• New York

    Hardy Kiwi aka Kiwiberry

    I could not believe my luck today!  After discovering the existence of mini kiwis one day a few month ago, I went on a rampant search for them everywhere. I emailed several friends and even stalked all the supermarkets in my area. Today, I found them at my local fruit bodega Mr Melon!

    DSCF2233These are everything I dreamed of and more!  They are related to the kiwi fruit and is the size of a grape tomato.  According to Wikipedia, they have a ton of different names too. Hardy kiwifruit, kiwi berry, arctic kiwi, baby kiwi, dessert kiwi, grape kiwi, northern kiwi, or cocktail kiwi


    They are virtually hairless and for $3.99 I got 8 of these bad boys.


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    So sweet and delicious!  I bit into one to show you guys I was way too curious yum yum!

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    Perfectly paired with organic strawberries I got for $1.50 (!!) What a delightful afternoon snack. If you love strawberry kiwi Snapple – I can promise you this is 100x better for you! These super fruit mini kiwis and strawberries are packed with Vitamin C and A.

    DSCF2238 Totally loving it.



  • New York,  WorldWide

    @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

    The Village Voice’s second Brooklyn Pour took place at Skylight One Hanson. The craft beer extravaganza was fully packed, with two sessions to cater to the huge demand received much in part to the success of last year’s BK Pour. My guess is that Village Voice will probably have to make the event a two-day affair next year as more and more people learn about this Brooklyn secret.

    Even with the crowd, attendees could easily get a taste of all 100+ beers, assuming their stomach capacity and tolerance would allow for such a lofty endeavor. One thing I would suggest if you come next year is to make sure that you have a tasting buddy who drinks at about the same pace as you do! I came with a guy and a girl friend and he left us slow sippers in the dust to conquer the tasting floor on his own. Despite my snail’s pace, I did get so sample some great beers.

    Here are the highlights:


    First stop… grab a tasting glass and pencil to mark your beer list

    The scenic Skylight One Hanson, formerly  known as the Williamsburg Savings Bank

    Beers, beer and more beer

    From left to right:
    * Three Philosophers by Brewery Ommergang was probably the strongest beer at 9.80% ABV!
    * Love the Rastufa Rye label (Blue Point Brewery).
    * Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Aged Beers was the “Best Beer in Show” according to my unofficial survey of people standing next to me when I tasted it, and my very own taste buds.

    Barefoot wine added a little variety to the beer fest

    Another non-beer exhibitor was Greenhook Ginsmiths gin. The American Gin packs an over-proof zing. Beach Plum add some flavor to gin and is tasty either for sipping straight or adding to a cocktail. Owner, Steven DeAngelo, is pictured on the right.

    Had to take a pic of this young Richard Gere look alike 🙂

    Umm, these pickles–delish! And a perfect accompaniment to a cold, frost beer.

    Wine flavored cupcakes. I don’t need to elaborate here. Yum!

    Pretzel, anyone?

    Good old-fashioned chugging contest


    Gorgeous venue, huh?

    See you next year, BK Pour!

    For more info on BK Pour click here 

  • New York

    @MomoMilkBar Momofuku Cookie Sandwich Preview @ScharffenBerger

    Momofuku Milk Bar has a delicious secret preview for press tonight. Despite the rain and the L/G train venue in Brooklyn, it was full house because of the lure of Scharffen Berger Chocolate x Momofuku’s pastry chef Christina Tosi!

    May I introduce to you the delicious amazing delectable out of this world Scharffen Berger® Banana Cacao nib Pine nut Cookie

    All the bloggers and journalists came out to try the delicious savory and of course the sweet.

    Mini Cubano Croissant

    Amazing Bagel Bombs

    Master of the cookie – Chef Christina Tosi

    Have a great idea for a cookie sandwich? Well, the prize is $25,000 for the winning recipe as well as a delectable, custom selection of Scharffen Berger® chocolates. The grand prize winning recipe will be featured on ChocolateAdventureContest.com, ScharffenBerger.com and TuttiFoodie.com.

    Enter and find out contest details here


  • New York

    Coming Up: @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

    Wow, time flies. It’s already time for Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour! I covered it last year and had a ball while tantalizing my taste buds and learning a ton about beer. It literally changed my life (as related to beer).

    Before Brooklyn Pour
    Me: I’ll take a Corona with a lime

    After Brooklyn Pour
    Me: What kind of IPA (that’s Indian Pale Ale) do you have…or maybe I’ll go for a Belgian wheat ale…

    In case you don’t know what BK Pour is all about, it’s a craft beer festival featuring 60 brewers with over 100 beers to taste. It’s held at the historic, and absolutely breathtaking Hanson Place in downtown  Brooklyn. This year, BK Pour will give attendees the opportunity to amp up their beer knowledge while they sip, offering three Beer Talks and Demos per session–because knowing about what you’re drinking is way sexier than ignorant consumption.

    There will also be an outdoor food court with delicious eats that will make you wish you had an extra stomach on hand!

    BK Pour isn’t only about the booze, though–proceeds from the event are going to BK Pour’s charitable partner, Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC), a nonprofit organization looking to provide a safe haven for abandoned animals and to find permanent loving homes for them.

    VIP tickets for Session 1 have already sold out and I’m sure the remaining tickets will be gone soon, so don’t procrastinate if you want to attend!

    See you there!


  • New York

    @RedBull Curates Gives You Wings (and Art!)

    The Big Apple showed big support for New York City artists during Red Bull Curates: The Canvas Cooler Project event and exhibition hosted at Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn last Thursday. The final leg of the three-city competition drew a capacity crowd of nearly 2,000 art enthusiasts attending and voting for their favorite custom-designed Red Bull coolers, crafted by 30 urban, contemporary and street artists. The functional pieces of art will be installed in top venues throughout the city.

    During the much anticipated finale, works by Gerardo Cid and L’Amour Supreme received the most votes from the curatorial panel of judges led by Daria Brit Shapiro, of the internationally renowned SCOPE Art Show, contemporary pop artist Ron English and Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor of PAPER Magazine.  Throughout the night, thousands of guests voted for their favorite canvas wrapped coolers and ultimately honored artists CLAW MONEY and KOSBEwith the Audience Choice Awards.

    All four New York area artists will join the winners from Los Angeles and Chicago in an all-expense paid trip to Miami to participate in a Red Bull Curates group show at SCOPE Miami during Art Basel, where they will have the chance to exhibit and sell works from their own collections.

    According to Ron English:  “This project gives [artists] accessibility to places larger than the community they are currently in…they develop relationships with the pieces they created reflecting their own personal growth as artists and it is truly phenomenal to be a part of.”

    For more information on the featured artists and where their works will be displayed throughout New York City, please see below:

    Artist                                        Venue

                ADAM DARE                                  Matchless

                    Ari Lankin                               K&M

                    Borbay                                                 Epaulet Shop

                    CAKE                                      The Wick

                    ChrisRWK                               Frank’s Chop Shop

                    CLAW                                                 Reed Space

                    Dan Wonderly                         Hope Garage

                Dark Clouds                            Merle’s Music Studio

                Gerardo Cid                             Cantina Royal

                    Ian Kuali’i                               Tender Trap

                    Jason Woodside                       Karmaloop

                    Jeremy Penn                            King & Grove Williamsburg

                    Joseph Meloy                          Greenwood Park

                Josh Slater                               Public Assembly

                Julian Rapp                              Gallery Bar

                Kevin William Reed                Project Parlor

                Kosbe                                      Matchless Band Room

                    L’Amour Supreme                   Mishka

                Leah Matthews                        Sugarland

                    Matt Dobbs                                        The Charleston

                    Matt Dranes                             The Bedford

                    Michael Serafino                     Hole Gallery

                ND’A                                       Knitting Factory

                    Paul Zepeda                             PiPs

                    Royce Bannon                         Invisible Tattoos

                    Russell King                            Legion

                    Ryan Humphrey                      Saint Vitus

                    See One                                   Glasslands

                    Stephanie Ng                           Marci Park

                    TONE TANK                           Franklin Park

    Find out more about how Red Bull gives artists wings at www.redbullusa.com/curates.

    (Photo credit: Ryan Zimmerman/Red Bull Content Pool).

    Arts Fund produces and invests in independent music, art and film initiatives and their connections to the audience. To learn more, please visit http://facebook.com/ArtsFund and http://facebook.com/TermOfArt.

    With more than 50 art fairs spanning more than a decade, SCOPE has solidified its position as the premier showcase for international emerging contemporary art and multi-disciplinary creative programming. Renowned for presenting the most innovative galleries, artists and curators, SCOPE Art Shows in Miami, Basel, New York, London and the Hamptons have garnered extensive critical acclaim, with sales over $300 million and attendance of more than 500,000 visitors. Learn more at www.scope-art.com.

    Villain operates a 5,000-square-footevent and photo space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, minutes from downtown NYC. Originally a 19th century textiles warehouse, The Space at Fifty North Third accommodates up to 400 standing, or 120 seated. Managed by Villain, a leading NYC event production company, The Space at Fifty North Third features extensive in-house AV and lighting equipment along with design and fabrication services. A fully customizable/paintable mural space is available on the front of the building to brand any events.

    It is located at 50 N. 3rd St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y. Connect with Villain at www.thespacebrooklyn.com.


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  • New York

    OOTD: Brooklyn Style

    If New York is a fashion capital then and Brooklyn is the style capital.  The eclectic community is so diverse and everyone brings their own inspiration and the mix and matching contributes to the taste that is so Brooklyn. Here are some looks that are oh SO BK 🙂

    Shop less and be creative with your closet. You might surprise yourself with what you come up with.

    Hope you love them and try to push your style envelope this fall!