Leave it to the Four Seasons to take Miami’s culinary scene by storm! Ever since the Brickell hotel giant decided to revamp its dining options and bring Chef Aaron Brooks up from down under, it seems that the talented Australian chef is winning awards everwhich way you look. He is also turning the attention of savvy foodies’ toward Edge, Steak & Bar, where he mans the kitchen. Few local chefs have been able to more astutely capture Miami’s food culture than chef Brooks, whose offerings showcase a love and understanding of many Latin American cuisines, as well as a respect for local products.
There’s only one word you can use to describe the weather in New York City—HOT! The heat is enough to drive a seemingly sane person to do unnatural things. The price of air conditioners and energy bills will certainly go up but don’t let this heat allow you to loose your cool. Fight off your stress with summertime comfort food: ice cream. And we’re not just talking plain vanilla or chocolate, let the heat sway you to try some crazy, innovative flavors.
This evening, beginning at 4 p.m., stop in at one of the 250+ participating Häagen-Dazs ice cream shops to receive a free scoop of ice cream. Similar to Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day that happens every April, any Häagen-Dazs flavor is free for the licking with no strings attached. The hardest decision of Free Cone Day will be how to choose between Coconut Macaron, Banana Split, Java Chip, or any other delicious Häagen-Dazs flavor. President of Shops at Häagen-Dazs, Dawn Uremovich, released a statement explaining, “We wanted to create a fun-filled afternoon that gets people out of their houses and we couldn’t think of a better way than to entire them with a free scoop of ice cream.” Better hurry though! Free Cone Day ends tonight at 8 p.m. To find a participating Häagen-Dazs ice cream shop near you visit their Facebook page’s store locator or check out the graphic below.
In 1979, as a way to thank their loyal customers for their support and for enjoying the "chunkiest, funkiest" ice cream flavors Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream founders, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, created Free Cone Day. Since then the fan-favorite event has spread to 800 shops in North America, Europe, and Asia.
Now in its 34th consecutive year, Free Cone Day is upon us for all ice cream lovers to take a lick. Brace the lines at your local Ben & Jerry shop this afternoon through tonight at 8 p.m. to enjoy a complimentary scoop of your favorite flavor. Choose from any of their famous ice creams, frozen yogurt, sorbets, or the new member of the Ben & Jerry's family, Greek Frozen Yogurt, available in four great flavors. A must-try today, or any day, is the Greek Frozen Yogurt in Banana Peanut Butter.
The artisanal ice cream extraordinnaires, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, is coming out with a new collection, which will be available from February 3rd through April and is called Super Pop Cakes!, featuring 5 new flavors.
Sink your teeth into southern-inspired Hummingbird Cake loaded with bananas, pecans, pineapple, and cinnamon.
Icelandic Happy Marriage Cake features a combination of skyr cheese, sweet oat biscuits, and rhubarb compote.
A day at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure can be a blast--there are heart pumping adrenaline rides, delightfully campy ones, endless amounts of shopping--the only drawback to Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure is the food. Often overpriced and lacking any actual taste, stopping to eat at both parks can definitely be a downer for your taste buds and your wallet. However, the food shouldn’t hold you back from having a great day--like rare diamonds in the rough, there are some actually delicious and affordable restaurants at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. Here are some top picks for yummy eats:
Ice cream + charity = one sweet combination.
Cold Stone will be accepting donations during the month of September to benefit the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Purchase a paper star for a dollar and the proceeds go directly to the organization that grants wishes of kids with life-threatening medical conditions.
And, be sure to head into your local Cold Stone Creamery for their 10th Annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, September 27th between 5 and 8 PM. You'll get a FREE Sprinkled with Wishes™ Creation consisting of Sweet Cream Ice Cream mixed with Brownie, Fudge and Rainbow Sprinkles.
What better way to spend Sunday afternoon than stuffing yourself with delectable gourmet ice cream? This Sunday, August 28th, New Amsterdam Market hosts its fundraiser at the Old Fulton Fish Market on South Street. Ice cream chefs from favorites like Otto Pizzeria, The Bent Spoons, Van Leeuwen and many more will dish out eclectic ice cream flavors sure to satisfy even the most discriminating of ice cream connoisseurs. $25 tickets include 8 ice cream tastings, while a $35 ticket will get you 10 tastings. All proceeds benefit New Amsterdam Market, a 501 (c)3 non-profit.
So it's late summer, NYC. It's about 92 degrees outside and my editor calls me up to see if I can go do some field research on a new gelato spot. The universe is on my side. I waste not a minute and head on over to Amorino that evening.
The European chain has chosen the perfect Union Square spot to infiltrate the US -- right smack dab in the middle of NYU-ville. They boast 22 flavors of gelato, and the favorites among the crowd (from what I scooped) were Hazelnut and Pistachio. But to compare with ZacYoung's donuts around the corner at Flex Mussels, I decide I'm going to go for Caramello a Burro Salato (Caramel with Salted Butter).
Summer in New York City means baseball games, the Hamptons, rooftops and sweltering heat. Summer means air conditioning, peep toes and iced coffee. Summer means ice cream. In lieu of eating this summer (it’s too hot anyway), replace all your meals with ice cream. With about a million fabulous, trendy, vegan, all-natural, dairy-free, organic options available, there is absolutely something for everyone. Grab a summer crush and shuffle your sandaled feet to your nearest ice cream shop. It’s not truly summer until you have butter pecan running down your chin and melting all over your latest French Connection frock. Grab a cone, cup or sundae at any of the following Joonbug recommended creameries: