Tag: NYC

NYC Culinary Student Frosts Cake for Strangers, Spreads Sappy, Sugary Joy

February 24, 2014 // 8:41 am

Manhattan-based performance artist and culinary student Bettina Banayan recently cut herself a slice of internet infamy for frosting a cake on a New York subway, then sharing that cake with fellow passengers. A 12 minute video documents the whole experiment, including the serious shade thrown by the elderly man…

If You Like Coffee and Live in NYC, this is the Only Subway Map You’ll Ever Need

February 10, 2014 // 11:23 am

We New Yorkers have many flaws, but the most fatal will quickly show up if you ask us to meet for coffee. That’s because there are so many small shops, large shops, chain shops, and tiny counters to grab a cup of brew that we can never…

38 Pieces of Food-Inspired Clothes and Accessories That Actually Look Dope

January 22, 2014 // 5:38 pm

Because we had the exciting opportunity to work with The Agenda Show during its couple-day tenure in Southern California, we also had the chance to thumb through racks and racks of apparel and accessories launching throughout 2014. We entered the show optimistically thinking that since…

Moscow Restaurant Only Hires Identical Twins because Dreams Do Come True

November 5, 2013 // 10:32 am

A restaurant in Moscow, Russia will have you doing a double take thanks to its identical twins-only waitstaff.

Twin Stars owner Alexei Khodorkovsky told BBC that he was inspired by the 1964 Soviet film Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors, in which ”a schoolgirl crosses into an alternate world and finds her twin.”

Twin servers…

NY Restaurant Offers Staircase Seating for Optimal People Watching

October 23, 2013 // 10:57 am

Where you end up sitting in a restaurant can affect the whole experience, whether that be good or bad. A venue’s seating plan is an important part of dining out, and New York City’s Tao Downtown is giving this factor a unique twist.

The recently-opened spot is…

Popcorn Butter-Washed Cocktails, Pizza-Puffed Pasta and More Arousing Snacks at PLAY

October 21, 2013 // 5:00 am

To be honest, I was a little skeptical when I heard that PLAY,  a bar and lounge, opened as an extension of the Museum of Sex. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that it markets itself as a “transformative experience that arouses the senses.”  I…

Dominique Ansel Debuts Edible Pinecones for Fall, Thankfully Without a Trace of Pumpkin Spice

September 27, 2013 // 5:53 pm

Dominique Ansel, the man behind the cronut, has unleashed the Gingerbread Pinecone — his latest winter-appropriate decadence. The new pastry features a nutmeg cake filled with ginger caramel cream and feuilletine spiced mousse, and follows his Magic Soufflé debuted earlier this month.

For those of you not yet…

Cronut Inventor Partners with Shake Shack to Create a Cronut Custard

September 10, 2013 // 12:21 pm

Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel is teaming up with Shake Shack to bring the masses Cronut Hole Concrete. This special edition item will be available next Tuesday, September 17 starting at 10 am.

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