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Happy Hour round-up in the Flatiron and Madison Square Park areas

(SEE FULL POST AND PHOTOS at By request, here is a round-up of current Happy Hour specials in the Madison Square Park and Flatiron neighborhoods. Forward this one around to the office and get the weekly drinks going. (Bookmark this page for future reference)

Bar Breton (254 5th Avenue): $4 beer, $6 wine, $6 mixed drinks. Monday to Friday 4-7pm.

“Sushi Samba Chu-cumber”

Bar Stuzzichini (928 Broadway): Receive a complimentary order of Stuzzichini (an appetizer) with the purchase of a draft beer, specialty cocktail or quartino of wine.

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse (255 5th Avenue): Glass of wine (6.50), beer (from $4.95) and cocktails ($7.50), martini ($8.50). Daily from 4-7pm.

Birch Coffee (7 East 27th Street): House red and white wine are $5 each, PBRs are $2.50 and drafts are $5. 7 days a week from 5 pm to close.

Cibar (56 Irving Place): Berry Sangria $8 (Blackberries, strawberries and Raspberries marinated in cognac and Gran Marnier), Dark & Stormy $12 (Goslings Black Seal, ginger beer and fresh lime), Rose Cuvee Benjamin 2010 $8/glass, Viognier Pie de Palo 2010 $8/glass

Gstaad (43 West 26th Street): $2 off all call drinks, $1 off all bottled beers. Monday – Friday 5pm – 7pm

The Hairy Monk (337 3rd Avenue @25th Street): $2.50 Bud Light/Coors Light/Miller Lite. $1 off all other drinks. 11am-7pm daily.

Hill Country Barbecue Market (30 W. 26th Street): $5 Well Drinks, $2 Well Shots, $5 Margaritas, a Bucket of Lone Star for $20, and 2 for 1 PBRs at $4. Daily from 3pm-6pm and 10pm-1am. Also every Tuesday, 2 for 1 Specialty Cocktails from 5pm-10pm. And Wednesdays Pitchers of Margaritas and Sangria are $20, and Cosmos, Lemon Drops, Fresh Watermelon Martinis, and Chocolate Cherry Martini are $5.

Hog Pit: $1.00 drinks from 5 pm to 8 pm daily! $5.00 Margaritas on Wednesday Ladies Night, $2.00 Jello Shots all the time.

John Dory Oyster Bar (1196 Broadway @29th Street in the Ace Hotel): $15 for six oysters and a glass of sparkling Cava or a John Dory Oyster Stout. 5-7pm and midnight-2am every day.

Les Halles (411 Park Avenue South): Every Monday, 50 wines, reduced by 50%.

Live Bait (14 East 23rd Street): $5 for a half dozen oysters or peel and eat shrimp or clams. $5 wine or pints of beer. From 4-6:30pm daily.

Pranna (79 Madison Avenue @ 28th Street): $5 Draught Beer + Naan, $6 Bottle Beer, $7 Red/White Wine, $8 Featured Signature Cocktail, $9 Well Drinks (All-Night). 4pm – 8pm daily.

PS 450 (450 Park Avenue South): Absolut Vodka drinks, pinot grigio and cocktails from $4-$7. Daily from 4-8pm.

Rodeo bar (375 3rd Avenue): $6.00 Lime and Strawberry Margarita’s, $4.00 Draft Beer Specials, and $4.00 wine specials. Recession Special (A can of PBR and shot of House Whiskey) for $ 7.00 all the time. Daily from from 4pm till 9pm.

San Rocco (37 West 24th Street): A selection of free hors d’oeuvres from 6-8pm. Drinks are the same price.

Slate (54 West 21st street): $4 domestic beers and well drinks, $5 wine, $6 house martinis. Weekdays from 5-8pm. Also 12-3pm weekedays, free lunch with purchase an hour of pool for $8.

Sushi Samba (245 Park Avenue South): Sake and wine $8; Sapporo and Sapporo light $5; Mojitos, Caipirinha, Pisco, Chcumber all $8. Plates to share for $8 including Kobe Sliders, Rock Shrimp Tempura, 4-piece Sushi Nigiri (tuna, salmon, hamachi, shrimp) and more. Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Wined Up (913 Broadway): $7 red and white wine each night from 5-7pm.

wichcraft (11 east 20th street): Every coffee drink half off between 3-6pm

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Chef April Bloomfield book released today (Breslin and John Dory)

Notable chef April Bloomfield of local restaurants the John Dory Oyster Bar and The Breslin (plus the Spotted Pig) has just released (today) a new book of recipes and stories.

The book is called A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories. From the description on Amazon: “In A Girl and Her Pig, April Bloomfield takes home cooks on an intimate tour of the food that has made her a star. Thoughtful, voice-driven recipes go behind the scenes of Bloomfield’s lauded restaurants—The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory—and into her own home kitchen, where her attention to detail and reverence for honest ingredients result in unforgettable dishes that reflect her love for the tactile pleasures of cooking and eating.”


Large Starbucks opens at 26th and Broadway, an improvement to stretch of wholesale shops

A large Starbucks has opened up on the corner of 26th Street and Broadway (1140 Broadway) just northwest of Madison Square Park. Normally the opening of a Starbucks isn’t that interesting given how many there are, but what makes this a bit different is that they have taken down a spot on Broadway in that […]

Ciano and John Dory named best new restaurants of 2011 by New York Times

The top restaurant lists of 2011 continue, and continue to include spots in the Madison Square Park vicinity.

Sam Sifton of the New York Times names new neighborhood spots Ciano (45 East 22nd Street) and the John Dory Oyster Bar (1196 Broadway) among the Top 10 new restaurants in New York City for 2011. Sifton was the Times Food Critic until October.

See his full top 10 at

New York Magazine reviews Junoon and the John Dory Oyster Bar

On Sunday, Adam Platt of New York Magazine reviewed two restaurant newcomers in the Madison Square Park area – Junoon (27 W. 24th Street) and the John Dory Oyster Bar (1196 Broadway at 29th Street). You can read both full reviews at

Junoon (New York Magazine rating of “2 stars – Very Good”)

Excerpt from the Junoon review: “The chefs at Junoon have worked at many upmarket Indian kitchens around town (Salaam Bombay, Dévi, Bay Leaf), and they’re adept at enlivening the usual curries and tandooris with intricate combinations of flavor and spice.”

John Dory Oyster Bar (New York Magazine rating of “1 star – Good”)

Excerpt from the John Dory Oyster Bar review: “…focus on the limited but excellent oyster selection and ye olde specialties like anchovy toast, kedgeree (garnished with lime and crispy red onions), and, to finish, that ageless comfort food the Eccles cake…”


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