Black Fox Coffee is Open

Black Fox Coffee is Open

Black Fox Coffee, the Australian-owned artisanal coffee shop, is officially open! The first of its kind; Black Fox Coffee’s flagship store sits in the heart of Lower Manhattan at 70 Pine Street, conveniently in the same building as Q&A Residential Hotel. Black Fox’s rustic décor compliments the building’s art-deco interior and its tranquil atmosphere, and perfectly contradicts the noisy, frantic vibe of Wall Street. Regardless of Black Fox’s serene environment, the coffee is more than your average cup of joe. Its smooth, rich taste has the perfect balance of robust roasted flavors with sweet earthy notes. Their baked-on-the-premises almond croissant is one of the many food items that make the café so attractive. Think buttery flaky layers of pastry perfectly sweetened with almond paste cooked right inside—delicious. We sat down with Daniel Murphy, CEO of Black Fox Coffee, and asked him why his coffee is so damn good! Why is your coffee so **** good? Daniel: We source our coffee from roasters, generally small, independent farmers with minimal processing in their farming techniques, who we believe share our approach to the industry quality, freshness and seasonality. The roasters we partner with are Heart from Portland, 49th Parallel from Vancouver, Ruby from Wisconsin, Parlor from Brooklyn and Small Batch from Melbourne, Australia (where we are all originally from). We prepare our coffee in a variety of ways; these include espresso-based drink offerings, batch brew, cold brew and pour over. Wait, there’s more? Daniel: We also have a full breakfast and lunch menu which ranges from Avocado Smash (avocado and feta with pickled mustard seed onions and micro greens) to French...
How to Make Citrus-Glazed Grilled Chicken and Zucchini

How to Make Citrus-Glazed Grilled Chicken and Zucchini

Citrus-Glazed Grilled Chicken and Zucchini Recipe Summer is halfway over and if you’re like most, it’s time to restart the momentum for your diet with this delicious, easy to make, grilled chicken! The combination of citrus flavors, savory chicken and fresh vegetables will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied. This Citrus-Glazed Grilled Chicken and Zucchini recipe from Delish.com is the perfect salad you can easily whip up in your kitchen without needing to raid the grocery store: Ingredients 4 chicken thighs and drumsticks 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tbsp. orange marmalade 1 orange 1 lemon Sea salt 2 green zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and into ¼’’ slices 2 yellow zucchini, cut in half lengthwise and into ¼’’ slices 2 tbsp. chopped parsley Instructions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Next, preheat a cast iron or regular pan over high heat. Prepare a rimmed sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside. Rinse chicken and dry thoroughly. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sear chicken skin side down for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine orange marmalade, 1 teaspoon orange zest, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to sheet pan skin side up and brush citrus glaze all over. Roast for 20 minutes. For crispy skin, finish under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle sea salt. In a mixing bowl toss together zucchini with drizzle of olive oil...
Friends with Benefits: New Q&A Residential Hotel Program Presents a Relationship Made to Last

Friends with Benefits: New Q&A Residential Hotel Program Presents a Relationship Made to Last

NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – July 18, 2016) – Q&A Residential Hotel is introducing a “no strings attached” reason to sleep over, again and again: the Friends with Benefits (FWB) loyalty program. This exclusive program elevates the guest experience for travelers who choose to make Q&A Residential Hotel their home away from home, time and time again. The launch of the Friends with Benefits program is the property’s way of rewarding repeat guests. Located at the iconic 70 Pine in Lower Manhattan, Q&A teamed up with several partners in the vicinity to provide their loyal guests with the very best experiences New York has to offer. Upon joining, returning FWB members will enjoy special advantages including an early check-in, late check-out, free upgrade, welcome amenity gift, a SoulCycle class, and a Maple meal delivered directly to their accommodations. “Q&A Residential Hotel is already the ideal choice for those looking for a true Manhattan apartment experience with luxe hotel amenities,” said Craig Partin, Chief Sales Officer for Furnished Quarters. “We wanted to find a way to reward guests who continue to choose Q&A, and there’s no better way to do so than to give them a taste of some of NYC’s best visitor offerings. The Friends with Benefits program offers a compelling and fun reason for our visitors to ‘take things to the next level’ in their relationship with Q&A and receive the preferred guest treatment.” Further details about the new benefits program at the Q&A Residential Hotel are available upon check-in, or by downloading the hotel’s convenient mobile app. Guests can also use the Q&A app to view details about their...
Business Tips: 3 Tips for Choosing the Best Restaurant for your Work Meeting

Business Tips: 3 Tips for Choosing the Best Restaurant for your Work Meeting

Sometimes our failsafe restaurant has no available reservations or its location is too far for your lunch meeting. Other times, you’re on business travel and not sure what restaurant to recommend. With these possibilities in mind, we’ve picked our three top tips to help you choose a restaurant for a work lunch: Who are you meeting? Get to know your intended audience before inviting them to lunch. If they’re the adventurous type, try the new Cambodian restaurant down the block where everyone sits on 2ft tall stools. If you’re meeting with a more reserved group, pick a place that isn’t too crowded, mid-price range and offers American cuisine. Most importantly, find out if this person or persons have any specific food allergies or diet restrictions because the last place you’d want to meet is a Brazilian Steak House when your client or colleague is vegetarian.  Call their assistant if you’re too embarrassed to ask or send a few recommendations which include a vegan or vegetarian option. Research, Reviews and Ratings. Do your research. If the place was shut down two months ago for an E.coli outbreak, it might be best to choose an alternative location. Also, read the reviews. If people cannot stop raving about the restaurant and every major publication is raving about it, go on your personal time to avoid crowds. Lastly, if the restaurant was recently awarded 5 Michelin-stars, perhaps you should hold off. You may come off as too pompous and if your associate intends on covering the bill, you will inconvenience them in many ways. Location, location, location. If you intend on meeting someone...