Eat Pie and Shop

Cobble Hill’s PS29′s fourth annual “Eat Pie and Shop” is taking place this Sunday December 2nd from 11am to 4pm. The pie filled fest will include a Holiday Gift Fair, Pie Social and celebrity-judged baking contest, with proceeds benefiting the local school’s PTA funded arts and enrichment programs.

The pie competition will be an afternoon highlight, as bakers are invited to bring pies to be judged by parents and a panel of celebrity judges. The panel will include Gail Simmons, Food & Wine and “Top Chef” judge, Melissa Clark, food columnist for the New York Times, Gia Giasullo, co-founder of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, Steven Gutterman, Executive Chef of Gastronomie 491 and local restaurant owner Jeff Lederman, of Strong Place, Bocca Lupo and Nectar. The winner will receive a gift package from Food & Wine and bragging rights for the year! Judging will take place at 1pm.

Shake Shack To Open Biggest Location Ever

Fans of Shake Shack in the Miami area are in for a really BIG treat. On Sunday at 11am, the world’s largest Shake Shack will open in Coral Gables.

Perfectly situated on Dixie Highway across from the University of Miami, the location will undoubtedly attract herds of college students in addition to local burger fans. According to UrbanDaddy, the restaurant will feature eight flat screen TV’s, as well as specials suited for the southern location. One that sounds extra delicious is the Cookie Cabana, a frozen treat consisting of vanilla custard and Cuban-style sugar cookies.

Best of: The Tastiest Milkshakes in NYC

Who doesn't love a delicious, mouth-watering milkshake? Thankfully, if you live in NYC, you have a myriad of options. The question is, who has the BEST milkshakes in the city? We've got the answers. Read on!


Multiple locations throughout NYC

535 Laguardia Pl. New York, NY 212-477-8125

Bareburger has 8 locations throughout the city, with more to come. These shakes are made with organic milk, organic ice cream and other fresh ingredients. Try a traditional vanilla or chocolate shake. The pistachio milk shake is also definitely worth giving a taste!

NYC Eateries are 'Lin-ing'

By now everyone has heard of the Knicks’ new star player, Jeremy Lin, and if you haven’t, he may pop up at your favorite eatery very soon in the form of a special. Lin has revived the Knicks fan base with his ever growing popularity by both his story and skill. Now New York City restaurants have joined in the support of their hometown team and their new favorite point guard by dedicating dishes and other menu items to Lin.

City-wide Linsanity has taken hold, at Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack grab a Lintastic take on the classic mint chocolate chip cookie, the Jeremy Lin-mint Shake for $5.75. As the promotional sign clearly states, the shake “is Lin it to win it.”

The Freshest and the Fattest

Most might not have noticed given its proximity to Burger Royalty otherwise known as Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, but in 2009 a new burger place opened called Fresh & Fast Burgers. It's a small establishment with colors resembling more of a McDonald's instead of a real NYC burger spot. There are no tables, but rather a small counter to sit on to go along with its very simple menu. Despite all of these apparent shortcomings, I visited the place back when it opened and found the burgers to be rather delightful, albeit not anything special. Enter new owner, Heath Wolfson.


Strap on your lederhosen and head over to Shake Shack October 7th-16th for their annual Shacktoberfest. Feast upon special menu items like Polish-style Garlic Sausage and Currywurst with Fries. A list of exotic brews will also be available, which are best enjoyed in the Shack's traditional glass steins. After downing a beer or two, finish up with one of their special Bavarian-inspired concretes including German Chocolate and Cranberry Almond Streussel. Prost!

Click here for full Shacktoberfest menu.

Shake Shack is popular burger boutique from New York that opened it's first Florida location just off Lincoln Road in Miami Beach about two years ago. Their most famous menu items include a variety of burgers, flat-top hotdogs, handspun shakes and sweet custards.

2 For Oktoberfest

It's cold out.

It's going to be ok.

Bundle up and head over to Trophy Bar in Williamsburg tonight where they'll be kicking off Oktoberfest with a celebration that begins at 7pm. Grub Street leaked that their menu will include beer-poached and grilled bratwurst and chicken-apple sausage on a Lopez Bakery baguette topped with whole-grain beer mustard. Dessert will feature pumpkin-caramel and apple-peanut butter cupcakes from Robicelli's. And while not stated, it's likely that the always popular South Williamsburg spot will also be playing seasonally-inspired tunes on their jukebox.

The Naked Apple: Mets Game + Met Taye Diggs

I have had a really fun week! I went to the last Mets night game on Tuesday (say what you want about them this season, but I have faith next season will be their season!! ), they played the Cincinnati Reds. It's no secret that I have a major crush on David Wright. While I always see a lot of Athletes at the clubs, he is one I have never seen and am dying to meet out. I hear from my friends who work for the Mets, he's actually a really nice guy too. David, if you're reading this or if someone who knows David Wright is reading this, PLEASE contact me. I'm so obsessed with you, I want your game worn pants so I can sleep in them. I'm not creepy, I swear…

Cheap Beef

Burgers are the omnipresent food of our culture; they are everywhere. The iconic American sandwich is fancy, fast, fattening, delicious, and accesible. Therefore the availablity and array of different versions of burgers is a tad overwhelming. These days you can find a burger on almost any menu made from a myriad of different proteins. Up-scale, fine-dining establishments serve burgers that cost more than twenty dollars, dripping in foie gras and artisanal cheese. McDonalds offers it's beloved Big Mac for roughly $3.60. Because burgers are so versatile, there is a lot of room for error out there. But there are also fantastic renditions of the beefy classic that stick with us long after the ketchup stains fade. And since not everyone can afford Hubert Keller's $75 truffle burger at Fleur de Lys in Las Vegas, we've compiled a list of our favorite "middle-of-the-road" burgers. Hamburgers that are made of high-quality beef, topped with fresh vegetables and condiments but served on a tray or in a bag. This is the best of the cheap beef. Fries and onion rings are extra.