Vinho Verde Wine Experience NYC – June 9th

Vinho Verde Wine Experience NYC – June 9th

The Vinho Verde Wine Experience is set to take place this Saturday, June 9th at Canoe Studios. This event brings together over specially curated Vinho Verde wineries paired with food bites from some of NYC’s hottest restaurants. There will be endless Vinho Verde tastings, delicious foods pairings, cocktails made by top mixologists, and sommeliers to share their knowledge. There will also be live music, live artist painting, and a photobooth! Tickets start at $39. Find out more about the event here for more information. What? The Vinho Verde Wine Experience When? Three sessions on Saturday, June 9 Where? Canoe Studios, 601 West...

Chicago Japanese Matsuri Summer Festival – September 29 & 30

Chicago Japanese Matsuri Summer Festival – September 29 & 30

Note: This event was originally announced for June 23 and 24, and has been rescheduled for Sept. 29 and 30 due to “scheduling conflicts.” Chicago Japanese Matsuri, a new summer festival touting itself as the largest outdoor Asian festival in Chicago, will make its debut June 23 and 24 Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days) at the NEWCITY Plaza. The festival is being put together by the ramen establishment Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya and the Japanese Culture Center. Admission is free. Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase at $2 per ticket, $20...

Here’s Where You Can Score Free Donuts on National Donut Day (June 1, 2018)

Here’s Where You Can Score Free Donuts on National Donut Day (June 1, 2018)

National Donut Day is a food holiday every year on the first Friday of June, and many donut shops and chains will be offering donut freebies. A little history on National Donut Day: The holiday began in 1938 as a fundraiser created by The Salvation Army to honor The Salvation Army women “Donut Lassies” who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War 1. National Chains/Franchises: The Dapper Donut – Free donut Duck Donuts – Free donut Dunkin’ Donuts – Free donut with the purchase of a drink Edible Arrangements – Free donut Krispy Kreme – Free donut LaMar’s Donuts – Free donut...

Sudden Coffee. Not Your Typical Instant Coffee.

Sudden Coffee. Not Your Typical Instant Coffee.

This is an affiliate post. Products were provided for my review. No other compensation was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. I recently came across Sudden Coffee. Their mission is to change your impression of instant coffee. Sure, when you think of instant coffee, you have powder, and you just need to add water. Sudden Coffee is banking that their brewing method and packaging process will differentiate them from your typical instant coffee powders. The coffee beans are brewed with care and then freeze-dried, which helps preserve the coffee’s delicate flavors while dehydrating it to crystallized form. Traditional...

Ribfest Chicago announces 25 musical acts for 2018 festival

Ribfest Chicago announces 25 musical acts for 2018 festival

Ribfest Chicago is less than a month away, and event organizers announced today the musical lineup for this year’s installment June 8 through June 10. Friday, June 8, 2018 Bud Light Stage (Corner of Lincoln & Irving Park) 5:00p.m. – Beach Bunny 7:00p.m. – The Band CAMNIO 9:00p.m. –  The Weeks Reader Stage (Lincoln & Berteau) 6:00p.m. –  Al Scorch 8:00p.m. –  Waco Brothers Saturday, June 9, 2018 Bud Light Stage (Corner of Lincoln & Irving Park) 12:00p.m. –  Boise Noise 2:00p.m. –  Modern Vices 4:00p.m. –  ROOKIE-Chicago 6:00p.m. –  Sun Parade 8:00p.m. –  Algiers Reader Stage (Lincoln & Berteau)...

Recipe: Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Recipe: Beef and Shiitake Mushroom Stir Fry

Shiitake mushrooms are popular in East Asian cuisine. Not only are they delicious and filled with umami flavor, they also have nutritious properties. Shiitake mushrooms provide a rich combination of B vitamins and along with minerals like copper, zinc, and selenium. It’s a healthy source of carbohydrates, low in fat, and also provides dietary fiber. Shiitake mushrooms are great in sautes, stir frys, and also a nice addition to soups or broths. Fresh shiitake mushrooms are harder to find sometimes, so I tend to stock up on dried ones. I find it very convenient to have a large bag of...

Recipe: Minimal Paleo Orange Chicken With Cauliflower Rice

Recipe: Minimal Paleo Orange Chicken With Cauliflower Rice

Orange chicken is one of the more popular dishes found in American Chinese restaurants and take out, but I never really knew what is was until more recently. I found out more about this dish when I read about Whole30-complaint and Paleo-friendly versions for this dish. The typical orange chicken found at restaurants usually involves pieces of chicken, covered in batter, fried, and coated with a sweet, orange and chili sauce glaze. The Whole30 complaint and Paleo versions exclude the fried batter and offers a lighter, less sugary orange-chili sauce. Here’s a recipe for a lightly sweet and savory orange...

Logan Square Farmers Market releases 2018 vendors lineup

Logan Square Farmers Market releases 2018 vendors lineup

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and so is the outdoor season of the Logan Square Farmers Market. This year’s opening day lands on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 and continues weekly through Oct. 28. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market is located along Logan Blvd between Milwaukee and Whipple. 3107 W. Logan Blvd. You can get there via the #56 Milwaukee bus or Logan Square Blue Line stop. Below is the list of vendors appearing this season, everything from produce farmers, bakers, prepared foods to frozen treat vendors. Abbey Brown Soap (weekly) American Pride Microfarm & Knife Sharpening...

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Oaxaca Taqueria with Free Sangria

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Oaxaca Taqueria with Free Sangria

Looking for somewhere to go in New York City on Cinco de Mayo? Oaxaca Taqueria is celebrating with free drink specials all day May 5th as they launch their Señor Sangria and Zemilla Mexican Hard Cider. Señor Sangria is made with real fruit juice and uses only natural ingredients. Guests can try a free glass of red or white sangria with their meal purchase of $25 or over. Also available on that day is their Zemilla Mexican Hard Cider. It’s produced in Mexico, made with top quality apples from Zacatlan, and naturally gluten-free. Not into sangrias? Beer drinkers can upgrade...

Wetzel’s Pretzels Is Giving Away Free Pretzels on April 26

Wetzel’s Pretzels Is Giving Away Free Pretzels on April 26

Wetzel’s Pretzels franchise stores will be offering free pretzels on Thursday, April 26 in honor of National Pretzel Day. The offer is good throughout the hours of operation for the day. If you can’t make it Thursday, they are offering a free pretzel if you download their App, and redeem it sometime between April 27 and May 1. Wetzel’s Pretzels has locations in NYC in the Financial District (200 Broadway #LL2010) and near the Barclays Center in Brooklyn (139 Flatbush Avenue #160). For a location near you, click here. According to the company, they gave away over 30,000 pretzels during...