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Slurping up some Pho and a Bahn Mi on a cold NYC day.

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Beef Pho – photo credit – Yelp

Now that it seems as if winter has come back to us and it was cold last night I walked by this place and immediately wanted to shove my face in a big bowl of Pho! Saigon Shack located in the Greenwich Village section of NYC is one of those spots to dive into a tasty hot bowl of Pho on a blustery raw day to warm your insides with some terrific Vietnamese comfort eats.

As usual, this place was packed. Had to wait for a few minutes to grab a seat. As I was solo last night it was easy to score a stool up by the counter as people chow down pretty quick here and move along. What’s cool is that a waitress keeping track of those on line took our orders in advance so when I sat down the food was placed in front of me almost within a minute or two. I didn’t have to drool too long while seeing those around me slurp up their delicious looking Pho.

Since I was starving I ordered a few Vietnamese specialties to safisfy my growling stomach. Continue reading Slurping up some Pho and a Bahn Mi on a cold NYC day.

Sweet sugar bombs of perfection! Doughnut Plant NYC!

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Holy sugar bomb Batman! Doughnuts! What more can I say that has not been said about Doughnut Plant? They make ridiculously delicious donuts. I was at this newer location located at the Hotel Chelsea in NYC not too long ago. Pretty much right after my serious Summer training and eating light ended, so yeah, I splurged in a big way with no guilt!

This one is definitely set up more like a cafe over their other location on the Lower East Side. Much more space with tables and chairs. Some artwork on the walls with lots of color and giant doughnut pillows adorning them. More of a trendy looking spot as I guess they are catering to the Chelsea Hotel clientele a bit. Must have been working as it was pretty crowded when I was there. Why not? It’s doughnuts! Sweet sugar bombs of perfection! Continue reading Sweet sugar bombs of perfection! Doughnut Plant NYC!

Meatless? Me? Vegan delights at the Candle Cafe in NYC!

Photo credit - Candle Cafe
Photo credit – Candle Cafe

There’s no meat in that? Really? It’s vegan? C’mon, you’re kidding. OMG this tastes amazing – like a party in my mouth!

That is what was going through my mind as I devoured the Seitan Chimichurri. It has this smoky flaver and slightly burnt edges as if cooked right on the bar-b-que. I could have sworn it was a meat product as it had great texture and substance. Served on skewers like a shishkabob. After this wonder I knew we were in for a treat. I had no clue that going meatless could be so tasty, but Candle Cafe on the Upper East Side of NYC enlightened me as to what delicious vegan cooking can be!

Now let me proclaim that I am a meat eater. I absolutely love love love steak, chicken, bacon, etc. If it moo’s I will eat it! But lately I feel a need to broaden my food horizon and try some healthier options. So here I was in a vegan restaurant. Continue reading Meatless? Me? Vegan delights at the Candle Cafe in NYC!

Vosges Haut-Chocolat in NYC just screams sex and candy!

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Sick chocolate concoctions at this luxury specialty sweet shop.

Can I say BACON & CHOCOLATE?!!! Give me a HELL YEAH!!!!

Vosges Haut-Chocolat located not too far from my apartment on the Upper East Side of NYC is one of those spots that makes your mouth drool and your eyes widen as soon as you walk inside. If you are a chocolate aficionado of any type then get your butt in here. Such an inventive selection to satisfy anyone’s chocolate gluttony desires!

Applewood smoked bacon and chocolate! What mad genius is behind all this? Peanut butter and sea salt bon bons – what??? OMG! Marshmallow, toffee, caramels in all kinds of shapes and combinations. Hey now!

Spicy chocolate yumminess with ancho, guajillo and chipotle chillies in dark chocolate, butter-soft caramel, and more. There are so many flavor combinations to choose from. They are well thought out and taste fantastic! This chocolate just screams SEX! Continue reading Vosges Haut-Chocolat in NYC just screams sex and candy!