Category Archives: Festivals & Events

Chinese New Year Ideas

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Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!

Happy Year of the Horse 2014!

Ramen Burger at Smorgasburg

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Dear Food Diary:
Even though I was absent all summer, NY’s new food obsessions traveled all the way across the globe. From the cronut to ramen burger, I couldn’t wait to get back and try them all.

I spent a good chunk of last Saturday at Smorgasburg‘s Ramen Burger line… and I GOT THE LAST ONE! Only a limited amount is served each Sat.

Elevate Restaurant & Lounge: great bridal shower

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Dear Food Diary:
This city has plenty of great spaces to host parties, but finding one that won’t break your bank is a challenge. For our good friend J’s bridal shower a couple weeks ago, we chose Elevate Restaurant & Lounge in Chinatown. They offered an $18 3 course brunch + a drink, allowed us to show up early to decorate and stay for 4 hours. The bride and guests enjoyed themselves and the bridal party (me included) had a great time hosting.

New York Chocolate Show 2012 Recap

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Dear Food Diary:
Last Saturday we went down to this year’s NY Chocolate Show with one thing in mind… make our sweet tooth silly happy. With my press pass in hand, I went off to sampling bite after bite of chocolate goodies like an true chocoholic.

Edible Garden Festival and Mario Batali Cooking Demo

Roger, the winner of the Edible Garden Tickets, did a guest post for us with a great recap:

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Hi ChubbyChineseGirl Readers,

My name is Roger and I’m a university student new to NYC from Vancouver on an internship. I was lucky enough to win the tickets to the Edible Garden Festival and Mario Batali cooking demonstration this past Sunday at the New York Botanical Gardens!