• New York

    Oreo Beignet: The Best Winter Comfort Food

    Yesterday, my friend Emma and I went to an art show of Chinese Watercolor Paintings. After hearing the speakers talking about Taoism for one hour, I became more focused on the drink in my hand, and Emma seemed confused and turned her head to look at me. ” He is talking about the balance between the universe and the individuals, honey. ”  I explained to her. Emma then nodded her head and insisted on finishing listening to the whole speech. After the show, Emma asked me, do you want to continue our Asian night or taste something American. I said let us make tonight simpler by heavy Western food, please!…

  • New York,  WorldWide

    New Organic Tomatoes from Pacific Foods Capture Bold Backyard Flavor in BPA-Free Cartons

    One of the most frequently used pantry staples, canned tomatoes, is getting a dramatic upgrade from Pacific Foods this month. The family-owned company is introducing five Organic Tomato varieties packaged in BPA-free cartons. It’s promising flavor so good home cooks will notice the difference and think twice about the tomatoes they use both for fresh applications – like bruschetta and salsa – and amazing sauces, stews, soups and more. “Most people think all packaged tomatoes are the same but it’s simply not true,” said Kimberly Nieves, brand manager at Pacific Foods. “Thoughtful ingredient selection and cooking method can noticeably elevate the flavor of packaged tomatoes, even when cooked into recipes. At Pacific, we start with the…

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    Attn Baltimore: &pizza is Coming to Federal Hill

    Dear Baltimore residents and visitors, This Thursday, May 26th, is your lucky day! &pizza, the unconventional collection of local pizza shops known in the D.C. area for their craft pizza, housemade soda, and ampersand tattooed employees, is proud to announce it will open its first Baltimore location in Federal Hill at 1201 South Charles Street. In light of this joyous occasion, &pizza will offer free pies for all on opening day! The first five guests to request the shop’s signature ampersand tattoo will receive a complimentary one at the nearby Brightside Tattoo Shop, and free pizza for a year (one pizza/week for 52 weeks) once they receive it. Expect nothing but the best…

  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Local Eats with @CollegeStreetBar

    We recently attended a cocktail reception to celebrate the new menu of local legend, College Street Bar. The “gastronomic experience” was created by local legends in the food and beverage industry, featuring comfort foods created by Executive Chef Joe Friday and Dan Gunam, with hand-crafted cocktails created by two of Canada’s top mixology experts, Gavin MacMillan and Michael Birdsey. Thank you for inviting us! Bella

  • New York

    NYC Tasting Event March 25 – @VillageVoice @ChoiceEats

    Foodies (and lushes), it’s that time again… The Village Voice Choice Eats tasting event is taking place March 25, 2014! I’ve been a fan of  Choice Eats for years now and each year it keeps getting better! Imagine this: 80+ restaurants under one roof, plus complimentary beer garden and wine and liquor pairings, all for one price. I’ve always loved Village Voice’s tasting events for a few reasons: amazing food, great venue, music and a great crowd. Even in the years I’ve gone solo, there are always awesome people (all in jovial spirits, of course) to chop it up with, literally! This year I’ll be back to cover it and I…

  • New York,  WorldWide

    Spice it up with @TheChiliLab

    One of the many perks of living in New York City are the incredible food options. The Mexicue food truck has been making rounds in the city for quite a while now, serving up a delicious fusion of Mexican and barbecue. The folks at Mexicue have recently expanded their footprint by opening a brick and mortar store in Manhattan, and now co-founder Thomas Kelly has created a brand new spice line of pepper-infused essential salts and oils called The Chili Lab. I’ve been dabbling with the Pequin Chili Salt, adding it to many dishes from scrambled eggs to salads to cast iron grilled steaks.  The flavors brought out from Pequin…