While its green exterior and wooden booths are reminiscent of an Irish pub, Rockwells American Restauant’s cuisine embodies the “American” found in its title. Burgers topped with gorgonzola cheese, bacon, and other accoutrements share menu space with steaks, chicken sandwiches, and alcoholic drinks such as mudslides, as well as red and white wines. For entertainment, the restaurant broadcasts NFL games every Sunday, hosts comedians on Saturday night, and encourages diners to reenact their favorite Dogs Playing Poker painting under the emerald bar lights.
Swirls of steam escape from homemade pasta. Waiters pluck whites and reds from a wine rack nearly 190 bottles strong. Canary and cream linens swathe waiting tables. The dining room at Luciano's immerses diners in classy atmosphere, complemented by a menu of hearty Italian eats. Proprietor and chef Luciano Savone fills the kitchen?s grills, stoves, and ovens with steaks, veal cutlets, chicken, and seafood to create classic dinner entrees or lighter lunch dishes. Friday and Saturday nights light up with live music, dancing, and laser-light shows that reenact The Italian Job.
Toes tap, soles crisscross, and ankles point and flex as pairs of dancers whirl across Arthur Murray’s smooth floors, where Sacramento-area hoofers have practiced steps since 1947. A specialized curriculum imparts basics such as foot position and rhythm, as well as how to lead, follow, or trot across the ceiling during beginning classes, and eventually ushers students into bronze, silver, and competition-level gold classes. Graceful instructors certified through the World Professional Dance Teachers Association lead classes and events such as private lessons, group formation practices, core rhythms reviews, and weekly practice parties.
Chili is in SmokeHouse's name for a reason: it’s the centerpiece of this sporty grill's collection of culinary delights. Winner of Westchester Magazine's Best Chili award for 2008, each bubbling bowl ($5.25 regular, $6.25 bread bowl) is packed with ground beef, sweet Italian sausage, crisp bacon, and an array of secret spices and seasonings, all topped with a blend of shredded monterrey jack, yellow cheddar, and a dollop of sour cream. SmokeHouse's craftsmen keep their award-winning masterpiece on its toes by creating a new concoction every week to compete in a chili-based Thunderdome presided by a panel of post-apocalyptic chefs. The restaurant’s menu is also chock-full of other game-time bites to munch on during Yankees or Jets matchups, such as buffalo wings, hearty burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more.
Katie Leemhuis began honing her craft as a child. Lucky for her parents, she was naturally drawn to music rather than blacksmithing or motorcycle jumping. During those early years, Katie sang in choirs when she wasn’t taking private piano, clarinet, and vocal lessons. Her persistence led her to the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and later to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she acquired her Master of Music Degree.
During lessons, Katie works to instill confidence and stage presence while also guiding students towards fulfilling their own goals and developing healthy vocal techniques. These range from proper breathing to strong posture to how to yodel with a mouthful of Flintstone vitamins. Most importantly, she practices what she preaches by staying active in the world of opera, musical theater, and jazz. Opera News praised her “vocal beauty and musical sophistication” when portraying Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, and the Chicago Tribune noted how she “let fly some exciting singing as the pharaoh’s consort, Amaltea,” in Rossini’s Mose In Egitto.
Deemed one of NYC's 10 Best Halloween Haunted Houses by NYC 10 Best, Bronx Haunted House offers bone-chilling frights across a terrifying labyrinth that weaves through indoors and outdoors. While navigating the twists and turns of a dark maze, 6–10 guests encounter cobwebs and skeletons, pausing to process heart-pounding sounds such as the bloodcurdling screams of crazed Justin Bieber fans. Actors dressed as zombies hide in dark corners before lunging convincingly at passersby attempting to escape the haunted establishment unscathed. The actors and creators of the haunt aren't actually monsters; they donate all proceeds from the annual event to charity.