Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Celebrity Chefs on Long Island

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Whether there’s an anniversary on the horizon or you’re looking for a new dinner spot to try out - the menu of celebrity chefs running restaurants right here on LI has grown as lengthy as the North Fork wine list.

Plan your next night out with your favorite foodie at one of these below restaurants and reserve your ride with Dynasty Limousine!

Chef Tom Schaudel - Jewel 
Featured on several networks such as the Food Network, Metro Channel, and local LI channels, Tom has been commanding attention and taste buds for years. Growing up on Long Island and living on the East End has seriously influenced Tom's culinary sensibilities. Jewel, located in the  Rubie Corporate Plaza in Melville, is a 10,000 square ft. space for those seeking an upscale dining experience, chic bar and lounge, and unique catering menu.

Chef Michael Maroni - Maroni Cuisine
Chef Michael Maroni is well known for his gourmet meatballs - so famous that Bobby Flay challenged him to a Meatball Throwdown, in which Maroni took the victory. If you head to Maroni Cuisine in Northport for a sit down dinner, you can expect not for a set menu but rather a selection of 25 small plates brought to your table (in accordance with your allergies and preferences). Costs vary depending on the day of the week and include unlimited beer and wine with your meal.

Chef Todd Jacobs - Fresh Hamptons
Sag Harbor
After graduating from the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, and spending several years running and working at different restuarants, Fresh Hamptons came to be. Fresh Hamptons, prides itself on locally grown ingredients and gluten-free, vegan and raw options. Jacobs’ dedication to local and wholesome food has earned him appearances on “Martha Stewart Living” on Sirius Radio and WE TV’s Taste This.

Chef Marc Bynum - Hush Bistro
A true Cinderella story, Marc Bynum’s only culinary training came from vocational school while he was still a high-school student. His resume includes working at Venue 56 and Prime, but what really launched him into the spotlight was when he appeared on Food Network’s “Chopped” - winning two episodes and appearing on the season finale “Chopped Champions.” He opened his Modern American restaurant, HUSH Bistro, in downtown Farmingdale emphasizing local and organic flavors enhanced by traditional and new cooking techniques.
For more celebrity chef restaurants here on Long Island, head over to the full list at Long Island Press» Complete your special evening by having Dynasty Limo cover your transportation needs! Contact us for information or vehicle availability! 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year’s Travel Resolutions

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Imagine, having enough time - and money - to travel anywhere our heart desires? For many of us, resolving to travel more can be easier said than done. To help you actually stick to this year’s travel minded resolutions, we have some suggestions sure to please your wanderlust hearts:

Travel outside of your comfort zone - Oh sure, who doesn’t love the annual trip to Disney? Perhaps now it’s time for some new experiences. Try heading out to a new city, a new country even - anything to broaden your horizons.

Use all of your vacation days - A study commissioned by the US Travel Association earlier this year found that US workers only use 77% of their paid time off - meaning Americans are essentially working for free almost one week per year. Take your days! Set quarterly reminders on your calendar to review how many days you have left to take. If you can’t plan a grand venture, enjoy a simple staycation.

Vow to learn a little - By now, you’ll find English speakers in many countries - but this doesn’t mean it’s their native tongue. If you’re planning a trip outside of the states, try learning a new language. Plan to have a conversation with a local to learn more about where you are visiting. Go to a local museum. Anything to xx

Don’t obsess over the “best” places - Sure, Yelp is telling you this restaurant is the best of the best by tourist standards - but maybe that mom and pop restaurant around the corner is the true hidden gem. As far as your safety is concerned, reading reviews is great to ensure you’ve chosen the best place to stay - but branch out from the typical chain restaurants and stores you may be used to.

No matter where your 2015 travel plans take you, Dynasty Limousine will be there to handle your transportation needs. We are available for pickups and drop offs at all of the major New York Airports including, JFK, La Guardia, Mac Arthur Airport and for most private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport. Dynasty Limousines has competitive rates for Airport and Ground Transportation in the New York area. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

NYC Brunch Spots Open New Year's Day

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New Year's Day Brunch
What better way to kill your holiday hangover New Year’s Day than with bacon, eggs, and bottomless mimosas! Celebrate the first day of 2015 at some of these NYC brunch spots offering extended hours of their midday feasts:

Clinton St. Baking Company, 4 Clinton Street, 646-602-6263
One of New York’s #1 breakfast spots - consider the pancakes, smoked salmon scramble, or the southern breakfast plate off of the extended brunch menu (going from 9am - 11pm). Despite the extended hours, remember they don’t take reservations (even if you are famous, or related to them by blood) - be prepared to wait.
The Smile, 26 Bond Street, 646-329-5836
Baked eggs, maple bacon, and french toast are all the rage at The Smile - serving up a brunch menu from 10am - 4:30pm. Whatever you choose, top it off with a Bloody Mary featuring their house-infused pepper vodka. 

Sons of Essex, 133 Essex Street, 212-674-7100
Get ready for two hours of bottomless mimosas along side Canadian bacon benedict or Nutella topped Crunch Berry french toast at this Lower East Side den. Stop by between noon and 7 p.m.

Prune, 54 East 1st Street, 212-677-6221
Serving one of the most popular brunches in the East Village, Prune will be open specially for New Year’s Day. Dig into some sausages and oysters and order one of this hot spot’s famous bloody marys.

For more brunch places open in New York City - head over to the Village Voice here »

If you plan on taking advantage of some of these boozy brunches, let Dynasty Limousine take care of your transportation. Start the New Year off in style, call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Travel Trends for 2015

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Gone are the days of physically going to an airport check-in counter to get a boarding pass, racking up fees phoning home from abroad, and lugging around heavy wallets stuffed with cards. Now, our smart phones double as our wallets and there’s an app for pretty much everything.

Each year the travel industry takes a step forward - so let’s see what’s in store for 2015:

The new wallet - If it hasn’t already, your cellphone will become your wallet. You can sync your credit and debit cards with Google Wallet (for Android) or Apple’s Passbook (iOS) and buy things simply by placing your phone in front of a sensor at checkout.

Take networking to new heights - Delta’s innovation class features a mentoring program - at 35,000 feet. Applicants can apply through LinkedIn to earn a seat beside business, art, and technology leaders like music producer Ryan Lewis, cofounder of Gilt, Alexandra Wilson, creator of Pebble Smartwatch, Eric Migicovsky and more. Additionally, utilize social media for KLM’s Meet & Seat program or Virgin Airlines’ in flight social network.

Easier boarding - Boeing is introducing its new overhead Space Bins for 737s which will appear on Alaska Airlines flights later this year. The bins will hold up to 174 carry ons, a 49% increase from their current capacity, and hang two inches lower as to not have to lift bags as high.

Making dinner reservations -Apps like Killer Rezzy, Resy, and I Know the Chef already exist in NYC, but more apps are helping to open doors at the busiest hot spots - even at the last minute. All the apps basically work the same way, they charge a fee for same-day seats (typically less than $25) and all have big plans for expansion.

No matter where your 2015 travel plans take you and what new technology can make it easier, Dynasty Limousine will be there to handle your transportation needs. We are available for pickups and drop offs at all of the major New York Airports including, JFK, La Guardia, Mac Arthur Airport and for most private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport. Dynasty Limousines has competitive rates for Airport and Ground Transportation in the New York area. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!


Friday, December 12, 2014

Ring In the New Year on Long Island!

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We’ve already made it half way through December and we’ll be ringing in 2015 before you know it. If you’re still unsure of how you’ll be celebrating on December 31st and how you’ll be getting there, not to worry - we’ve got you covered!

The Watermill - Smithtown
7:30pm - 2am
$130 per person
The Watermill’s award winning chefs are preparing an amazing menu featuring full cocktail hour, dinner reception with dessert. Plus you’ll be able to enjoy an open bar all night while dancing to live music provided by Tommy’s Tunes DJ Entertainment (or) the band Decadia. Call 631.724.3242 for reservations.

Jericho Terrace - Mineola
7:30pm - 1:30am
$125 per person 
Enjoy unlimited fun, entertainment and a premium brand liquor service all evening long. Indulge in passed hors d'oeurvres during cocktail hour, a sit down dinner, and champagne toast at midnight. Call 516.742.5251 for reservations.

Fox Hollow - Woodbury
$150 per person with overnight packages available starting at $589 (includes overnight stay, 2 tickets to the gala, and breakfast New Year's Day!)
Guests kick off the evening with a full cocktail hour then enjoy an amazing sit down dinner with dessert and premium open bar all night. Our live DJ sets the stage for a celebration you will never forget! Call 516.921.1415 for reservations.

Windows on the Lake - Lake Ronkonkoma
8pm - 1am
$125 per person
Dance away the old and ring in the New Year at this beautiful lakeside location! Enjoy entertainment by DJ Frankie, playing the sounds of yesterday and today. Your reservation includes waterview dining, premium open bar, champagne toast, party hats and noisemakers, and a big screen for the live countdown. Call 631.737.0088 for reservations.
If you plan on taking advantage of the open bar at the above places, allow Dynasty Limousine to bring you home safely. Whether you are attending a local party or spending the night out in the city, arrive in style!  Could you think of a more glamorous way to start 2015? We can't either! Call us today (631) 587-8500! 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#TuesdayTips for Celebrating the Holidays at Walt Disney World

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8.5 million lights, 15 miles of garlands, 1,300 individually decorated Christmas trees - the holidays aren’t just a celebration at Walt Disney World, they’re an epic production. If you’re heading down south for a little bit of Disney Christmas magic this season, we wanted to provide some tips from Travel + Leisure to help you strategize your venture in advance:

Arrive Early - The week between Christmas and New Years is prime time for tourist travel, not surprising since the kids are out of school and you have vacation days to use up. During this peak time, it’s not uncommon for Disney’s Magic Kingdom to reach capacity by late morning. Last year, management closed the entry gates on December 31st until hordes started to disperse in the late afternoon.  So if you have your heart set on a park, be sure to get there at least an hour before it opens!

Book Meal Reservations Ahead of Time - While this isn’t new, booking advance dining reservations is crucial. Plus as a bonus, if you have a reservation in a theme park that’s nearing capacity and guests are being refused entry - you’ll be more likely to get inside. Head to the Biergarten in Epcot’s Germany pavilion for a festive meal with a special holiday buffet and Christmas market.

Focus on Epcot and Animal Kingdom - Magic Kingdom is Disney’s most popular park attracting an estimated 18.5 million visits last year alone. With the crowds that flock there, it could take you an hour to simply get from one end of the park to the other. No amounts of holiday cheer can withstand those circumstances. This time, try your hand visiting Epcot and/or Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Both are more spacious, so you will feel less crammed in there!

Plan Ahead - BYO-Stroller. Disney of course provides these for rentals, they do sell out quickly. Plan ahead and bring anything you can as to opt out of anything that requires you to stand in line for the service (stroller rentals, Fastpass rescheduling, etc).

It’s also important to adjust your expectations, with gridlock this thick you likely won’t get to do everything you had wanted but that shouldn’t hinder your celebration! For additional Disney travel tips, click here »

Start your vacation off truly stress free, let Dynasty Limousine take care of your airport transportation. We handle pick ups and drop offs at all major New York Airports including La Guardia, JFK, Mac Arthur as well as most private airports like Farmingdale Executive Airport. Call and request a quote today!
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Thursday, December 4, 2014

#TravelThursday - Stocking Stuffers for Travelers

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Bigger isn’t always better in terms of travel. With new carry on size limitations being enforced, trying to get heavy, large items through TSA quickly and without a hitch may prove difficult. So to help with your holiday shopping this season for the globetrotter in your life, we’ve rounded up some small and light items sure to enhance any travel experience:
Swiss Army Knife iPhone Case - The IN1 for iPhone 5/5S and 6 combines a sleek design with functional multi-tools in one case. Case includes pens, screwdrivers, kickstand, nail file, tweezers, scissors, toothpick - and is TSA compliant. ($35)

Vapur Shades - Whether you are camping, hiking or looking for a way to stay hydrated while site seeing, vapur has you covered. This foldable water bottle collapses into a small roll when not in use, otherwise can hold .5L of water. ($10)

Photojojo Phone Lenses - Step up your instagram game with these pro-quality iPhone and Android lenses. Choose from individual lenses, a sampler back, or the full kit of Fisheye, Super Fisheye, Telephoto, Wide Angle, Macro and Polarizing. Just stick the adhesive removable metal ring to the back of your phone and snap on the lens (magnetically) - voila! ($20 - $115)

W&P Carry-On Cocktail Kit - Gone are the days of boring in-flight drinks. This TSA/FAA approved tiny tin is small enough to slip into your carry on outfitted with everything you need to craft two Old Fashioned cocktails mid-flight. Kit components include a recipe card, spoon/muddler, aromatic bitters, cane sugar, and a linen coaster. ($24)
Give your loved one the ultimate travel gift - the gift of Dynasty Limousine. We provide professional transportation services in Long Island, New York City, and surrounding areas 24/7 and are available for airport pick ups and drop offs at all major NYC airports.

 Give us a call and ask about our gift certificates today!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Party Limo Rentals

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Holiday season is in full swing and with it comes the annual holiday party. By now you likely know the destination for this year’s event, perhaps have even invited a plus one - but have you considered how you’ll get there?

Securing reliable transportation is not only a way to treat yourself and your colleagues, but also ensures your group will arrive and return home safely - and that’s where we come in:

Get There Easy - Sometimes, the location of a holiday party isn’t the easiest to get to. Perhaps parking is limited, the destination is far from home, or not easily accessible to public transportation. With Dynasty Limousine, those worries are gone. Let us focus on getting you there while you relax and get ready to party.

Prevent Impaired Driving - Don’t run the risk of driving after a drink or two. By securing a ride with us, we’ll handle pick ups and drop offs so all you have to worry about is enjoying yourself.

Increase the Overall Experience - Make getting there part of the fun! Instead of cramming in a coworkers car to carpool, sitting in traffic, or figuring out public transportation - you can relax in luxury.

Company holiday parties are a great time for coworkers and management to unwind while reflecting on the past year’s accomplishments and success. Eliminate all the stresses of transportation by giving Dynasty Limo a call. At Dynasty Limousine, we have a full fleet of vehicles - from stretch limousines to party buses, sure to fit your party’s needs. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!