#SCBDEvent: Get Your Tickets for The 20th Annual @TasteofTribeca on May 17th


Source: Rebecca Yale, Tribeca Citizen

Source: Rebecca Yale, Tribeca Citizen

Taste of Tribeca is a one-of-a-kind outdoor culinary festival that celebrates downtown local flavor. Celebrating its 20th year milestone, this highly regarded annual event will take place on Saturday, May 17th from 11:30am to 3pm, rain or shine, on Duane Street (between Greenwich and Hudson Street) in Tribeca.  All proceeds will ensure the continuation of arts and enrichment programs at local public schools, PS 150 and PS 234.

The festival will bring together Tribeca’s top chefs and restaurants, including Bouley, Tribeca Grill and Walker’s, who have all participated in the annual event since the beginning; as well as exciting newcomers.

Source: Rebecca Yale, Tribeca Citizen

Source: Rebecca Yale, Tribeca Citizen

In addition to restaurant tastings, there will be a special VIP section, live entertainment, wine tastings, and more!

Tickets are on sale now at www.tasteoftribeca.org

Options include:
·      General Tasting Card ($45/advanced purchase; $50/day of event), provides six tastes from any of the participating restaurants.
·      Premium Seating ($350, $680, $950 for tables of two, four and six), includes personal food runners, reserved seating, designer t-shirts and a gift bag from the Taste of Tribeca sponsors.

Source: Rebecca Yale, Tribeca Citizen

Source: Rebecca Yale, Tribeca Citizen

Follow the event on Twitter! @TasteofTribeca #tasteoftribeca #tot2014.

Grab a Bite Off the Beaten Path at Maxwell’s in TriBeca

The Saturday night before Superstorm Sandy hit I had the opportunity to go to Maxwell’s, downtown in TriBeca with Jason (my bf) and fellow blogger, Charisse of Travel Ink Blots. It was Halloween weekend so Maxwell’s was decorated and had Halloween drink specials!

Blood Orange Margarita

I started off with the Blood Orange Margarita which tasted great. I’m not normally a huge margarita drinker but I liked it and it was served in a martini glass which added a nice touch. Jason got his favorite drink, The Red Death by request and Charisse got a beer which she enjoyed.

We all decided to order burgers because they are Maxwell’s specialty. Charisse & I got the Maxwell’s burger and Jason got the Southwest burger– all served with fries! The Maxwell’s burger has sliced angus ribeye, red wine gravy, sauteed onions, fried egg, and horseradish mayo. It was unlike any burger I’ve had. I loved the way the steak was sliced with the gravy & egg on top. Jason enjoyed his Southwest which is an 8 oz pure angus beef with pepperjack cheese, bacon, guac, & sweet chili sauce. The kitchen sent out their signature mac & cheese, a blend of asiago, pecorino, romano, parmesan reggiano & truffle oil. It was a great blend of cheeses, I could see how it’s a crowd pleaser.

I feel very fortunate that we were able to dine downtown before Sandy hit. It was definitely a night to remember especially since it was Halloween weekend and everyone could feel it in the air that Sandy was about to pick up.

Grateful :)

*Disclaimer: The PR team paid for part of my meal. I was not required to write about these experiences and my opinions are my own and unbiased.*

Sara Monica, Founder

At the young age of 23, Sara is the founder and head editor of Smallchickbigdeals.com aka #SCBD. Sara is a Jersey Girl raised by the shore, currently residing in Northern New Jersey. When she is not working, she is finding something new to post and share with her readers whether it be a new food product, recipe, restaurant review or another interview. Read her full bio, here. Read the full story behind #SCBD, here.  When she is not writing for #SCBD she also contributes to Jersey Bites,Carter Int’l Concierge, & New Fork City. Follow her @SmChickBigDeals!

Take a Bite of the Best at Girello Pizza in #Tribeca!

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of dining with my dear friend Serena Palumbo at Girello in Tribeca. Girello has a perfect lcoation because it’s not even a two minute walk from the downtown train station. It was the first time Serena and I went there and we loved it.

We were welcomed with a smile by our waitress Tara and were escorted to our table. Girello has a nice, cozy atmosphere so as soon as Serena and I got seated we felt right at home! We were each served a glass of wine, which I really enjoyed followed by an amuse, fresh baked bread with oil & vinegar to compliment our wine. We loved our bread but it only got better from there. Next, Tara picked our first course, mussels.

Our delicious plate of mussels!

The oven roasted P.E.I. mussels. tomatoes, garlic, white wine, herbs were perfect and a great portion for two people to share. Serena and I really enjoyed them– we love our seafood! Our second course consisted of the salad they had their special menu complimented by their special cocktail of the night. The cocktail was great and served in a teacup. The salad was huge, it had arugula, tangerines, and a shredded cheese. It was delicious!!!! I think they should put it on the menu too!

The salad from Girello!

Last, we opted to have pizza as our last course, since Girello is known for their pizza. I can see why they are known for their pizza, because we were not disappointed! We tried the pizza special. It was white pizza topped with vegetables and arugula– it was cooked perfectly! I loved it! The cocktail of the night also complimented the pizza–Serena and I were in foodie heaven!

Pizza from Girello

Of course, we couldn’t leave without trying one of Girello’s signature desserts– tiramisu! Now, let me tell you Serena and I loved the tiramisu. It was a great size, we ate as much as our stomachs could handle!


So if you are in Tribeca and looking for a cozy restaurant to enjoy a great meal, I highly recommend Girello. I loved the fact that as soon as I came in I was treated like family. The food is great and fare priced. They also have a new cocktail every night that’s available starting during happy hour. I love that they focus on specials so you can expect something different when you come in but they a great list of signature dishes!

Girello: 11 Varick St. between Franklin St. and N.Moore St. in Tribeca

Happy Eating!! :D

*Disclaimer: The PR team paid for my meal. I was not required to write about these experiences and my opinions are my own and unbiased.*

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