Dykes in Hell’s Kitchen

Gay HumorI always chuckle when I pass this sign in Hell’s Kitchen. I know it is juvenile but that shouldn’t be news to anyone who reads this blog regularly.

GLAD Spirit of Justice Award

LGBT rights, Gay rightsCongratulations to Urvashi Vaid, this year’s recipient of the GLAD Spirit of Justice Award.  The black tie gala on Friday, October 24th  is in honor of the great work The Gay Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and people like Vaid do to champion and protect the rights of our community.  You can learn more about Urvashi Vaid, the Spirit of Justice Award banquet and GLAD by linking here.

My heartfelt thanks and congratulations to GLAD, their volunteers and everyone who supports their work.

 

Restaurant review: Nizza Hell’s Kitchen

Nizza Hell's Kitchen NYCNizza is a cozy space located in NYC Hell’s Kitchen on Ninth Avenue.  The night I was there Nizza had a young crowd and nice energy that reminded me of some of my favorite brasseries – except Nizza’s menu is 100% Italian.  It probably didn’t hurt that bartender, Tom, was easy on the eyes, friendly and made excellent dinner suggestions.

Italian restaurant, Nizza NYCNizza’s menu is very approachable with pizzas, pastas and main dishes ranging from $13-$23.  I started dinner with Tom’s suggestion, eggplant involtini ($11.25). The dish comes with four thinly sliced roasted eggplant that are stuffed with ricotta and herbs.  It is shown above with focaccia bread and olive oil served with a generous dollop of ricotta. The eggplant was cooked perfectly and is something I would regularly order if I lived in the neighborhood.

Nizza Hell's Kitchen NYCI love spicy pizza so Tom suggested I try the “Piccante” ($14.75).  This pizza didn’t disappoint and the heat gave me an excuse to order a second glass of wine.  The pizza comes with tomato, spicy Italian sausage, roasted hot peppers, smoked mozzarella and fresh basil.   It was the roasted hot peppers that really added the heat so have them hold the peppers if you’d prefer something less spicy. A sure sign that I enjoyed the dinner was the self-induced food coma that followed from me over eating.

If out in Hell’s Kitchen and looking for a nice place to grab a bite that has good energy and is reasonably priced, I’d definitely suggest trying Nizza at 630 Ninth Avenue.
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Meet the author: Marc Solomon

TWCTen years ago Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage. And after the US Supreme Court’s landmark rulings in the summer of 2013 a tipping point had been reached; as of right now there are 32 states provide legal recognition and that number seems to be growing by the day.

Author and community organizer, Marc Solomon, who wrote, Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits – and Won, has been invited by TWC to have a “Meet the Author”.

Marc Solomon  What:  Author Salon — Marc Solomon 
  When:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  Where:  BoConcept, 999 Mass Avenue, Cambridge, MA
  RSVP: Purchase tickets here

 

The Author Salon as TWC refers to it is on Tuesday, November 11 in Cambridge. In addition to the titillating discussion, you can enjoy complimentary drinks from Deep Eddy Vodka and Hint, plus the chance to buy a signed copy of Winning Marriage (at a discount!).  Previous Author Salons hosted by TWC have sold out so if this is of interest, mark the date on your calendar and get your tix – quick.

Obama’s support for Marriage Equality articulated

Marriage Equality, Same Sex MarriageAnyone surprised the LGBT community still largely supports President Obama?  He remains our single most powerful champion in this fight.

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gay, funny photoSometimes you come across a picture that is actually worth way more than a thousand words. This happens to be one of them.

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