On March 6, the Oreo cookie will celebrate its 100th birthday. In honor of the event, Kraft foods will roll out a limited-edition variety of Birthday Cake Oreos, which aim to "Celebrate the kid inside," according to an article in the New York Times. The company will also run celebratory ads and a double-stuffed social media campaign that will detail the classic "twist, lick and dunk" process of eating one of America's oldest desserts.
If you're looking to bring some work up your appetite through your iTunes account this weekend, consider Time Out New York's brilliant list of the 50 best food-related lyrics. Battling it out for the lead spot are such favorites as Rick Ross's, "Am I really just a narcissist/ 'Cause I wake up to a bowl of lobster bisque?" and Puff Daddy's, "Yeah, living the raw deal- three-course meal/ Spaghetti, fettuccine and veal."
No word yet on whether the mag will put together a Kosher for Passover version this spring.
Click here for the complete lyric list.
Wahoo's Fish Tacos, the prominent West Coast chain restaurant, has arrived on the East Coast. The surfer-friendly, fast-casual spot opened its New York doors on Monday in the Flatiron District.
West Coast transplants and NYC locals-alike will find the standard Wahoo's menu in place. Of course, patrons can expect Fish Tacos (grilled white fish on a soft corn tortilla topped with cheddar and jack cheese, cabbage and homemade salsa), Burritos (including the "Wet" option which is topped with cheese and Wahoo's Green Sauce) and other surf style-inspired fare.
Diners can also enjoy one of six beers-on-tap, including a local one from Brooklyn-basked Kelso Brewery.
So lock up your board and head over soon. No doubt the lines at this ever-popular locale will soon be gnarly.
In case you were concerned that Miley Cyrus has ceased to pose for really creepy pictures, fear not. TMZ just released photos of the former Disney star enjoying an, um, penis cake.
Cyrus, who is no stranger to oversharing, was shot diving face-first into the NSFW dessert at boyfriend Liam Hemsworth's birthday last Saturday night. The 19-year-old was also seen drinking and dancing throughout the evening at Club Icon in Downtown, LA.
Mayim Bialik, aka Blossom, has started a Jewish-focused parenting blog through the larger site, Kveller. The former flowered hat-loving lady now has three kids and major balaboosta experience. Her blog, which promises to include "one 'meaty' post per week" will offer seriously Kosher recipes (think brisket, kugel and latkes), throughts and feelings about being a mom and advice on teaching your kids to embrance matzo ball soup.
Bialik also boasts a Ph.D in Neuroscience from UCLA. So, in case you were concerned, rest assured that all of her posts are written by a nice Jewish doctor.
Thanks to Grub Street for tipping us off to this item.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Err…maybe not. But, at least for red carpet regulars, it is a pretty glamorous season. And while most of us won’t necessarily have the opportunity to decide between the Versace and the Valentino, we can still invite our besties over to cheer for the winners and play a few rounds of “guess who bought more Botox?” We're talking about the nominees, obvi!
To bring a bit more flavor to these uber-tasteful soirees, First Course grabbed a seat in the sweet kitchen of Flex Mussels’ Executive Pastry Chef (and former Top Chef: Just Desserts cheftestant) Zac Young. Check out Zac’s suggestions for the ultimate awards season dessert party and why everything is better with bacon.
According to an item that we first read on Grub Street, Jay's reps have confirmed that the 40/40 club has undergone a $10 Million renovation since closing its doors last year. The Flatiron space will lift the velvet ropes on January 18 for "an invite-only grand opening party with a new look...and an updated menu."
Late in 2011, the original Ray's Pizza shuttered its doors forever. And while their demise may not have resulted in the total lack of a decent NYC slice, it did leave a neighborhood (ok, a two block radius) mourning the loss of a great spot.
This week, Nolita residents and irritating foot-trafficing tourists can once again satisfy their pie dreams at Prince Street Pizza. The new restaurant is located in the same space as the former Ray's, but is offering a decidedly modern menu. Prince Street specializes in square pizzas (cloying called "Soho Squares"), which can be ordered by the slice or by the pie. The shop also serves up a variety of "Munchables" which, despite their after-school-special style name, are consistently excellent. Try the Stuffed Proscuitto Balls (Ricotta, Mozzarella and Prosciutto) or the Crazy Calabrese (Broccoli Rabe and Garlic in an Egg Roll Wrapper with Sweet and Sour Sauce- trust us, it works.)
If you're still bummed about blowing your holiday bonus all in one place, Restaurant Week returns to New York from January 16 to February 10 to save your wallets and social life.
Now entering its 20th year of existence, the American Express-sponsored event is offering $24.07 lunches and $35 dinners at many of the city's finest locales. Below are our Top 5 choices for the best deals in town. Make your reservations soon, as these spots are sure to book up before the event is underway.
Poor Jamie Oliver.
He's just a boy, standing in front of a portly nation, asking it to love him eat better.
And how has America thanked him? By deeming his latest cookbook one of the least healthy tombs of the year. Sort of.
It was announced yesterday that the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine released it's annual list of the country's worst cookbooks and Oliver's Meals in Minutes was at the top. The group specifically criticized the nutrition-conscious chef's recipe for a Meatball Sandwich, as it contains "more fat than a Big Mac and more than double the calories, cholesterol, sodium and saturated fat." The offending sandwich calls for ground beef, pancetta, Jarlsberg cheese and ciabatta loaves.