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Serena

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Travel

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I spent this past weekend in Montauk, at the very end of Long Island.  While the Hamptons swell with visitors and beachgoers during the summer, at this time of year it is refreshingly quiet and laid back.  While out there, I visited the Montauk Point Lighthouse, which is the oldest lighthouse in New York, authorized by George Washington in 1792. Continue Reading

Timna

Eating Out, Food

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While I love (and I mean LOVE) my French toast, waffles, and pancakes (as you could probably tell from my previous post), every so often I have a hankering for more diverse brunch options.  On such an occasion, I decided to give Timna in the East Village a try.  A chic and sleek Mediterranean restaurant, Timna offers a generous brunch menu that will satisfy even the hungriest brunchgoer. Continue Reading

Maison Pickle

Eating Out, Food

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Once in a while, I’m in the mood for a lighter brunch option. This is not one of those times :).  Today, I’m here to share my enthusiasm for strictly traditional brunch fare – none other than the chicken & French Toast stack at Maison Pickle 🙂

As you can see from the above, the chicken & French Toast stack is not for the faint of heart.  I prepped both mentally and appetite-wise for this very dining experience.  My preparations paid off, as I was treated to a generous (to say the least! ha!) portion of fluffy yet dense Challah French Toast topped with flavorful buttermilk fried chicken, nitrate-free bacon, maple butter, and syrup.

Meanwhile the diner next to me ordered a half grapefruit. She’s missing out!

If you’re looking for a light meal of fruit and Greek yogurt (and don’t get me wrong, there’s definitely a time for that – or so I’m told), Maison Pickle is not your place. However, if you’re ready to tackle the Everest that is their Fried Chicken – n- Toast, you can’t find go wrong. Let me know what you think!

The Big Chocolate Show – this weekend!

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships, Food

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If you’ve been following along on the blog, you’ll know that I love a good food event (evidence #1 – see my Vendy Awards recap from last weekend!). I’m stoked to attend another fabulous festival this coming weekend – The Big Chocolate Show! Featuring the world’s best chocolatiers, chefs, artisans and experts, this event will feature tons of tastings, fun demonstrations, creative classes, and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!

If you’re in NYC, check it out – and let me know so I can keep an eye out for you!  Tickets can be purchased here.

 

Recap: The Vendys!

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships, Food

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A plate of deliciousness from Vendy Cup winner Royal Grill Halal Food!

This past weekend, I had the delicious opportunity to attend the Vendy Awards.  In its 14th year, the Vendys celebrates New York City’s top street vendors representing a diverse array of cuisines.  With 25 vendors evaluated across 5 categories, it was an amazing eat-stravaganza!  I posted my day-of eats on my Instagram story, but if you missed out, have no fear – I’m recapping here.

The first and newest Vendy category was “Best Breakfast,” and what I *loved* about this year’s nominees was that the offerings were so much more than your traditional eggs and waffles.  I’m talking Chinese rice rolls, tamales, tacos, and more! See for yourself. Continue Reading