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??!!

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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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Hundreds of Businesses Take Advantage of Timberline’s Capital Every Year.

Timberline Capital has been able to help hundreds of buisneess succeed. Just think about how much you could benefit if you were able to have an infusion of capital in a short period of time, as well as the support of an experienced executive team with resources only a large business could afford.

Timberline Capital, founded in 2007, is a New York City based firm dedicated to ensuring the success of start-ups and existing businesses access to early-stage capital investment or micro investments. We are the financial industry’s best source for venture capital. We provide exclusive capital for small – medium size businesses and early-stage organizations to fund and accelerate company advancement.

We have years of executive experience, entrepreneurship and innovative insight to give our management team the knowledge needed to ensure that Timberline Capital makes concrete business decisions that will benefit all of our partners.

New Years Eve Parties at The Chester and Ainsworth Park

The Chester NYC and Ainsworth Park in New York are offering several affordable packages to kick off the New Year’s in style!

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Neighboring the giant bash happening at The Gansevoort, The Chester is hosting an intimate gathering for this New Year’s Eve 2014 in New York City’s Meat Packing District.

At The Chester on NYE, guests will celebrate the New Year like a seasoned New Yorker in a low key style. Enjoy a premium open bar, music from a live DJ, a live televised broadcast of the 2014 ball drop, and NYE champagne toast at midnight.

Besides the hip crowd and awesome venue, The Chester is the perfect place to take in pretty views of the surrounding landscape, including the flora of the historic Highline Park and the Meat Packing District’s distinct cobblestone pathways. Inside you’ll feel right at home in the comforts of The Chester’s unfussy atmosphere, created with modern wood paneling, exposed white brick walls, white marble table tops and black leather couches, that all work cohesively to create a contemporary vibe. This bi-level venue houses a full bar that seamlessly transitions with the Gansevoort’s lively hotel decor.

If you are looking for a cool spot to ring in NYE in true NYC style, then The Chester is the place to be to welcome 2014.

Don’t forget to keep your ticket stub! With your ticket purchase is a complimentary After-Party pass to Griffin, 50 Gansevoort St. Doors open at 3am, a $35 value

Check out this link to pick your package: http://newyears.com/us/newyork/parties_the-chester_18-9th-avenue-new-york-ny

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Celebrate this New Year’s Eve at Ainsworth Park, in the middle of two of Manhattan’s two famed park-centric neighborhoods. From Paige Hospitality, the creators of The Ainsworth, 121 Fulton Street, The Chester and Windsor Custom,  Ainsworth Park is New York City’s premium after- work hangout for young professionals in NYC. With the relaxed vibe of American sports bar, Ainsworth Park luxury design details  make sports watching a sophisticated venture on any given night. On New Year’s Eve, enjoy a five hour premium open bar, featuring Ainsworth Park’s cocktails, famed for their noticeably fresh ingredients.  Watch the NYE midnight ball drop on one of many HD TV screens that line the walls, as you toast to the New Year with complimentary champagne.

Drawing a young professional crowd as well as celebrities like Joe Jonas and Gerard Butler, Ainsworth Park is an upscale American sports bar, with all the sophistication of a lounge and the comfortable vibe of your favorite hangout. The 7,000 square foot venue features impressive wooden decor, including a wavy ceiling with hidden lighting and beautiful wood-slat walls. The walls are lined with 65 HD TV screens parallel to open-booth concept seating, ensuring guests an unobstructed view of the live ball drop from Times Square. Antique mirrors reflect light cast from antiqued candelabra chandeliers, creating a party ambiance.

Ainsworth Park is the quintessential American sports bar twisted with Park Avenue style. This New Year’s Eve in New York City, join the many who have come to love this NYC mainstay in the bar scene on NYE.

 http://newyears.com/us/newyork/parties_ainsworth-park_111-east-18th-street-new-york-ny

Don’t forget to keep your ticket stub! With your ticket purchase is a complimentary After-Party pass to Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker st. Doors open at 2am, a $35 value