The good news just keeps on coming! Not only has Crumbs bakeshop officially reopened after closing in July, but National Chocolate Cupcake Day is right around the corner! On Saturday, October 18th, cupcake fans across the nation can pay tribute to this chocolatey goodness by indulging in a celebratory pastry. So, out of all of the bakeries in the USA, where will you be dining this year? One of the best, featured below, we hope. ________________________________________________________________________________________
If you’re a local, then you are well aware of the role Williamsburg plays in New York's hip nightlife scene. Burgeoning with 20-somethings straight out of college, trying to find themselves, adorning Urban Outfitters from head to foot, hell bent on making sure life ain't nothing but a good time, this Brooklyn neighborhood hosts the best parties, hippest restaurants, and swankiest bars. So here are some of our favorite bars in this up and coming area, and some are even so hip and trendy, they don't have websites!
1. Donna (27 Broadway)-
If you’re looking for a spot featuring truly delicous cocktails with fun names, then look no further than Donna. This Williamsburg bar is becoming a favorite for all locals and even those who aren’t from the area. While you’re getting your drink on, be sure to try several of their house Tacos such as, Chipotle’d Chicken (Bell and Evans chicken braised in chipotle stock, topped with pico de gallo, cotija cheese, crema, Valentina sauce).
What screams Oktoberfest more than beer and food? Nothing. The good news is Oktoberfest has finally arrived in the city, and we’ve done all of the hard work for you! We have all of the places you need to be during this German holiday; and we promise there will be plenty of beer and food for all to enjoy.
1. Blaue Gans (139 Duane St.)-
This Tribeca restaurant will be celebrating and partying from now until the end of October! You’ll be able to enjoy their German Oktoberfest beers AND pork roast, dumplings, sauerkraut, a variety of schnitzel, Bavarian sausages, pretzels, liptauer, strudel, and smoked trout. Basically, they have everything you would want to eat at an Oktoberfest celebration! Blaue Gans is so excited for Oktoberfest they also have a float in the Steuben Parade as well, so check that out.
Get out your cell phones and get ready to follow our favorite food Instagram accounts. Whether you're craving healthy, gluten-free, snacks, or fun creations; these food Instragram accounts will be ones you'll enjoy every week!
Remember that saying “There’s an app for that”? Since apps have become such a huge part of everyday life, the phrase really does have a lot of truth behind it. Considering just how diverse the spectrum is, we decided to dive into the market and dig up the best and worst apps designed for some of our favorite people: foodies. Of course, forget about Yelp and OpenTable — those are givens. Instead, let’s focus on the smaller apps that will have you either downloading them immediately or scratching your head wondering why they exist in the first place
You know that moment when you’re in a crowded room or small space, and it’s completely quiet and someone decides it’s the perfect time for a snack? We’ve all been there, and no one wants to be that inconsiderate person, so do yourself a favor and check out this round up of the worst foods to eat in quiet spaces!
1.) Pamela's (Pittsburgh, PA)
These hotcakes from Pamela's will have your tastebuds begging for more, as they fall on the spectrum somewhere between crepes and pancakes, with all the good qualities of each. Thin, slightly spongy, and totally buttery, they get that brown lace-like design on the surface. Pretty and yummy! 2-for-1. Most say the best part is the crispy edges, they can be compared to perfectly well-done latkes. The hotcakes come rolled up two to a plate; they’re best stuffed with fresh strawberry slices, brown sugar, and tangy sour cream. Still hungry afterwards? There are six of these joints in the Pittsburgh area. No one will be going hungry!
Sometimes when you see a product, you might wonder the following: “Who thought of this?” “Why is this necessary in anyone’s life?” (or our personal favorite) “This could be absolutely disgusting or tasty!”
If you haven’t figured it out, we are talking about the strangest food flavored lip products. Even though Coca-Cola flavored Smackers chapstick was the coolest in middle school, people are still creating even weirder products!
1. Paula Deen’s Butter Lip Balm-
Seriously. This actually exists and since Paula loves butter so much in her cooking, her personal lip balm is butter flavored. If you’re a butter lover or into having your lips also feel… greasy 24/7, then this is your lip balm!
Everyone knows that NYC is known for it's food,especially brunch. If you are looking to change up your normal weekend brunch a bit, then you will want to try some of our favorite Mediterranean brunches. Plus, if you love Mediterranean food (and who doesn't) then these local favorites will be ones to indulge on!
1. Bustan (487 Amsterdam Ave.)-
Although Bustan has only been open since February, it has become a popular staple on the UWS food scene. Thankfully, they also offer the best meal of the weekend (brunch) Friday-Sunday from 11am-3pm.
With over 50 different food offerings ranging from Chef Efi Nahon’s twists on traditional breakfast favorites to lunch options, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Try the Jumbo Lump Crab Benedict (toasted homemade challah bread with jumbo lump crab meat, spinach, truffle oil), Chicken Foie Gras Merquez (eggs and sauce are embellished with house made chicken foie gras sausage and Lamb Merques), various salads, or burgers. The most important part of brunch is obviously the booze, and thankfully Bustan offers seven signature cocktails based on Mediterranean flavors, and over 200 bottles of wine.
1. Hodads (San Diego)
First up is the Guido Burger all the way from sunny California. This pastrami burger is served with ketchup, pickles, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, and spicy brown mustard. Just because it's called The Guido Burger doesn't mean you have to be a guido to celebrate national cheeseburger day with this delectable cheeseburger.