Devotion Spirits, Inc. is proud to announce that they are the first and only brand in the world to receive approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to have "Gluten Free" and "No Sugar Added" labels on their new line of gluten free and sugar free vodkas.
With the increase in gluten sensitivity, many Americans are finding themselves needing to change their diet. But gluten is not only found in foods that we consume it is also found in certain beverages. If you are currently in the market for gluten free alcohol you may be coming up short in your search. Now with Devotion's new line of gluten and sugar free vodkas, everyone can enjoy guiltless drinks!
Here at Joonbug, we pride ourselves on our adventurous spirit, our thirst for the unknown or the unfamiliar, and our celebration of all things American. The dinner we attended recently, hosted by the Richmond Region Tourism group, represents all three of these pillars of culinary exploration.
With cuisine featured by three prominent chefs from Richmond, and beer pairings from Richmond’s local Hardywood Brewery, we were delighted to be part of such a wonderful evening dedicated to showcasing food from a region that is often overlooked in the scope of the national culinary scene.
The holidays can get really expensive. If you’re not going to be home with family this year, sitting back and stuffing your face as your mom slaves over a hot stove- then you’re probably wondering… “what am I going to do?” That's when you look in your wallet and realize, you’re broke. We've all been there. But don’t fret, we’re here to help with our guide on how to celebrate Thanksgiving on a budget.
First, let’s start with the turkey. You probably have a huge, juicy turkey in mind. But if your bank account is saying other wise, there are alternatives--seriously. Here are some alternative, fun options to try with a twist on the traditional turkey.
Since its inception on April 3, 1892, the Ice Cream Sundae has been an all American favorite for kids and adults alike. Made generally of toppings, ice cream, nuts, whipped cream, and the infamous cherry on top, the sundae, like all great American treats, has transformed itself multiple times over the years as each generation has taken this old-time treat and put a new and creative spin on it.
November 11th marks National Sundae Day and this year is extra special because it marks the 120 year anniversary of everyone’s favorite dessert! Not only is the sundae a treat all Americans love, it is also a treat that has a rightful place in our nation’s history. During the Great Depression, one luxury that the working class could afford was a sundae, and during World War II, the Navy built custom floating ice cream parlors to boost troop morale.
New York is home to both the mainstream and those who prefer life off the beaten path. In so much, Brooklyn, home to hipsters, and many things antiestablishment, is also a breeding ground for microbreweries, a trend that is sweeping the East Coast and the rest of the country. Sarah and Giancarlo Annese run beerunion.com, a blog about craft beer, and are craft beer experts. Both have turned their passion from tasting beer and writing into fanning the flame of a movement bringing brewers, distributors, and tasters together. Despite the emphasis on local sourcing, microbreweries have an established foothold in the local economy and are developing a larger consumer base. Giancarlo and Sarah selected beer for this year's NYC Craft Beer Festival: Winter Harvest, coming up on November 23 and 24th. We were able to ask Sarah and Giancarlo a few questions about their passion for local beer, and they kindly took the time to fill us in on the virtues of microbreweries, and where they might be going.
Brunch in New York is becoming more of a staple, straddling the fine line between sophisticated dining and a hangover cure for underacheivers. The term "drunk brunch" is especially popular with the party crowd, who can't be bothered to find an egg after a night of heavy drinking, let alone cook it. If you need a brunch that will nourish your sould while not throwing shade on your life choices, all while giving your tastebuds a much-needed kick in the pants, then MexiBBQ needs to be your regular brunch spot.
The actual first appearance of the doughnut still remains a mystery. Archaeologists have unearthed fossilized bits of what seem to look like doughnuts dating back as early as prehistoric Native American times, and accounts of making fried dough goes back centuries and can be seen across the globe.
But the first known appearance of the doughnut in the states came around the early 19th century, when they were referred to as “oily cakes” by Dutch settlers. Elizabeth Gregory, a New England ship captain’s mother, has become well known in history for her delicious deep fried dough which she flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon rind. But although delicious, her round fried dough balls did not cook all the way through so she would often stuff them with walnuts or hazelnuts- hence the name “doughnut” was born.
Walking into Max Brenner is like dying and going to a chocolate covered heaven. Boxes of chocolate to your right, a chocolate bar complete with knowledgeable chocolate baristas to your left, and warm brown walls covered with chocolate adages. We joined The Door for an exclusive tasting of the newest additions to the Max Brenner menu and celebrated recent renovations to the Union Square location, just in time for the holidays.
The myth is that 90 percent of restuarants fail within the first year of opening. While that stat has been debunked, (around 60% fail over three years is more accurate), having a restaurant open for two decades is something to be proud of. Pescatore has been a local haunt with a loyal clientele due to its quality dishes infused with coziness and expertise. Each Sunday, starting on November 10th, customers can get a $20 prixe fixe dinner featuring marinated olives, peasant bread, salad, and a Parmesan dish served with garlic bread. You can choose from a variety of Parmesan options: veal, chicken, shrimp, eggplant or meatball. An extra $5 gets you a glass of red or white wine.
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Bread has been a vehicle for meat, cheese, vegetables and condiments for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until the English aristocracy branded the popular snack of bread and meat that the sandwich got its name. Its popularity reached the United States, and the rest is history. We are now blessed with a wide variety of sandwiches from all corners of the country, from the French Dip in Los Angeles to the Muffaletta, which began nearly a hundred years ago by Italian immigrants in the French quarter in New Orleans. And of course, we cannot leave out the East Coast favorite, the Philly Cheese Steak, nor can we overlook the iconic grilled cheese. Today, the average American eats 193 sandwiches a year, with ham being the most popular variation. We at Joonbug are celebrating National Sandwich Day by bringing you the best sandwiches in the city--they're the some of the most creative, intuitive, and, yes, delicioius creations out there. Added bonus: they won't break the bank. Sandwiches represent affordable culinary elegance.
A French pastry chef and a Brazilian vegan pastry chef walk into a bar.
This could be the start of an odd food nerd joke, but in actuality, it is the story of the marriage of renowned pastry chef Francois Payard and his lovely and talented wife, Fernanda Capobianco, both of whom currently own and operate their individual bakeries on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
On Monday night, October 27, we had the privilege of watching the couple discuss their individual growth as chefs, how they feel about desserts, how they feel about veganism, and of course, who does the cooking at home, during the dual book launch at the magnanimous Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo. Their playful dynamic was enchanting while Capobianco discussed her debut in print with Vegan Divas Cookbook, and Payard's fourth print release, entitled Payard Desserts.