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Ray’s Candy Store – a NYC Old School Classic

The man himself – Ray. (photo credit – Ray’s Candy Store)

Gritty. Cheap. Cramped. A bit worn and grimy. Love.

Ray’s Candy Store is just perfect and a true representation of what old school NYC used to be. The kind of place that is a must to hit up when in a happy drunk vibe late at night, and need some sort of fatty, sweet, greasy, or messy snack to help soak up all the booze you consumed.

Ray’s has been open since 1974. Walking up from outside the facade is not the most appealing, and easy to miss. It’s a different world once you enter inside. The space itself is small, and the walls are plastered with newspaper clipping, photos, signs, pictures, and posters listing the hodge podge of foods they offer. Soft serve ice cream, Belgian fries, egg creams, chili dogs, cheese fries, shakes, fried Twinkies, sausages, and even beignets! There is so much here to make your inner fatty happy! Continue reading Ray’s Candy Store – a NYC Old School Classic

Get your sweet tooth at The Sweet Shop in NYC!

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Accidentally found this place while out for a run. Needless to say I took an ice cream and candy break! What a terrific little store. Oh well – there went my run! How could I resist not taking a break to peruse the shelves at The Sweet Shop in my hood of the Upper East Side in NYC when all this candy goodness was beckoning me? It’s like I had the good and bad angels sitting on my shoulders, and the bad angel whispered evil thoughts and sweet nothings into my ear. Guess which one won out? The good angel was kicked to the curb as I headed inside this tiny pocket of candy wonderland.

I was greeted with shelves lined along each wall showcasing all kinds of candies from the old-timey style to the newest sugary treats on the market. Family owned and run they are very friendly and knowledgeable. Even handed me some samples to try just for walking in and saying hello. Now that’s a welcoming perk. Get me all wired up on candy why don’t you even before I buy anything? I wasn’t refusing! My evil angel was smirking in delight. Continue reading Get your sweet tooth at The Sweet Shop 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!

Projectile blog vomiting all over NYC for two years now!

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Has it really been two years since I started posting my ridiculous thoughts, observations, gluttony, and depravity on this blog The Regular Guy NYC? Looking back over my scribble it just so happens that October is my two year anniversary of this madness that I have been vomiting out all over this blog. Where did the time go? In the words of the legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy – “Well, that escalated quickly”. I don’t know about you all but sometimes I can’t even believe the stuff that gets splattered all over this blog, and for some reason you all keep reading it. It’s like a pain and pleasure thing. It hurts so good, but you keep coming back for more. Like a car wreck that you can’t turn away from. I keep posting and you can’t seem to stop staring at my insides cooking like road pizza on the hot asphalt. What can I say? Many of you are just as demented, vile, raunchy, and sick as I am. I dig crazy, and really appreciate all of the support, comments, and feedback I have received and continue to receive here, even if it borders on stalking. By the way, does this rag smell like chloroform? Come, step into my unmarked white van of blogging! Continue reading Projectile blog vomiting all over NYC for two years now!