March Madness and Zagat

Its the last night for March Madness and you don’t want to miss the action at either The Chester or Ainsworth Park. Not to mention, you must visit Ainsworth park and see how Executive chef Stephen Yen has updated and elevated the menus as mentioned on Zagat (

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An Evening With Harry Carson at Ainsworth Park

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An Evening with Harry Carson

  • Opportunity to meet and interact with NY Legend Harry Carson
  • Access to open bar and food from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Personal photograph with Harry
  • Authentic Harry Carson Autograph

Citi cardmembers have the exclusive opportunity to watch primteime football with Hall of Famer and New York Legend Harry Carson as New York takes on Chicago on Thursday Night Football. Harry will offer his insight on the game and hold an interactive question and answer session with participants. Participants will also enjoy an open bar and food. Each participant will receive a personal photograph with Harry and an authentic autograph from Harry.

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Ainsworth Park NYC

111 East 18th Street

New York, NY 10003

Liam Hemsworth at Ainsworth Park, Sunday Football, Big tab!


Liam Hemsworth and James Marsden spent Sunday watching football and running up a nice tab of $3800 on alcohol and wings at Ainsworth Park. Missing from the scene was Eiza Gonzalez, whom he has reportedly been dating. He was not lonely on Sunday however, as he spent most of the night chatting and flirting with 2 other girls!

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The Chester Opening and Bloomberg Interview

The Chester is NOW OPEN!!!!!



Brian Mazza (VP of Paige Hospitality) and Matt Shendall (President of Paige Hospitality) scored an interview with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg TV’s “Taking Stock” and chatted about the opening and concept behind The Chester.

Their number one recipe for success, as they have learned from all their other restaurants, is to open the right way. They took their time to perfect their food, with head chef Joe Tellus formally of Tao New York and Las Vegas, and make sure that the service was top notch. They did a total of 6 weeks of soft openings before the actual grand opening this week. They also took elements from restaurants they both love around the world and tied it all together with a touch of rustic charm.

They are also very clear during the interview that The Chester is not a sports bar! The Chester is an American eatery and bar infused with sports :) Prices are average for the area of town where the restaurant is located in the Meatpacking district (ie: $15 specialty drinks) and supply definitely meets demand for this part of town. Average consumer will be between 25-45 years old and have very expendable income. They intend to target a nice range of families, the happy hour crowd, and those looking for a sports scene yet in a high end dining environment.

The Chester has 150 indoor and 150 outdoor seats and will be open until 4:00 AM Thursday- Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Matt and Brian both agree that their number one goal is to make sure consistency is the key to their success!

Ainsworth Park featured in Guest of a Guest

A popular website, Guest of a Guest New York covers the People, Places & Parties of major metropolitan areas including New York City, the Hamptons, DC, and Los Angeles.

One of my restaurants, Ainsworth Park was featured as a perfect New York spot to watch football. With 65 televisions, a 60 foot patio, great service, and delicious drinks and food, why would you need to go anywhere else?!!