Monthly Archives: November 2011

Nov 27 2011

The UES just got a bit hipper now that Chef and Restauranteur John DeLucie is in the hood. Crown is housed in a plush townhouse that exudes sexy. As soon as you arrive, you’re drawn in by the long zinc-topped bar, perfectly dim lighting, and well mixed cocktails. And this is just the beginning! The elegant and well dressed dining room has a clubby-lounge feel where distinct, stylish accents like crown molding, leather banquettes and wood-paneled walls really round things out. There’s a level of sophistication that’s apparent and it goes beyond the mature crowd.  It’s definitely worth the schlep uptown especially to catch a glimpse of the private dining room tucked away behind a swinging bookcase on the lower level.

Chef John DeLucie delivers a well balanced menu of American classics- oysters, caviar, seafood, pasta dishes and meat favorites. We sampled a broad selection of items and were quite satisfied.

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Nov 20 2011

This is a Sip, Chat, Chow Exclusive from Yours Truly- The Glam Foodie (Tricia). Here’s my latest creation- Couture Cocktails, that I conceived, styled and produced. The holiday season is in full swing, and in honor of this, I wanted to toast to a wonderful year in true Glam Foodie fashion. Cheers…Salud…Skoal!

Sip in Style with Sip, Chat, Chow’s collection of Luxe Libations. There’s something for every palate- bubbly, beer and booze favorites. Poppin’ bottles have never been so GLAM!

Check out The Glam Foodie’s line of Swoon-Worthy Stylish Spirits:

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Chanel Champagne

Hermès Cognac

Louis Vuitton Vodka

Gucci Stout

McQueen Scotch

Burberry Irish Cream

If you like Couture Cocktails, you’ll love my other chic collections- Couture Confections, Cereal Couture and Candy Couture.

Nov 06 2011

The Lower East Side has a new resident “hot spot” and it goes by the name of Sons of Essex. Don’t be confused when you approach the resto and a doorman in a fully functional deli greets you. Once you enter, all roads lead to a swanky, rustic, saloon-like speakeasy resto, lounge and bar. The decor is very reminiscent of a scene from HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”. The wooden pillars, old photos, and bookshelves stocked with knick-knacks, books and canisters generates a retro-den feel.

The vibe is amazing, and much of that can be attributed to the dope soundtrack. Hip Hop classics keeps the crowd grooving while noshing and sipping. They kick things up a notch Thursday through Saturday with a live DJ rocking from the pit (sunken lounge area).

The menu is filled with American comfort food classics such as grilled cheese, ribs, lobster pot pie and mac & cheese laced with global seasonings and a creative twist.

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Nov 05 2011

Friends of Michelle Ten stepped out for an all white (kind of…) champagne brunch to celebrate her birthday. We fell in love with her custom birthday cake which was a mini version of herself  inspired by Hello Kitty (S/O to Simone). Happy Birthday, Ten!

Kakes By Krisota