LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT
DON MOST - FROM HAPPY DAYS TO SWINGING NIGHTS AT 54 BELOW
SING AND SWING WITH DON MOST & A 9 PIECE BAND AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
Feinstiens/54 Below - 254 W. 54th St, NYC. NY 10019
Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 at 7:00pm (Doors open at 5:15pm)
Cover $35 - $45 - Premiums $75 -
Donny Most is best known for his role as Ralph in the long running television series “Happy Days.” He was singing long before he started working with Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Garry Marshall. Yes, it’s true. Donny truly has vocal chops and he has a wonderful way of delivering each standard in a way that no one else can, No matter how often you have heard that song before it is as though your are hearing it for the first time, and loving every second of it! Whether it is a ballad, or swinging favorites like Clementine and Mack the Knife, audiences know they are in for a treat by the first note. Donny is currently touring with his band performing his Sings and Swings: Sinatra, Dino, Darin & more show. In this performance, Donny delivers music from Sinatra and Darin, to Dean Martin and Nat King Cole and others from that era. He even shares a few stories and quips from his tenure on the television hit series Happy Days.
Most recently, Don was seen in a recurring role on the hit TV show – “Glee”, as well as starring roles in the indie film – “The Yankles”, and “Chez Upshaw”, starring Kevin Pollack and Illeana Douglas. He just finished starring in “Campin Buddies”, along with a role in the independent film – “Remember Isobel”, and the short film – “Duality.” Most’s other feature film credits include “ED TV”, directed by Ron Howard; “Crazy Mama”, directed by Jonathan Demme, and “The Great Buck Howard”, starring John Malkovich. In television, his other guest starring roles include “Men Of A Certain Age”, “Century City”, ‘Star Trek: Voyager’, ‘Yes, Dear’, ‘The Crow, ‘Sabrina’, ‘Sliders’, ‘Dark Skies’ and ‘The Family Guy’. Following in the footsteps of some of his peers, Don has now directed three feature films. “His first, “The Last Best Sunday”, had its World Premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, and was a feature film winner at the Telluride IndieFest. “Moola”, starring William Mapother, Shailene Woodley, Treat Williams, Daniel Baldwin, and Curtis Armstrong, premiered at The Newport Beach Film Festival, where it earned Most The Outstanding Achievement In Directing Award. Don also directed “Harley’s Hill”, his first family film, which was recently seen on Showtime, Starz and Encore. In another area, Don has recently gone back to his first love – singing. Don has always loved the standards/swing/big band style of music, and has just mounted his show – “Donny Most Sings And Swings”.
INA YALOF - FOOD AND THE CITY: NEW YORK IS THE CITY THAT ALWAYS EATS
When many of us think New York City, we think food—from the latest ethnic discovery to the culinary innovations of cutting-edge chefs to the comfort foods we grew up eating. In FOOD AND THE CITY: New York’s Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It (G. P. Putnam’s Sons: on sale May 31, 2016), journalist and bestselling author Ina Yalof’s pens a delectable journey inside the city’s pulsating food scene. From Zabar’s deli counter to the Pierre Hotel, from Harlem Shake to RedFarm, Yalof captures the stories of the people who have made this industry their lives.
The stories they tell, while each unique, nonetheless share common threads: hard work, creativity, and most of all a passion for food. Much like the folks in the food industry in your city!
Yalof takes readers into the kitchens, dining rooms, and even wine cellars of a cross section of the city’s eateries—from casual to posh, from diners to five-star hotels. She talks to chefs who have risen from dishwasher and line cook to the pinnacle of their profession. From their singular stories, readers glean essential truths about what it takes to operate a successful restaurant in one of the most demanding markets in the world—whether maintaining the legendary reputation of the “21” Club, making the catering run on time at the Pierre Hotel, or serving eggs and blue-plate specials on upper Broadway.
Yalof also takes us into a complex behind-the-scenes world as she visits butchers, cheesemongers, and bakers. She ventures far afield to food purveyors most New Yorkers rarely think about: a caterer tasked with feeding a large, hungry, transient film crew; a firefighter who cooks for the rest of his Rescue Company; and the executive director of Nutritional Services at Rikers Island, where the NYC Department of Correction prepares 47,000 meals a day. Whether Yalof’s destination is Zabar’s, Chinatown, or the kitchen of Brooklyn’s Sucre Mort Pralines, the stories she unearths create an unforgettable gallery of New Yorkers who embody its culinary heart and soul.
Praised by culinary geniuses Marcus Samuelsson, Daniel Boulud, and Eric Ripert, FOOD AND THE CITY is a fascinating oral history from an unforgettable gallery of New Yorkers who embody its culinary heart and soul. It is full of delicious insights, inspiring stories, and singular anecdotes that together paint a vibrant picture of metropolitan food culture.
Ina Yalof has been writing books and articles about such diverse subjects as medicine, science, religion, and happiness for more than thirty years. Her books include the widely acclaimed oral history Life and Death: The Story of a Hospital, What It Means to Be Jewish, How I Write (coauthored with Janet Evanovich), and What Happy Women Know. Yalof’s articles have appeared in numerous national publications, including GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, and New York magazine. She lives and eats in New York City.
BRAD “THE BULLET” BAKER PREVIEWS X GAMES AUSTIN - BAKER TALKS RACING, FLAT-TRACK’S NEWEST BIKE AND WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN
The 3rd youngest Grand National Champion in the history of the sport, Brad is available to preview the upcoming race and discuss his recent deal with pro snowboarder Ben Ferguson to trade skills and share their passion for two different types of riding. At the winter X Games in Aspen, Brad learned how to snowboard and now it’s Ben’s turn to roll the throttle and learn to race motorcycle flat track this weekend.
But your audience doesn’t have to be in the X Games to experience the thrill that comes with riding a motorcycle. Through Harley-Davidson’s Riding Academy, which can be completed at most H-D dealerships, anyone can go from the couch to your motorcycle license in just a few days. Harley-Davidson is also offering all current and former U.S. military and first responders the opportunity to learn to ride for free this year as a way to thank those who have courageously defended our country, guarded our safety, and helped protect everyone’s personal freedom to ride. Visit an H-D dealership or head to H-D.com/AmericanHeroes to learn more.
The Harley-Davidson Flat Track Race is scheduled to air on ESPN at 8:30 PM (EST), June 2nd. For details and a list of invited flat track athletes, visit xgames.com.