13 posts tagged new york city
The Consmr team, including yours truly, will be at BlogHer Conference today. Send us a tweet with request for something you need in the neighborhood, and we’ll pick it up for you. Think: snacks, drinks and stuff one usually forgets while traveling, like toothpaste… most anything with a barcode so you can scan and review it with our app is fair game. - amy
TWEET #FRIENDINNEED FOR WHAT YOU NEED
This weekend the BlogHer 2012 Conference is happening in NYC. It’s gonna be epic; it’s gonna be exhausting. That’s where we come in.
Forgot your toothbrush? We’ll get you one that’s highly rated on Consmr. Hungry between panels, and need a pick-me-up? Tweet #friendinneed with your request and we’ll grab your favorite drink or snack from the grocery store.
Between Consmr co-founder Ryan and myself, we attend a lot of events. We travel for conferences, speak on panels, host our own gatherings. We love it, but we understand it takes a lot out of you. So let us help you enjoy your time in the city by taking the errand out of your day. Oh, and we’re alums of a prominent restaurant guide, so tweet @amycao or @ryenyc if you need some delicious food recommendations. Welcome to New York City!
central park, photo by amy cao
Celebrating my friend and photographer Donny Tsang tonight at the opening of his exhibit in the James Board House. His show is called Foodaissance to celebrate Brooklyn artisans, like Allison Robicelli of Robicelli’s Cupcakes, the lady wearing black in this pic, and captures those behind-the-burner moments in the kitchen. The photos will be on display until the end of October.
More Than Meets The Eye
I wish the food here was better executed because then I’d come more often. (The lasagna is too salty, for example.) They have huge windows that fill the space with natural light, making even my nearly finished cappuccino look picture perfect.
Epistrophy Cafe, 200 Mott Street, New York, 212 966 0904
Jason’s friends are visiting from Canada and it’s their first time in New York. They want to see the Statue of Liberty, but we took them to Chelsea Market for hot dogs at Dickson’s Farmstand Meats instead.
(Note: Dickson’s only serves hot dogs on the weekend. During the week they have all sorts of incredible hot sandwiches. Get the Son Cubano if you’re lucky enough to stumble in on the right day.)
A peek into the kitchen. (Cha An, New York City)
My friend Jacquie made this kick-ass peanut butter honeycomb pie from a Bon Appetit recipe for our barbecue today. She also made salted caramel ice cream.
My contribution? Arnold Palmer, which is a simple and summery beverage combining equal parts lemonade and iced tea. Unfortunately (but perhaps not surprisingly) I didn’t manage to provide both ingredients. Turns out that Whole Foods doesn’t sell large bottles of unsweetened iced tea so all I brought was… lemonade.
P.S. To fromthelibraryofjennyorleans who asked for the salted caramel ice cream recipe: I’m sure you can easily find one online, but I’ll ask Jacquie when I see her next!
Found my favorite coffee, Stumptown Hair Bender, at Balthazar. They even grind the beans for you so that you can make it in your much-neglected French press this week!
In Central Park watching my friend Liza’s Food. Curated. food documentaries on the big screen. What a gorgeous night to be out celebrating her Season 2 premiere on NYC Media…
If you have not yet, visit Food. Curated. to catch new episodes of Liza’s video series. It’ll be the best thing you do today.
Internet Week New York began today and I’m excited to speak on two fun panels with some of New York’s best and brightest in the food writing and startup community.
Stop by and say hi! While I know this will bear no weight whatsoever on your decision, I hear lunch will be served right after the panel on Wednesday ♥
Photo taken by me at Clinton St Baking Company
Pearl Oyster Bar is closed for the weekend, so Jason and I wandered next door and found Home Restaurant.
Pretty place to end the day. I have high hopes for the pork chop I just ordered.
Hope you guys are having a good time wherever you may be tonight. amy
I have this weird thing against reblogging content because it’s not mine, but occasionally I break my own rule to share information that is too good to not spread far and wide: Milkmade Ice Cream has a tumblr blog!
Why is this important? Because MilkMade founder Diana Hardeman makes the most delicious horchata ice cream I have ever had. Okay, I have only had horchata-flavored dessert twice, but her ice cream puts David Chang’s horchata soft serve to shame. I’ve also tried MilkMade’s lavender-flavored ice cream, which is a masterpiece if you love lavender and cream. Her product is on the expensive, high quality side, but it’s one of those things that are well worth the price.
flavor of the day: Rosemary’s Bakey
fresh rosemary ice cream with candied bacon
In all honesty, the name came first. We’ve been wanting to do something with candied bacon for a while. We’ve also been experimenting with herbs of late. Rosemary’s Baby came to mind when we perfected our Rosemary flavor - but what to mix in? Ahh, yes, candied bacon. And Rosemary’s Bac-y was born. As a vegetarian, I haven’t tasted it, but the tasters say it is solid.
A Dance For Japan in NYC
If you’re in New York this Saturday, please join my friend Kat Popiel and her friends at the Dance For Japan. All money raised will go to the Japan Society for earthquake and tsunami relief. There will be tons of food raffle prizes! The Filipino pop-up brunch spot Maharlika is giving away a brunch; you can win a four-course dinner with pairings for two from Le Comptoir; Emack & Bolio’s is giving away $100 of ice cream; and more.
It was a spectacular day in New York yesterday. After grabbing lunch with my cousin in Bryant Park, I made my way uptown in pursuit of Mister Softee. I never found him, but remembered that Grom, the pricey-but-worth-every-penny Italian gelateria, was opening its third New York location at Columbus Circle and was giving away free gelato all day to celebrate.
And because no route is ever straight, especially when I’m walking it, I decided to call my friend Allison to join me on my gelato pursuit. She couldn’t leave her desk for long, however, so she invited me up to her office instead to look at the view.
I made my way up to the 46th floor of her office building on 57th Street. I couldn’t help but hear Alicia Keys’ voice while looking at that picture perfect view…