Better it with Benefiber Cook-Off in Herald Square

Better it with Benefiber Cook-Off in Herald Square

Join me as I recap my experience with the Better it with Benefiber Cook-Off in Herald Square, NYC on October 24th!  Photo courtesy of Benefiber®   This post was sponsored by Benefiber®.  All opinions are my own.  Five in the morning comes at you really quickly when...
Beef and Poblano Chili #FBS4Sandy

Beef and Poblano Chili #FBS4Sandy

In the last year and half-ish since I started my blog, I’ve learned one thing.  Food bloggers are a kind and caring lot.  If there is someone in need, or let’s say a natural disaster that has left people homeless or without power for 11 days now, we band...
Brooklyn Pour Recap

Brooklyn Pour Recap

I’ve attended many beer festivals in the last few years, but I must say Brooklyn Pour held last Saturday, October 6th, was probably the best fest I’ve attended out of them all.  Curated by The Village Voice and held at One Hanson Place, a former savings...
Pig Island 2012 Recap

Pig Island 2012 Recap

On Saturday, September 1st, Governor’s Island went whole hog and transformed into Pig Island for the day.  25 NYC chefs, locally sourced pigs, plus NY state beers, cider and wine were at our disposal for a day of food, fun and sun.  Our first stop was to Talde...
Got Bacon? The First Annual Bacon Bash

Got Bacon? The First Annual Bacon Bash

Got your attention didn’t I? Indulge me for a moment – this post is slightly off the beaten path for me.  It’s not a recap but a preview to what will be the event of the year for bacon lovers. iAdventure, the promoters behind Bacon Bash asked if I...
The Great GoogaMooga – Part 2

The Great GoogaMooga – Part 2

Are you ready for more Mooga? Sunday was another day spent in the sun, eating my heart out and listening to some great music and despite not having one bite of lobster all week, plus slathering myself with suntan lotion, I still managed to turn myself into one....
The Great GoogaMooga – Part 1

The Great GoogaMooga – Part 1

Yesterday, thousands of people descended upon Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Nethermead to celebrate the first  The Great GoogaMooga for a day of eating, drinking and music listening.  I was there from beginning to mostly the end (by 8pm we need to run home to feed...
5th Annual Village Voice Choice Eats

5th Annual Village Voice Choice Eats

On Monday night, I attended the 5th Annual Choice Eats hosted by The Village Voice.  I think I might still might be full, and I barely tackled half the restaurants represented.  I attend a lot of food events, and this by far and large my favorite event of the year.  ...
Duck Duck… Bacon

Duck Duck… Bacon

I’m a big fan of duck, especially duck fat but you probably figured that out if you’ve been reading this blog. So when I heard that Jimmy’s No. 43 was hosting their second annual Duck-off benefitting Food Systems Network NYC, I knew I had to compete....
Focaccia Pizza

Focaccia Pizza

Do you ever set out to make one thing and it end up being something completely differently, albeit delicious in the end? That’s what happened with this pizza. See my actual goal with this recipe was to make a grandma pie, but too much water and oil accidentally...
Trufflepalooza Dinner at Locanda Verde

Trufflepalooza Dinner at Locanda Verde

It only happens once a year. Black Truffles are back! Andrew Carmellini – chef and restauranteur of Locanda Verde in NYC knows how to handle truffles.  For the third year in the row, he held his one night only trufflepalooza dinner and I was able to score one of...