This cupcake shop in East Village takes art and desserts to a whole other level. Their cupcakes, cakes, and celebrity inspired cookies have caught the eye of many New Yorkers and has created some awesome Instagram posts. Back in December we shared with you the Drake Cake on our IG page.
Boston showed me a great time and it was hard to cram everything into my short weekend in this historical city. I decided to share a few of my other stops while visiting.
Samuel Adams Brewery – This is a must if you have a beer lover in your company and it is only 15 minutes outside of Downtown Boston. The brewery is easy to get to via their public transportation system or via an Uber. The brewery tour is FREE 99 but they do ask for a donation of $2.00. When I found out the donation goes directly to a charity that is called ‘Brewing The American Dream‘ and supports inner city children in the neighborhood I was lead to give more. The tour takes less than an hour and you get to indulge in 5 of THE freshest beers that Sam Adams has available.
I think the two types of foods that immediately comes to mind when thinking of Boston is seafood and Italian cuisine. Because of that, the North End neighborhood of Boston has always been known for Italian dining. I got the chance to check out the new kid on the block, Rigoletto Ristorante, in the popular Italian neighborhood. I was able to nab a table via OpenTable only 3 hours prior to dinner and was so thankful. Alot of the Italian restaurants in the North End take reservations but good luck on landing one the of day. So if you ever visit Boston be sure to plan ahead. (more…)
Everyone one who lives in NYC knows you HAVE to escape every now and again to keep your sanity. This past weekend I decided to explore Boston for the first time. Boston is known for being one of the oldest cities in the United States, home to a large number of colleges and universities, and great food. Throughout this week I will be highlighting some of my favorites while visiting this historical city.
First stop in Boston was Kanes Donuts! This is considered a Boston tradition that was started in 1955 by a family in a small town outside of Boston called Sagus, Massachusetts. (more…)
Carmine’s is something you have to experience at least once in your lifetime. And when you go bring a crew, wear loose top, and put on some stretch pants! Carmine’s is an Italian restaurant serves family style portions and they could care less about you preserving your girlish figure! Their first location opened up in 1990 on the Upper West Side and since then they have expanded to a second location near Times Square and three others outside of NYC. I recommend the one on the Upper West Side because it will have less tourists, and it is the first of their locations. I strongly encourage making reservations and have at least three or more in your party if y0u plan to successfully conquer this food mission.
For dinner, I had the calamari as an appetizer and their special pasta for that night. The calamari was average and nothing to really rave about besides the large portion. Now lets get into this pasta that is featured below! Scallops, shrimp, calms, mussels, garlic, tomatoes, and a white wine sauce. It taste even better than it looks!
Honestly, truly, Thai Villa HAS to be the best Thai food I have had in NYC. I understand that is a strong statement, but I stand by it. Feel free to reference my previous post about my favorite Thai spots in NYC. Thai Villa takes the cake with the ambiance, decor, food, and service. I originally discovered them while I was sitting in my office and craving Thai food in the Flatiron area of Manhattan. Thai Villa has been my go-to since they offer amazing lunch specials for under $20. What is so sad is the food is so good that every time I go I forget to take pics of my food to share it with The DC fam. Featured below is my favorite dish which Chicken Pad Kra Prow. (more…)
Did you know about 190 million Valentines are sent each year just in the United States alone? Either you love or hate this holiday, and I don’t think there is any gray area when it comes to feelings for Valentine’s Day. On February 14th you are reminded yet again you are bae-less on this unnecessary Hallmark holiday. From homegirl at work getting floors delivered, to walking past larger than life Valentine window displays, or all the couples on the subway holding hands and you JUST KNOW they are heading to dinner. So to cure your V-Day blues I am giving you a list of places it is completely acceptable to dine alone because two would be a crowd.
Xi’an Famous Food – This spicy Chinese food NYC-based chain has a total of 10 locations so I am sure you will be able to find one near you. They are known for their hand pulled noodles and lamb burgers as well. Great thing about Xi’an is their locations are made for fast dining and NOT group dining. Party of 1 = being able to find a seat. My personal favorite is the beef and noodles!
We all need an excuse to go Williamsburg since it is not always the easiest or most convenient to get to. Well, here it is folks, Grand Street Restaurant Week!!! It is currently going on NOW and ends February 12th. The prices are amazing with 3-course dinners ranging from $12 – $30 and lunches only $9 – $15. I would catch the L Train for these type of deals. Not all locations are offering lunch specials, so head over to their website and remember reading is fundamental. If you have been to any of the restaurants listed below let us know and shout out your favorite dishes in our comment section!
Restaurant Week in NYC is something like a gift from the food gawds. It gives you the ability try a new restaurant, and experience some of their best foods for an awesome price. I normally hit a spot or two in Lower Manhattan neighborhoods like SoHo or (more…)