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Epistrophy, a restaurant where the owner plays Jazz for you

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SoHo is a neighborhood with some of the most amazing businesses and stories! We found Epistrophy, a charming restaurant, where the owner plays Jazz music to his clients! How awesome is that!?

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Luca and Georgia came to NY many years ago for a quick 3 months experience. They worked in a few bars and coffee shops before moving back to Sardinia. On the side, Luca also played Jazz music for some extra cash – he plays the trumpet!

After a while, they couldn’t get New York City out of their heads, decided to come back and in 2005 opened Epistrophy – a restaurant with Sardinian-inspired recipes.

A huge portion of the restaurant was actually built by Luca and his former boss and friend, Leo. Luca explained that:

“Every year we revamp the place without losing it’s soul. This way, our customers won’t be upset and we maintain our essence.”

The dishes we tried were:

  • Quinoa Salad with kale, beet, squash, chickpea, avocado and radish
  • Avocado Toast
  • Vegan pasta with vegetables
  • For dessert, a banana muffin with fruits

We can’t forget about the beautiful rustic décor! Just like we enjoy it, with beautiful metal and wooden tables, a gorgeous full bar, and a cute waiting area that reminds us of a home.

For the lovers of the traditional 20’s-30’s Jazz, every Sunday night they offer live music!

And the coolest things is: every 1st Sunday, Luca himself plays too! I mean: How cool is it to have the owner himself play music to his guests!? We love it! By the way, he has a few records already if you want to check these out!

We’re sure you’ll love this place and we can’t wait to go back!

Do you live in New York, or will you be in town to celebrate an important date? Well, if you’re looking for a great place to host your event, contact our experts to understand how our Concierge Services works!

Are you a company looking for location for your upcoming event or to host clients? Our team behind our Corporate Services can help you out!

Hours:
Happy Hour Weekdays: 4pm – 7pm
Monday – Sunday: 9am – 12am

Location: 200 Mott Street

http://epistrophynyc.com

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brussels Vegan

Fê is our Founder & CEO! She’s Brazilian (Yup! Not a New Yorker!), but her indescribable passion and curiosity for NY makes her a New Yorker by heart. Fê worked in companies like Kimberly Clark, Quintessentially, Vogue Brazil and Iguatemi Group, and after 12 years of working for these fantastic companies, she decided to go solo and move to NYC!
She lives in Brooklyn since April of ’15 and has been tirelessly working on BTSNYC, working with huge companies on corporate projects, practicing her Arhatic Yoga meditations, finding time for gym and friends! Phiuf!

Chris Pitangy: Brazilian Fashionista’s Favorite NYC Spots

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy

For our new NYC Hush Hush Tips, we invited the Brazilian Journalist and Blogger, Christina Pitanguy to share her favorite NYC spots.

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy

We couldn’t be more honored to interview this Brazilian beauty and super powerful women. She shared some of her favorite NYC spots and we have to say, they are all fantastic places to go and #UnCover!

Christina Pitanguy studied journalism and founded a fashion and luxury consultation company in 1995, in Brazil.

A few years later she used her expertise working for a few shopping centers and increased her portfolio with numerous renowned Brazilians brands.

Chris, as friends call her, is part of the elite collaborators for Vogue Magazine and Harpers Bazaar.

Ind addition, she has an important work as Publishing Board Member and Lifestyle Curator for Forbes Magazine Brazil.

Besides her super busy agenda, she still has a lifestyle and fashion website and co-founded Eu Ajudo Foundation, which supports important causes, in Brazil.

Definitely an amazing, multitask beauty…that is still working in community-driven work! A perfect sum!

Here are a few great places from her list:


Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy DuMont Burger

“DuMont Burger has fantastic hamburgers, variations of classic recipes and other delicious dishes make the place perfect for a relaxed dinner, in Brooklyn. The place is named after their iconic sandwich. Plus, they also offer a wonderful delivery service!”

Located in South Williamsburg, DuMont Burger was founded back in 2005 by Colin Devlin in partnership with the Executive Chef, Polo Dobkin. They felt that the neighborhood lacked a good burger spot!

Today, they offer countless burger variations and they are great for a casual dining night! Plus, they also have made-to-order artisanal doughnuts and Brooklyn Roasting coffee service.

Location: 314 Bedford Avenue

www.dumontburgerbrooklyn.com

New York City is a place of experience, and this is certainly one that you should attend!

This dressy “supper club is the city’s spot for hot live music, cabaret and even hotter burlesque shows”.

So, if you’re in the mood of some classy burlesque music and fantastic jazz, paired with a delicious dinner and an awesome crowd, go check them out!

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy Marea Branzino by Ted Axelrod

“The restaurant redefines the seascape of high-end Italian cuisine serving regional foods of Italy. Chef Michael White presents a fresh interpretation of the coastal cuisine and is also famous for his house-made pasta! They offer a 750 selection wine list!”

Located literally across the street from Central Park, Marea is one of New York’s restaurants that make it to the top of the list of best restaurants in the city!

Moreover, this high-end Italian spot is a great place for a special celebration, a business meeting, a place to impress clients, or a place to pamper yourself in – because you deserve it!

Location: 240 Central Park South

www.marea-nyc.com


Nomad

Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy The Nomad Restaurant Broadway

“With a blending of the Mediterranean Cuisine and the North African Desert, the ambiance at The Nomad Hotels’ restaurant is a mix of the artwork of Alex Weiss’ wall paint sceneries, imported artwork from Morocco, and the carved iron work of Steel Neal. Chef Daniel Humm offer a menu with fun, colorful dishes!”

The hotel offers a few different dining spaces. From the Atriuam inspired in the airy European courtyards and the Parlour’s elegant ambiance to The Nomad Bar remembering a classic New York City tavern and The Elephant Bar with a grandious 24-foot-long mahogany bar.

In addition, Chef Daniel Humm does miracles in the kitchen and clients always leave the dining experience in “awe”. After all, there is nothing better than having a feast to enchant your taste buds!

Location: 1170 Broadway

www.thenomadhotel.com


Curiosities Insider Interviews Chris Pitanguy Jeffrey New York

“Jeffrey is a great high-end shopping experience in the Chelsea. You can find gorgeous pieces by Thom Browne, Comme Des Garçons, Raf Simon, Givenchy, Prada and Margiela, plus an amazing shoe selections.”

Their philosophy? They explain that they are always aiming to offer the best and most flawless service, showcasing coveted products in a fun, positive and upbeat ambiance!

Well, they’re going that quite well!

Jeffrey is a shopping experience you have to indulge in. They are a one-stop shop with a great team to assist you, with a focus on customer service. Location is great, since they are right on the border of the Meatpacking District with Chelsea!

Plus, their product selection is super unique. It’s a great place not only for the ladies, but also the gentlemen to shop!

Location: 449 West 14th Street

www.jeffreynewyork.com


Thank you, Chris, for sharing your amazing NYC tips exclusively with us!!!

 

Photo Credits: Courtesy of Alessandra Lima, Ted Axelrod for Marea and courtesy of all the venues.

Zinc Bar, a hidden Jazz bar in Greenwich Village

Nightlife Bars Zinc Bar Façade by Cbk

Zinc Bar, located in Greenwich Village, swept me off my feet – or chair – on my first visit! It was beautifully said by the New York Magazine: “Down steep stairs and through a velvet curtain, but don’t bother unless you intend to become a regular…”

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Alex Kay and Kristina Kossi, the owners, were “lucky” enough to secure the location, once the famous Club Cinderella closed down. It was also a Jazz spot and very famous during the 1940’s.

When you walk along West 3rd Street, you do have to pay attention to find the spot. The entrance is small, below eye level and you have go walk down a few steps. Passing the small door, you’ll see a long full bar with stools lined up. You can start your night by grabbing a drink there, before the show.

Passing a nostalgic red velvet curtain, you’ll find another space with tabled sorted relatively close to each other, and a small stage. That’s where all the magic happens!

Up on stage an amazing Afro Jazz band was having a blast and so was every other person in the room! The guys were just crazy vibing off each other and having so much fun.

We were there with musician friends. We have to say, when other musicians get just as excited as the band on stage…that’s something not to miss.

What you can expect? Inspired in African, Latin & Brazilian rhythms, a great insider crowd and definitely an unforgettable night!

Visit their website to see the events by genre. They have everything from Avant-garde Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, Cabaret, Flamenco, Free Jazz, Funk to Malagasy, Reggae, Salsa, Tango Jazz, Vocal, World Music and many more.

Certainly one of our preferred NYC Jazz bar in Greenwich Village.

Before, or after the show, you can make a reservation for dinner at Palma, just a few blocks away. And, if you want to try and stay at a hotel in the Greenwich Village, you can try The Marlton Hotel – one of the hot spots in town.

If you are a jazz lover, be sure to go to the bi-annual event at Governor’s Island called the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Also, you might want to have lunch or dinner at Epistrophy. There, the owner Luca, plays Jazz for his clients every last Sunday of the month!

Nightlife Bars Zinc Bar Façade by Marco Losavio
Photo Credit: Marco Losavio

Note: Some of the nights, there is a cover fee for the stage area. It’s not much, around $8 – $10. The bar area, on the other hand, nas no cover fee, but may request a minimum of two drinks depending on the day. Definitely, a good “problem” to have!

Last, we can help organize any event you’d like in the city. It can be a private event, or a corporate event, so contact our experts to see how we work.

Hours:
Open 7 days.
Week Nights: 6pm – 2:30am
Weekends: 6pm – 3am

Location: 82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)

www.zincbar.com

 

 

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marco Losavio, Cbk.

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