The Astor Room at Kaufman Astoria Studios 0

The Astor Room at the Kaufman Astoria Studios recently launched their new menu, while unveiling their renovated dining room and outdoor dining area. Chef Nathaniel Felder’s new menu features an inventive twist on traditional American cuisine and a signature cocktail list too.

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Felder describes it as “a mix of classic American dishes along with some unconventional twists.” Menu items include a bone on prime filet served on a bed of cauliflower puree, as well as their signature dish of pan seared scallops served with crisp oxtail, on top of bean puree and topped with onion marmalade.

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Along with the new menu, the indoor dining space has been newly renovated, retaining the original tiled walls that existed when it was the Paramount Pictures commissary. The restaurant has also expanded include a new outdoor dining area within the studio’s backlot. The outdoor area is enclosed by a wall of planted palms and colored lights under five over-sized cantilever umbrellas. Enjoy it while the weather permits.

In addition to the food and space, there’s also music. There’s cocktail Jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Jazz Brunch on Sundays. Great spot for after work drinks and dinner.

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The Brew Hop 5K + Craft Beer Festival – Oct 21st 0

The Brew Hop 5K + Craft Beer Festival returns for the second year with an event that combines running and craft beer. The day starts off with a 5K race followed by a festival for attendees to indulge in the best beer and food New York City has to offer. The four hour post-race festival will feature music, lawn games, brewery row, local food vendors such as Dom’s Mac Truck and Sweet Chili, and seating areas.
There will be unlimited tastings from craft breweries around the Greater New York Area and beyond, such as: Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint Brewery, Bronx Brewery, Interboro Spirits and Ales, Kings County Brewers Collective, Coney Island Brewing Company, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Brewery Ommegang, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Citizen Cider, SpikedSeltzer, SingleCut Beersmiths, Rockaway Brewing Co., and more.
Early bird tickets are available until 11:59pm August 18th.
Ticket prices are as follows:
5K + Beer Fest: Early Bird – $59.95, Advanced – $69.95, Same Day – $79.95
Beer Fest Only: Early Bird – $44.95, Advanced – $54.95, Same Day – $64.95
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Oceanic Global, an organization that aims to educate individuals on issues impacting our oceans and provide them with solutions for driving positive change. The Brew Hop has made a commitment to go 100% plastic free to support Oceanic Global’s mission of reducing single-use plastic consumption and oceanic pollution.
What: The Brew Hop 5k + Craft Beer Festival
When: Saturday, October 21st, Check In Starts: 10:00 AM, Race Starts: 12:00 PM, Festival: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Randall’s Island Park, NYC
How: Tickets are available here