Did you start your morning right with a cronut?
If you answered ‘yes,’ you’re definitely a New Yorker, because this brand new croissant / doughnut hybrid is only available here in the Big Apple…at the Dominique Ansel Bakery on Spring Street.
Why is everyone crazed for cronuts? They’re fried, cream-filled and sugar-coated.
Set your sensors on stun.
When the bakery opens at 7:30am, there is already a long line. They’ve had to set a limit of six cronuts per person…and they go for $5 a pop!
Rumor has it ‘influential’ food bloggers can get them delivered…
(Better plan a trip downtown.)
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I have more than one friend and/or family member who records their beer consumption on Twitter.
Why yes, I am very proud.
The app shows the beer name, where they were when they swigged it, and how long they breathed — if indeed they did — between frosty brews.
Now, I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I find myself looking forward to this digital diary…and wanting to participate even though I don’t like it!
Luckily I found the perfect way:
The Random Beer Name Generator.
Just click the button, and it generates a way cool beer name. For example, it just gave me “Irish Elvis Dubble”…
So let’s pretend that’s what I drank this round.
Posted in Foods, Humor, Internet, Life, Technology
Tagged alcohol, app, beer, beer consumption, beer drinker, beer name, buy a round, digital diary, family, Foods, friend, frosty brew, Humor, Internet, life, random beer name generator, swigged beer, technology, Twitter
Rory and I are watching Chopped, enjoying some couch time together post-Singapore, and one of the basket items is…
Of course, there is much discussion about how the beans are going to work with the striped bass, yadda yadda yadda. But it immediately took me back to Monday morning in Singapore when I ordered your typical bacon-and-eggs breakfast before my training session, and the hotel served them with a side of baked beans.
That woke me up.
But I have to say — they were awesome. Sweet and smoky in flavor, the baked beans were perfect with the bacon. In theory I guess it’s not that surprising, but it was a first for me.
May not be the last.
Posted in Commentary, Foods, Humor, Life, Television, Travel
Tagged bacon and eggs, baked beans, breakfast, Chopped, commentary, couch time, Foods, Humor, life, side items, Singapore, smoky flavor, striped bass, Television, Travel, wake-up call
A cold beer after you’ve cut the lawn sounds good to most people.
But a beer with that ‘real lawn mower experience?’
I think something got lost in translation back in Sweden…
Posted in Advertising, Commentary, Foods, Humor, Life, Writing
Tagged advertising, backyard brew, beer, commentary, drinks, Foods, Humor, lawn, lawn mower, life, liquor, real lawn mower experience, Sweden, writing
Can you believe The Rachael Ray Show has been on the air since the fall of 2006?
I moved to Manhattan that July; her show debuted a few months later. And I signed up for free tickets on the website.
They arrived in my inbox today.
Can you believe that??
I mean, I don’t watch the show anymore, so I don’t really care. But how can The Rachael Ray Show have a seven-year waiting list?
I live right down the street, for cripes sake. You’d think at some point they would have called me to fill in on a slow taping day. Other more popular shows certainly have once I was on their mailing list.
Even Late Show with Jimmy Fallon reserves seats a month out. I’ve been able to see Daily Show several times. Saturday Night Live and Late Night with David Letterman are harder tickets to score, but even they have standby lines.
So what’s the deal with The Rachel Ray Show?
Maybe it’s her Oprah-esque giveaways that limit her tickets. I want to think that. Let’s think that.
Wonder what I’ll get…
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Foods, Humor, Life, Television, TV
Tagged celebrities, Daily Show, entertainment, Foods, free tickets, giveaways, Humor, Internet, Late Night with David Letterman, Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, life, New York City, Oprah, Rachael Ray, Saturday Night Live, show website, standby line, studio audience, Television, The Rachael Ray Show, TV
How do you spell BLT?
Seamless.com, my favorite delivery folks, are discussing all the ways to make the tasty sammie with the three-letter name in their blog, The Delivery Bag.
Now, maybe I’m just starving because I’m on day three of a three-day cleanse — yes, I am starving — but the idea of bacon, lettuce and tomato in any configuration is a fun way to pass the time.
When I make a BLT at home, I transform it into a BTCC — bacon, tomato, and cream cheese on whole wheat toast. I’m not a big fan of lettuce, and the cream cheese just makes the sandwich that much more decadent.
Plus ‘CC’ are my initials — how cool is that?
So, how do you BLT?
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Tagged bacon lettuce and tomato, blogs, BLT, BLT sandwich, cleanse, commentary, cream cheese, food delivery, Foods, Health, Humor, Internet, life, party of three, restaurants, sammie, seamless.com, starving, The Delivery Bag blog, whole wheat toast
What’s up with Dairy Queen?
They seem as fascinated with natural disasters as Quentin Tarentino is with blood and gore.
I’ve never really thought about it until today, when a friend posted a picture of a DQ Mudslide (left) on Facebook.
But then I realized DQ has Mudslides. And Blizzards. And Earthquakes.
And it makes you wonder what naming guru at DQ — or their agency of record — associates really bad weather with ice cream treats?
You gotta admit, it’s weird.
And probably weirder still that we don’t spare the names a second thought as we cram all that gooey chocolate sauce into our pie holes.
Posted in Advertising, Commentary, Food, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Weather, Writing
Tagged advertising, advertising agency, bad weather, chocolate sauce, cold front, commentary, Dairy Queen, DQ, DQ Blizzard, DQ Earthquake, DQ Mudslide, Facebook, Foods, Humor, ice cream, life, natural disasters, product naming, Quentin Tarentino, restaurants, weather, writing
Ready for a snack?
Something fruity, perhaps? Or a rich chocolate bite?
Don’t sink your teeth into these morsels — they are ‘Crunched Pillows’ by Bonjour Mon Coussin, a food-obsessed online store started by Claire Eglizaud and Paul Moreau in 2007.
She’s a fashion stylist; he’s a graphic designer. And the clothing, bags, purses and home items featured on their site are a foodie’s dream come true.
And if you want to literally dream in chocolate? Well, you can make that happen, too.
Posted in Design, Foods, Home, Humor, Internet, Life, Shopping
Tagged Bed Toppings, Bonjour Mon Coussin, chocolate, chocolate bedding, chocolate dreams, Claire Eglizaud, Crunched Pillows, fashion stylist, food bags, food clothing, food home items, food purses, foodie, Foods, graphic designer, home, Humor, Internet, life, online store, Paul Moreau, pillows, shopping, tarts