Summer Recipe: Shrimp Scampi

Summer Recipe: Shrimp Scampi

It’s far too hot in the summer to prepare a meal that requires turning on the oven. Not to mention, who has time to cook for hours when you’re busy meeting friends or coworkers for happy hour in Lower Manhattan? The last thing you need is a heavy meal that leaves you feeling hotter than a summer afternoon in New York City. What you need is something quick, light, and easy to make, like this zesty shrimp scampi. Ingredients: 1 package of whole wheat pasta (substitute zucchini noodles if desired) 2 tbsp of olive oil 3-4 garlic cloves, minced ½ tsp of red chili flakes 1 cup of dry white wine 1 lb of shrimp (peeled and deveined) 1 lemon Salt and pepper Fresh chopped parsley (optional) Preparation: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil on medium. Add the garlic and chili flakes until fragrant – about 2 minutes. Be careful not to let the garlic burn. Add the wine and simmer for another minute or two, then add the shrimp. Cook the shrimp 2-3 minutes on each side, adding the lemon juice and a pinch of lemon zest after flipping the shrimp.  Season with salt and pepper. Remove the shrimp from the heat and garnish with the chopped parsley, if using. Serve immediately over the cooked whole wheat pasta or lightly sautéed zucchini noodles. Cooking with Q&A Residential Hotel The best part about this light, refreshing dinner is...
4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan this July 2017

4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan this July 2017

Summer is officially here and so is the hot weather. While spending time indoors may sound most ideal, there are plenty of fun outdoor events happening in and around Downtown New York City. Here are four exciting things you should check out: GetLow (Various participating restaurants throughout Downtown NYC, Tuesdays until August 29) Tuesdays are the new Fridays in FiDi. Take full advantage of Lower Manhattan’s bustling food scene with discounts, freebies and other exciting surprises from the Downtown Alliance’s GetLow initiative. Visit their website or follow them on Instagram to see how you can GetLow. Don’t forget to hashtag #DOWNISWHATSUP if you post any of your drinks or meals to social media, and tag Q&A Residential Hotel! Lazy Sundays (Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place, Sundays until September 24; 2pm – 5pm) Wrap up the week on a high note with waterfront views, cold beverages, tasty bites and plenty of people watching. All you need to do is bring yourself and a few friends, sit back and relax. Lowdown Hudson Music Fest (Waterfront Plaza Brookfield Place; July 18 & 19, 5pm) Arts Brookfield’s annual free summer musical festival is returning to Lower Manhattan for its seventh year in a row. This year’s headliners include rapper and producer Common and veteran rockers OK GO. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the bars located on the terrace and plaza. Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel (Westfield World Trade Center; Now until July 23) Okay, it’s not the real Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, but from now until July 23rd you can view 34 reproductions of the Renaissance artist’s most famous frescos in the...