In a city filled with thousands of eatery options, it’s hard to know which ones are for us, by us. Enter I DON’T DO CLUBS! IDDC has complied a list of the best Black owned restaurants and bars in Harlem and Brooklyn.
The “talented black cook” stereotype is a stale one — leftover from a long history of slavery and servitude in white kitchens — and tightly bound to the notion of “black food.”So let’s set the record straight. Blacks can cook. And preparation and serving is not the only black contribution to food culture. In fact, the tantalizing world of black chefs is a sweet and salty medley of kitchen savvy educators, restaurateurs, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, authors, activists and celebrity personalities. There’s a new generation of black foodies in town, and they’re breaking down barriers like butchers breaking bones.
New York’s after-dark scene in the 1980s and 90s was dubbed Clubland, a drug-laden maelstrom of characters like Andy Warhol and RuPaul, hedonistic club kids dressed in drag, and kingpin promoter Peter Gatien, the impresario behind fabled spots such as Limelight, Palladium, and Tunnel.
Now? A European export has transformed nightlife from Las Vegas to Dubai—electronic dance music, in all its many forms, owns the night. Everyone wants in on the craze, but only a few deliver a top-notch experience. Here, the best places to party around the globe.
View the full list at The Best Clubs in the World | Travel + Leisure.
Wynwood Life is back and packed with everything that Miami loves. Check out all the great features of the festival like the Back Alley where top street artists are painting live daily. Listen to any one of 20 bands at our Live Music Stage. Or visit the Art House a pop-up gallery curated by Alexander Mijares. The Peroni Style Lounge & Runway is where all the fashionistas will hang. You can enjoy an incredible beer selection at the Blue Moon Brew Pub. And if you fancy the culinary arts, the Wynwood Culinary Showcase is the place to be. You and your crew can peruse over 150 arts & crafts vendors or eat at one of South Florida’s top forty food trucks. Whatever you want to do, don’t miss Wynwood Life.
Former Miami Dolphins cornerback Will Allen is a mini-Bernie Madoff … so says the SEC which claims the ex-NFL player ran a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme and blew some of the cash in clubs and casinos.
According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Allen — who signed a $12 million contract with the Dolphins in 2006 — was a co-owner of Capital Financial Partners, which made loans to pro athletes.
The SEC says 36-year-old Allen and his partner raised $31 million from investors but only loaned out $18 mil … and used some of the remaining money to PARTY THEIR ASSES OFF!
Stop the presses: Paris Hilton doesn’t really go out anymore. These days, you’re more likely to find her behind a desk or in a boardroom than on a dance floor. Sure, you’ll see a picture of her, from time to time, with her trademark near-platinum locks and famous pout and pose (oh, that pose), a micro-mini teacup Pomeranian in her arms. And yes, she’s often photographed at a club or a party; she’s not exactly hibernating. But chances are good she’s getting paid to be there. And heftily. Remember when Linda Evangelista said she wouldn’t get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day? Paris gets a lot more than that.
She may be the original celebutante—a party girl from a fancy family who turned herself into a household name using risqué outfits, reality TV and the requisite sex tape, in the process spawning a whole genre of wannabe girls eager to follow in her well-heeled footsteps. But over the last 10 years, while those girls have been parading on red carpets and keeping up with the Kardashians, Hilton has been busy creating a billion-dollar brand. A whopping 18 perfumes (the newest one a limited 10th-anniversary edition) have resulted in $2 billion in sales…
Nicki Minaj is cashing in on the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight — headlining a HUUUGE concert after the brawl … with VIP packages going as high as $10,000-a-pop!
TMZ Sports has learned … Nicki — along with Funkmaster Flex, Sevyn Streeter and Jeremih — will be performing at Chateau nightclub at the Paris in Las Vegas directly following the fight.
Tickets start at $80 … but gets more expensive the more baller you get.
The top V.I.P. package runs about $10k and includes 10 tickets, a V.I.P. table, 4 bottles of Belvedere Vodka, 4 bottles of Dom Perignon Rose Champagne, 2 bottles of Hennessy, 24 Waters & 24 Red Bulls.
The competition for the hottest Mayweather/Pacquiao post-fight party is over … cause Jay Z just announced he’s getting in the game … with V.I.P. tables running up to $50k-a-pop.
It’s all going down at Marquee nightclub at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Vegas — just down the way from where Manny and Floyd will be facing off on May 2nd.
We spoke with party honchos who tell us they expect this to be the biggest after-party on the strip — despite fierce competition from stars like Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and 2 Chainz.