INTERPHEX 2012 – Opportunity and New Discoveries

Rooftop Bar view

Rooftop Bar view (Photo credit: spikeyhelen)

By Sofia Gakopoulos – Director Strategic Accounts, INTERPHEX

I am sure that you are all as grateful as I am for the beautiful Spring we are enjoying. Spring for me has always represented a fresh start and the promise of new opportunities and discoveries.

In many ways INTERPHEX and the Spring season have this in common.  You come to INTERPHEX so that you can find the right opportunities and make the right discoveries necessary to accomplish your goals.  We look forward to your visit to INTERPHEX this year – with over 675 exhibitors and a top notch educational program the opportunities and discoveries you make should be endless!

Every year I try to take advantage of all the Big Apple has to offer and am always on the look out for “something new” to do.  For those of you who attend each year perhaps you have some favorite places that you visit each time, but for those of you open to suggestions I’d like to share a few of my own discoveries with you.

Little Branch is a tres cool 20’s style speakeasy located at 20 7th Avenue South at Leroy Street in the West Village.  There is no obvious sign to let you know it’s there and it’s very easy to miss! An iron door with a small plaque are the only real markings, however chances are good that you will notice a line of people waiting for their turn to get in. The ambiance is speakeasy hip and really does take you back in time. The drinks are phenomenal and watching the bartenders (in armbands no less!) is a show in itself.   See what NY Magazine has to say:

230 5th Avenue – Rooftop Garden Bar in the Flatiron District on 5th Avenue between 26th and 27th streets. The drinks are on the pricey side but the views are spectacular. Pop in for a cocktail and feast your eyes before dinner.  The Empire State Building is your backdrop and there are heat lamps and red hooded fleece robes available in case you get cold!

Not a new discovery for me, but still a favorite, is TAO Restaurant.  If you haven’t had the opportunity yet, make sure to visit TAO restaurant on East 58th for some of the best Asian Fusion food in the city. The vibe is energetic and hip and with 3 levels of dining it’s a pretty neat scene often frequented by stars and athletes.

Make sure to stop by the information counters at INTERPHEX 2012 to pick up your NYC guide for even more suggestions or visit our website.

Sofia Gakopoulos is the Director Strategic Accounts for INTERPHEX.  Contact Sofia at


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