Sunday, October 18, 2009

cucu is coming... cucu is coming....

cucu diamantes' halloween debauchery cabaret

october 29,2009

concert starts @ 8:30pm

doors open @ 6:30 pm

tickets $15.00 in advance

$20.00 day of show.

buy tickets online

full dinner menu available / general admission seated show / all ages / first come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables

rioja restaurant week starts TODAY. Oct 18-25, 2009

rioja restaurant week: from october 18-25, explore the luscious wines of rioja at new york city’s hot spots for rioja restaurant week. each restaurant will offer a special deal, such as $12 food pairings of an appetizer and glass of rioja, $25 and $50 prixe-fix menus that include a complimentary glass of rioja, or 20% off a bottle of wine with your meal. participating restaurants include dos caminos, la fonda del sol, asia de cuba and kittichai. visit for specific promotions, locations, menus and reservations.

rioja restaurant week restaurants - new york

508 restaurant & bar


asia de cuba



bond street

brazil brazil restaurant



cafe luxembourg

cafe noir

casa pepe

chakra restaurant

china grill

chinatown brasserie

churrascaria plata forma

churrascaria tribeca

cinema cafe 60

city winery

counter vegetable bistro



don pedro's

dos caminos - houston

dos caminos - park ave

dos caminos - third ave

ed's chowder house


fabio piccolo foire

flex mussels

flor de sol

fonda del sol


hi life bar and grill

hi life restaurant and lounge

il buco

ilili restaurant


jimmy's no. 43


la fonda del sol

las ramblas

le singe vert

little havana restaurant

lure fish bar

matsuya sushi

mermaid inn - downtown

mermaid inn - uptown

north square

olivia restaurant & bar

one little west twelfth

peter's restaurant

prime house new york

restaurant 718

restaurant 81

rioja restaurant & wine bar

sala one nine-bowery

sala one nine-chelsea


sho shaun hergatt


solera restaurant

son cubano

spanish taverna

sweet afton


tio pepe


vue restaurant and lounge

yerba buena

yerba buena perry

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BACARDI® "Island" New TV Spot

brilliant! we are ready for a cocktail!

fashion alchemy - mango and paulo coelho create solidarity t-shirts

fashion alchemy
chic, charitable and well-read—with so much going for you, why not show it off?

high street retailers partnering with high fashion designers is nothing new—but when one teams up with a famous author, well, you just don’t see that every day. enter mango—the spanish shop where we love to score sweet deals—with a new t-shirt line emblazoned with quotes by paul coelho. he’s author of more than 20 books, including the alchemist, which harvey weinstein is soon turning into a movie. the tees, with graphics that resemble book spines, feature inspirational bon mots like “everyone has a treasure that is waiting just for them,” and “when you want something, the whole universe conspires to help you realize your desire.” at $29.90, a portion of the proceeds go to coelho’s non-profit in his native brazil.

- When you want something, the whole Universe conspires to help you realize your desire.

- Everyone has a treasure that is waiting just for them.

- Love is the key to understanding all mysteries.

- What is the real "I"? It's what you are, not what others make of you.

- The Good Fight is the one that we fight in the name of our dreams.

- We are responsible for everything that happens in this world.


Monday, October 12, 2009

a novel idea - now's your chance to score some sweet new books

it’s hard to keep up with what’s new and next in the literary worldso we’re making it easy for you. leave a comment telling us your all-time favorite book by a hispanic author, and we’ll choose five

lucky winners to send a mini-library of new releases by up-and-coming hispanic authors, courtesy of hachette book group.

get the skinny on the workout everybody’s buzzing about with zumba by beto perez.
take an inside look at one family’s transition from argentina to america in evenings at the argentine club by julia amante.
get nostalgic with the sassy and impactful
quinceañera novel damas, dramas, and ana ruiz by belinda acosta.
plus, read through tell me something true by leila cobo and amigoland by oscar casares.

send your entries by thursday and don’t say we never gave you anything!
winners must be a u.s. or canadian residents. no p.o. boxes, please.

Friday, October 9, 2009

smack your lips, the argentinean wine and food festival is here!

In a month that is chock full o’ food and wine festivals, here’s another to add to your ever-growing food and wine calendar. Starting Monday, Oct 5th and running through the 15th, the Argentinean Wine & Food Festival will feature winemaker dinners, menu and bar specials, beer pairings, wine flights and of course lots of Malbec. The events will be mostly taking place at Libertador (1725 2nd Ave at 89th St.) and Industria Argentina (329 Greenwich b/t Duane and Jay) and will include 2 four-course winemaker dinners (Oct 6th at Libertador and Oct 13th at Industria Argentina; $55 per person), a four-course winemaker brunch ($25 per person), a small plates tasting of 3 dishes, aka “Degustacion Trio”, for $14 at Industria Argentina’s bar, $10 beer pairings w/ chorizo, foccacia and green salad at Libertador, and 3-pour Argentinean wine flights at each place for $15. For more info or to make reservations, call 212-965-8560.
source: the strong buzz
Sunday: Argentinean Winemaker’s Brunch at Azul Bistro, 152 Stanton Street at Suffolk Street, 212-965-8560.
If Malbec is on the tip of your tongue every time you order wine, then this winemaker brunch, part of the Argentinean Wine and Food Festival, is for you. This four-course Winemaker’s Brunch ($25 per person), being held at Azul Bisro, includes Empanadas Saltenas
Traditional Argentineanbeef turnovers with tomato “mojo,” Caldo de Lentejas
Lentila chorizo and beef stew with confit potatoes and spicy chimichurri, Costilla de Asadorsmoked short ribs with tomato and oregano salad and French fries, and for dessert, dulce de leche flan, served with vanilla whipped cream. A representative from Finca Flichman, a winery in Mendoza, will be on hand to talk about the wines and will be pouring several to pair up with brunch, including a Chardonnay Roble 2008, Malbec Reserva 2007, and a Paisaje de Tupungato 2007 (Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon). Cheers!

meet pedro almodóvar at the film society of lincoln center on 10/10

go meet Pedro and ask him directly how he really feels about Penelope Cruz.
he will be at the film society of lincoln center showing and discussing clips from his films and influence.

almodóvar's history of cinema