DELICIOUS-DEBUTS

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Instant Cupcakes…From a Spray Can


We’ve all heard of the sinfully delicious ‘Microwave Mug Cake,’ or ‘5-minute cake’…but what about Spray Cake? This cake-batter-in-a-can fad is taking instant cake to an entire new level. When you’re in the mood for a freshly baked cupcake…expect it ASAP. An innovative way to prepare cupcakes and cakes by simply adding heat, Spray Cake utilizes ‘on-demand organic’ batter in an aerosolized can.

When using Spray Cake, your cupcakes will be popping out of the oven in less than a minute. And as far as freshness goes, this instant batter stays fresh for weeks (so you can splurge whenever you'd like)!

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5 Stars for Dopo East's Newly Launched Brunch

We recently told you about Dopo East’s new addition to their menu- a gourmet brunch offered every weekend on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-4pm. While the restaurant has been around for over a year, this Upper East Side Italian restaurant was eager to expand their menu.

Thankfully, Joonbug.com had a chance to sample this new brunch on Sunday, and it was without a doubt one of our favorites. Dopo East has managed to bring their authentic Italian cuisines to their brunch offering guests something new and unique. Plus, we promise when you finish you’ll be so stuffed, you won’t need to eat for the rest of the day.

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Kings County Saloon Opens in Bushwick



All Bushwick locals know of the loved Kings County Bar, and you probably know they recently shut down. Well good news- they are re-opening in the form of Kings County Saloon on Friday, July 18th in Bushwick! It’s like they never left.

Owner Jesse Levitt and GM Aimee Arciuolo wanted to keep the vibe of Kings County Bar while being able to utilize the new surrounding and larger setting to bring more of a novelty feel. At the same time they want to bring the same local attitude and lack of pretense that made Kings County Bar popular. The building of the new Kings County Saloon was originally home to a cabaret and saloon, prior to WWII. The design team for the new location brought back the original feel, to create a sort of “speakeasy meets industrial ambiance in this historic location.

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Chef Francois Payard's Newest Creation

One particular summer activity that is always enjoyable is camping. Who doesn’t like sitting by the campfire and making a perfect s’more?

Even if you actually hate the outdoors, but love s’mores, then you will be happy to know that Chef Francois Payard has turned this favorite outdoor sweet to an iconic French treat called the macaron s’mores.

We promise it is as delicious as it sounds, and if you love Chef Payard’s world renowned macarons (and we know you do), then you will love the macaron s’mores. This new treat incorporates everything you already love about a typical s’more but makes it five times better: golden brown marshmallow, chocolate ganache middle surrounded by a crisp graham cracker shell.

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The Hummus & Pita Co. Debuts Savory Breakfast Menu


The Hummus & Pita Co.’s Union Square location is making it easy for busy urbanites to enjoy a delightful, healthy breakfast. Say goodbye to those bland pre-made omelets and egg sandwiches, because The Hummus & Pita Co. is providing customers with delicious and healthy alternatives. Their debuting menu will completely change the way you look at chain breakfast fare. Prepare your mouth to water in delight!

Starting on Monday, July 14th, The Hummus & Pita Co’s Union Square venue will be offering a variety of scrumptious, fresh breakfast options, including their Sabbich, a savory whole wheat pita stuffed with hard boiled eggs and eggplant. The unique Sabbich breakfast sandwich is hearty and extremely delicious...a definite must-try. This Mediterranean eatery will also serve Greek and vegetarian omelets, Shaksuka (eggs poached in a tomato sauce), freshly baked Spinach & Feta / Mushroom Quiche and more.

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Brunching it with Brass Union

Calling all brunch enthusiasts and passionate foodies! Somerville's Brass Union is launching their delightful brunch service on Sunday, July 6th...just in time to end this holiday weekend on a savory note.

When it comes to brunching it, Beantown certainly does not fool around. Urbanites take their weekend brunch extremely seriously, scouting out the trendiest venues in town to catch up with friends, sip a refreshing mimosa and savor a delectable plate. Look out Beantown, because there's new brunch fare in town, and it's prepared to delight each and every palate.

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Mouthwatering BBQ Fare in the South End


Estelle’s
, located in Beantown’s South End, introduces new scrumptious barbeque additions to its dinner menu. Even though we’re celebrating summertime in the city, Executive Chef Eric Gburksi’s traditional cuisine will take every palate on an exciting journey to its divine southern roots.

There is nothing more mouthwatering than BBQ comfort food during the summer season. Just the thought of enjoying scrumptious potato salad and corn on the cob (lathered in butter) on a warm summer afternoon is completely refreshing. So savor summer with Estelle’s! On the menu you will find a listing of “BBQ Platters,” where Chef Gburksi breaks out his amazing culinary talent in authentic southern barbeque. A hearty Texas Brisket is offered, in addition to Eastern North Carolina Pulled Pork, and more.

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Mira Sushi & Izakaya Debut New Hot Dogs on Their Menu

The 4th of July is almost here, which means it's time for barbecue season to be in full swing. BBQ can't exist without hot dogs, and who doesn’t love throwing one of those tasty dogs on the grill? Well if you are bored of the same old ketchup and bun types, you will want to check out Chef Brian Tsao's of Mira Sushi & Izakaya’s newest creation.

Hot dogs at a classy establishment like Mira Sushi & Izakaya seems out of place, but Chef Tsao has managed to create something pretty amazing in the world of hot dogs. It is a Japanese-inspired mini hot dog that fuses Asian and American street foods. Tsao’s hot dogs are made with smoked kurobuta pork sausage from Japan and topped with jicama mango slaw and red onions.

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Fields Good Chicken Opens in Manhattan!

Chicken is a flexible food you can do a lot with: fry it, grill it, bake it, roast it, etc. Basically, you can whatever you want with it. The trick however, its making chicken tasty and healthy at the same time. Luckily for us, Fields Good Chicken, a new healthy restaurant in the Financial District dedicated to grilled and roasted chicken served in a variety of delicious ways, is finally open! Created by the same man who runs its kitchen, Chef Field Failing is a former financier and competitive bike-racer turned chef after getting the idea for healthy quick eating while bike-racing.

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Camp David in the East Village Offers an Experience Fit For a President

As we head into the main heatwave of summer, you are probably looking a great outdoor spot to sip on tasty cocktails with your friends. Well, the brand new East Village lounge Camp David should be topping your list.

Camp David will be opening a chic outdoor area spanning 1000 sq ft, which will include lounge seating, dimmed lights, background music, a grass wall, and an overall garden-like feel. Who doesn’t like drinks and tapas outside, while sitting in a garden, in the middle of the Village?