You don’t have to be Jewish to celebrate Southern Shabbat at chef Sarah Simmons’s delightful culinary salon City Grit, which features multiple meals each month with varying themes. Make new foodie friends in the cozy Soho space that hosts these communal dinners. About eight times per year, Simmons, named one of America’s greatest new cooks by Food & Wine, puts on this special mix blending her Southern roots with the traditional celebratory feast. “The Shabbat dinners are really special to me. I was raised Presbyterian, but I’ve been going to friends’ houses for Shabbat for years, and I have a not-so-secret wish to become at the very least an honorary Jew. So hosting Shabbat dinners are a way for me to be almost Jewish for at least one night every so often.” What’s on the menu tonight? As you can see, it’s a unique spin on the theme, with dishes I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard of (and kudos to you if you do know what hummus soup is!). Fattoush salad with roasted beets, hummus soup with rice grits and Kofta meatballs, kimchi-braised brisket, wilted greens, honey apple cake with salted caramel. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Read More
The Last Frontier? Artists Are Running Out of Neighborhoods to Be Priced Out OfWork-Life Balance: California Producer Contracts for Flatiron Loft Listed at $3.5 M.Baa-Headed: Why Are There So Many Animal Decapitations in Brooklyn This Week?
Drew Friedman Chronicles America's Jewish ComediansMorning Media MixSimon & Schuster Cancels a Book Deal With an Elevator
An Art Dealer in the SpotlightA So-So Week for Opera: A Less-Than-‘Enchanted Island' at One MetTalk to the Hand: 'Hand to God' Stars One Scary Sock Puppet
Editorial: Obama’s Grand FailureEditorial: The Mayor and Ms. MoskowitzPaul Singer: Gay Marriage's Time Has Come
The Battle Is Over: U.S. Olympic Skier Chooses Date On the Basis of Her TweetsWhere to Find All the Free Food at SXSW 2014The 17 Best Life Lessons From Martha Stewart’s Reddit AMA
An Art Dealer in the Spotlight‘We Hope That She Offs Herself Soon So It’ll Be Worth a Lot of Money’: Five Minutes With Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka at the Armory Show26-by-17-Inch Wade Guyton Sells for $1 M. at Christie’s