Valentine Specials

My Belly’s Playlist is doing a delicious box of goodies sure to please everyone with all the varieties. Order ahead of time as this will sell out!

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And always a great choice is an elegant and delicious dinner out…The Chester and Ainsworth Park are now accepting reservations and everyone will get free champagne. Also do this now as they will fill up fast!

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And just to tease you….how does this look??!!

 The Chester

as seen at The Chester ;)

Barry’s Bootcamp featured in US Weekly Magazine

Barry’s Bootcamp is featured in the “This Minute” section of this week’s issue of Us Weekly Magazine, on newsstands today. The half-page feature notes the most popular workouts that A-list celebrities swear by and notes that “At Barry’s Bootcamp (barrysbootcamp.com), Victoria Beckham torches 1,000 calories with weights, plyometrics and cardio bursts.” The piece also features a photo of an interior of a Barry’s Bootcamp studio.Ryan Sasson

Go get one and check it out!

My Belly’s Playlist Letter to New Yorkers

My friend Chef Shawn Reilly, who also was one of the founders of My Belly’s Playlist, wrote this open letter to Midtown New Yorkers letting them know about the greatness that has entered their neighborhood ;)

“Dear Midtown New York,

Lower Manhattan’s own speakeasy sandwich shop, My Belly’s Playlist, is now delivering in your area.
If you are unaware of our culinary services, please give us a chance to introduce ourselves. Featured in Gotham Magazine, Midtown Lunch Downtown, Urban Daddy and rated 5 stars by seamless.com, My Belly’s Playlist delivers a culinary playlist of unique and noteworthy items.
Our playlist of sandwiches and sides have become noteworthy because of our unique approach everyday ingredients. We use freshly baked breads from our local bakery, veggies and meats responsibly sourced, and strive to reduce our carbon footprint in our packaging materials.
The menu changes often, keeping in mind customer feedback, seasonality, and new cuisine. From twists on classics, to ambitious new creations, we at My Belly’s Playlist strive to provide the best and freshest food with a creative edge.
Check us out at mybellysplaylist.com

Best Regards,
shawn m. reilly
founder and chef

chefshawn@mybellysplaylist.com
cell 917.495.7534

kitchen 917.338.6846

fax 917.398.1839

Follow them on Facebook or Twitter @mybellys and they keep you up to minute on what they have going on for the day or what they may have run out of. Great food, fantastic friends running this place, and you will not be disappointed!

Barry’s Bootcamp San Francisco

I’m excited to partner up with Barry’s Bootcamp opening their newest location in San Francisco!

Here’s what their website has to say (http://www.barrysbootcamp.com/):

“Since 1998, Barry’s Bootcamp has revolutionized group fitness by delivering “The Best Workout in the World” to a legendary following, including many celebrities. Offering as many as 12 classes, 365 days a year, Barry’s Bootcamp combines intense cardio with strength training in every class. It is the affordable, effective and fun solution to fitness in the 21st Century. Our incredible workout is enhanced by the most current music, easy to handle equipment, night club lighting, and the city’s most qualified trainers who happen to look like movie stars…”

The Bay’s first Barry’s will offer free towel service, locker rooms and showers stocked with BB’s signature Malin + Goetz beauty products, and a FuelBar for post-class protein shakes.Ryan Sasson

There has been a lot of hype about this opening, about the when and where….I’m here to tell you that it will be in SoMa at 236 King Street near the Cal Train station and AT&T park in the spring!

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I will keep you all updated and their progress as it is happening….I know as of now that demolition has begun and building up in the interior should begin in the next 2-3 weeks and they are really hoping for a 12-14 week construction schedule

My Belly’s Playlist Now In Times Square!

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They are now open in Times Square and able to cover a bigger radius for their delivery! Follow them on Facebook or on Twitter @Mybellys to follow their daily specials, what they have cooking, and to see what amazing creations they come up with on a daily basis. You can order from them online or on seamless at http://www.seamless.com/food-delivery/my-belly-playlist-new-york-city.20940.r

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Sundance Film Festival

I just got back from Utah for the Sundance Film Festival where we had a pop up Ainsworth Park restaurant…..and I got in a little ski time!

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 Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained recognition, been distributed, and reached audiences across the globe. Year after year, the Festival finds new ways to introduce more people to the most original stories. Visit https://www.sundance.org/festival/blog-entry/2014-sundance-film-festival-live-awards-updates/ to see the 2014 award updates.

Here is a great overview provide by http://history.sundance.org/programs/Sundance%20Film%20Festival

“Presenting dramatic and documentary feature-length films from emerging and established artists, innovative short films, filmmaker forums and panels, live music performances ranging from solo acts to film composer events, cutting-edge media installations, and engaging community and student programs, the Sundance Film Festival brings together the most original storytellers of our time. Supported by the non-profit Sundance Institute, the Festival has introduced global audiences to some of the most ground-breaking films of the past two decades, including sex, lies, and videotape,Maria Full of GraceHedwig and the Angry InchAn Inconvenient TruthTrouble the Water, and Central Station and, through its New Frontier initiative, has brought to audiences the cinematic works of media artists including Isaac JulianDoug AitkenPierre HuygheJennifer Steinkamp, and Matthew Barney.”

The Chester NYC’s Espresso Martini featured in Fox News Magazine

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A cold night in the city and many folks are reaching for piping coffee drinks to find some warmth. Others however want a nice port or after dinner drink to ease the chill. How about combining the two for a decadent treat to warm yourself and ease the days’ burdens….that is what The Chester in NYC has done with their delicious Espresso Martini that was featured in Fox News Magazine

Espresso_MartiniCocktail consultant and author Natalie Bovis explains, “The coffee industry, much like the liquor industry, has gone through revolutionary growth and consumer awareness. Consumers seek out baristas to carefully craft a soothing, artful cup of coffee and visit bars where mixologists whip up a classic or creative cocktail with quality ingredients. The alcohol-laced coffee drink brings these two worlds together in one cup.”

And her one tip, “When making these toasty concoctions at home, follow the same rules as cooking,” says Bovis. “Choose high-quality base ingredients. Cheap booze and watery coffee are not going to yield the same results as a dark, rich espresso and a beautifully distilled spirit or liqueur.”

And for your at home pleasure, here is the recipe

  • 2 oz. Ron Zacapa
  • 0.5 oz. Pedro Ximenez Sherry
  • 0.5 oz. white crème de cacao
  • 1 shot chilled espresso
  • 4 dashes chocolate bitters
  • 3 espresso beans

Preparation

Build cocktail by combining all ingredients into shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously to create a slight foam. Strain into chilled martini glass. Add espresso beans for garnish.

 

 

Yelp NYC’s Holiday Hangover 2014 featuring My Belly’s Playlist

Ryan SassonMy restaurant, My Belly’s Playlist, was one of the featured sponsors of Yelp’s annual Holiday party. Two cruise ships, Hornblower’s Infinity yacht and Hornblower’s Hybrid, cruised along the Hudson and East rivers of NYC, enjoying the views of lower Manhattan, One World Trade, and the Statue of liberty. There were DJs, massages, live comedy, and great performances with over 30 different restaurants providing the food and drinks.

The reviews here say it all http://www.yelp.com/biz/yelps-holiday-hangover-2014-new-york, it was a spectacular night!

Check out these pictures from those who attended! http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/yelps-holiday-hangover-2014-new-york?select=Z3dvpQPyuU_WD1RZUvQj3g#Z3dvpQPyuU_WD1RZUvQj3g

Timberline Capital in New York

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