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The Big Chocolate Show – this weekend!

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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!

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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

Join me at the Vendys! (Discount Code Below!)

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New York, NY - September 17, 2016: The 2016 Vendy Awards on Governors Island. CREDIT: Clay Williams. © Clay Williams / claywilliamsphoto.comAll photos by Clay Williams

What are you doing next Saturday?  Hopefully, the answer is attending the Vendys! 🙂

I am super stoked to be attending the 14th annual Vendy Awards next Saturday, the 22nd, and I hope you’ll join me there!  This is actually my *very first time* attending the Vendys, and I can’t WAIT. I’ve heard such amazing things about the event itself, and I just love that it celebrates NYC’s diverse street food culture all in one place. With 25 vendors and unlimited food and drink included in your ticket, you know it will be a fun (and delicious!) day. Continue Reading

Event Alert – New York Taste 2017! Monday, November 6th!

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One of my favorite dishes from the last New York Taste nights I attended!

Happy FRIIIYAAY, Noshers!  Today I’m sharing the details of one of my absolute FAVORITE food events of the year – New York Taste!  This amazing night of culinary delights is taking place next Monday, November 6th, and yours truly will be be attending for the fifth time (yup, I love it that much).  Now in its 19th year, New York Taste 2017 will feature chefs from over 40 of NYC’s most delicious restaurants. Some of the chefs I absolutely must visit this year are Simone Tong, Dale Talde, and my personal event fave – Wyle Dufresne! One of the best things of this event (besides the food) is that the chefs are all available and eager to chat – so yes, in between table hopping and stuffing my face, I’ll be chatting up these fabulous individuals!

Proceeds from the event go to City Harvest – do you really need another reason to eat for a good cause? I didn’t think so.  If you’ve been waiting and waiting to buy tickets for this – DO IT!

General admission tickets are on sale now – don’t wait, the VIP tix are already sold out!

My previous visits to New York Taste:

I really hope to see you there!

Check out the chef line-up – who would you most like to chat up?

A Watercress Evening with Chef Ming Tsai and B&W Quality Growers!

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Sous Chef Kenji, Me, and Chef Ming – the only thing missing is the watercress.

Watercress – the less looked-upon green – until now! Growing up in a Chinese household, watercress was always in our greens rotation.  Figuring prominently in hot pot meals, soup, and as a stir-fried veggie, I always loved this spicy, slightly bitter green.  So, I was super excited to attend last week’s watercress dinner hosted by Chef Ming Tsai and B&W Watercress Growers. Featuring a 6-course meal featuring watercress, I was curious to see how versatile the vegetable could be. And I was certainly not disappointed! See for yourself:

We started with watercress-artichoke dip served with whole wheat pita chips: Continue Reading