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This week I’m taking off for Angoulême and then I’ll be going to Amsterdam for the first time! Follow my sweet adventures on Twitter! In Amsterdam I’ll be doing a book event with Tim Fish on Feb. 3rd 18:00 at American Book Center, all details below! If you’re around, come and say hello!
Talented cartoonist Matt Loux just sent me this really cute drawing of Metal Slimes (from the video game Dragon Quest) having a cupcake picnic. Cute! Check out more of his work here.
This week I was pleased to sample Derry Church Artisan Chocolates. These are artisan truffles made by Hershey, PA based chef Eric Cayton. The box I received had pieces from the International Chocolates Collection, truffles that were named after various cities around the world, with the Rome incorporating cappuccino, Dublin – Bailey’s Creme, and so [...]
Cacao Prieto Truffles! (Serious Eats) Donuts with Mashed Potatoes in Them! (Grub St.) Dessert Club’s Situation Cookie! (Dessert Buzz) Push Pop Cupcakes! (Cupcakes Take the Cake) Maybelle Cafe to replace Naidre’s! (Fork in the Road) Boozy Whipped Cream! (Serious Eats) Choice Eats ’11 will have Food Trucks! (Midtwon Lunch) Grimaldi’s in Chelsea Market Opening soon! [...]
The cast of Avenue Q. Photo by: Carol Rosegg This week I was pleased to be invited to Avenue Q‘s Blogger night! I had seen this irreverent puppet-centric musical before years ago, and it was a treat to revisit it. The story of Princeton, a naive college graduate, settling into Avenue Q and searching for [...]
Now, this is a classic one – Love For Sale by Talking Heads. A clever send-up of TV commercials which ultimately features them all covered in chocolate – yummy! This song is incredibly catchy as well.
I did an interview with CupcakeStop‘s founder Lev Ekster for Nearsay. Check it out here!
Dalek Cookies! (My Food Looks Funny) Momofuku Milk Bar Tour! (Grub Street) Dufflet’s Crackle! (Serious Eats) Payard Coming to the UES! (Fork in the Road) More Japanese Kit Kats! (Comics212) ‘Wichcraft Hot Chocolate Kiosk! (Grub Street)
Today it was announced that Dolltopia won a Bronze 4th International Manga Award! This is such a huge honor for me. A manga-inspired cartoonist can’t ask for more validation than this “Nobel Prize of manga” from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. I want to send my heartfelt thanks to all of my wonderful family [...]
On my recent trip to Japan, I wanted to try a butler cafe. This is a theme cafe that Japanese women go to so they can be waited on hand and foot by dashing butlers. It’s a similar concept to maid cafes which have become really popular in Tokyo, but specifically for female customers. I [...]
I recently got a delivery of Walkers Shortbread samples. Now I have to admit, I had NO idea just how many types of shortbread they made. I was familiar with the rectangular ones, but Walkers makes so many different shapes (fun to draw!) and flavors that this was an eye opener. I was particularly intrigued [...]
In December I got to attend a media preview at Bahr|Che, a new wine and cheese lounge in the Astor Place area. It’s at 26 Astor Place – with the entrance tucked around the corner on Cooper Square. The atmosphere is dark and romantic with wine bottles on display along the wall. The servers were [...]
I’m looking forward to going to France for Angoulême at the end of this month, so I made a special bilingual mini-comic for the occasion with the translation assistance of Xavier Lancel! It includes my adventures in French cheese and a comic about Angoulême’s sweets! I’ll be at the Scarce / LGBT BD booth again [...]
Ted and Honey Expands! (Carroll Gardens Patch) Pop Tarts World has Closed! (Eater) Pies in Jars! (Fork in the Road) Pumpkin Brownies at Fat Witch! (Serious Eats) Neopolitan Cupcakes! (Cupcakes Take the Cake) Gelato University! (Fork in the Road)
Signpost – a group deal site – is hosting a coffee house event this month at Nolita Mart & Espresso Bar (on Mott and Grand), from 6-7:30 pm on January 19. There will be complimentary Stumptown Coffee and mini cupcakes from Everything Frosted. Everything Frosted is a cute place in Chinatown I’ve been meaning to [...]