BY EDIBLE QUEENS Gjovalin Nikçi was a high-schooler when he first saw Groucho Marx, in the Marx Brothers film The Cocoanuts. “He was a brilliant, brilliant performer,” Nikçi said. “They didn’t even have to say anything—just their body language.” It ignited a mania that has followed Nikçi throughout his career: Marx’s likeness appeared in the logo [...]
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Longest running Broadway musical, Chicago is making a comeback! You can expect the 2019 revival to deliver the same timeless story plus the singing and dancing and acting that are, well … all that Jazz. As the longest-running American Broadway musical, Chicago returns with a performance some critics are saying is even better than the [...]
Rosette soffiate rolls are puffed bread that challenge even skilled bakers. However, if you desire the fun Italian panino, you can use this as an opportunity to explore the many ways you can use this type of bread roll. Not only is the rosetta roll ideal for fillings but due to it’s hollow center, the [...]
Astoria is home to some serious movie magic. Productions like Sesame Street, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, and Blue Bloods, have all been created right here at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Maybe you’ve heard of the studio itself, but if you haven’t visited George’s restaurant next door at 35-11 35th Ave you’re missing out! George’s at Kaufman Astoria Studios [...]
Jazz musicians include legendary names like that of Miles David, John Coltrane and Nat King Cole. These are some of the most famous jazz musicians but today a new face of jazz is emerging. With a refreshing new way to break out of classic American jazz, artists are creating something unlike anything before. Here are [...]
A Kiss for Cinderella is more than just a child’s fantasy. The name is actually referring to a silent film produced in 1925. Directed by Herbert Brenon, the film stars Betty Bronson, Esther Ralston, and Tom Moore. The story is based on a 1916 play in which Cinderella, a servant girl who believes in fairies [...]
By Britannica George S. Kaufman, (born Nov. 16, 1889, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.—died June 2, 1961, New York, N.Y.), American playwright and journalist, who became the stage director of most of his plays and musical comedies after the mid-1920s. He was the most successful craftsman of the American theatre in the era between World Wars I [...]
The Golden age of cocktails during the 1920’s-30’s was when drinks like the Martini and Daiquiri were created. It is also when liquor was illegal and of course, because the prohibition of alcohol was strictly enforced, cocktails had to be served at speakeasies. These underground bars were the birthplace of some of today’s most infamous [...]
By Florence Fabricant Headliner LA MAISON DE MAKOTO This dessert shop and lounge, LMDM for short, was announced with some fanfare last fall as Philippe Conticini, the Parisian chef and baker, was to be involved. No more. The owners, Andrea Rodrik, a 21-year-old Swiss-Turkish entrepreneur who has strong opinions about fine baked goods, and the consultant Omar [...]
New York street fairs include all of the best things the city has to offer. The warm summer months create ideal conditions for taking in the sights, sounds and of course the weather of New York’s outdoors. In Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Astoria, pedestrians of all kinds including meanderer’s, strollers and gawkers take in amusing [...]