Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Annual Rice Ball at The Feast of the San Gennaro

For anyone that has gone to the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy, NY with me, they know I have a tradition. I always go the same exact stand for their rice ball covered in vodka sauce. My favorite vendor is the one of the Il Piccolo Bufalo restaurant that is parked right in front of the actual restaurant. You can actually get this scrumptious treat year round because it is offered on their appetizer menu, but there is definitely something special about getting it during the festival!
I have been getting this tasty treat for 5 years now. Before discovering this delicacy, I had never even heard of a rice ball, or better yet that something having rice in it could be an Italian specialty, but this delicious concoction screams Italian once you analyze the ingredients. It contains little bits of prosciutto and peas, and is coated with breadcrumbs and fried and eaten swimming in sauce. I suggest vodka sauce as the sauce to eat with this spongy treat. The creamy vodka sauce gets soaked up by the rice and you get to enjoy the intense flavor in every bite.




One year, a friend of mine had second thoughts on getting a rice ball after we had already visited my Il Piccolo Bufalo's stand, and decided to get one from another vendor. Not only did that vendor not have vodka sauce for the rice ball, but it was very dry and definitely lacked the flavor of the one that I had! I felt bad for her, but did not share mine :)

I am considering testing out making my very own rice balls at home. I found a very interesting recipe online at FoodNetwork.com for all you cookers out there to try! Perhaps you can outdo Il Piccolo Bufalo's rice ball that I love!

Here is the recipe for you Martha Stewart types:

Rice Balls

Total Time:
2 hr 55 min
Prep
35 min
Inactive
2 hr 0 min
Cook
20 min




Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup Italian rice
  • Pinch saffron, optional
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan, plus extra for garnish
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground lean beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 5 large fresh sweet basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water, for rice, plus 1/2 cup water, for sauce
  • 1 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup frozen or fresh peas
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil

Directions

Melt butter in a large pot, pour in uncooked rice and cook for 2 minutes. Add saffron, if using and pour in wine until wine evaporates. Begin stirring in boiling water until rice is tender. Cook rice uncovered. Add salt and pepper, to taste. When rice is cooked take off heat, mix in cheese and 2 eggs. Place in refrigerator, covered, for 2 hours or overnight. Rice must be chilled.
In a large frying pan over medium heat add oil, saute onions and the chopped garlic for 2 minutes, add in the beef and pork, and brown. Remove excess grease. Add in basil, tomato paste, tomato sauce , water, and sugar until it all becomes thick in texture. Add peas while still warm, take off heat and set aside. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Take 2 tablespoons of the rice mixture, place in hand and form a small cup.
Place 1/2 teaspoon of the meat mixture to center of the rice cup, add 1 teaspoon of the rice over the meat mixture and roll in a ball. Roll the rice ball in the remaining eggs and then roll that into the bread crumbs. Heat vegetable oil to 360 degrees F. Deep-fry rice balls until browned, place on a paper towel lined plate or dish.
Before serving garnish with cheese and/or the extra sauce.

Enjoy! HAPPY EATING AND COOKING! :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Macaron Cafe, NYC - Not the Passover Treat

I recently celebrated a friend's birthday, and instead of the typical Baked by Melissa Cupcakes or Crumbs Cupcakes, our friend brought Macarons from the Macaron Cafe in the garment district to celebrate! These little bites of heaven were not only beautiful and luxurious in looks, but extremely scrumptious in taste.
This little cafe offers so many flavors to choose from of these little creations, that the sky is the limit as far as taste and color appeal you choose to select.




The Macarons were crunchy on the outside, but soft and moist on the inside. It was the perfect combination of textures in a bite to make it the most enjoyable little treat. Also, they didn't hit you over the head with the taste of sugar, like cupcakes do. They were packed with flavor, but in a more "natural" tasting way.  I must say, these treats sure do have my vote in the market of "mini treats" like those of Baked By Melissa.

Interestingly enough, my favorite flavor out of the ones my friend picked was Jasmin. When you think of Jasmin, you thing of fragrance and flowers, but this little treat had the perfect hint of flavor in it without it being too much. It did have the floral aroma and taste almost to the point where I questioned if that is what a flower tastes like. But it sure was good! I also would definitely suggest Raspberry!

I would choose these divine treats any day over the typical Macaroons I am used to being served during Passover. I don't think I can ever look at a regular Macaroon again!

Sunday Supper Series: Savoring the Weekend Hours

Thought I would share this interesting promotion. If you are looking to savor the last few hours of your weekend and pack in all the mouth-watering goodness and excitement that you will have for the week, the Tasting Table Sunday Supper Series is for you! Now you have the chance to get in on a special limited time offer. 

This October, several restaurants are participating in a prix fix menu option, similar to restaurant week, but this time beer is included instead of dessert! For $32, you get a starter, an entree, and two pints of Stella Artois premium beer. This is the perfect way to end the weekend and make you forget about the dreadful Monday that follows. 



Participating restaurants in New York are: 

From the menu choices, Salinas may be one that I want to try! Who can resist pork ribs with a touch of goat cheese. Talk about combining two lovely flavors together to create perfection! Also, the fried cauliflower has caught my eye! 

Make sure you make your reservation before its too late! 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Baiting Hollow Winery - Long Island

I recently went to a winery in Long Island, called Baiting Hollow.  I had actually been there earlier in the summer for a bachelorette party and then returned for a winery tour I had bought on Gilt City. Much to my surprise, I encountered the best meatballs I have ever had. Because we had 3 hours to enjoy wine tasting, lunch, and also venture to the vodka tasting house, we were able to enjoy all that Baiting Hollow had to offer.

Merlot Meatballs and Cheese and Cracker Basket


They offered their famous "Merlot Meatballs" which were so rich and savory. Every bite of these scrumptious balls left me wanting more! They definitely tasted different than your average meatball. You could taste the wine flavor on them, but without it being too overbearing. I looked online for a recipe for merlot meatballs, and I did find one! So perhaps this will have to be my next cooking escapade to try.

Here is the recipe for all you cookers out there! Enjoy!


Ingredients:

Servings:

6
Units: US | Metric

Directions:

1      In a medium bowl, combine the beef, egg, onion, pickle, parsley, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Roll            mixture into 2-inch balls. In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, brown the meatballs in olive oil. Transfer the meatballs to a slow cooker.

  1. 2
    Discard any fat from the pan and return to heat. Add the red wine to the hot pan and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom. Allow the wine to cook and reduce by half.
  2. 3
    In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and beef broth. Stir the mixture into the wine, then pour over the meatballs.
  3. 4
    Cover and cook on low setting for 4 hours. Serve meatballs and sauce with rice, potatoes or pasta.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Food Event in NYC: Food Film Festival 2011 at Tribeca Cinemas

I just had to share this upcoming food event with you fellow food lovers! Who can resist a night where you can watch movies and also eat the food that is displayed in the movies. Choices range from burgers, beer, lobster, South American treats, tacos, other mexican style specialties, french pastries, fresh veggies and some other various treats. You can buy into seeing 1 film, a few films, or an all-access pass, or even VIP passes

FOOD FILM FESTIVAL 2011  - BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE -  Oct 13-16th 2011

I think the Food Porn Party film sounds like my type of thing...seafood (including lobster), french pastries,  and alcohol. How could you go wrong!

Happy filming and eating!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bareburger - The Not So Bare Burger!

Bareburger, NYC

I can't say enough good things about Bareburger. I have to say it is probably my favorite place to go for a burger in the city. It is not your typical greasy over indulgent burger that is the rage these days. It is actually more on the healthy side and overindulgent all at the same time. And yes, I have been to the Corner Bistro, Bills Burgers, Shake Shack, The Counter, BLT Burger, Thunder Jackson's, Amity Hall, 5 Napkin Burger, and some others to name a few. And still, Bareburger is my favorite!

These days, every time I walk by the restaurant, I get a strong craving, and actually have to fulfill that craving within the week or day!  Recently, I was riding a bus down 2nd Ave and saw signs for a new one opening up, and that made me have to go there that evening!

It isn't exactly the cheapest burger, but the price you pay is worth it! This place has more than just your regular beef burger. You have the option of beef, turkey, veggie burger, portabella mushroom, lamb, elk, bison, or ostrich meat for your burgers. You also have the choice of type of bun you want on your burger. You can be fancy and have a brioche bun, or healthy and have a multi-grain roll, and wrap your burger in an iceberg lettuce wrap for extreme flavor, or wrap it in a wheat flour wrap, or tapioca rice bun, or gluten-free bun. The choices are endless. Also, all the meat is grass-fed and organic if you are one of those animal rights people! (Yes, I love animals :))

When I go to Bareburger, I always order the Elk meat (medium rare) in a lettuce wrap with the Big Blue Bacon option. This burger is packed with danish blue cheese, sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce and peppercorn steak sauce. Because I put it in a lettuce wrap, you can taste the flavor of the meat and the sharp contrasting flavor of the blue cheese. Having it in a lettuce wrap is extremely messy, as all the juices leak out all over your hands, but it is worth using a whole tree's worth of napkins for this amazing taste! I think that when a burger is in a regular bun, you lose out on the flavor of the meat and the toppings because the bun soaks up all the juices and flavor. Also, it is healthier and lower in carbs! Who can complain about that :) I have never had a bad burger experience at Bareburger.

Bacon Blue Cheese Burger with Elk in Lettuce Wrap / Side of Coleslaw in a mason jar

I also recently ordered a side of coleslaw which I have to say is the best coleslaw I have ever had! Sorry Mom! I always think my mom's coleslaw is the best, but this coleslaw was so different than any that I had ever had before. It was extremely crunchy, not overly creamy or overly watery and had a flavor that I can't describe. Definitely worth ordering! If I can remember correctly, it was only $1 extra for this amazing addition to my meal!

They also have all these options for side orders to share. I highly suggest having more than two people when you order the sharing size plates, because these baskets are huge! It isn't necessary to order a sharing plate or a side, since the burgers and a beer are so filing, but it is fun sometimes to over indulge! I would definitely suggest just getting fries, rather than the combo of onion rings and fries. I do love onion rings normally, but these were not the best onion rings I have had, because they didn't have big juicy onion slices inside and seemed a little over fried! The dipping sauces they include with your fries are definitely delicious. For anyone that knows me, I eat certain foods so I can have the dipping sauces or condiments that go with them, rather than the food.  I am one of those people you want to say, " do you want fries with your ketchup?" to. Bareburger has many selections of sauces. You have your choice of : bareburger special sauce, spicy chipotle mayo, peppercorn steak sauce, chipotle ketchup, curry ketchup, pesto mayo, ranch, country dijon, and horseradish mayo. My favorites are the curry ketchup, chipotle mayo, and the bareburger special sauce, which actually come with the fries order already, so extra special ordering needed! I also tried the pesto mayo once, and that was also very delectable!!

The other exciting thing to enjoy at bareburger is their awesome selection of beer. I love ordering a huge beer, which is their medium size for me,  for only $5 if you order the Lionshead Lager, which happens to be very good beer! I think its 24 or 32 ounces for the medium size...

If your looking for a buddy to enjoy a night out at bareburger, I am game!






Monday, September 19, 2011

"I had a ball" at Uva Wine Bar, NYC : Meatball Edition

Uva, NYC

While hunting for a Monday night special to celebrate a friend's birthday, I stumbled upon the most interesting special I've seen so far! Uva, in the upper east side (2nd Ave between 77th an 7th St.) has a Monday night meatball night! I had been to this very cute, romantic restaurant in the past for a date, but had only had wine and the regular dinner menu. I was excited to try out something so revolutionary as a meatball night in the romantic backyard setting.

You have the option of ordering anything from the meatball menu A La Carte, or ordering all 3 courses Pre-Fix with a glass of wine for $32. I don't think you can get a better deal than that!
Monday Night Meatball Special
I luckily went to dinner with a large group, so I was able to see and taste all the entrees on the menu, than just my 3 courses! :) 

Meatball Appetizers

I ordered the Manzo to start, which was the kobe beef appetizer. All the appetizers came with 6 meatballs, and the kobe beef came with 4. These meatballs were extremely juicy, succulent, and had such a strong flavor. They were served with shallots and a white polenta block in the center. The polenta added a nice contrast to the juicy meatballs, because it sucked up the remaining sauce from the plate. 4 meatballs were the perfect amount because of how rich these were in flavor. 
Manzo Appetizer - Kobe Beef Meatballs with shallots and dry porcini sauce, served with white polenta

One of my friends ordered the Pollo meatballs appetizer. These were made of chicken and were accompanied with polenta croutons,  tarragon and sun-dried tomatoes, in a wild mushroom sauce. I did have the pleasure of trying this appetizer. For a chicken meatball, these were definitely on the moist side, as compared to chicken meatballs that I have had in the past. The sauce they were in was also very delicious. It reminded me of a marsala type of sauce, which is one of my favorites! I did think that the Manzo appetizer that I had ordered was still definitely better than this one, because of the rich flavor. 

Pollo Appetizer

Another friend of mine ordered the Vitello Appetizer. This appetizer is on their regular menu as well. So if you go on another night than Monday, you can still order it! This one was veal meatballs with grilled ciabatta bread. I didn't ordered this one because my meal had veal meatballs in it, and also we were served bread before the meal. This definitely looked delicious, but I am glad I did not order it because it looked as though it was in the same sauce as the spaghetti entree, which was amazing, but I definitely did not need the same sauce in my appetizer and meal. 
Vitello Appetizer - Veal Meatballs with Ciabatta Bread 
Meatball Entrees

I ordered the Spaghetti. It came with veal meatballs, vidalia onions and rosemary in a savory tomato sauce, with square cut spaghetti. The flavor of the sauce was full of flavor. It didn't taste just like any regular sauce, it tasted hearty and spicy all at once. It had a great texture and had elements of garlic, sugar, and spice all in one. I would definitely order this pasta again, just for the sauce alone! On the other hand, the veal meatballs were not that extraordinary. They tasted a little on the dry side, and were also a little hard in texture. They definitely were a little overdone, as compared to the meatballs in my appetizer, which were so moist and soft. Interestingly enough, the pasta tasted even better as leftovers the next day! I think I must have been so full at that point in the meal to even enjoy my meal. 
Spaghetti Entree - Veal Meatballs 
A friend of mine ordered the Vegetariano Meatball entree. I did taste this entree and thought it was very tasty, but not as good as the spaghetti. It definitely tasted on the healthier side because there was no meat in it. 
Vegetariano Entree - Ricotta Cheese, Spinach and Nutmeg Balls in a Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce with shaved aged Ricotta 
Another friend of mine ordered the Ravioli, which was a meatball filled ravioli with artichoke ragout, tomato sauce, thyme and cream. It was definitely an amazing looking dish. I didn't order this dish because the idea of it being ravioli, gave me the impression that it was going to be flat and small. Much to my surprise, this dish was very different that I imagined. They looked like meatball dumplings!! I definitely would consider ordering this dish next time because of my love for dumplings and meatballs. I didn't have the chance to taste it, however, my friend described it as being in a delicious vodka sauce. I guess there is always next time! 

Ravioli with Meatball Filling and Vodka Sauce
Dessert Balls

The dessert menu was definitely greatly varied. The 3 options gave every type of dessert lover something of their liking, There was a warmer richer dessert, a cold refreshing dessert, and a heavy fried dessert. 

I ordered the Chioccolata dessert because of my love for rich chocolate. This dessert was to the farthest extreme of being rich. I am not one to not finish a delicious dessert, but I could only eat 1 1/2 out of my 3 chocolate balls because of how rich and heavy they were. I would definitely order it again for its intense flavor. 
Cioccolata Dessert Balls 
Me enjoying the Cioccolata Ball


My friend ordered the Budino Di Riso, which to be honest, was not the best dessert at the table. It was described as rice pudding balls with concord grape sauce and chopped pistachios. The dessert was non other than a few fancy donut holes. They were tasty, but comparing them to the other choices, they were the most dry and most non-exciting at the table. They were sweet and tasted fried. 
Budino di Riso 
Lastly, the best and most interesting dessert on the menu was the Polpetta Di Gelato. If I were to attend meatball night again, I would order this dessert. It was the most refreshing and also the cutest dessert I have ever seen.  When it was delivered to the table, I was so impressed with the way it was set up on the plate. It was almost too cute to eat! It was a cinnamon ice-cream ball served inside of a slider bun with a caramel sauce on the side, which looked as though it was ketchup and fried apple sticks, which were supposed to resemble french fries. What a great idea! The ice cream was so refreshing with its very cinnamony taste and cold temperature. After such a filling meal, the best dessert to indulge in, is definitely ice cream! 
Polpetta Di Gelato 
I would definitely suggest attending Meatball night at Uva. Otherwise, in general this restaurant is extremely adorable, with an amazing ambiance for dates and dinner gatherings. In the summer, the backyard garden adds such character to this restaurant! Enjoy! 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Rewind: All My Summer Food Exploits!

This summer I enjoyed many food experiences and didn't want to miss out on sharing them on my blog before I jump into my fall and winter adventures!

Most of all this summer, I fell in love with lobster rolls. I actually had never had one before this summer and now have had 3! I just can't get enough of them, and kind of always crave them :( Sadly, an expensive obsession.

My first lobster roll was at Peter's Clam Bar in Island Park, NY (Long Island). This place is one of the places my mom went to growing up. It was a very nice place because it had 3 vibes in one. It had a fancy inside restaurant where you can enjoy a more elaborate menu. It had a deck in the back on a waterway that had more of a casual atmosphere and menu, and also a clam bar menu, that was super casual and perfect for going to after the beach in your bathing suit. My parents and I went to the inside restaurant because of the air conditioning and hot day, even though my mom prefers the clam bar! Much to my surprise, this was where I fell in love with lobster rolls! I also think that out of the 3 I have had, this is the best one so far! I prefer the buttery lobster roll rather than the creamy mayonnaise lobster salad type of roll.
Peter's Clam Bar Restaurant Lobster Roll

One bite into this roll changed my life! It was soooooo good! It was so flavorful, buttery, and the perfect amount of warmth, but also refreshing lobster taste. Also, the salad and fries were pretty amazing as well! Definitely a place I would like to visit again! 

My second lobster roll was from a Luke's Lobster Roll Food truck. I was walking through Union Square and contemplating in my head what I was going to eat for dinner that night after I shopped at Trader Joe's. I have never spent so much money at a food truck before ($16.50), but it was so worth it! This roll was definitely different from the one I had at Peter's. It was a cold style one, but luckily had no mayonnaise. I had heard such great things about Luke's and had been wanting to try it for quite some time. It was definitely good! It had some cayenne pepper on it and very little butter. It was more about tasting the actual lobster than all the seasonings and flavors added. I had also heard it won this year's Tasting Table's Lobster Roll Rumble . So this was a definite "must-try" for me. Although, I have to say, my heart is still with Peter's Clam bar. 
Luke's Lobster Roll Truck
My third lobster roll this summer was at the Red Hook Lobster Pound stand in Dumbo right on the water. What was unique about this stand was that you had two options to choose from as far as style of seasoning and flavor. Maine stye: cold with mayo or Connecticut style: warm and buttery. I, of course chose the Connecticut style. This roll was my second favorite because it was buttery and also had a lot of cayenne pepper on it that added a lot of flavor and spicy-ness to it.  It wasn't as big and filled with as much meat as the other two, but the flavor was amazing! Definitely worth trying! mmmm

Red Hook Lobster Pound : Dumbo Brooklyn on the water 

I almost had a 4th lobster roll in Fire Island at a place called CJ's. Cj's is known for having a lobster special and for being the creator of the Rocket Fuel drink that is in all fire island bars. They had a special that included a Rocket Fuel drink (a pina colada style drink, but much more alcohol) and the roll, making the Rocket Fuel much less expensive than when it was ordered a la carte. I was fooled by the special and ordered the lobster roll special instead of the lobster special which included a potato, corn, and a lobster for $20. When the lobster roll came to my table, I was horrified! It reminded me of tuna fish because the lobster was so ground up into a salad type of consistency with tons of mayonnaise and celery pieces. I immediately decided I could not eat the roll because I actually hate tuna fish, and the idea of eating something with that consistency did not make me feel good. I sent it back to the kitchen and exchanged it for the lobster special, which was amazing! Also, the rocket fuels there were sooooo good and so strong! 
Very Happy Girl! Lobster at CJ"S
Chicken and Waffles    

I had my first chicken and waffles this summer. It was definitely delicious, but probably something I will not order again. I have never been a fan of fried chicken with bones because it reminds of me of the style of chicken from Kentucky Fried Chicken, which it too heavy for me. I am more of a wings or a chicken nugget type of gal! :) So I went to a place called Delta Grill that is known for Louisiana style food. The waffles were absolutely perfect with a little bit of powdered sugar on them and a very delicious flavored syrup. The chicken was also very delicious and went very well with the syrup flavor of the waffles. 
Chicken and Waffles at Delta Grill 

Happy Girl ready to feast! 

Garlic Fries at the Yankees Game 
The only reason I go to sporting events is for the food, beer, and for the social aspect. I am not a huge sports follower, but love the food at these events. I have never seen garlic fries until I attended the Yankees game. I also went the extra distance and became an ultimate pig and had cheese on my garlic fries! They were so garlic-y and so delicious that it was worth the bad breathe! 


I stumbled upon this beer hall in passing several times and never had a chance to stop in. I finally had a chance to check it out on a nice Sunday afternoon. I must say, that this place now has become one of my favorite places that I have been. The vibe and ambiance of the place is extremely low key, cool, and just scenic. It has the true beer hall feel, with nice skylight ceilings to let the sun shine in while you sit at long picnic tables and enjoy beer from probably the largest beer menu I have seen in quite some time. Also, the inside of this place has a very cool vibe as well. They offer a brunch and dinner menu with waitress service, along with a grill area where you can order bratwurst and other various grill style items. I ordered the most amazing bratwurst in a pretzel bun that I have ever had. They had a huge selection of mustards to choose from. And my whole philosophy on eating is, the more sauces the better! So I definitely enjoyed the mustard bar a lot. Also, they had these huge pretzels you could order from the main menu that I saw several tables order. Next time I go, I am definitely getting one of those! I also ordered a cherry flavored beer that tasted like cherry soda, but was actually higher in alcohol content than most beers. 

Cherry Flavored Beer - Kasteel Rouge

Massive Pretzel

Bratwurst with pretzel bun

Eats on Lex - BuyWithMe Deal 
I bought a deal on BuyWithMe to try out a restaurant I had never been to. For $26 you get 6 oysters, a burger and fries, a martini cocktail, and also a dessert. It was definitely an amazing deal! The burger wasn't the best burger I have ever had, but it did come with carmelized onions on it and it was cooked to the perfect medium rare that I had asked for. I could have dealt with having less fries. The oysters were very good, along with the oysters shooters we ordered extra on the side! The best part of the meal was the martini and the dessert. I ordered an Espresso martini and it was so full of flavor. It tasted so much like coffee and was so dessert-y that I felt like I was in heaven! Also, the dessert was so rich that for the first time in a long time, I could not finish the whole thing. But definitely worth every bite! I would go back for the oysters, dessert, and martini anyday! 
Oysters at Eats on Lex 
Expresso Martini and Amazing dessert!
Mercato- Massapequa Park, Long Island NY
I went to a bridal shower in Long Island. I was very impressed on the venue it was held at. It was extremely cute and happened to have great food! I ordered the Steak and Portobello Flatbread which came with a balsamic dressing on it and cheese. The mix of flavors together made it very delicious! I may just have to take a trip back out to Massapequa Park for this meal! 
Steak and Portobello Flatbread


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Awesome food quotes I found! :)

Here is a site I found with awesome food quotes! A lot of them made me laugh and I thought I would share it with you guys!

http://www.quotegarden.com/food.html

Welcome to my new food blog!

I have decided to write my long awaited and very delayed food blog! Most people know me as one who posts a picture of every meal I consume and love on Facebook! Here is my chance to share my food exploits in a blog.

Some people also know me as the person to ask for restaurant advice for a date, birthday party, or brunch. I will share all my "deal" knowledge of restaurants, along with the new restaurants that I have tried, and also my favorite food experiences! I hope you enjoy and happy eating and reading! Now it's time to go enjoy a burger..or perhaps a cupcake:)