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October 2012

Fun Fact Friday


Happy FRIDAY, Noshers!  Wow, this week was a bit rough – super busy and hardly any time to catch up on email correspondence! Boo!  I’m working on Sunday but hopefully will catch up on some much needed R&R on Saturday.  What plans do you have this weekend?

The last Fun Fact of October is related to one of my favorite meats:

Pig Island

One of the many pork dishes I devoured at Pig Island

October is National Pork Month


Have a wonderful weekend!

What’s your favorite pork product? Mine’s bacon!

New York Taste 2012 – Monday, November 5th!

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Happy Tuesday, Noshers!  It’s one of my favorite times of year – New York Taste time!   I have attended this awesome event for two years now, and I am super excited to be covering it again for 2012!

Photo courtesy of New York Taste

Taking place on Monday, November 5th, New York Taste will feature delicious nosh from 40+ top NYC restaurants, such as Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Le Bernardin, Morimoto, Red Rooster Harlem, Telepan and much much more.  Rumor has it Marcus Samuelsson, Morimoto and many others will make personal appearances – another great opportunity for me to stand there awkwardly gawking in awe. 😉  And one of the best things about this event (besides all the amazing food) is that a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to City Harvest to help fight hunger.  Eating for a good cause!

Over 1,000 guests are expected, with general admission tickets priced at $175.  If you are super fancy, VIP tickets can be purchased for $250, and include admission to a special preview hour, access to the VIP lounge, and a VIP gift bag filled with a variety of products, including culinary tools.  (I myself will be at the general event with a press pass 😉 ).   Tickets are on sale at here!

SUPER excited!

Check out my picture-heavy recaps of previous New York Taste events:

New York Taste 2010!

New York Taste 2011!

Fun Fact Friday


Happy Friday, Noshers! What’s on your agenda this weekend? Mine will be one of (hopefully) rest and relaxation.  I will be attending an Oyster Class tonight with W&T Seafood, which I am very excited about – I absolutely love oysters!  I also plan to catch Taken 2 (because Liam Neeson is badass and I loved Taken 1). Fun times!

Today’s fun fact is perfect for the autumn season.

Check out my Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake post for the recipe and a tragic cheesecake/bike messenger collision story.

Sunday is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!

Yum! I love cheesecake, all types and flavors!

What are your plans this weekend?

NYC Wine & Food Festival Sandwich Showdown!

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Lobster Roll Perfection from Luke’s Lobster

This past weekend, I was invited by the Cranberry Marketing Committee to attend the Sandwich Showdown at the NYC Wine & Food Festival.  Featuring over 15 different types of sandwiches prepared by New York City’s top chefs, the Showdown was full of yummilicious bites catchy live music, and flowing libations.  Best of all, the winning chef got $5,000 to donate towards his or her favorite charity.  Eating for a cause, what’s not to like about that??

After picking up our voting tokens:

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Autism Speaks Annual Celebrity Chef Gala

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Angelo Sosa, Michael Symon and Jonathan Waxman!

Last week, I had the great honor of covering the Autism Speaks 6th Annual Celebrity Chef Gala.  While the majority of events I cover usually all about the food, this event combined both spectacular cuisine with a great cause; I felt absolutely privileged to attend!

The event, hosted by Michael Symon of “The Chew,” and featuring celebrity chefs such as Tom Colicchio, Angelo Sosa, Mike Isabella, Masaharu Morimoto and so many more, it is no wonder that Autism Speaks raised over $1.6 million  with this event alone, funding research and advocacy initiatives for individuals with autism.

The event took place at Cipriani Wall Street, an absolutely gorgeous venue:

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