Sunday, June 27, 2010

8 cent Zeppoles and Fried Oreos

Monday, June 28th from 2-8PM, Led Zeppole will be offering zeppoles and fried Oreos for just 8 cents! In order to get the discount, get this coupon text to your phone and show it to the cashier.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Free Divine Summer Desserts Class

Via Pulse JFK.

What: Fresh to Frozen Summer Desserts

When: June 27th, 12-6PM

Where: Williams-Sonoma
45 Main Street
Phone: (718) 473-1800

Cost: FREE

From the event site:
Frozen desserts are a wonderful way to enjoy summer's bounty of fruits. We'll show you how to make frozen favorites with ease, including all-American ice-cream, Italian gelato and frozen yogurt (the healthy alternative). We'll also rediscover a childhood favorite - ice pops - that both children and grown-ups will love! Please call your local Williams Sonoma store for the exact time of this event, which should be running all day long.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cinnabon at Rockefeller Center has Closed

Via Midtown Lunch.

The Cinnabon at the subway station below Rock Center has closed and has been replaced by a Jamba Juice. Yep.

Astor Bake Shop Opens in Queens

Via NY Times & Eater.

Astor Bake Shop
12-23 Astoria Boulevard (14th Street)
Astoria, Queens
(718) 606-8439.

Pastry chef George McKirdy has opened his first bakery specializing in American and European pastries. Also expect to see sandwiches, sliders, burgers and a dinner menu soon.

This Weeks Sweet Reviews

Life with Food & Drink: Kyotofu

Blondie and Brownie: Sugar Cafe

Cookie Madness: Nine Favorite Chocolate Cakes

Always Hungry: Five Leaves' Ice Cream Cart

Life with Food and Drink: Bouchon's toffee tart

The Foodista: Give a Warm Welcome to Astor Bake Shop

Fork in the Road: The Best Chocolate Cake in the World? "As a Matter of Fact, It Sucks."

W Magazine: The Best Chocolate Cake in the World? Our staff weighs in

Serious Eats: Guerrilla Ice Cream: A New Cart With Flavors Inspired by Social Movements

Life with Food & Drink: Odeon Cart Ice Cream

Serious Eats: Raspberry-Yogurt Cakes at Le Pain Quotidien

Lunch Studio: Strawberry Tart at Financier

Serious Eats: Raspberry-Almond Croissant at Bouchon Bakery

Serious Eats: Strawberry Pie Sundae at Mercer Kitchen

Lunch Studio: Cookies at Eileen's

Serious Eats: Lemon-Blueberry Turnovers at Grandaisy

Serious Eats: Rice Pudding at Russ & Daughters

The Skinny Pig: Gelato on Sticks? Find It At Popbar

Eater: Mapping New York's Best Frozen Treats

Fork in the Road: Little Buddy Biscuit Co.'s Strawberry-Gingersnap Ice Cream Sandwich

Jeffery Tastes: Roosevelt Avenue Find – Cocada de Coco

The Feed: Ice cream cakes at Quality Meats

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Etsy Cupcake Craft Night with Cupcakes Take the Cake

What: Cupcake Craft Night at Etsy Labs in DUMBO

When: July 19, 2010, 4-8PM

Where: Etsy Labs DUMBO
55 Washington St, Suite 512
City/State: Brooklyn, NY

Cost: FREE

There are only 9 spots left so you should RSVP ASAP.

Free People’s Pops Friday & Saturday

Via NYC Food Guy.

This Friday & Saturday (June 25th & 26th), get free People's Pops ice pops from The Cooking Channels ice cream truck. The truck will be roaming about the country, promoting the new channel.

In NY, the truck will be at Chelsea Market Friday from 10AM-6PM (75 9th Ave b/t 15th & 16th St) and at the NYC FoodFilm Festival Saturday from 12PM-10PM under the Brooklyn Bridge.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

51% off Cupcakexpress

I have never heard of Cupcakexpress, a cupcake delivery service, but they are offering $82 worth of cupcakes for $40. Which seems like a great deal...if you were planning on spending $82 on cupcakes. They are 4 bucks a piece, or $10-12 for a dozen, so maybe it wouldn't be so hard to spend so much.

Get the deal here. Once purchased the offer is good till June 25, 2011. You must order your cupcakes 24 hours in advance. Fee applies for deliveries outside Manhattan. Deal applies to regular cupcakes only, not minis.

Free Ice Cream from Ben & Jerry's Today

Via Pulse JFK.

As part of their NYC Ice Cream Treat Giveaway, Ben & Jerry's will be giving away FREE ice cream at Washington Square Park between 4-5PM today.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sign the Petition Against the New Food Truck Bill

Via NYC, Style, & a Little Cannoli.

If you haven't heard, there is a bill that would effectively make it impossible for food trucks to operate in the city. If a truck gets 3 parking tickets, they are out of business.

So sign the petition, like the Facebook page, and go to Councile Woman Lappin's website or Council Woman Karen Koslowitz's website and let them know what you think.

Some food trucks that sell sweets include Cupcake Stop, Dessert Truck, Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, Street Sweets, and the Treats Truck.

Looking for even more food trucks? Check out this useful site!

New York City Wine and Food Festival

Via Always Hungry NY.

What: New York City Wine & Food Festival

When: October 7th-10th, 2010

Where: Locations vary

Cost: Prices vary

Even though the event doesn't start till October, your going to want to get your tickets NOW because the events sell out fast (some already have!). To see a list of all the events, go here.

And here are the sweet events at the NYC Wine & Food Festival:

-The New York Times Presents Breville's Milk and Cookies hosted by Martha Stewart: 10-09-2010 10:00 AM, $40

- Kids Get Cooking! From Farm to Cone - Ice Cream Making with Seth McEachron of Battenkill Valley Creamery!: 10-09-2010 2:00 PM, $25

- Godiva Chocolatier presents SWEET sponsored by Absolut Vodka, Kahlúa and Perrier-Jouët hosted by Duff Goldman and Sandra Lee: 10-09-2010 9:00 PM, $175

- Master Baking Class with Ernesto Gonzalez at Del Posto: Part of Meatpacking Local presented by The Corcoran Group: 10-10-2010 10:00 AM, $80

- Dive Into Godiva with Anthony Giglio: Lifestyle Wine Seminars and Cocktail Clinics hosted by Food & Wine and Travel + Leisure: 10-10-2010 2:00 PM, $85

- Adam Richman Whole Foods Market Culinary Demonstration presented by KitchenAid: 10-10-2010 4:30 PM, $40

OK, so maybe that last one doesn't have anything to do with pastries specifically, but its probably there because I have a huge crush on Adam Richman. Yeah, probably.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Brooklyn Day of Desserts

Via The City Sweet Tooth.

What: Brooklyn Day of Desserts- There will be a variety of desserts including gourmet, vegan and artistic desserts. Feed your appetite while giving back!

When: June 27th from 12PM-4PM

Where: Sanders Studio
525 Waverly Ave,
Brooklyn, NY

Cost: $35

For more info contact 631-833-3152 or This is a fundraiser for Lakay Legal Services, and NPO in Brooklyn that gives free legal aid to low income communities.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Lee, Lee's Bakery is Back Open this Weekend

Via Harlem Bespoke.

Lee, Lee's Bakery
283 West 118th Street (between Frederick Douglass Boulevard/8th Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue)

Late last month the owner of Lee's announced he was closing due to a lack of foot traffic, but an outpouring of community support has him reconsidering that decision. He is open this weekend, so go check the place out!

Related posts: Lee, Lee's Bakery is Closing

Friday, June 18, 2010

Vegan Divas Launch at Butterfield Market

Via Grub Street NY.

Camillo Sabella, a former baker at Babycakes, is the new pastry chef for Vegan Divas, a new line of desserts being offered at Butterfield Market & François Chocolate bar. They have cupcakes, cookies, muffins, scones and brownies (click the Grub St. article for full menu).

Jell-O Mold Competition in Brooklyn

Via Fork in the Road.

What: The Second-Annual Jell-O Mold Competition

When: June 26th, 6-10PM

Where: The Gowanus Studio Space
166 7th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Cost: FREE (suggested donations welcome)

From the event site:
Competitors will battle it out for mold supremacy in the following categories:
- Creativity
- Aesthetics
- Structural/sculptural ingenuity
- Edibility/culinary appeal
- Best use and showcase of Jell-O

A crack panel of respected judges will announce the winners at 8pm on the day of the event--and audience members have the opportunity to vote for People's Choice.

Designers will compete for a grand prize package including $400 in cash, a feature on Make: Online and Craft websites, a spot for their Jell-O creation in the 2010 Last Supper Festival, a slice of pie and coffee from Four and Twenty Blackbirds bakery, and more!

Kelso beer and Jell-O shots will be served. Doors at 6pm. Music by DJ Allied Master Computer till 10pm.

This Weeks Sweet Reviews

Eat it: Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Serious Eats: Almond Butter Lover at Moomah

Fork in the Road: Bouchon Bakery's Nutter Butter

Lunch Studio: Mochi & Taro at Fay Da

The Wandering Eater: Dessert at Ledoyen

Cherry Patter: Brooklyn Croissant Taste Off

Always Hungry NY: Cake Balls at BabyCakes NYC

The Scoop on Cones: Chikalicious Dessert Club

A Cake Bakes in Brooklyn: Layer Cake -A Fine Wine

Blondie & Brownie: Sweet Treats Truck

NYC Tastes: Everything Frosted- Chinatown Cupcakes

Fork in the Road: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream at Lulu & Mooky's

Who Ate the Big Apple: Sweet Revenge

NYC, Style, & a Little Cannoli: Minamoto Kitchoan in Midtown West

Midtown Lunch: Koryodang Makes a Great Shaved Ice

Serious Eats: Apple Strudels at Wolfgang Steakhouse and Caffe Falai

Serious Eats: Dessert at Má Pêche

Serious Eats: Tart Normandy at Margot Patisserie

Lunch Studio: Maple Walnut Coffee Cake at Village Tart

Serious Eats: Dessert at Savoy

Serious Eats: Espresso Mousse at Black Hound

NYC Foodie: Dessert at Ilili

Under the 7 The Roosevelt Avenue Project: Shaved Ice at Tropika

The Feed: Ice Cream Sandwich Rundown

Metromix: Another Ice Cream Sandwich Rundown

Fork in the Road: The Meatball Shop's Ice Cream Sandwiches

Fork in the Road: Superb Glazed Donut at Brooklyn's Donut Shoppe

Grub Street NY: Cereal Milkshakes from a Truck in Breezy Point, Queens

Fork in the Road: SCRATCHbread's Shortbread

The Wandering Eater: A Chocoholic’s Dream: A Day with La Maison du Chocolat Factory Tour & Pastry Tasting with Gilles Marchal

Miss Softee Is Open

Via Midtown Lunch.

She's open and she's got homemade baked goods! For her current location follow her on Twitter.

Baking Classes at The Institute of Culinary Education

Original photo can be found here.

The Institute of Culinary Education
50 West 23rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
New York, N.Y.

Truffles Truffles Truffles: June 19th, 6-10:30PM. $110

2-Day Creative Cookie Design
: June 21st & 22nd, 10AM-3PM both days. $275

Best and Easiest Chocolate Desserts: June 22nd, 10AM-2:30PM. $115

Chocolate Chip Cookie Class: June 22nd, 10AM-2PM. $95

Biscotti Unlimited: June 25th, 6-10:30PM. $105

2-Day Candy Workshop
: June 25th, 6-10PM both days. $220

For even more classes, go here.

$1 Cupcakes at Billy's Bakery

Original photo can be found here.

Via Eater.

Billy's Bakery
75 Franklin Street (between Broadway and Church Street)
Phone: 212-647-9958

On June 20th & 21st Billy's Bakery will be offering $1 cupcakes to celebrate the first anniversary of their Tribeca location.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Best Chocolate Cake in the World Opens

Via The Feed & Grub Street NY.

Best Chocolate Cake in the World
55A Spring St (between Lafayette and Mulberry Sts)

Yep, that is the name of the bakery. This is the first American location of a Brazil based chain. They will also serve Counter Culture coffee and Il Laboratorio del Gelato.

From Grub Street: Bras's "best chocolate cake in the world" is actually three cakes of varying sweetness: a sugary cake made with 53 percent cocoa, a semisweet made with 70 percent, and — for those adventurous of palate — a bitter, zero-sugar version that's touted as being lower in calories. All are variations on a recipe made "without flour or baking powder ... a confection made from a top-of-the-line Belgian chocolate mousse," which from pictures appears to be swirled together with meringue.

Takahachi Bakery Opens

Via Tribeca Citizen.

Takahachi Bakery
25 Murray Street

The bakery will have the usual pastries as well as soup, salads, sandwiches and homemade ice cream.

Update: More photos at Midtown Lunch & Serious Eats.

Vegan Cafe The Little Bird Opens

Via EV Grieve.

The Little Bird
182 Avenue B

This is the first commercial bakery for Troccoli, a wholesaler that supplied baked goods to local stores. In time they would like to expand their menu to include small plates, beer and wine- all vegan.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cupcake Picnic Coverage

Saturday was the Cupcakes Take the Cake
Cupcake Picnic in Central Park. 100 people RSVP'd, but only about 40 showed up. Apparently the forecast of rain after 6PM was enough to scare more than half of the people into not coming out for an event that ended at 4PM. Wusses.

But the people who did show up were awesome, and there were lots of homemade and store bought cupcakes!

There were sangria cupcakes made by Nibbles by Nora. They were very good, with a very unique taste.

Cupcakes by Cupcake Cafe.

To the left: Lemon and blueberry cupcakes by Cupcakes by Joy.

Candy cupcakes! There were Milky Ways and another candy inside the cupcakes.

These are my apple pie cupcakes, in their usual mode of transport: a pizza box. The photo was taken by CTTC and can be found here. Ignore how ugly they look, I promise that they taste great ;)

And then, there was chocolate wine.

And jazz music too! A really nice coincidence. The band is called The Park Foundation, but that name will most likely change soon. The guy on the drums had four of my cupcakes, I was very flattered.

I also met a sweet couple from Long Island, the wife Jamie is a self-described cupcake enthusiast with a website- Creative Cupcake Recipes.

There were lots of extra cupcakes (way more than we had last year), so many of us were wandering around the park, convincing people to take some (how I met the band). One couple who took some of my cupcakes happened to be from London- my first international tasters! I was very happy they liked em.

There are some more pictures up on the CTTC Meetup group and on their Flickr. Sign up so you know about next years picnic!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bayside Dessert Tasting and Lecture Today

Via Eating in Translation.

What: Its So Tasty, Too

When: Friday, June 11, 7PM-???

Where: Bayside Historical Society
208 Totten Ave., Bayside, Queens

Cost: $10 for members, $15 for general public. Call 718-352-1548 for reservations

Join the happy, peppy people for this "discussion about women and food inspired by a 1920s cookbook by the Bayside Woman’s Club. The lecture will be followed by a sampling of desserts from the book.

$15 for Sweet Sights Tour

From the Buy With Me website, where you can get the deal:

Ahoy NY Tours & Tasting, known for their unique, ethnic food tours and their knack for finding the best bites in NYC, brings you the ultimate dessert tour.

For $15 you’ll get one ticket for Ahoy NY Tours and Tasting Sweet Sights walking tour on the Upper West Side ($30 value). You’ll savor the best chocolate chip cookies in NYC, cream puffs from Japan, delectable gelato, hand crafted chocolates free from preservatives and artificial flavors, plus much more!

Ahoy NY Tours and Tasting founder and tour guide Alana Hove will enlighten you with the history of the shops and the neighborhood, while you stroll along tasting treats from hidden dessert gems. At the end of your tour, you’ll join your guide at a popular NYC restaurant to taste their famous dessert. (This last stop is included in the cost of the tour, but all other sweet purchases are not; on average you’ll spend an additional $20 unless you have way better willpower than us!)

The Sweet Sights tour runs on selected days all summer long (rain or shine) and lasts about 2.5 hours, so you can check their schedule to book your date. Grab everyone you know with a sweet tooth (um, everyone) since you can buy up to four vouchers (your voucher will serve as your ticket).

• Limit four vouchers per person.
• Please schedule tour 1 week in advance by email.
• No cancellations permitted.
• Please consult Ahoy NY Tours and Tasting for any dietary needs.
• Tour operates on a “pay-as-you-go” basis; any additional purchases on the tour are not included with this voucher.
• Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.
• Voucher not valid until day after purchase.
• Voucher expires 08/31/2010

This Weeks Sweet Reviews

Cookie Madness: Favorite Blueberry Desserts

Serious Eats: Matcha Box

Serious Eats: Pecan-Cranberry Loaf at Pain D'Avignon

Bionic Bites: I Heart Doughnuts Only at Doughnut Plant

The Cupcake Gang: Tulu’s Gluten-Free Bakery

Blondie & Brownie: Twice Fried Cherry Pies Return at Chip Shop!

Fork in the Road: New Pretzel M&M's Are Genius

NYC Tastes: Cake Truffles at the Milk Bar

Always Hungry NY: Churros at Barmarché

Midtown Lunch: Your Ice Cream Guide to Midtown East

Serious Eats: The Good Batch, Stroopwafels at the Brooklyn Flea

Life is Delicious: Max Brenner

Blondie & Brownie: Grapenut Ice Cream is Back at the Prospect Park Uncle Louie G's!

Lunch Studio: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie from City Bakery

Cakespy: The Red Velvet Cake Shake

Life with Food and Drink: Grom

Cherrypatter: The Village Tart

Blondie & Brownie: Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Serious Eats: Chocolate Mousse at Northern Spy Food Co.

Life with Food and Drink: Village Tart

The City Sweet Tooth: Inside Limelight Marketplace!

The Scoops on Cones: Raw, vegan ice cream that doesn’t quite hit the mark at One Lucky Duck

Restaurant Girl: New York's Most Prized Pies

Fork in the Road: Bouchon Bakery's Nutter Butter

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dish D'lish becomes Jonathan's Bakery

Via Sheepshead Bites.

Jonathan's Bakery
1424 Sheepshead Bay Road,
Brooklyn, NY

The owners say they switched names because they're focusing more on their baked goods that they've been selling along with their bagels.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pie-Off at Jimmy's No. 43 this Saturday

Via Fork in the Road.

Jimmy's No. 43
43 E. Seventh St.
New York NY, 10003

This Saturday June 12th, come to Jimmy's for a Pie-off featuring lots of bakeries including Betty Brooklyn, First Prize Pies, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, and SCRATCHbread. Tickets are $20 at the door and proceeds go to BK Farmyards.

Get 3 Pie Slices for $10 at Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Via Fork in the Road.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds
439 Third Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Get 3 seasonal pie slices for just $10 through Friday June 11th.

Help NYC Public Schools by Eating Pinkberry

Original photo can be found here.

Via Pulse JFK.

Visit any NYC Pinkberry location from now between June 20th at 6PM and 15% of your purchase goes towards Funds for Public schools. Download your invite here.

Dean and Deluca Now Carries Kyotofu

At certain Dean and Deluca stores you can now buy sweets from Kyotofu!

You can find the following items at the following locations:

Green Tea Azuki Muffin, Yuzu Muffin, White Sesame Banana Muffin, Green Tea Tofu Pannacotta, Black Sesame & Matcha Shortbread Cookies, Chocolate Souffle Cupcake, Hojicha Rollcake, Signature Sweet Tofu, Green Tea Sweet Tofu, Black Sesame Sweet Tofu, Strawberry-Yuzu Linzer Cookies, Hoji-cha and Matcha Nama Chocolates.

SoHo Store (560 Broadway At Prince St)
Madison Avenue Store (1150 Madison Ave At 85th St)
New York Times Cafe (620 8th Ave At 40th St)
Rockefeller Center #1 (1 Rockefeller Pl Bet 5th & 6th)
Rockefeller Center #2 (9 Rockefeller Pl Bet 5th & 6th)
City Spire Cafe (156 West 56th St. Bet 6th & 7th Ave.)

Murray’s Cheese and The Standard Add Blue Marble Ice Cream

Original photo can be found here.

Via Grub Street NY.

The Standard
848 Washington St., New York, NY 10014

Murray's Cheese
254 Bleecker St., New York, NY

The Standard is selling scoops of Blue Marble ice cream, and Murray's Cheese is now selling pints. Murray's Cheese also sells ice cream from Van Leeuwen and Il Laboratorio del Gelato.

Stop by Murray's Saturday and create your own sundae with sauces and toppings for $5. They'll also be grilling up sausages are part of the Bleecker Street Festival.

Soup Man/Cold Stone Combo has Closed

Coldstone Creamery and the Soup Man are no longer sharing the same building at 2 Astor Place.

Free Creme Brulee Donuts at Bomboloni Tomorrow

Via Eater NY.

187 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023-5103
(212) 877-3080

Thursday, June 10, from 4-7 PM get FREE creme brulee donuts from Bomboloni!

Extreme Chocolate Walking Tour

What: Extreme Chocolate Walking Tour

When: Fri, Jun 11, 2010, 1PM-4:30PM

Where: Jacques Torres Chocolates
350 Hudson Street (at King Street)

Cost: $80

From the site: Calling all chocolate lovers! Explore the delicious world of chocolate. Learn about current trends in chocolate, visit a chocolate factory and taste samples of an assortment of delectable chocolates and hot chocolate.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Milkshakes Today at Kool Bloo

Via NYC Deals.

In honor of National Chocolate Ice Cream Day today, get free chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry milkshakes via their website. Enter the code word MILKSHAKE at check out and it will be delivered to you for free. They have 4 locations, in Gramercy, Murray Hill, East Village, and SoHo.

Hotel Griffou Sets Up Ice Cream Stand

Via Grub Street NY.

Hotel Griffou
21 W. 9th St.
New York, NY 10011

Starting today, June 7th, Hotel Griffou will be serving ice cream and sorbet in rotating flavors outside of their restaurant. Cups and cones range from $3.50-$5.50 and flavors include Salted Caramel Banana Cream Pie, Strawberry & Chantilly Cream, Griffou Cinnamon Sticky Bun, Creme Brulee, Triple Chocolate Mousse, Watermelon Sorbet, Key Lime Pie, La Colombe Espresso Tiramisu.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Free Ice Cream and Bra Fitting

Via Pulse JFK.

What: Get a free bra fitting, a free bra and lots of free Skinny Cow ice cream

When: 6/5/10 from 11AM-7PM and 6/6/10 from 11AM-7PM

Where: 82 Mercer St
New York, NY 10012

Cost: FREE

If you want to get fitted for a bra you need to RSVP and reserve a time slot. You can do that here.

This Weeks Sweet Reviews

Cupcakes Take the Cake: Orange strawberry poppyseed Cupcakes at Hester Street Fair

Edible Queens: Manducatis Rustica's Ice Cream Sandwich

A Passion for Food: Dessert at Jean Georges Restaurant

Serious Eats: Chocolate-Cherry Cake at Village Tart

Cherry Patter: Kee's Chocolates

Queenie takes Manhattan: Momofuku Milk Bar

Edible Queens: Jollibee’s Secret Halo Halo

Always Hungry NY: NYC Icy’s Purple Carrot Ice

NYC Foodie: Pure Food And Wine Takeaway's malomar.

Blondie and Brownie: Sweets at the Hester Street Fair

Serious Eats: Matcha Float at Cha An

Cupcakes Take the Cake: Magdalenas: Spanish Cupcakes at Despana

Blank & White Cookie Review: B&W Cookie at Pizza Villagio Cafe

Edible Queens: Koryodang’s Patbingsoo

Edible Queens: Ice Fire Land’s Tai Shi Bao Bing

Wandering Foodie: Moon Pies

Life with Food and Drink: Mini cake, mild flavor at Butterfly Bake Shop

Life is Delicious: Burgers & Cupcakes

Fork in the Road: Colombian Bread Puddding at Cafe Colombia Bakery

Serious Eats: Blueberry Cake Doughnuts at Locanda Verde

Serious Eats: Dessert at Dovetail

Edible Queens: Eddie’s Sweet Shop

Fork in the Road: Trois Pommes Patisserie's Pumpkin Whoopie Pie

We Heart Astoria: The Best Gelato and Ices

Eat Brooklyn Food: Ice Cream from Wheeler's Black Label Vegan Ice Cream

Midtown Lunch: Holey Cream’s Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich

Cupcakes Take the Cake: Cake & Shake

Best Desserts Benefit

Via Eating in Translation.

Wednesday June 9th, NYC's hottest bloggers square off in a delicious dessert challenge. Admission gets you drink specials, entry into a raffle, and a tasting plate of all the desserts!
Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door, and proceeds benefit The Lamp.

Get info and tickets here.

Over 50% off Cookies In Bloom

Get $30 worth of cookies for $15 from Cookies in Bloom with this coupon from Tippr. They ship nationwide! Does not include tax or shipping, make sure to mention the Tippr voucher when you order.

Time Warner Cable Ice Cream Truck Donates to Local Museums

Via The Queens Gazette.

Last summer, the truck raised $14,000 for local museums (including Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the New York Hall of Science in Queens, Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Staten Island Children’s Museum) by asking for a $1 suggested donation for ice cream.

To request a visit by Time Warner Cable’s Ice Cream Truck call 877-766-7892.
The truck will be making appearances around the city, and plans to stop in during Bryant Park’s Movies in the Park and Central Park’s Summer Stage series. It's also available for block parties and outdoor public events from July 1 through August 23.

Free Donuts on National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day!

Dunkin Donuts is offering a free donut with any beverage purchase, and Krispy Kreme is giving out one free donut at participating locations (including Penn Station). The free goods tend to run out fast (last year certain locations were out by 10AM!), so get there early.

Check out this Yelp thread for other suggestions on where to celebrate Donut Day, as well as Serious Eat's suggestions.

Rummage and Bake Sale in Queens

Via Kew Gardens Blog.

What: Summer Treasure Sale & Bake Sale

When: Saturday June 5th, 9:30AM-3:30PM; Sunday June 6th, 11:30AM-3:30PM

Where: Church of the Resurrection
85-09 118st, Kew Gardens
For more info call 718-847-2649

Cost: Free to attend, purchase of items extra

Magnolia's AC is Broken

Via Eater NY.

If you've ever been to Magnolia's original location at 401 Bleecker, you know how tiny it is, and how sweaty and over-crowded the place gets in the summer. Now imagine that experience minus the cooling effect of the air conditioner. Ugh, no thanks.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Pie Lovers Unite!

What: Pie Lovers Unite

When: Saturday, 12 June, 1-5PM

Where: Jimmy's No. 43
43 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10003-8011
(212) 982-3006

Cost: $20 at the door, no pre-sale tickets available

From the Facebook event page:
This time we will be encouraging people to come along and help raise funds for non - profit organization bk farmyards.

Some of the pie makers you can expect to see are -
Betty Brooklyn
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
First Prize Pies
Lily & Fig
Growing Chefs / Eagle Street Rooftop Farm
Pie in the Park
Brooklyn Honey
Jessica Morris
Joann Kim
Kendra (Food Writer with the Food Network)