Baseball Season is coming up, and you know what that means.
Hot Dogs for days!
All of the classic comfort foods including steak, burgers, pizza, and even ice cream are enjoyed year round. That’s right, New York winters have nothing on avid ice cream lovers. However, there is an additional comfort food that really only comes to life during America’s ballpark season. With warmth comes baseball season, and with baseball season comes hot dog season. Yes, you may be able to grab yourself a hot dog on the street corners of midtown or during a Hockey game, but it never has quite the same fulfillment as it does while watching a classic ball game.
The perfect match?
Baseball and hot dogs go together like spaghetti and meatballs or more questionable pairs such as lamb and tuna fish( Big Daddy Shoutout)., they’re a match made in heaven and who doesn’t like hot dogs. While we may enjoy turning our heads when it comes to reading the ingredients that make up a hot dog, we will acknowledge its great taste. In reality, what could possibly be better than heading out to a baseball stadium with a beer and hot dog in hand? Well, it was a long winter and we’re happy to move onto brighter, warmer days. While we may have missed the traditional hot dog baseball season, we’re just glad it’s back!
You’ve had a really long week at work and all you want to do is relax, let loose and enjoy something tasty. There are a billion restaurants in New York but where do you go? Do not worry foodies, we have a few spots that will cater to all the different needs in this melting pot we all call home.
Sangria Tapas & Wine – 2902 Francis Lewis Blvd, Flushing, NY 11358 – Do you want tapas, paellas, saluermia, delicious entrees and a legitimate happy hour from 5pm to 8pm? Yes please! This modern twist on classic tapas and wines from all around the world will have you forgetting that conference call from this morning. You have their traditional sangria, apricot, rosada, whitewine pineapple blueberry sangria to the godfather maragarita. You’ll definitely feel super relaxed after one of these homemade drinks! You can even pair it with one of their long selection of treats: patatas bravas with potatoes, garlic aioli, spicy guindilla peppers and tomato sauce or their shrimp mofongitos with mofongo topped with shrimp al ajillo. Or better yet, you must try one of their oh so tasty Peallas ranging from Paella de Verduras (rice paella with mixed vegetables) to Paella de Marisco (rice paella with shrimp, clams, mussels and calamari) for all those seafood lovers out there! You have a long list of enjoyable dishes right at your fingertips.
Coffee Berry Restaurant – 618 Amsterdam Ave, New York 10024 – This is the perfect place to get you back to that vibrant mood before the weekend! Coffee Berry offers a huge selection of delicious treats ranging from their homemade crepes with traditional and classic blueberry compote or try their homemade cheese blintzes with fresh berries. Want something sweeter? Their molten chocolate cakes are a tasty freakin’ treat! With sea salt chocolate ganache filled chocolate cake and seasonal berries, this is a must try. Pair these yummy desserts with a rich and creamy milkshake! You can choose from chocolate peanut butter swirl, mocha mint chocolate chip or New York cheesecake shake. Oh they have some sweet options my friends!
Rice N’ Beans – 744 9th Avenue, New York, 10019 – Just want to treat yourself to a nice home cooked meal without dirtying your kitchen? This authentic Brazilian Cuisine may hit the spot. Try a scrumptious slow cooled black bean casserole with bacon, Portuguese sausage, pork ribs and prime aged beef chunks, sided with white rice, farofa and their famous home style hot sauce. OH YUM! They even have an awesome happy hour with Caipirinhas (classic, mango and guava), Sangria, Brazilian Margarita, beers and tasty appetizers filled with chicken stuffed croquette, cod fish stuffed croquette, cheese stuffed croquette, Brazilian pastry stuffed with beef, and the list just goes on and on!
Rough Week + Happy Hour + Delicious Treats = Ultimate Happiness 🙂 Just try one of these spots out already and have an awesome beginning to your weekend! #Restaurants #HappyHour #Sangria #Caipirinhas #Tapas #Desserts #Chocolate #Sweettreats
Pop Tarts is opening a “Pop Tart Cafe” in New York City, and I don’t think anyone can object to that. With creations like a Pop Tart Pizza or Pop Tart Nachos, its something we can all get behind. It’s not often I eat pop tarts, but every time I do I wonder why I don’t eat them more. Now with authority these pop tarts creation, like the Chili nachos which has chocolate and cookies and cream pop tarts crumbled up as the ground beef. With the location being in Time Square, expect the place to be popping. Our advice? Make sure to make reservations in advance if possible, or find a designated friend who will hold a spot in line for you, because something like this is a can’t miss!
However, we can’t help but wonder that with spring break and the warm summer months creeping up, will hungry customers be as willing to dive into these calorie packed treats? With mother nature blessing us with spring-like weather in February, shaping and toning up for sunny days might be on ones mind more than usual, so skipping this marvelous Pop-Tart trend may be a possibility. On the other hand, do calories even exist during a time like this? There’s no way of knowing for sure. But what we do know is that this Pop-Tart craze has people lined up for what may seem like miles. No arguments here, this Pop-Tart cafe is one of the most refreshing and delicious ideas we’ve seen so far this year!
Ah, Valentine’s Day. Every year on February 14th, every girl in a relationship knows it’s her day to shine.
Expensive date, flowers and most importantly, those chocolates in the heart shaped box, a staple to Valentine’s Day. So what’s the deal? What’s the madness behind buying mediocre chocolate in a heart shaped box?
While price isn’t necessarily an object on this genuinely love filled holiday not driven by money whatsoever (am I right?), trying to impress your significant other with Valentines merchandise can cost you a pretty penny. But why the heart shaped chocolate boxes? The main issue I see here is the taste of the individual pieces of chocolate. I mean in a given 20 piece box, how many of the chocolates are actually good? There’s only 3 or 4 pieces of your go-to caramel pieces until you’re left with mysterious pieces, filled with daring, questionable and exotic fillings (who requested the peach cream filling anyways?) After you’ve run out of your favorite pieces, you’re left scrambling around the box daringly biting into each piece to see if it’s any good.
Like Costanza said “Ring Dings are better than anything you’ll ever get at a bakery.” So what gives? A regular candy bar can be better than anything you’ll get in that box of chocolates. Instead of the box of heart shaped chocolate, maybe a Twix, Snickers or Peanut Butter Cup would be better much better fitting. So if chocolate’s her thing, think outside of the heart shaped box this year.
It’s early in the week and you don’t feel like cooking (we get it, that is a typical New Yorker kind of living!). You want to meet up with some friends and want it to be a little fancy but also be affordable because, let’s face it, you probably had a pricey weekend. What do you do? Do not fear foodies, we have a nice list of delicious and affordable spots that will keep it classy as well as not dig too deep into your pockets.
Tavern on Third – 380 3rd Ave, New York, NY – 50% – This spot is a chill and scrumptious place. You can select from a variety of delicious treats here! Choose from their spicy tenders served with celery and blue cheese (or ranch) to a buffalo chicken sandwich packed with grilled chicken, buffalo sauce, pepper jack, bleu cheese dressing, carrot and celery salad on a pretzel roll. Oh, and they are served with crispy golden fries 😀 Or share with your friends and split a spiniach artichoke dip served with crispy tortilla chips. Yes, sharing is caring.
9ten Restaurant – 910 7th Ave, New York, NY 20% – It seems that people don’t know about this awesome little spot right in the heart of Manhattan, well Midtown West. You can enjoy their popular homemade crab cake with micro greens and siracha aioli sauce or try their Yellowfin Tuna Tartare tossed in a sesame soy ginger vinaigrette and avocado puree (all served with blue corn chips!). In the mood for a crispy sandwich? 9 Ten Reuben Sandwich is their most popular selection! Bite through warm shaller and weber pastrami, gruyere cheese, tobacco onions and house made Russian Dressing – all served with french fries, pickles and coleslaw. Or try their roasted baby beet & kale salad topped with grilled chicken for a more low carb treat.
Brik Bar Lounge & Kitchen – 3216 Steinway St, Astoria, NY – 15% – It’s happy hour SOMEWHERE so having a drink or two early in the week is something you can do to pair with that tasty grub you know you’ll munch on! And what a way to do that at this cozy spot! They serve Happy Hour Monday to Friday 12-7pm (now that’s a sweet deal!) – $7.00 vodka to $6.00 rum drinks you can sip on with your late lunch or early dinner 😉 They even have tuna cakes, chicken fingers or fish & chips to add to the list of happy hour special. There is a large selection of quesadillas, burgers, wraps, salads and more! This is definitely a place to try any day of the week.
There you have it, casual meets cool grub spots. You don’t have to always keep it classy because you have options people. New York is full of them so go and try one of them already! #casual #discount #newyorkgrub #restaurants #bar #drinks
Is Super Bowl Sunday the Greatest Food Day of the Year?
While the Super Bowl takes the cake when it comes to amazing appetizers and party food favorites, there are three other competing holidays that offer mouthwatering bites. The classic food-driven holidays including Thanksgiving, July 4th and Memorial Day include a range of traditional crowd pleasers, including turkey, a variety of BBQ classics, and a variety of different dishes full of vegetables masked with something more appealing such as carbs, and cheese (Seriously though, do those mashed potato bacon bites count as a serving of vegetables?)
The real tie breaker comes down to Super Bowl Sunday and Thanksgiving. But is it fair to compare the two?
Hands down, when we think of Thanksgiving, we immediately think of food. We may also think of the excessive number of calories consumed that day, but hey! Calories don’t count on Holidays, right? The endless food, the football and sports filled weekend, never ending leftovers, and the excitement of black Friday deals to really kick off the holiday season..what’s better than that? Yet, while Thanksgiving is amazing for all of the above reasons, Super Bowl Sunday has a much more relaxed feel. Instead of stuffing our faces between the first, second, and maybe third course (does anyone actually keep track?) during Thanksgiving, you can eat all throughout the day on Super Bowl Sunday. Instead of feeling obligated to dress up and to participate in a more formal sit down dinner, Super Bowl Sunday is all about distressing, pairing your favorite chip with your favorite dip, and throwing back wings with your choice of cold beer or drinks.
Fear not, because the best diets always “start tomorrow”.
But not to worry, everyone knows the “real” diet starts the day after the Super Bowl. So, why not get in a few more servings of your favorite food and snacks before your New Year’s resolutions actually kicks in?
So fall in love with variety this Super Bowl Sunday. Sink your teeth into pizza, wings, sandwiches, artichoke dip, and eat like the king or queen that you are for the entire duration of the game – and then some!
The Final Verdict:
While each Holiday has it’s evident perks, we can easily make room and fit both Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday into our favorite food holiday. Because remember, there’s always room for seconds.
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Pizza, Pizza, Pizza — everyone loves brick oven, toasty Pizza. It’s something that all taste buds are always in the mood for! Ok, well maybe not all, but New York tastebuds do LOVE pizza. Travelers from all over the world travel to the big apple in search of the best slice! The first documented United States pizzeria was G (for Gennaro) Lombardi’s on Spring Street in Manhattan who was licensed to sell pizza in 1905 (that’s a long time!). Pizza has become an American favorite that has turned into a $30 billion industry — approximately three billion pizzas are sold in the United States every year, plus an additional one billion of frozen pizza. That’s insane! It’s all about the pizza my friends! But where can you go when looking for the best pizza slice in New York? We’ve narrowed it down to the top three pizza spots that can be found in your hood.
The margarita pizza with sausage and mushroom at Café Daniellos Pizza on 2nd Ave is something that one MUST try. It is a crispy delicious treat. This mouthwatering pizza known as the margherita pizza was actually named after Queen Margherita of Italy because she enjoyed this variety of soft white cheese, red tomatoes and green basil (this favorite feature are actually the colors of the Italian flag — go figure!) Or try their grandma Sicilian pizza with fresh sausage, roasted pepper and fresh garlic! And to top it off, you won’t feel that bad about eating that pizza because it’s loaded with other vegetables and nutritious meats. At least that’s our justification for loading up on an uneccessary amount of delicious cheese and carbs.
Are you all about stone oven pizza? Joanne Trattoria on 68th street has delicious pizza’s that range from their popular “works” pizza — which include unlimited toppings of artichoke, arugula, eggplant, mushroom, ricotta, bolognese, chopped clam — or you can build your own (which is always nice) and just add spinach, tomato and gorgonzola — you name it but it’s all about you! And last but not least, there is a little spot right in the heart of Long Island City called L’inizio Pizza Bar. The pizza’s are crispy and delightful and its great to know that you can pair it with a nice glass of selective red wine. I mean really, wine not? So gluten filled menu’s arent’ your thing? L’inizio offers gluten free options! And yes, they are also known for their garlic knots (you know it can also be about the knots too).
So go treat yourselves already, geeze. Everyone loves themselves some pizza. This can be a yummy treat on a night out with your friends or just have a “me” day and grab a toasty slice after a stroll through the neighborhood. It’s always pizza time in New York! You know you want to munch away on crispy goodness. #pizzaisyummy#pizzasocrispy#yummyfoodie#justpizza
We all know how difficult it is to find food that suits your mood. Sometimes you want to enjoy the typical Italian dish or Asian dish but maybe you want to branch out and enjoy something out of the norm for a change. Well, do we have a list for you! Below are a few restaurants (with of course some legit discounts!) that will allow you to indulge on some tasty dishes that you don’t want to miss! River House Grill — 195A Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520 — This is a place where you can be adventurous with some seafood. Ranging from pear sachetti with ricotta, pear, truffle oil to char — grilled octopus with spicy lemoncello vinaigrette bean salad. Dive into jewels of the sea linguini with lobster claw, crab meat & whole crawfish grape tomato, fresh basil, garlic butter and white wine. It will be a refreshing treat that will leave you feeling light and satisfied (and before you say anything, yes, Gluten Free Pasta is available!). New York Dog House — 3706 30th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103 — Of course we are going to talk about Hotdogs! But what makes it exciting is that you can have it anytime of the day! (Now that’s living life with no worries!) This stylish and unique restaurant will have you a little confused with the name. It’s long dining list features superior Mac n’ Cheese, killer chicken wings, delicious signature HOT DOGS (I mean, duh!) and outstanding burgers. To top it off, it has a large menu of signature artisanal cocktails, beer and much, much more. This is a must try spot in Astoria. It’s definitely not your typical Hot Dog Stand considering you can get a nice 15% discount on your bill. Now this is a no brainer people. Woodcleft Crabshack — 150 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520 — Have never tried crabs? Well this is your spot to try them and other seafood dishes! Check out the Ipswich clams (which are known as the “bellies”) or try their fried flounder Filet Parmigiana hero with a side of crab cakes. YUM! Enjoy an entrée of Broiled Scrod Filet with your choice of soup or salad, desert and coffee. The options are endless! Ok, maybe these dishes don’t sound THAT risky, but hey, you can feel bold by trying something new! Start living on the edge my friends! Or at least give it a shot — you’ll feel pretty good about yourself. There is a long menu of other thrill-seeking (or just plain simple) food to choose from. Come on, you know you want to ? #Hungry #Crabshack #Discount #Restaurant #Seafood #Hotdogs #Astoria #Freeport #LongIsland