MUSIC

Robert Delong Show @ Rough Trade in Brooklyn

EVENTS

Interview w/DJ Clark Kent

Eric Trump Foundation Hosts Event to Benefit St. Jude Childrens Hospital

Donald Trump, Josh Cheban plus more celebrities supported the amazing event.

EVENTS

Interview w/DJ Clark Kent

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Interview with Cynthia and Peter from RHOA(Video)

Cynthia and Peter talk about their new book and share the elements of a successful marriage.

Home & Garden: Epica Folding Step Stool - Short People Unite!



This one goes out to all my short people in the struggle to reach the unreachable. The Epica Folding Step Stool.

Fashion Corner: b.young Main Autumn 2015 Collection


While we fashionistas here in the United States patiently wait for New York Fashion Week in mid-February we are lucky enough to be able to fill our visual pallettes with photos and videos from Fashion Weeks happening all across the globe.

Idina Menzel To Sing The National Anthem;John Legend to Sing 'America The Beautiful' @ Super Bowl XLIX


Idina Menzel is hot right now with the overly popular song ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s cartoon ‘Frozen’  (which I haven’t see yet) so, it’s no surprise that she’s been tapped to sing the National Anthem for this year's Super Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona, Sunday February 1st.

Home & Garden: Red Brick Candle | Loft Collection - Luxury Scented Candles


There are 3 things I look for in a candle:

No. 1| Long lasting great scent
No. 2|Long lasting
No. 3|Looks good.

Movie Review: The Identical Starring Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Blake Rayne & Seth Green (Giveaway)


The Identical
Rated PG / Approx. 107 minutes

I wanted to see The Identical for a while. I’ve actually wanted to see it because of the soundtrack which I had a chance to review a few months back.

Foodie Corner: Opening Night of Celebrity Chef Diane DiMeo’s Hook & Cleaver Restaurant (Photos)


Hook & Cleaver
68 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11222
hookncleaver.com
718.974.1283

Chef Diane DiMeo has been a runner up on ABC’s ‘The Taste’, champion of Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ and has been featured in several publications including Food & Travel, but don’t let the glitz and the glamour fool you into thinking that is solely the reason why she is opening a restaurant.

In fact, DiMeo, who is self-taught, brings a long list of experience to the table as an Executive Chef, Pastry Chef and an Executive Chef Consultant to restaurants including The Imanta Resort in Mexico.

The talented chef is bringing her culinary chops to Greenpoint, Brooklyn with  Hook & Cleaver, a beefsteak house restaurant. I was one of the lucky guests attending the opening night on Wednesday, January 7th. It was the coldest night of the year so, I was hoping it was worth the trek and it was indeed.



Hook & Cleaver is a steak house modeled after the old school ‘men’s only’ underground social clubs. There is no sign at the entrance. There are just two red bulbs to let you know that you are at the right place.


Once inside it’s a warm and cozy place that I can best describe as being sectioned off into little nooks. The restaurant has a very romantic feel to it. When you first walk in to your right there are lounge chairs, a table and bookcase with an old school turntable.

The Menu of Items Served for the Launch Party

The menu is simple and basic with starters of salads and soups, main courses of steaks, ribs, chicken and sides that include mashed potato and my absolute favorite roasted brussel sprouts. 

Well, I say basic but, there was nothing basic about the food. It was rich and delicious. Did I mention the Brussel sprouts? I had an endless amount and I will be back for more. The Cauliflower with cheese was also scrumptious.


The steak was melt in your mouth perfection and includes a specialty sauce. I loved the ribs too and felt absolutely no shame licking my fingers.



Through the Looking Glass into the Kitchen - Chef Diane DiMeo

The kitchen is fully visible with a large glass pane so you can watch the chefs do their magic. They seemed to be having quite a bit of fun too on opening night which is good because the food came out with love.


There is a full bar with the focus being on Whiskey Sours, Bengali beer, which is an American IPA and Yuengling. I wish they had a signature drink. How cool would it be to order a Hook & Cleaver? I don’t care what’s in it but, it should be bad ass and with a kick.


Diane DiMeo is a gracious host. She was hard at work in the kitchen but, then seamlessly worked the room. She even photobombed me as I was trying to capture a photo of the crowd.

Chef Diane DiMeo
Chef Diane DiMeo and Lyndon Tobias, guest
Chef Diane DiMeo and  guest
If you’re looking for romantic, cozy and warm then head to Hook & Cleaver in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It’s very easy to get to and a short walk from the G train. 



They are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm to 12am and it looks like they may be including a brunch menu soon. The restaurant is cash only. Check the menu here.













Fashion Corner: Nike Reveals Their 2015 Black History Month Collection (Available 1/17)


Nike honors six sports figures with their 2015 Black History Month collection of sneakers, hats and apparel.

Fitness Wear: Copper Fit Compression Socks


I love ‘As Seen on TV’ items. I wish I received more of them to review. I know their a really popular vlogger that does whole segments on these type of items. I want to be that great.

Music Corner: Celluloid Premium Guitar Picks by Ceol Wave (Video Review)


Learning to play the guitar is on my bucket list for 2015. I have the guitar and I have the desire and determination. I intend to teach myself. Yes, indeed.