Spring Recipe: One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard

Spring Recipe: One-Skillet Steak and Spring Veg with Spicy Mustard

The farmer’s markets are setting up their stalls; the new seasonal vegetable are arriving; and the temperature outside is finally warming up. Now it’s time to switch out those hearty, healthy winter meals to light and fresh spring delights. What’s for dinner? Something easy and fresh with seasonal veggies—one-skillet steak and spring vegetable covered with spicy mustard that serves 4. Ingredients: 1 pound boneless New York strip steak, patted dry Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 5 garlic cloves, 1 grated, 4 thinly sliced ⅓ cup Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey 1-2 pinches cayenne pepper ⅓ cup plus 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, divided 1 10-ounce bag frozen peas 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces Preparation: Season steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Whisk grated garlic, mustard, vinegar, honey, cayenne, ⅓ cup oil, and 1 tbsp. water in a medium bowl to combine; season spicy mustard with salt and pepper. Heat a dry medium skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat. Rub steak all over with 1 tbsp. oil and cook, turning every 2 minutes or so for 10 minutes until medium-rare for 10 minutes. Transfer steak to a plate to rest. Pour off oil from skillet, leaving crispy bits behind. Heat remaining 2 tbsps. oil in same skillet over low heat and add sliced garlic and all but about 2 tbsps. scallions (save those for serving) and cook, stirring often, until translucent and softened for about 3 minutes. Add peas and a splash of water and cook, stirring and mashing to break up...
4 Fun Things to Do In Lower Manhattan this April 2017

4 Fun Things to Do In Lower Manhattan this April 2017

The snow has finally melted, the air is warm and the trees have started to blossom. It’s officially spring in New York City. Take a break while spring cleaning your apartment and go outside to discover these fun city-wide events happening this April: Tribeca Film Festival (Locations vary, April 19 – 30) Fans of cutting-edge cinema, it’s that time of year again – the Tribeca Film Festival and this year they added new technology – an app! Available for Android and iPhone, check out line-ups, celebrity talks and more. Check out Cate Blanchett’s 90-minute feature of her 13-character art installation previously displayed at the Armory or the second sequel to 2010’s food-and-celebrity impressions, The Trip. New York International Auto Show (Jacob Javits Center, April 14 – 23) Whether you have a need for speed or are looking for the latest environmentally-friendly automobile, the New York International Auto Show has it all. Visit the Jacob Javits Center and see Lincoln’s latest model or Honda’s newest plug in vehicle. Cherry Blossom Viewing (Brooklyn Botanical Garden, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn; Now until April 30) Nothing says spring has sprung better than the blossoming of soft pink petals falling from hundreds of cherry trees. Spend an afternoon meandering around Brooklyn Botanical Garden viewing dozens of vegetal exhibits and the cherry blossom trees. Before planning your adventure, visit their website to track the blooms. Wine on Wheels 2017 (City Winery NYC 155 Varick Street; April 29, 1pm) Join many others on April 29th for the Wine on Wheels Grand Tasting event and Silent Auction! This event features over 200 wines served by as many...
Golden Sleeps: New York, Houston and Chicago boast best hotels in US

Golden Sleeps: New York, Houston and Chicago boast best hotels in US

Golden Sleeps: New York, Houston and Chicago boast best hotels in US 969 US hotels scoop gold in Hotels.com Loved by Guests Awards 2017 New York, Houston and Chicago have the most award-winning hotels in the US chosen by guests Reviews out power star ratings as influence of guest reviews is on the rise US hotels named best for LGBT, business, ski, new and family NEWS PROVIDED BY Hotels.com Apr 03, 2017, 12:35 ET DALLAS, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 969 hotels in the US have been revealed as the country’s ultimate hotel hotspots, according to the Hotels.com ®™ Loved by Guests Awards 2017, where the hotel guests are the real judges. New York, Houston and Chicago topped the list of award-winning cities in the US, but travellers can check into prize-winning properties in more than 608 towns and cities across the country. Travelers visiting the Big Apple had plenty of top rated options, with 15 hotels receiving 4.7 stars or higher. The Mark, Hotel Giraffe, The Library Hotel and Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York all received 4.8 stars, with the Q&A Residential Hotel, The Peninsula and 1 Hotel Central Park coming in with a 4.7 star ratings. Down south, Houston travelers were big fans of the SpringHill Suites, which received 4.9 stars. Other options for travelers are Hotel Granduca, which received 4.8 stars, and the Houstonian Hotel, which received 4.7 stars. Chicago visitors had some of the best options, with The Sono Chicago receiving a perfect 5 star rating. Other highly rated options were the Langham Hotel with 4.9 stars and the Talbott Hotel with 4.8 stars. Top...