Friday, March 26, 2010

Palm Sunday, PassOver and A Full Moon!

OMG! All in one weekend - Well - we are celebrating the holy spirits with a super hot burlesque show - could there be a sister act involved? - have to check in with Calamity and her talented rotating roster of performers! The kitchen at Chow is cooking up some grass fed ribeye steak - teriyaki style with tempura onion rings and a sweet stir fry of Asian vegetables. We're also serving up our version of the classic wedge - with gala apple, radish, red onion, tofu and a miso thai basil vinaigrette. Light n fresh - I feel the spring thaw coming! Happy weekend and hope to see you at Chow!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Fever Weekend!

Thankfully the weather is giving us an awesome preview of what's ahead. Warm weather and lots of light! We have our outdoor cafe open for those who likc to dine Al Fresco - Early in the season. That's why Calamity has some newbies this Sunday at Dim Sum Burlesque - It's a time for renewal and to take it off!
We're featuring a Sizzling Whole Striped Bass with a Spicy Sweet and Sour Sauce - lemon Thai chilies and basil - Hot! Sake Ice Cream Float with Mango sorbet and pomegranate drizzle - Cool and Sweet - Hope to see you at Chow Bar this weekend! Peace

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mid March Weekend Specials!

As the sunlight changes (thankfully!) and our minds shift into a lighter feeling with that anticipation in the air for the new season, so does our approach to food. we're cracking open some tasty local oysters on the half shell with chinese black vinegar mignonette - Grass fed Ribeye Steak teriyaki with tempura onions and stir fry chinese vegetables and a Sake Ice Cream Float to take you to a higher place. Calamity Chang is back from her travels and is putting together a new show to spice up our Sunday night. HOT! Remember it is Time to spring ahead this weekend. Hope to see you at Chow Bar!

Friday, March 5, 2010

March Roars In!

Just like the year of the tiger - watch out! While Calamity Chang jets off to be on the red carpet for that annual Oscar bash we'll be here cooking up some delish dishes to keep our senses and taste buds awake and anticipating the change of season ahead. We have some plump and tasty Canadian oysters on the half shell with a Chinese black vinegar mignonette (which actually means that white pepper is a key ingredient in this sauce - love the French for defining food preparations and of course couture - haute) Also crispy potato pancakes done with a twist - topped with sake cured salmon, scallion creme fraiche and salmon caviar - YUM ! The Wok is tossing up Spicy Korean Noodles ( linguini like FYI) with lemon grass beef, scallions and cucumber, hot, spicy and tasty. Look out for some menu changes too this weekend - by saturday I'm thinking
Peace and Love - See You at Chow!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Gotta A Feeling!

Wow! This is an awesome winter - growing up here - I missed the snowy winters for awhile - it's great to enjoy it and inspires me in so many ways.
Got to see Black Eyes Peas on wednesday night - great fun show - wanted more of the new music tho' - and what's up with everyone with their constant cell phone pic taking instead of actually watching the show? Seriously? Just watch it on line then instead of live is all I'm saying. Being in the moment is true. Cooking wise I've got a Thai Chicken soup with pineapple coconut milk, lime, mushrooms, basil and a chile lime kick - that'll ward off any cold inducing attacks! We're also grilling up grass fed ribeye steak teriyaki with stir fried vegetables and tempura onion rings to put if over the top. A true winter feast. I know Calamity Chang has another hot show on sunday night Dim Sum Burlesque to put a feather on the end of our weekend cap! See you at Chow!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Weekend Specials!

We enjoyed an amazing and fun holiday weekend with Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year's - An awesome burlesque show hosted by Calamity Chang and New Yorks finest entertainers
HOT! We're baking up some fresh oat bread slicing and stuffing it with buffalo mozzarella , olive tapenade and holy basil - served Monte Cristo style dipped in panko and pan toasted, served with some duck salami - YUM
We also are doing a Spinach Lo Mein stir fried with a variety of Chinese and Japanese mushrooms, chile paste, holy basil and roasted black sesame. Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls accompanied by a red chili cucumber dipping sauce. See you at Chow this weekend!

The Weekend Specials!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Double Red Holiday Weekend!

We are celebrating both that Lover's Day - St. Valentine's and Chinese New Year's - both happening on the same day! This occurs once every 50 years. It's the year of the tiger and those born under this sign will have a shining year! Calamity Chang is hosting an amazing and hot show based on these holidays - I suggest we take her advice and wear red underwear on that day - Seriously! google it. Chow kitchen is cooking up some specials to make you feel the love - Fresh Oysters from Mass. with chinese black vinegar sauce, Grilled Yellowtail with spicy pineapple guacamole, Grass Fed Ribeye Steak, Goat Cheese Fondue, a Warm Chocolate Cake with Blood Orange Sauce and Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange and Strawberries. This is food to feed to each other! I wish everyone a happy new year and Saint V day. See you at Chow!

Friday, February 5, 2010

February Weekend Specials!!!

A snow storm is a coming and we are ready with some banging specials for this weekend. I know there's some sort of big game on Sunday for the sports minded, but that aside Calamity and the gang are taking a rest this week so they can bring on an even bigger & hotter show for Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year - it's the year of the tiger - Check it out!
For this weekend we are featuring a crispy tricked up version of potato pancakes with sake cured salmon and scallion whipped creme fraiche - A beef filet tataki - thin slices, quick grilled with hon shimiji mushrooms, soy, sake, lemon and a dash of chile. A walnut and date bread with creamy gorgonzola and duck salami round out the specials this week. Come on in and eat, drink and just enjoy yourself!
See you at Chow Bar

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Last Weekend of January Specials!

It's 60 degrees, it's snowing, it's 17 degrees! Must be wintertime in NYC. I say put on your best clothes, wrap yourselves up and g0 out! It's a great time to catch up with friends, have some good food and drinks and remember all that's good about being here. No winter Malaise for us. We have the Beautiful Calamity Chang hosting her hot Sunday night Dim Sum Burlesque Show, can't wait to see what surprises she has in store for us this week, naughty girl! In the kitchen, we're serving up Carnitas (that's pork baby) Spring Rolls with a thai pineapple lime dipping sauce Bueno! and My version of a Monte Cristo with buffalo mozzarella, olive tapenade, holy basil and duck salami - Food Heaven! Grilled Filet Mignon with wasabi potatoes and a shiitake plum wine sauce. The Bar is pouring a new Malbec wine, Bodegas Renacer from Argentina and it's just as awesome as the band too! Hope to see you Chowing at Chow Bar this weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Weekend Specials!

January seems to be flying by and we are keeping it rocking with Calamity's free hot n sexy Dim Sum Burlesque show with a rotating cast of NYC's most talented performers. Check her blog for the weekly update. I'm featuring a Spicy Sweet Salty and Sour Thai Chicken Soup with rice vermicelli - Grilled Hamachi aka Yellow Tail with a golden tomato vinaigrette and spicy guacamole - nice! Also a Stir Fry Beef LoMein with spinach noodles, holy basil and shiitake mushrooms. Christian is pouring a new California Chardonnay and Bringing on those Dark and Stormy Rum drinks with Ginger Beer. We are keeping refreshing and stimulating during these winter months! See you at Chow!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cooking Inspirations

Here's a few past fun slide shows on inspirations for work/life and a cooking lesson. New one's coming up soon! Enjoy

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Mid Week Specials!

Post Holiday blues aside - we are still cooking strong and creating some tasty new dishes to keep everyone warm and toasty. We've got Calamity's Sunday night Dim Sum show free of cover with some of NYC's best performers. I've also been baking up some tasty Oat bread to make a tasty twisted version of a kickin' Monte Cristo - It's spread with green olive tapenade, layered with buffalo mozzarella and holy basil, dipped in egg then panko, panfried with olive oil til crisp and delicious, served with some duck salami and paired with one of our wines by the glass. We are also simmering up a Hot and Sour Miso soup with soba noodles, sesame, tofu and hijiki seaweed.
MMM. See you at Chow Bar!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sunday 1-17-2010 Line Up!

This Sunday's 1.17.2010 line-up:

Guest Star Broadway Brassy rocks out with guest guitarist Michael Webb with burlesque performances by Dame CuchiFrita, Ruby Valentine, Calamity Chang, and our weekly sacrificial lamb - boylesquer Stanki Sex!

No cover or table/drink minimum during this January customer appreciation month! Show starts at 9 PM. Call Chow Bar to make a seating reservation. 212.633.2212. First come, first dim sum!

Friday, January 8, 2010


We are celebrating our first decade here on west 4th Street along with a new decade upon us. We want to thank all of our regular customers for all their support throughout the years and to our always new discovering patrons as well! For specials this weekend we have Duck confit spring rolls with a honey mustard plum sauce, Naked chicken dumpling soup, Bread and Cheese plate will feature our own gooey chewy version of a Monte Christo with buffalo mozzarella, olive tapenade, thai basil dipped in egg and panko, pan fried and served with some duck salami - Hot! Am also debuting a Pork Belly Spinach Salad.
Frozen tangerine souffle with winter berries and ginger caramel will help cool things down. See you this weekend! Check out our Sunday night free Dim Sum Burlesque - Keep this winter HOt!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


For the entire month of January, we are running our show FREE and WILD! That's right, FREE. No cover, no table minimum. Just get your booty out to see the talented ladies and musicians. Same time, same place. 9 PM SHARP!