Bourbon, Brew and BBQ: Summer Session

The 3 B’s , as I grew up there has been significant changes in my favorite B words.As a youth it was all about baseball, break dancing and backbreakers. In my high school years , lets just say I really like the ladies. As I got older, Breakin Bad and beer was enough for me.  As we speak now, my favorite 3 B’s is bourbon whiskey, brewskis and bbq.  Hands down!

For those who have the same loving relationship with my current 3B’s need to take their butts to Route 66 Smokehouse this Saturday.  The summer edition of Bourbon , Brews and Beer has gotten bigger and better. Thirty beers, fifteen bourbon and unlimited bites is bananas. This is gonna be a banging bellybuster if you ask me.

Route 66, has some of the best sandwiches and meats is from the meat whisper Pat Lafrieda. Personally , I love their fried oyster po’ boy.  Trust me you don’t want to miss this.

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Celebrate Madison Sq. Chefs

Always a great debate. Where is the best dining neighborhood in  Manhattan?

My answer probably will be Flatiron. Though pretty small in area, Flatiron is packed with some powerhouses. To get a sample of some of the best bites the city has to offer, I recommend attending Celebrate Madison Square Chefs on July 18th. Some of the featured restaurants include Cosme, Sugarfish and The Nomad. This is not to be missed. Scoop your tickets here :

Jerk Festival

When the sun is shining and the weather is beyond sweet. The Grace Foods crew comes to the rescue for your summer time blues. All foodies should make their way to Queens on July 23rd for the annual  Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.  Enjoy a full day of sun, fun, music and course food. Entertainment  will be provided by some reggae greats, including Barrington Levy and Morgan Heritage. The star of the show is the many vendors that will be serving the jerk of all sorts and other tropical delights.

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Events: NYC Craft Beer Festival




Summer is looking very strong this year. Of course there will bbq’s and picnics with Mrs. Pinkyfingerup. Trips to the ballpark , some of our cities best restaurants and of course sipping on some cold brews. To get a heads up on some of latest brewskis, I usually attend the New York Craft Beer Festival. Up next is their summer session taking place at the Metropolitan Pavillion. This session will also include a Hard Stuff Tasting Pavillion, which will feature some beer and spirit cocktail. Get your tickets, this is a perfect event to take a date. Get your tickets here : .



Pinkyfingerup loves supporting a benefit  with a great cause.  On June 12th, the long running program City Meals on Wheels will be celebrating at their annual  event. This year marks the 32nd annual Chefs tribute to Citymeals. This year  theme will focus  on Mediterranean Cuisine. The event features some top notch chefs including, Daniel Boulud, Marc Forgione and Alfred Portale. This is definitely a hot ticket, grab yours here

Harlem Eat Up

It is facts that Harlem is a neighborhood on the rise. Everyday, it seems new restaurants and bars are popping at an alarming rate. Here is your chance to see what is all the talk about in Harlem. Spearheaded by,  the  cool guy with the award – winning smile, Marcus Samuelsson. Get ready for the 3rd annual Harlem EatUp festival.

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Sun is shining , the weather is sweet. Make you want to  go out and eat.

To the  rescue , here I am.

I got you with some of the most talked about events for the month of May.

The Taste of the Upper West will be celebrating a decade this week. For a fun , festive food friendly event,  grab tickets to this two day spectacular. The first day will celebrate Summer in the City: Surf and Turf. The second will celebrate the Best of the West. Grab your tickets here: tasteuws.comupperw

Manhattan Cocktail Classic. The Gala

MCCIt is fair enough to say that New York City is on the shortlist of top drinking destinations in the world. These days, there is not a neighborhood that doesn’t have hole- in-the wall or tiki bar to drown your sorrows. After a two year hiatus , the Manhattan Cocktail Classic is  back. To set things off, the Gala will be the place to be to see the latest trends in the cocktail world. Hosted by the legend Bill Murray. Go get your tickets ASAP!

Tickets : https://tickets.cocktailclassic.comTONY Bill Murray AD