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

Park Hotel Kenmare

Travel

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When I visited Ireland last year, I spent a few days at the Park Hotel Kenmare while sightseeing around the Ring of Kerry (I highly recommend checking out the Wild Atlantic Way – aka the West coast – of Ireland by the way; it’s breathtaking). Built in 1897, the Park Hotel Kenmare is situated on Kenmare Bay with mountain views, tons of scenic walks (or as I like to call them – “hike lites”), a delicious restaurant, and a resident horse :). The hotel itself is tucked away in a quiet and serene location but still centrally located to local sights.  Lucky for you, I captured some moments from my brief but memorable stay 😉 :

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

Events / Giveaways / Partnerships, Food

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

Bi-Rite Creamery

Eating Out, Food, Travel

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During a recent visit to the Bay area (hey SF peeps!!), I had the pleasure of visiting Bi-Rite Creamery.  Bi-Rite makes their own ice cream, soft serve and bakery goods and features both traditional and unique (and delish!) flavors.  Bi-Rite aims for its ice cream flavors to have five ingredients or less – the result of which is pure, simple but intense flavor.  The line was out the door when I visited, and I soon found out why! Continue Reading