Unbeerably Good Brews Await at Carton Brewing Company

Let’s talk about beer. (Bet we’ve got your attention now, don’t we?) Brewing beer in America is a long-standing tradition. Even George Washington did it. Small, family-owned breweries have a special place in our patriotic hearts. (And our extremely patriotic stomachs.) Beer lovers might be curious about the process of creating this most American of beverages. Learn more by hopping aboard a Seastreak ferry and heading for beautiful Atlantic Highlands, NJ! You can get your hands on some delicious, locally made beer, and take a tour of the place it’s made at Carton Brewing Company (6 East Washington Avenue)!

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The Perfect Pint

Craft brewing has experienced a recent resurgence all across the country. Here on the East Coast, a pair cousins and their home-brewing friend decided they could contribute to this revival of the brewing community. Natives of Atlantic Highlands, they decided to stay in the area, and allow their heritage to inspire them as they filled their brew barrels.

You can taste the fabulous results for yourself. Carton Brewing Company turns out distinctive and unique brews that look gorgeous in a pint glass and taste even better than they look. No matter what your favorite style of beer is, they’re sure to have something to cater to your tastes.

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Get Hopping On a Tour

Carton Brewing Company is open Thursday and Friday, from 5 PM to 7:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 PM, for folks to come visit. You can get a tour of the brewery, taste what they’re brewing up currently, and fill your growlers if you’re of a mind. There’s also merchandise to be had! It’s a great day to spend a weekend afternoon.

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Consider Seastreak your noble steed as you charge off on a quest to slay your thirst! We’ve got cash bars onboard all our luxurious catamarans to tide you over until you can get a pint of those incredible local brews.

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Young Love and the Eternal Night Lurk in “Let the Right One In”

Growing up is tough in the best of circumstances. Kids can be terribly mean to each other, and children have to learn difficult lessons as they find their way to adulthood. What happens when you add the strange and unexplainable to an already challenging time? Find out what happens when a young Swedish boy encounters situations that would bend the minds of even adults in “Let the Right One In”. It’s playing until February 15 at St. Ann’s Warehouse (38 Water Street in Brooklyn)!

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Blood on the Snow

Oskar hasn’t got much going for him. He lives in a dreary and miserable neighborhood. His parents have split up, and his father has issues that cause his son grief. Bullies at school terrorize Oskar, and leave him without many companions. So when odd, enigmatic Eli moves in next door, Oskar is grateful to find a friend.

The pair of misfit youths forge a deep connection. Yet the bloody killings that plague the neighborhood make Oskar question what’s happening with his community, and with his new friend. What he finds out will change the course of both their budding relationship, and Oskar’s future.

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An International Cult Hit

“Let the Right One In” began its life as a bestselling book in Sweden. Its successes saw it translated into many languages, and also adapted into a film in its native country. The creepy story caught on, and inspired American versions of both the book and the movie (called “Let Me In”, for those keeping track).

Only in 2013 did “Let the Right One In” see the stage. It started over the pond, and garnered rave reviews in both Scotland and England. Audiences in New York are in for a haunting treat!

Take advantage of Seastreak’s late night shuttle service after your play! You’re always the right one, and we’ll be proud to let you into our luxury motorcoach for a convenient ride home.

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Taste Dishes by the Best New Chefs at Chefs Club

Chefs have become a whole new breed of rock star. They get stopped on the street for pictures. People want their autographs. The screaming fans that once belonged exclusively to leather-clad bad boys now follow along after the ladies and gentlemen in the toque blanche. Half the fun of living in New York is touring the restaurants that belong to the stars of the professional kitchen. That’s what makes Chefs Club so exciting. It features a revolving cast of incredible chefs to bring diners new and interesting tastes! You can find it at 275 Mulberry Street.

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Dine Among the Stars of the Kitchen

Food & Wine Magazine features profiles and writings about the best cuisine around. Just by reading the articles, you get a taste for the delectable, the innovative, and the trendy treats hitting the most cutting-edge kitchens. It’s only natural they’d extend this culinary curation to a restaurant for diners to experience the trends for themselves.

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Chefs Club is the unconventional result of that creative idea. Every year, Food & Wine chooses four chefs from their list of the best new chefs, and invites them to create restaurant’s menu. They also spend time in The Studio, to give masterclasses and events to showcase their creations. (The Studio is the Chefs Club’s space dedicated to the creation of new and exciting dishes.)

The Chefs of 2015

This year, Chefs Club has four fascinating chefs curating the menu: Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson, Linton Hopkins, Gabriel Rucker, and Erik Anderson. They’ve each contributed a dish to the offerings, all distinctly their own style. The result is an array of meals unlike any you’ll find elsewhere!

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Seastreak’s “menu” evolves as our customers share what they’re looking for in a ferry trip, but some things never change. We’ll always offer you excellent service, unparalleled luxury, and fantastic value!

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Pig Out at Cochon 555’s New Porc City

Pigs are pretty amazing creatures. Humans have thought so for quite a long time. We domesticated them somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 years ago, and since then, they’ve been everything from mushroom hunters to delicious breakfast food. (Let us take this moment to thank the inventor of bacon. You are an inspiration to us all.) It’s only right to praise our prodigious porcine pals with a celebration of their own! Head to Andaz 5th Avenue (at 485 5th Avenue) on Sunday, January 25th for Cochon 555, and take part in a culinary celebration of the pig!

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The City’s Best Pig Gig

The food scene is rapidly remembering why local farms play an important part in high-quality cuisine. Cochon 555’s New Porc City provides the perfect stage for the city’s finest chefs, butchers, and bakers to show off what responsible family farming offers to the hungry masses. 2015 marks the celebration’s seventh year, and it has grown to attract some of our area’s most exciting talent. They’re out to win people over to the cause, one bite at a time!

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Going Whole Hog

Watch five chefs compete to cook a pig, snout to tail, and utilize the whole hog while they create up to six unforgettable dishes! These chefs include such food-scene luminaries as Francis Derby of The Cannibal, and Hooni Kum of Danji, and will be judged by last year’s winner, Seamus Mullen of Tertulia.

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Other events include a Pop-Up Butcher Shop, tastings of wines from Wines of Germany and St. Francis Wines, and more. You can even test out bourbons and whiskies from Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace, and Breckenridge Bourbon!

After you’ve finished being swined and dined, head home on a Seastreak ferry. Our luxurious catamarans are the most comfortable way to get across the bay!

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Don’t Leaf Breakfast Behind – Head to Doughnut Plant for a Bite

That old saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” has a pretty narrow scope. We all know it’s meant to convey the worth of money, and not spending it like water, but think about it. There’s plenty of things we wish grew on trees, so we could walk right up and pick them. Martinis, for example. Hamburgers. What about doughnuts? We’re here to tell you about a miraculous doughnut tree, or in this case, a Doughnut Plant! Pick up a dozen or five of the city’s tastiest doughnuts at 220 West 23rd Street (and a few other locations around town)!

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The Best Kind of Nut Tree

True, the doughnuts at Doughnut Plant don’t dangle off branches for people to harvest, but you can pick out all your favorites at the shop. This pastry place has every flavor of doughnut you can dream of, and some you might not have thought of, too. From dense, delicious cake doughnuts to fluffy, raised yeast doughnuts, Doughnut Plant serves them up fresh every day.

The bakers here do nothing halfway. These folks are innovators in the doughnut world. They invented a square jelly-filled doughnut, all the better for dunking or packing into a box to carry around. Heck, they even make their own jelly for filling their treats! That’s dedication to the art of the doughnut.

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Delectable Innovations in Pastry

One of the shop’s perennial favorites is the pistachio doughnut, topped with crumbles of pistachio. As great as that sounds, don’t stop there. Go for the Blackout Doughnut. This thing is a masterwork of sugary delight: a chocolate cake doughnut, filled with chocolate pudding, dipped in chocolate glaze, and covered in chocolate sprinkles. (Seastreak is not responsible for the sugar crash afterwards.)

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Don’t forget, Seastreak welcomes your boxed-up foods on our ferries! Grab a dozen doughnuts, then kick back on one of our luxurious catamarans for the nicest ride to and from Manhattan.

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Stay Up Late with Seastreak’s Late Night Service

Nightowls rejoice! You know how you eyeball New York City’s nightlife, and think, “I’d really love to go to a Broadway show,” or, “I totally wish I could check out that awesome new night club I heard about on my favorite ferry blog?” Then you remember, “How would I get home to New Jersey that late without swimming across the bay in my swank duds?” (Do not swim across the bay in any duds, swank or otherwise.) Seastreak’s got your answer in our new late night service!

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The Night Belongs to Us

Weekends are ideal for staying out late, so we’ve added a late night service to our already convenient lineup of transport options from Manhattan to New Jersey. On Friday and Saturday nights only, you can climb onboard a luxury motor coach to head back across the bay in comfort. No need to catch a cab, or beg a ride from a friend headed that way.

Broadway shows are a pretty big draw, but most of them end after the last ferries have pulled out of the docks. Now, you’ve got more time to see big stars like Jake Gyllenhall in “Constellations”, or Bradley Cooper in “The Elephant Man”. Even if you aren’t headed to the Great White Way, you’ll have plenty of time for a movie after your delicious dinner at places like Decoy.

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Changing Our Schedule to Fit Yours

We’re always looking for ways to give our customers more of what they want. You wanted more time in New York after the sun went down, and we listened! Be certain to check our schedule to find the time that best suits your needs.

Whether it’s sailing across the blue-green bay in high class style, or driving over the blacktop while you nap in comfort, Seastreak gets you where you’re going. Day or night, we’ve got your transportation needs covered.

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Peter Luger, a drool worthy steakhouse!

When Ivan Pavlov rang a bell, his dogs started salivating. It was all part of an experiment about behavioral conditioning. Ring a bell every time you give a dog dinner, and they’ll drool like a waterfall when they hear the sound. You can perform the same experiment today with humans. Say the word “steak”, and the drool starts up. (Sometimes, all you have to do is write the word. Drooling yet?) If you’re going to indulge in a carnivorous feast, you ought to do it up right. Try out one of the best steakhouses in New York, Peter Luger! It’s over in Brooklyn, at 178 Broadway!

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A Feat of Meat

Steak is an art form underappreciated by many. How different can one slab of beef be from the next? Turns out, the answer is “really different”. Peter Luger knows how to select the best cuts of prime, aged beef, marbled and thick, then cook them to glorious magnificence. Steaks only taste the same until you’ve tried one that’s far above the rest.

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Let’s divert from the restaurant a moment to talk about that meat. The meat from Peter Luger is so remarkable, you can order it online. They have a butcher shop from which you can acquire steaks, no matter where you live in the country. To say they’re serious about their steaks is to understate the matter.

Eat Meat and Be Merry

The restaurant actually has a menu, but it feels entirely superfluous. Use it to choose some appetizers to warm you up for the main course, or pick out side dishes to look pretty next to your steak. Desserts are on offer, if you have room left over.

After that? Just say “steak”. It’s the lingua franca of the restaurant.

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Seastreak is as serious about ferries as Peter Luger is about steaks. We’re dedicated to bringing you the most luxurious trip with the best customer service!

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Explore The Unexplained At The Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival

It’s still nasty cold outside. Winter still has us in its icy clutches, and seems pretty determined to freeze our extremities off. Plenty of us wouldn’t mind escaping to other climes for a bit. Different zip codes, different countries, different…planets? Why not? Don’t be content with hanging out on the boring Earth you know. Take off for the stars, or explore the unexplained phenomena of our own planet at the Philip K. Dick Science Fiction Film Festival! It’s happening January 16 through January 18 at Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick Street).

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Where Science and Imagination Collide

This film festival has a program that should appeal to anyone who enjoys thinking about what the universe might hold, or what our own world hides from our limited view. It features an exciting and sometimes offbeat selection of movies about the future, life on other worlds, or supernatural events. Science fiction fans will recognize the influences of renowned author Philip K. Dick, as well as creative minds like Jorge Luis Borges and Franz Kafka.

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Many of the films are shorts, bringing glimpses into the worlds they feature. Others are full-length features, which provide a more in-depth look into their characters. You’ll be treated to tales about space, about extraterrestrial life, and about hauntings on our own planet.

A Glimpse into Creative Minds

For an even greater understanding of the visions that helped create these films, several directors and writers will be on hand to answer questions about their works. Ask questions about the ones you liked best, and learn how the ideas were conceived and brought to life. It’s a unique chance to learn more about up-and-coming filmmakers!

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It might be cold outside, but you’ll stay warm inside our luxurious catamarans! Choose Seastreak for all your terrestrial travels. (Interstellar travel not yet available. Give us a few years.)

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Great American Food at Any Hour Waits at Sarabeth’s Central Park South

There’s something especially nice about restaurants that serve every meal. You don’t need to wonder when they open. When your stomach starts gnawing on your spine after a day of shopping, or playing in Central Park, you don’t have to wrack your brain for a place with open doors and hot food. You can find just this kind of eatery, one with a convenient location and great food, at Sarabeth’s Central Park South! It’s at 40 Central Park South, and it serves fabulous food from breakfast to dessert!

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A Great American Eatery

After a day perusing the Museum of Modern Art, or catching a show at Carnegie Hall, you won’t work up a bigger appetite getting to Sarabeth’s. The restaurant sits conveniently on 59th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues. The local neighborhood knows it for its modern but comforting American food, its friendly service, and the restaurant’s cozy atmosphere.

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Stop in anytime between 8 AM and 11 PM, and you’ll find a menu full of foods with a refined, homey flavor. Breakfast fans can get their pancakes on until 3:30 in the afternoon, or change it up with the toasted coconut waffle with mango and vanilla-rum butter. The omelettes are extraordinary, too!

Dinners to Dream Of

Many places do either good breakfasts, or good dinners, and can’t pull off both. Sarabeth’s bucks the trend by serving meals that make going out anytime a treat! Try the seafood couscous with shrimp, squid, scallops, and mussels, or the filet mignon with a twice-baked potato, roasted cauliflower, and mushroom bordelaise. If you’re hoping for something lighter, you’ll love the Maine lobster roll, or the seafood Cobb salad with lobster, crab, and shrimp.

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Whether you’re going for breakfast or headed home after supper, Seastreak offers you the most comfortable ferry ride and the friendliest customer service. Count on us to make your trip the best it can be!

 

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The Seastreak Family

 

 

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Find Out What All the Buzz is About at Corkbuzz Wine Bar

You don’t have to be a sophisticated wine snob from an obscure region of France to pine for the vine, now and then. Studies say wine may have health benefits, when you drink it in moderation. A glass of wine is also a fantastic way to improve a rotten day, or cap off a really terrific one. Next time you’d like to sip a glass of this popular adult grape juice, and maybe catch some supper, too, head to Corkbuzz Wine Bar! It’s at 75 9th Avenue.

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To Opine on the Wine and Dine

Corkbuzz Wine Bar has caught a lot of positive press since it opened in Chelsea Market, and for good reason. Master Sommelier Laura Maniec has created one of New York’s best destinations for enjoying the fruits of the vine. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the plazas in Europe, casual but elegant in their simplicity.

On the menu, you’ll find 35 wines you can enjoy by the glass. Larger groups may want to consider one of the more than 100 bottles of wine on offer. Their collection is naturally curated by Laura Maniec herself, who has lent her expertise to creating a menu of foods and wines that pair deliciously. Enjoy one of the small plate foods, such as sandwiches and even whole artichokes, along with your chosen wine!

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A Little Taste

What’s happier than finding new wines to enjoy? Not much. Every day from 3 PM to 6 PM, Corkbuzz has a unique blind tasting happy hour. Stop in and take advantage of the opportunity to sample wines picked out by an expert in the field.

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Like wine, Seastreak only gets better with time. We pair well with shopping trips, holidays, and appointments in the city. Casual and luxurious both, we’re the vintage of ferry you’ll turn to again and again!

 

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