Bareburger Updates Its Menu

Bareburger – 33-21 31st Avenue, Astoria, New York (and various locations)

That’s right, Bareburger is rolling out an update to its menu across all locations. I checked out the Astoria location recently and was shocked when my old favorites were no longer on the menu. (I wasn’t alone. There were lots of people asking the waiters what happened to the menu.)

The new menu is more robust than it used to be, with brand new burger combinations, sides, salads and sandwiches. I gave the Blue Elk burger a try.

Bareburger Blue Elk Burger

Blue Elk Burger

Elk, Amish blue cheese, country bacon, stout onions and tomato fig jam. How could you go wrong?

Bareburger Onion Rings

Onion Rings

Don’t worry, the onion rings and fries basket combo is still on the menu… and still just as good.

The Verdict

Bareburger changed its menu and the world didn’t end. The burgers, onion rings and fries are still just as delicious as before. I love this place and for similar Bareburger lovers, the menu refresh gives everyone a lot more options to try! 

Check out my old post on Bareburger to compare. 

You’re Reading This Correctly… Hot Chocolate Served in a Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cone

Brazilia Café – 684 Broadway, Manhattan, New York

As the temperature begins to drop and New Yorkers are craving a little extra warmth this winter, look no further than Brazilia Café’s hot chocolate menu!

Located at 684 Broadway (at the corner of Great Jones), Brazilia’s decadently rich flavors include a Peanut Butter flavor and Orange Spiced option giving patrons a unique twist on the classic steamy beverage. Malcolm Stogo, the man who introduced chocolate-dipped waffle cones to the world, brought his ingenuity (and love of chocolate) to the table with the addition of a few extra chocolate-y flavors.

Hot Chocolate in a Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cone

Hot Chocolate in a Chocolate-Dipped Waffle Cone

Chocolate lovers will adore the Hazelnut, made with a dose of Nutella or the Black Bottom, ​a densely flavorful hot chocolate that will coat your palate with flavors and surprise you with a layer of fudge at the bottom. Guests can even order their hot chocolate to be served in a chocolate dipped waffle cone, because no hot chocolate experience should ever be ordinary.

Brazilia Cafe Original Hot Chocolate

Original Hot Chocolate

Of course, Brazilia Cafe, well known for their seed-to-cup coffee, also created the Espresso Italiano, ​which boasts a shot of espresso and a perfect complement of flavors. For those who prefer a traditional, yet good quality hot chocolate, Brazilia ​offers both an Original Hot Chocolate or one with a giant marshmallow.

Check them out and let me know what you think! Personally, if hot chocolate served in a chocolate-dipped waffle cone didn’t have you running there, I don’t know what will.

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Free Nutellasagna… Wait, What?

Today, from 4 – 6 p.m., Robicelli’s Bakery will be giving away free Nutellasagna at the Renaissance Hotel Times Square (7th Avenue and 48th Street). What is this delicious treat you ask? It’s layers of buttery lasagna noodles, cannoli custard, crunchy roasted hazelnuts, chopped Belgian chocolate and thick swirls of Nutella.

I’m guessing these won’t last that long, so get there early to grab a slice!


Snacks Delivered Right to Your Door

Who doesn’t love snacking? I hadn’t heard of NatureBox before, but I must say that after checking them out, I’m a convert.

Imagine this – every month, a box full of delicious and healthy, nutritionist-approved snacks gets delivered right to you door. Then next month, another box arrives filled with either snacks you personally select or a random assortment curated by the NatureBox team. Next month, another box, and so on.


NatureBox has arrived!

In my first NatureBox delivery I received apple pie oat clusters, cranberry pepita crisps, harvest rice sticks, praline pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pie nom noms. I can easily say that everything was delicious.


Let’s see what’s inside

I’m always struggling to find the perfect mid-afternoon snack at work and NatureBox just solved my problem. Gone are the days of boring granola bars or bland pita chips. Snacking just stepped up its game.

NatureBox Apple Pie Oat Clusters and Cranberry Pepita Chips

Delicious apple pie oat clusters and cranberry pepita chips

Give NatureBox a try (they offer a free trial) and I promise you won’t be disappointed. Prices range from $15.95/month to $19.95/month depending on what plan you select. I definitely spend more than $20/month on snacks so this is a great option to both give my snacking some variety and save some money.

Please note: I received a complimentary NatureBox.

How Good Do Stuffed Bagels Sound Right Now?

Gone are the days when you have to spend time using a knife to spread cream cheese on a bagel. Welcome mini stuffed bagel balls!

Bantam Bagels are bite-sized wonders known as “Bantams,” filled instead of topped with various flavor combinations. Yes, there of course is the classic plain bagel filled with cream cheese, but there are also more innovative combinations – an everything bagel filled with freshly chopped vegetable cream cheese; a pretzel bagel topped with sea salt and filled with Dijon mustard and sharp cheddar cream cheese; an Italian spiced bagel filled with fresh basil pesto cream cheese; a brown sugar walnut bagel with a sweet chocolate chip cream cheese and a cinnamon nutmeg egg bagel filled with a buttery, maple syrup cream cheese.

I don’t know about you, but these look incredible. If you’re in New York City, stop by their store and let me know what you think!

Bantam Mini Stuffed Bagels