Dolly Parton, Celia Cruz, and Liza Minnelli make larger-than-life appearances at Divine NYC, a cabaret-style restaurant where performers conjure these divas through female impersonation. The show schedule changes, but whoever appears on stage keeps things interesting with song- and comedy-routines sprinkles through brunch and dinner. As the performers sing, dance, and banter, diners select dishes from the eclectic menu, which features American, Caribbean, Italian, and Tex-Mex specialties.
At Levity Live Comedy Club, renowned comedians such as Kevin Nealon and Susie Essman have graced the same stage as up-and-coming comics including Elliot Chang and Sam Morril. In addition to its live shows and a variety of pub grub and drinks, the club also offers classes through Manhattan Comedy School. Eight-week sessions help fledgling comedians with everything from developing a persona to lightening up a goldfish?s funeral.
Iron Bar & Lounge welcomes Broadway goers as well as sports fans looking to watch games on their 16-foot screen. They're able to please this wide audience with 45 brews on tap, 45 more in bottles, and a tempting cocktail list. Meanwhile, their menu features classic bar food such as Cajun chicken sandwich, steak frites, and smoked chicken pizza.
The local, the organic, and the grass-fed dominate the menu at B & Co., where chefs balance upscale craftsmanship and down-to-earth wholesomeness. These fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients?such as wild-caught fish, antibiotic-free poultry, and vegetables from local farms?hit plates in the form of Southern Italian and Mediterranean-style dishes that change with the seasons.
Piccolo Café fills the boot-shaped hole in New York City’s edible heart, offering casual diners and coffee imbibers fresh, inventive lunch fare and organic Italian brews. The Gramercy menu differs slightly from Midtown’s, but both locations feature authentic Italian cuisine such as the prosciutto, baby spinach, and parmigiano salad ($7), which is served alongside garlic olive oil bruschetta. The parmigiano cheese egg sandwich ($6.50 at Gramercy, $6 at Midtown) is a hearty addition to meatless diets, and unlike fast food chains’ morning meatballs or dusk-till-dawn deep-fried sugar cubes, it’s served all day long.
Cuisine Type: Mixology Experience
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Metered street parking
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Pro Tip: RSVP directly after purchasing offer to insure a seat.
Or As I Prefer To Be Called "humble Barkeep"
What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?
I started out as a barback and fell in love with the craft. I have been fortunate to work with some amazing chefs and have had an opportunity to work with some of the best ingredients. [I enjoy] elevating my craft and knowledge simultaneously.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am George Duval the creator of the Mixology Class. I have created cocktails for some of New York's hottest clubs, restaurant, and lounges: Marc Forgione, Cookshop, BLT, The 40/40 club, The Top of the Standard "The Boom Boom Room", Johnny Utahs, Negril, and Soco.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
A fusion of Classic Cocktails with modern technic. My cocktails are progressive yet approachable.