, I went to the Fountain Art Fair at Pier 66 and saw this cool installation, The Donkey Party” by Gregory Habenry. Pictured above are cupcakes from Greg’s installation. My new client, Glowlab, a cool art gallery in Soho, had some of their artists’ work at Fountain as well.