February is here and it’s the annual Hot Chocolate Festival at City Bakery! Check out the calendar and indulge in a rotating menu of delicious liquid chocolate.
Get ready, New York City. This Saturday is the inaugural Donut Fest. Some of New York City’s best restaurants and bakeries will compete to take the title of the best donut in the city. Participating establishments include, Dun-Well Doughnuts, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Du Jour Bakery, Mike’s Donuts, The Doughnut Project, Clementine Bakery, Glaze Donuts, Carpe Donuts, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Cafe Grumpy, Brooklyn Roasting Company and D’Amico Coffee Roasters.
If you’re craving some key lime pie and don’t feel like hopping on a three hour flight down to Key West, jet over to Red Hook, Brooklyn, follow the signs and end up at Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie.
This Brooklyn outpost is mainly a commercial bakery but they’ve opened their doors to serve visitors craving some lime goodness.
The shop is modest and eccentric. Scattered among tons of knick-knacks and a lovable shop dog, there are a few signs detailing your order options. There are only a handful of choices, and they’re all mainly variations of one thing – key lime pie – you’re not getting anything else here so don’t try to ask. Be prepared to grab your pie and take a walk too. There aren’t any tables or chairs, but there is a scenic pier nearby that is the perfect eating spot.
In general, key lime pie doesn’t rank high on my list of favorite types of pie (hello apple and pecan). Steve’s may have me changing my tune though. It had just the right amount of tartness and sweetness, with a buttery graham cracker crust. These key lime pies are made from real limes and they’re the real deal.
2015 was another food-filled year. Below are three of the best and worst of 2015. If you’re looking for that place to try in 2016 or more importantly, that place to avoid, this is a good starting point to help point you in the right direction.
For all the sweet tooth’s out there, here’s a great list for you: America’s Most Scrumptious Bakeries. Our friend’s at Foursquare have provided a list of the top bakeries across the country based on user reviews. Check out a list of the best bakery in every state, or see the top 10 below. For us NYC folk, Levain Bakery was found to be New York’s best bakery.
What’s your favorite Halloween candy? Ranker.com released the results of a poll to find out what Halloween candy reigns supreme. The #1 candy is no surprise (at least to me)! Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups came in at #1 according to more than 29,000 votes across 52 types of candy. The results of top 10 are below:
It’s National Cheesecake Day and what better way to celebrate than chow down on a dessert New York City is famous for. Instead of going to Junior’s or The Cheesecake Factory (note: those two are definitely not on the same playing field), why not check out a cheesecake establishment that’s celebrating its 40th anniversary – Eileen’s Special Cheesecake. (If nothing else, visit their website and turn the volume on your computer up, it’s well worth it.)
Today from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., visit Eileen’s Special Cheesecake to meet Eileen and her family, try the delicious cheesecakes, see how they’re created and enjoy 50% of all cheesecakes. Flavors include Salted Caramel, Oreo Cookie, Strawberry, Bourbon… and more than 30 others!
It’s National Doughnut Day and that means you can score some free doughnuts. Here’s where to go: