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St. Patrick’s Day Parties where the Irish Tradition Lives on

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

In just a couple days, bars and pubs all around New York will be packed with people celebrating the patron saint of Ireland. Whether you’re drinking green beer, Jameson or Guinness, check out these festive St. Patrick’s Day parties.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Holiday, Bars, restaurants

Ollie’s Official Guide to the Best Bagels on Long Island

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

There are so many terrific things that Long Island is known for, namely our wineries, pristine beaches, Billy Joel and, of course, out-of-this-world bagels. Whether you like them toasted, scooped out, buttered or smattered in cream cheese, our region truly has it all. In fact, from Hewlett to Port Washington, we’ve compiled a definitive list of the best bagels on Long Island.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink

Upcoming New York Concerts for Every Kind of Music Fan

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s usually around this time of year when all of the big names in music return to the Big Apple to put on the season’s biggest concerts. Specifically, local venues such as Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater and NYCB Live are where it’s happening. If you’re looking to get out and experience one-of-a-kind events, check out these upcoming New York concerts.

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Topics: Entertainment, New York, Concert

The Top Three Trendiest Spots for Brunch in Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

You know that feeling you get when you can’t decide between breakfast or lunch? Do you want burgers and fries or eggs and pancakes? It’s one of the most common dilemmas that has plagued indecisive diners for generations. Luckily, when you’re near a city like Queens, there are plenty of cozy dining options for even the pickiest foodies. So, without further delay, here is Ollie’s definitive guide to the best brunch in Queens.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Bars, Queens, Queens bars, restaurants

Nearby Vacation Destinations for a Quick Weekend Getaway

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 15, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Sometimes, you just need to get away from it all. Luckily, there are plenty of amazing, affordable vacation destinations just a short drive away from the tri-state area. These locations are rich in history and culture—so you will have no shortage of activities and adventures.

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Topics: Vacation, Travel

Treat your Loved One to a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 8, 2018 9:00:00 AM

This February 14, show your loved one how much they mean to you by taking them out to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in our area. Why buy a gift when you can treat your partner to a fantastic meal? Or, why not both? Either way, here are a few of the top Queens and Long Island restaurants where you can find a warm, intimate setting for your evening.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Holiday, restaurants, Valentine's Day

Delicious Manhasset Restaurants Ideal for any Occasion

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you think of Manhasset, you may consider it as the home of the Miracle Mile (or Americana), a luxury shopping destination along Northern Boulevard. But did you also know that many of the area’s top restaurants can be found there as well? It’s true—plenty of Manhattan’s top executive chefs eventually make their way to the kitchens of Nassau. Take for example, these three Manhasset restaurants that you need to experience.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink, restaurants

Local Super Bowl Parties where You can Catch the Big Game

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

On February 4, the whole country will be gearing up to watch the biggest football game of the year, Super Bowl LII, which will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Even though none of the local teams are in the running, there will be plenty of bars and restaurants in our area hosting tailgates and watch parties. In fact, here are three of Long Island and Queens’ most anticipated Super Bowl parties of 2018.

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Topics: Nightlife, Sports, Bars, Queens bars, restaurants

Chinese New Year Events to Commemorate the Year of the Dog

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival in modern China, originally came about to mark the turn of the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, as well as to honor the household and harvest. However, in America, most communities use this holiday to spend time with family and indulge in out-of-this-world cuisine. If you’re looking to experience this time-honored tradition, you can find plenty of amazing Chinese New Year events and celebrations in our area.

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Topics: Entertainment, Family, Kids, Festivals

Show off your Billiard Skills at these Pool Halls in Queens

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jan 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

After you’ve gone to all of the bars and restaurants in your neighborhood, you may find yourself looking for something a little different for your night out on the town. If you fancy yourself a billiards player or are merely interested in giving the game a try, you should round up all of your friends and take a trip out to one of these popular pool halls in Queens for a good time guaranteed.

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Topics: Food&Drink, Nightlife, Queens, Queens bars