Haute Happenings in NYC: Restaurant Week and more

NYCGO.com is featuring some splendid deals for the best cultural and epicurial deals in January and February, including my favorite (Restarant Week), as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway week.  Checkout the website for all the details!

Restaurant Week (Jan 14 – Feb 8) features 3 course lunches for $25, and dinners for $38 at some of NY’s hottest restaurants. This is a great time to get out and try a haute spot you have been wanting to try!

Broadway Week (Jan 22 – Feb 2) features tickets to the hottest shows, including “The Heiress” and “Once”, at 2-for-1 prices.  I snagged tickets to see “Nice Work if you Can Get It” with Matthew Broderick for a cool $56 a pop.  A must do for any Broadway lover!

Off-Broadway Week (Jan 28 – Feb 10) showcases some cool Off-Broadway hits, like Avenue Q (also a favorite) at 2-for-1 ticket prices.  Be sure to take a look and grab the haute seats you are looking for.

Tickets and reservations are going really fast so check them out today!



photo from www.nycgo.com

Haute-ings: Once the Musical on Broadway

This Thanksgiving weekend while people were watching all the big games, and catching up on leftover Turkey, I headed to Broadway with many New Yorkers.  This show, was the new sensation Once, which just won the 2012 Tony for Best Musical.  This was quite a moving experience, with the cast of amazing singers/musicians/actors who take you on a real, current, and heartfelt journey of love.  This is not a new story, bute more of an old love story told in a new time, and with new music to sooth your soul.  Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti, the two leads, blew my mind with their amazing vocals.  The spoken accents were a bit off, but it was forgotten during the great interludes of music.

Some of the best parts of the experience was the relaxed family atmosphere (not usual for Broadway), with patrons buying drinks at the on-stage bar (for real) and enjoying some improv tunes before the show by the members of the cast.

All in all, I would go see this show again.  If you are looking for a Haute NYC outing (haute-ing) on Broadway, I would recommend checking out Once!  See more info at the show website:  http://www.oncemusical.com/.



photo from oncemusical.com