Category Archives: Festivals & Events

My Snowman 3D Latte Art (attempts)

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Dear Food Diary:
It’s been a crazy winter this year. With blizzard after blizzard, I’ve been hiding indoors (thank goodness).

My itch to build a snowman turned into my new fun obsession – 3D latte art.

Dominique Ansel: Chocolate Love Letters for Valentine’s Day

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(Photo from Dominique Ansel website)

Dear Food Diary:
I wasn’t going to post about Valentine’s Day but these Chocolate Praline Love Letters from Dominique Ansel are just too adorable. I’m in love with the packaging and their description:

Chinese New Year Ideas

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Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!

Happy Year of the Horse 2014!

Ramen Burger at Smorgasburg

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Dear Food Diary:
Even though I was absent all summer, NY’s new food obsessions traveled all the way across the globe. From the cronut to ramen burger, I couldn’t wait to get back and try them all.

I spent a good chunk of last Saturday at Smorgasburg‘s Ramen Burger line… and I GOT THE LAST ONE! Only a limited amount is served each Sat.

Elevate Restaurant & Lounge: great bridal shower

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Dear Food Diary:
This city has plenty of great spaces to host parties, but finding one that won’t break your bank is a challenge. For our good friend J’s bridal shower a couple weeks ago, we chose Elevate Restaurant & Lounge in Chinatown. They offered an $18 3 course brunch + a drink, allowed us to show up early to decorate and stay for 4 hours. The bride and guests enjoyed themselves and the bridal party (me included) had a great time hosting.