Guide to Killing It Socially & Beyond in New York This Summer

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Andrew Steinthal runs the dining and entertainment site Immaculate Infatuation with his partner Chris Stang, which he likens it to a Zagat “for the new generations” although Steinthal’s other hat is VP of PR and Media at Warner Brothers Records.  They’re not real food critics so the reviews are written in a relatable, everyman fashion.

“Although it’s a restaurant reviews site, it’s really a lot more,” says Steinthal. “The movement behind the site and the passion in which our ‘fans’ show is so different from what you usually see in the food space. People are obsessed like we’re a their favorite new buzz band. We did our annual Turkey Leg Ball in November and sold out of 500 tickets at $60 a pop in under a week.”

They’re launching the Immaculate Infatuation’s Guide To Killing It This Summer, which is a 65-page multi-touch book includes the best new restaurants with gardens, patios, and outdoor eating; best bars for summer drinking; best wines to drink; best beer gardens; best concerts and music festivals; best food events; best parks and outdoor spaces and best destinations like The Hamptons and North Fork. The summery book is optimized for the new iPad’s retina display and took 2.5 months to put together using Apple’s iBooks Author.

It’s free, beautifully done and includes a plethora of fabulous places you should check out.

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“We put this together to help you get the most of our few fleeting months of New York City sunshine, all while being as gluttonous and irresponsible as possible. Inside you’ll find a handful of new restaurants that we’re excited about, some of the best outdoor dining in town, and a bunch of places we frequent for a drink or two when it’s warm out. Can’t read? Don’t worry. There should be enough hi res photos in here to keep you and/or any four year old entertained for at least an hour or two,” says Steinthal.

If you find any typos, the authors issued little warning: “This thing is probably full of typos, considering we wrote most of it in a 3am haze fueled by Macallan and chocolate chip cookies. Go easy on us.”

They also have an iPhone app chock full of restaurant reviews, making it easy to find a good place to eat on the run. You can search by categories like “dinner with parents”, “date night”, “action at the bar” etc. or find Infatuation approved restaurants near your current location. The app won “Local App Of The Year” this past year from The Village Voice.

Originally cited/spotted on The Next Web – reposted/published here. Go here for the original post.

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