DO-GOODERS
The Cronut Creator Goes Nuts for Charity

After the Cronut became an urban phenomenon, people began lining up around the block for hours in order to get their hands on Ansel's $5 creation. FastCompany responded by writing an article pointing out the irony of people's decision to line up for hours to get Cronuts when millions of other New Yorkers are going hungry. As a result, Twitter exploded with people voicing similar criticisms. Many people took photos of these Cronut lines and posted them online with comments such as "There's nothing wrong with lining up for a cronut, in my opinion. But it is a reminder of the class divide in #NYC".

LIFESTYLE
Cool Start-up Company: Chefday Delivers Right to Your Home

New York area foodies and cooks are in for a treat! Chefday, a Brooklyn-based start-up, delivers pre-measured, fresh ingredients right to your doorstep in order to cook custom recipes designed by NYC restaurant chefs. Seriously, why hasn't anyone come up with this idea sooner?

Some of the city's finest chefs have created recipe designed just for you! All recipes come with a video of the chef in action, cooking your meal. The videos even pause to wait for you at the end of each step. Your fresh ingredients also come with a recipe card. Each recipe allows you to choose different serving sizes, so whether you're cooking for two or eight, they've got you covered. The freshest ingredients are picked from the chef's food suppliers and your food can be delivered between 3-5pm or 7-9pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday at your office or home.

DO-GOODERS
Five Great Charities You May Not Know About

If you want to donate to charity, but don’t know of any worthy causes to give to, check out this list of five unique, highly-rated New York City charities and programs and find out more about their efforts.

NY CLASS is an animal welfare group focusing on ending the inhumane horse carriage practices in New York City. They are sponsoring an upcoming benefit on February 24, the Mardi Gras Masquerade for NY CLASS.

Since 1970, Harlem Chidren’s Zone has helped provide education, build community programs, and provide social services for children and their families over a 100-block area in New York City.

DAILY BITES
The Varli Food Festival is Approaching!

Looking for a great place for Indian food but don't know which place to try?

Why not all of them!

At The Varli Food Festival on April 7th, 35 Indian restaurants across NY are offering samples of their best dishes and desserts to all festival-goers. Restaurants include Tamarind, Devi, Junoon, Tulsi, Baluchi's and more.

Celebrate Indian food with cooking demonstrations by 13 Award-Winning Celebrity Chefs, a live cooking show , a documentary on Indian food, and even a picture with your favorite celebrity chef in the photobooth.

ANNA SUI
Kelly Killoren Bensimon: the Interview

You've already seen her at our Halloween party at Espace earlier this year. But now Kelly Killoren Bensimon is back and ready for more action at Gustavino's on New Year's Eve. Don't let her drama-instigating role on Housewives mislead you: Bensimon is more intelligent, funny, and eloquent than you think, and she's not stopping anytime soon. Love her or hate her, you better get used to her. Joonbug was thrilled to get a chance to speak with her and find out more about her family, her work, and her unrelenting quest for quality.