The new speakeasy Casa De Lobo is making a splash in Jersey City!
March 22, 2023

They Love My Splash Report: There’s a new members only speakeasy restaurant making a splash in Jersey City. My experience was incredible! Casa De Lobo brings a different vibe every night from Thursday to Sunday. They provide premium ingredients for the delectable small and large plates, handcrafted drinks, and amazing service. Be sure to follow the WOLF (literally) as the ambience transforms into a sleek, sexy, and classy atmosphere. The woody esque decor is allows you to escape into a forest like wonderland.

Chef Rudy Straker and Chef Darryl Harmon add the culinary experience to the allure of the chic atmosphere. Be prepared to enter the world of the wolf. From the warm welcome upon entering onto taking in the ambience being sat at your table.

You will feel as if you entered a whole new world. It is definitely the atmosphere for a once in a lifetime moment you want to be present for. I tried Grilled Spanish Octopus for the first time EVER here and it was delicious. I can commend the chefs for introducing such a delicacy to my palette. It was made to perfection with: black ink, shaved red onions, cilantro, and burnt blood orange vinaigrette.

The resident DJ Rock On will have you time traveling with classic hits that will test your vocal skills. You couldn’t tell me I did not sound like Patti Labelle I sang my heart out. From the blends, transitions, and music selection it is sage to say you will feel like the King or Queen of Karaoke.

Every single plate and dessert picture shown below was exquisite. From the portions being generous, excellently plated, and to sum it up in one word “scrumptious.” The staff customer service was very personable matched with high magnetic energy making you feel at ease as this exclusive experience allowed you to live in the NOW! Casa De Lobo is a great place to come to network meet new people, listen to good tunes, and have a great time.

Snake River Farms Skirt Steak
  • KURCSUTA PERNIL, EXOTIC FRUIT SALSA, CRUMB DE CHICHARRÓN

 

JURGIELEWICZ SPATCHCOCK POLLO
  • BSWEET MADURO PURÉE, AJÍ AMARILLO, AJÍ VERDE 
Deconstructed Banana Pudding
  • Decadent Banana pudding, vanilla wafer crumble, banana brúlée
Chocolate Tres Leche Cake
  • Sweet Pepper Escabeche
Shadow Bloom
  • St. George Spiced Pear, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, cinnamon honey, Lime, Black walnut bitters
  • The Shadow Bloom was a highlight drink that came with a flame and an added a spark! Dope presentation.

Ceaser, the owner is approachable, charismatic, and a visionary creating a space for not only fellowship, camaraderie, but elegant unmatched territory where each night is an experience of its own. By encompassing a theme that you will remember everything you just by walking through the speakeasy door of exclusivity. {SPLASH METER: 10/10}

So what are you waiting for??? Visit https://www.casadelobojc.com/ or follow Casa De Lobo on Instagram to inquire about membership to have talking points for your own EXPERIENCE.

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Castell Rooftop Lounge Spring Launch was incredible
April 26, 2019

Hiiii. It’s beginning to look a lot like rooftop season!!!

Castell NYC Rooftop Lounge is the definition of cozy leisure. It is a spot where you would want to bring your friends for the views of the Big Apple at an elevated level as the ambience will blow you away. You can opt to sit outside on the patio on a nice sunny day and the sunrays will give you enough radiant beams to snap the right angles. There is also the option of sitting by the fire as you can volunteer to be the photographer for others because a selfie will not cut it get a full body pic. You’ll thank me later or you can sing your best rendition of Alicia Keys the note “this girl is on fireeeeeee.”

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Last night a new name for a Spring drink was introduced at the Spring launch party. There were many submissions but only one can take home the glory and bragging rights of having a namesake drink in a splashy establishment. In addition to that perk the winner receives their namesake drink for free upon every visit for a year. The ‘What She’s Having’ contains Greenhook Gin, Greenhook ‘Beach Plum’ Gin, hibiscus, fresh lemon and Cava.

That is a cool and innovative way to engage with patrons andddd (insert a drum roll please) the name of the drink is ‘What she’s having.’ Clever, rightttt it gives you the wow factor but as you order it you have to picture the scenario. Bartender: “What can I get you?” You, Me, Him, Her: I’ll have the… (wait for it…) What she’s having.” The crowd gasps the exchange is both ingenious and cute to me if you haven’t figured it out yet. (Smile) Who kept the tunes going all night long? None other than [Instagram] @djrichkid I hope he becomes a resident DJ as he kept me dancing the night away and bopping in my section when my food came. Curtsy to you as the dance floor was never vacant with moving feet and swaying arms.

Finish Line

Imagine inviting your friends out for drinks and you are squad goals. I’m that friend, family member and person that would remind and ask everyone if they knew an awesome person named the drink they had. In Smokey’s voice “that’s my dawg.” Lol. I do it all the time to my sister Project Pattie who is an Executive Chef. “Did you know my sister made that with ounces of love because it’s made from stratch?” I am her biggest fan.

Onto the food at Castell NYC Rooftop Lounge the french fries were pure stomach joy as they were already seasoned and aioli sauce accompanied it on the side. Both ways are a YES and the aioli sauce gave it a mpre flavorful kick. I also ordered the chicken skewer which comes with avacado on a half toasted pita with a salad on the side.

The greenery that surrounds the rooftop makes it earthy, serene and a place to be socialable. The sophisticated chic atmosphere is much due to the decor as it feels as if you are welcomed and have been escorted into the living room for tranquility as you are surrounded by beautiful vibes and people.

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Samuel Hill, the manager and the man behind many talents, excellent hospitality and superb overall professionalism is the reason for this establishment’s success. When picking a location to catch up with friends location, inclusivity and the desire to have a good time all the while show everyone that you did with a subtle check this spot out post or tweet. Castell NYC Rooftop Lounge is located in the heart of Times Square inside the AC Hotel NY Times (260 W 40th St. NY, NY 10018) on the 21st floor.

The selection of food and drinks will capture the eyes on the menu and win your stomach over with each bite. Another added bonus is that they even took the liberty to make 2 signature drinks for those who choose to partake in alcoholic beverages.

Carol’s Daughter

If you dare to visit let us know your thoughts and what you ordered.

[Instagram: @castellnyc and me @chanelspeedy.]

One last request while you are at Castell Rooftop Lounge either two step one time for me or do it for Lil’ Saint. 🙂

Herve Leger

Don’t forget to hashtag your experience #castellnyc

To my readers, stay splashy!

Bergdorf Goodman (Neiman Marcus)

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The Village Voice Choice Eats 8th Annual tasting event
January 20, 2015

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The Village Voice announces its second round of restaurants for the eighth annual Choice Eats tasting event on Friday, March 13th (tickets on sale tomorrow at noon).The 7 new restaurants announced today include: Ample Hills Creamery, Brooklyn Kolache Co., Casa Mono and Bar Jamon, Gloria’s Carribean Cuisine, Mable’s Smokehouse, The Queens Kickshaw, and Robicelli’s.

These restaurants will join the previously announced 18 participants: 2 Duck Goose, 606 R&D, Awadh, Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter, Butter & Scotch, Commerce Restaurant, The East Pole, Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Huertas, John Brown Smokehouse, Littleneck, Luke’s Lobster, MAX, No. 7, The NoMad, Spicy Pot, Thai Rock, Tuome and many more to be announced.

The event will feature an array of 50+ handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs, and will take place from 6:00PM – 10:00PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

This year’s Choice Eats will feature three tiers of ticket options – General Admission tickets ($65), Early Entry Preview tickets ($85) and VIP tickets ($99) – all of which are on sale now. The Voice will also offer ticket buyers access to a limited number of Choice Eats/Choice Streets combo tickets for an additional 10% off savings. GA combo tickets ($115) are available until supplies last and will offer guests tickets to Choice Eats as well as the 4th annual Choice Streets Food Truck event at The Intrepid on May 5th with a sampling of 20+ of NYC’s more popular food trucks.

All Choice Eats guests will be able to enjoy unlimited sampling of the best dishes from 50+ restaurants reviewed and heralded in the Village Voice along with desserts, complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages. The Early Entry Preview ticket will allow guests to get a half hour head start on tasting and sipping, along with the ability to skip the line and beat the crowd. The VIPticket will grant guests admission to the full event one hour early, with access to a private VIP room and an exclusive VIP gift bag. For more details on this year’s three ticket options, visit: http://www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats.

Choice Eats will be accepting volunteer applications until February 27th to assist The Village Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to The Village Voice’s 4th annual “Choice Streets” food truck tasting event on May 5th. To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application, here: http://bit.ly/CEvolunteer15.

This year marks the 7th year working with the non-profit organization Slow Food NYC as the charitable partner of Choice Eats, whom a portion of proceeds will be shared with. Sponsors of the 2015 Choice Eats event include: Whole Foods Market, Califia Farms and Asahi Beer.

EVENT DETAILS:
The Village Voice’s 8th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event
DATE: Friday, March 13th 2015
VENUE: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St, Manhattan, NY
TICKETS: On sale tomorrow, here: http://bit.ly/ChoiceEats2015
General Admission Ticket – $65 | Early Entry Preview Ticket – $85 | VIP Ticket – $99
TIME: VIP Hour: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Early Entry Preview: 6:30PM – 7:00PM
General Admission: 7:00PM – 10:00PM

For the latest on “Choice Eats” please have a taste here:
http://www.villagevoice.com/choiceeatshttp://www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats
http://www.facebook.com/voicechoiceeatshttp://www.facebook.com/voicechoiceeats
http://www.twitter.com/ChoiceEatshttp://www.twitter.com/ChoiceEats

About Village Voice Events:

The Village Voice has independently produced and created such celebrated events as the Choice Eats, Obies Awards, 4Knots Music Festival, Choice Streets, Holiday Spirits, Brooklyn Pour, as well as the most anticipated issues and guides of the year including the annual Pazz and Jop music poll, Best of NYC, and its Spring, Summer, and Fall Preview guides. The Voice is New York’s most influential must-read alternative newspaper in print and online. For more information on the Voice or its events, please visit us online at http://www.villagevoice.comhttp://www.villagevoice.com

We are now accepting Press Applications for Choice Eats 2015. Press interested in receiving press credentials should fill out this form and will receive a response closer to the event: http://bit.ly/1BALrnm

Chanel Speedy is the definition of SPLASHERY!

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