If you cared about the info on Pop-Tart World in NYC, you might be amused by these videos reviews by chef Ashton Warren handles the desserts at TriBeCa restaurant Marc Forgione. (Why are most female pastry chefs skinny?)
Pop-Tart World is a café in Times Square dedicated solely to exotic versions of the once (and still, IMO) lowly Pop-Tart. The “promoters” (love the emerging term to replace restaurateurs) of Pop-Tart World offer build-your own PTs, Fluffer Butter (marshmallow spread sandwiched between two Pop-Tarts frosted fudge pastries), Sticky Cinna Munchies (cinnamon rolls topped with cream-cheese icing and chunks of cinnamon-roll Pop-Tarts), and (beat, beat) Pop-Tarts sushi (three varieties of Pop-Tarts minced and wrapped in a fruit roll-up). Customers are treated to a “light show every hour” and the first suckers in the door “get frosted.” What. Ever. Yuck-a-doo.
Now, one hand, we have locavore guru Michael Pollan explaining why “paying $8 for a dozen eggs is a good thing” and on the other hand (thigh), we have Pop-Tart World. (And don’t get me started on the food spin offs coming to a store near you as soon as the movie Eat, Pray, Love, Make Money is released.) Oh, it all makes me want to take my head off and send it to the cleaners.3 Comments »
Sometimes a sweet tooth cannot be stopped. When Dimples One Arts failed to open yesterday, I found myself with a raging craving for cake and frosting. So I dropped by The Cupcakery on McKinney to see if I could silence the sugarmonster. I was delighted to find many flavors sitting like jewels in a case. I took the recommendations of the counter guy and walked out with ganache (vanilla cake with chocolate frosting with a chocolate truffle inside), Kir Royale (raspberry cake with vanilla frosting), and strawberry (strawberry cake with strawberry frosting). I also got a vanilla/vanilla, which is the real test for any cupcake shop.6 Comments »
Our summer intern, Hannah Boen, moves a lot—in the last four years she has lived in eight locations. But she has developed a fun game she plays with her friends: The EatDown. She takes all of the food out of her cabinets and fridge and invites people to help her cook her way through them. I’m sure by the end of the week, she’ll have a show on the Food Network. Until then, let’s come up with some recipes to help Hannah clear her kitchen.
Jump for the glorious details of Hannah’s idea. Continue reading "The EatDown: A Refrigerator Full of Supplies Needs Some Creative Cooking Ideas"16 Comments »
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It’s summer! Our office is swarming with interns! So when a press release plopped in the old inbox announcing a preview tasting of Chick-fil-A’s new Spicy Chicken Sandwich, we perused the credentials of our new workers. Hark! Victoria Guida has the cred—she is currently a student at the University of Missouri where she is perusing a double major in journalism and political science. Oh, and a minor in psychology. She will be an excellent food writer. Here is her first ever report.
After receiving an internship at D Magazine, I was ready for anything. I was a little surprised, though, when my boss assigned me an event before I’d even stepped into the building.
My assignment: cover an event promoting the new Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken Sandwich. An unusual task, to be sure, but why not?
The day after my orientation, I headed to the Richards Group office building to taste the sandwich that would officially hit restaurants on June 7. (As you well know, the Richards Group is the advertising agency that came up with the slogan “Eat Mor Chikin” and has since milked the idea for all it’s worth.)