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I just had an extremely enjoyable August vacation to Edinburgh, Scotland and Dublin, Ireland! Of course, I managed to do plenty of dessert research while on the road as well. ^_^ I was very lucky to have Heather Parry (The Everyday Veggie blogger) as a hostess, so I had easy entry to all of the coolest places, […]
It had been ages since I went to Coney Island, so when the folks at Luna Park invited me to try out the rides and sample gelato at Coney’s Cones, I was excited to return!
This is your reminder to watch Cake Wars! These are Simpsons-inspired doughnuts from a Cake Wars preview party I got to attend. The Simpsons-themed episode was a lot of fun, and looks like they’ll be doing several other pop culture-themed cake competitions, including Nintendo and Hello Kitty! Cake Wars runs on Food Network Mondays 8pm (7 central). […]
This week, the folks at O’Live A Little sent me a selection of their oils and vinegars to sample. O’Live A Little is a CT-based company that specializes in unique varieties and flavors of gourmet olive oil and balsamic vinegars. It’s good timing too, since I’ve been cooking at home more this month. I tried out the Ginger Root […]
I have a sweet tip from Kanami Chocolate! Kanami will be participating at Nepenthes New York’s pop-up gallery opening and pop-up from 7-9PM on Thursday March 26th. Details below via the Nepenthes site! Nepenthes 307 West 38th St. New York, NY 10018
Big news! The book I’ve been working on over the last few years, Cool Japan Guide: Fun in the Land of Manga, Lucky Cats and Ramen, is available for pre-order right now! The official release date is March 10th 2015, and I’ll be on tour this year for it, so let me know if I should […]
Happy 2015 everybody! Here’s a little news: I changed my twitter account to @abbydenson – I’ll still be doing my sweet tweets from there, but I have a lot of non-CST activity coming up this year and wanted to be sure my readers will be able to find me easily. It’s going to be a great year! ^_^
Here’s something fun coming up! On October 5th at 4pm Baileys and Dominique Ansel are collaborating on limited edition, Chocolate Cherry Cookie Shots as part of a charity effort for 100 Good Deeds. Full press release below.
I finally decided to officially get set up on tumblr! I’ll be using that space to share news, sketches, fun food and travel photos, pop culture thoughts, and lots of other cool stuff! Please head over to http://abbydenson.tumblr.com/ and follow me! Tweet
New SNL-themed Ice Cream from Ben & Jerry’s! (Grub St.) Free Talenti on Tuesdays! (Fork in the Road) DIY King Cones! (Serious Eats) New Travel Site: Eat Your Passport! (Living the Dream RTW) Inside the New Dairy Queen! (Eater) Tweet
Here’s a sweet tip, author Francine Sagan will be giving a talk and tasting at 92Y on Tuesday, May 13th at 7PM called “Our Sweet Tooth”. Get tickets here! Tweet
photo courtesy of Financier Patisserie Passover is almost here again, and I have some sweet tips for you! As always, your completely Kosher for Passover needs for gifts, sweets, and cakes can be filled Oh! Nuts. Get those orders in by Thursday April 10th for them! William Greenberg has a whole Kosher selection (including Apple Macaroon Cake) at […]
This week I was invited to an opening event at Ground Central (155 E 52nd St bet. Lexington & 3rd). It’s a cool place with a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for hanging out with friends. I loved the backroom with its comfortable couches, chairs, and book collection!
Hope everyone had a great holiday break! I built a gingerbread house, but then it was attacked… by Gamera! Here are some photos from this shocking turn of events. Happy New Year!
Here’s a sweet tip! On December 23rd from 8pm until Midnight, La Maison Du Chocolate will have its first “Hot Chocolate Night” at their boutique at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The store will be open to the public past its usual hours and offering samples of their luxurious hot chocolate and macarons! It’s a great chance […]
image from Perugina This just in – there are some fun Perugina Baci Events coming up 12/10 and 12/21! Full press release with details below.
Last week I got to attend the Cherrybombe Issue #2 release party at Madewell. Cherrybombe is a magazine about women and food, and it’s beautifully put together! This issue’s theme was “Baked”, so there was plenty to read about sweets. The cover story is about Babycakes NYC founder, Erin McKenna, and there were Babycakes sweets […]
Classic Sangria 100 Montaditos is a Spanish fast-food chain opening in NYC this week at 176 Bleecker St. They serve Montaditos (small sandwiches on fresh-baked bread with all kinds of fillings). There are 100 varieties! Also, they serve big mugs of Sangria and other Spanish mixers and beer. I got to attend their media event last […]
Levain’s Chocolate Chip Cookies! (NYC Food Guy) Sugarfina’s Candy Boxes! (Just Desserts NYC) New Sundaes at OddFellows! (Fork in the Road) Fancy Fall Dessert at Gotham Bar & Grill! (Serious Eats) 6 Mallomar Recipes! (First We Feast) NYC Ramen Map! (Grub St.) Tweet
Cheese Plate at Fraunces Tavern I’m still processing our latest Japan trip (don’t worry I have loads of photos, which I’ll share eventually) but I did get to check out a few nice sweets and places in NYC since I’ve been back, so here are some sweet tips! images by Art Spiegelman First off, I’d […]
Here’s something fun and Summery! I got an unexpected delivery from The International Culinary Center today. A mysterious little box – inside was this cute sugary sandcastle! It’s to celebrate their upcoming window display in honor of National Sandcastle Day! Chef Jurgen David has created a window display 4 feet wide and 3 feet tall […]
(All images provided by Navitas Naturals) I’m still getting some interesting samples after the Fancy Food Show, so here is a review of my latest shipment. For a change of pace, this time I tried out some healthy offerings from Navitas Naturals! No worries – these are sweet snacks, but they’re made of “superfoods”. […]
If you’re new to my site, welcome! I post about desserts in New York City and on my travels, and I draw comics too. Click here to see all of my dessert comics! For my main comics site you can click over to abbycomix.com. You can follow me on Twitter here – @citysweettooth
On May 1st, Garofalo Pasta is kicking off a fun and quirky contest, The Sleepover Chef! The contest will take place on Facebook from May 1-June 12 and two winners will receive a home-cooked Neapolitan meal by a Chef from Garofalo – the Chef will even sleep over if the winner would like! More details […]
Here’s a sweet tip! On May 1st there are two events you might want to check out! First City Sweet Tooth fave Robicelli’s is participating in The World’s Largest Bakesale at Grand Central Station with Sandra Lee! They will be with over thirty awesome bakeries and restaurants, including places like Del Posto, Jean Georges, Gramercy […]
The International MANGA Award has announced the call for applicants for its 7th year! So spread the word and send your submissions. The application period is from April 15, 2013 to May 31, 2013. Recipients of gold and silver awards will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. Click […]
I recently finished a cool new project, drawing comics and illustrations for HPGRP Gallery’s HIGHLINER! The HIGHLINER is a neighborhood culture guide for the Chelsea & Meatpacking District of New York City. It was interesting to write a short story about characters enjoying the area and to interpret some of the famous local architecture too. […]
That’s a delicious tongue-twister, right? This week I got the chance to sample cocktail brownies and blondies from Brunchies, a new bakery in NYC! I love brownies and blondies any day, but what made these unique was the flavors. With options like Raspberry Kiss, Mudslide, Rum Away With Me, White Whiskey, Rum Raisin, and Mama […]
Last week I was invited to a performance of Food Acts, which is running Feb. 6-24th at the Lion Theater on Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th & 10th Aves.). The play, conceived and directed by Barbara Bosch, is a collection of spoken word performances adapted from various sources, all centered around food.
image from ROYCE’ Here’s a sweet tip! Japan’s ROYCE’ Chocolates is opened a flagship shop in in NYC (at 509 madison avenue by 53rd st.) and is celebrating this week (Feb 8th, 11th, and 14th) with some free tastings. Details at this link and below!
photo by Ken Brown Here’s a sweet tip on an art opening happening Saturday Jan 12, 1-3pm at Tekserve at 119 W. 23 street!
Hey everyone, hope you made it through Sandy OK. I was very lucky and I am fervently hoping that power is restored to everybody soon! Here are a few bits of news from NYC sweets spots post-hurricane. Stay safe everybody! Wafels & Dinges Will Provide Free Wafels in Hard Hit Broad Channel, Queens, and Three […]
With New York Wine and Food Festival going on right now and NY Taste around the corner, this seems like a good time to revisit my tasting tips comic! Tweet
This week I got to attend Cheryl’s Buttercream Birthday Bonanza, a cake decorating contest held at the ICE. At the event, ICE students competed using Cheryl’s Buttercream frosting to make gorgeous cakes and cupcakes in the theme of Birthdays!
Fashion’s Night Out is this Thursday (9/6) and I’ve been checking out the picks for this year. Seems like there aren’t as many dessert tie-ins listed as in previous years, but you never know what will pop up that night (last year Mercer Street had several food trucks)! The standout right now is the event […]
Last week I got to attend a party for cake pop company, Fabipops! It was at Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar, a cool space I’ll have to come back to sometime. The party was a success and the pops were great!
Looks like the Books of Wonder cafe is closed for now. One of my fave bookstores, it seems like they haven’t had a long-lasting tenant in the bakery section since Cupcake Cafe. Alice’s Tea Cup, then Baconery had comparitively short stays there. When I went in this week I saw this sign from e.e. cookies. […]
This week, the IMAFestival (the International Art contest on Food and Migration) will hold events in New York on June 12th, June 14th and June 18th, 2012! IMAFestival consists of Art Your Food, an international art contest with the theme of Food and Migration, and Sport Your Food, an exhibition curated by Rossella Canevari combining […]
This week I am joining a group show at Toy Tokyo Underground called Buddy’s Den! My piece is a Mercat Trophy. Below is the reception info, Looks like a fun show ^_^ Here are a few sneak peeks at my piece!
Madison Square Eats returns to Madison Square Park tomorrow (May 4th) through June 1st! A highlight for Flatiron lunchers, this outdoor food stand court will feature sweets from Hot Blondies Bakery, Momofuku Milk Bar, Nunu Chocolates, Stuffed Artisan Cannoli and more! Tweet
Grub Street reports that City Sweet Tooth fave Robicelli’s will have a cookbook come out in Fall 2013 from Penguin imprint Viking Studio! Allison Robicelli and her husband Matt will write it and it will include recipes, essays, and comics by yours truly! My biggest congrats go out to the Robicellis, I am thrilled to […]
Here’s another fun tasting event to look forward to this Spring: New Taste of the Upper West Side! It will be take place Wednesday May 16th, Friday May 18th, and Saturday May 19th, and feature such luminaries as Gael Greene, Andrew Zimmern, and Adam Richman. Dessert participants will include Jacques Torres, Bomboloni, Momofuku Milk Bar, […]
Here are some pics I took when I stopped by the opening party for Stick & Pop, a new shop in Chelsea (233 West 19th St. b/w 7th and 8th Ave.) specializing in cake pops.
This year, the New York Culinary Experience will take place April 28-29, 2012 at The International Culinary Center and tickets are available now! I’ve re-posted my comic about my own experience at the event above and you can read more about it here.
Looking for some last minute gift ideas for your friends who love food? I’m finally catching up on my book pile and I have some suggestions!
I received a lovely sample box of goodies from Black Box Dessert Club last week. Now, this is a very cool gift idea for the sweet tooth in your life!
Collegiate fave, Insomnia Cookies, is opening a fourth NYC location on December 14th, and from 12/14-12/18 they are giving a free to cookie to each person bearing a printout of this coupon (click for full size)! This should be welcome news for those in the neighborhood who enjoy warm cookies all through the night. Their hours […]
(image from Li-Lac Chocolates) Iconic West Village chocolate shop, Li-Lac Chocolates, is holding “A Chocolate Celebration – The History of Li-Lac Chocolates”, a day-long celebration for the public on Saturday December 3rd at their shop on 8th Avenue and Jane St.! Guest of honor (appearing from 2-6pm) will be Martha Bond, the former owner who has […]
Bloggers without Borders is presenting a charity cookie swap on December 4th 1pm at Hill Country Barbecue to raise money for Cookies for Kids With Cancer! Here are the details: it’s a $40 ticket which gets you a delicious barbecue buffet lunch, a box of homemade cookies and a donation to Cookies for Kids Cancer […]
The awesome food events are really stacking up for the week of 11/7-11/12! Here’s a breakdown: Monday 11/7 6-9pm – New York Taste at Skylight ( 275 Hudson St. NYC )! Wed. 11/9 6-8pm – Tasting the Drops of God (manga themed wine tasting) at Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit 5 West 19th Street, NYC. This […]
One of the best tasting events of the year, New York Taste (presented by New York Magazine), will be held on Monday, November 7th 6-9PM and feature chefs including Marcus Samuelsson, Dan Barber, & Zak Pelaccio! This will be the event’s thirteenth year and the theme is global cuisine. I attended and had a blast […]
Lovers of jazz and chocolate won’t want to miss this one! Tuesday October 25th 6-8pm, the swanky Bar on Fifth at Setai Fifth Avenue is presenting a collaboration between French chocolate maker Michel Richart of RICHART Chocolate and legendary jazz pianist Antonio Ciacca.
Great news! Friday is National Dessert Day and Junior’s is celebrating by giving away free slices with eat-in meals! They also have a new cookbook out, more details below.
I am very excited about the return of Mad. Sq. Eats., when various food artisans gather and vend delights to folks in the Flatiron district by Madison Square Park (at Broadway and 25th St.). This season’s sweet vendors of note include Robicelli’s, Macaron Parlour, Momofuku Milk Bar, Nunu Chocolates, Sigmund’s, Stuffed Artisan Cannolis, and Wafels […]
(photo by Ivy Bakery) Formerly Bay Ridge-based bakery, Ivy Bakery, is having a huge grand opening event for their new Soho Location (138 W. Houston St., NYC) on Sept. 3rd (it had been postponed due to the Hurricane)! There will be food, music, and a cupcake eating contest at 3pm! Here are all the details.
I got a sweet delivery recently, samples of buns from Just Buns! Just Buns is a specialty bakery in Rockland County, NY that specializes in Swirly Buns! They have a shop and do catering and web orders as well.
National Cheesecake Day is July 30th, and to celebrate Junior’s is offering Specials throughout July! They will offer 50% off all slices of cheesecake with the purchase of any lunch or dinner entrée (eat-in or take-out). The month-long festivities will conclude with National Cheesecake Day on July 30th when customers will get a free slice […]
NYC Wine and Food Festival tickets go on sale 6/19! Amex customers can pre-order them now! Order here! Some sweet events on the roster : Momofuku Milk Bar Desserts with Christina Tosi and Andrea Robinson (Lifestyle Wine Seminars hosted by Food & Wine) and SWEET! The Sweet party is always amazing, so dessert fans will […]
It’s National Doughnut Day, time to get your doughnuts on! Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are getting in on the action with freebies! Don’t forget to support our awesome local doughnut shops like Doughnut Plant and Dough as well.
While I don’t have any big events planned (May ended up being super-busy again), I do want to make a special post about this May being CST’s third blogiversary! I’ve seen a lot of change over the past three years. While a few favorites places have closed (RIP Luxee, Tafu, Divalicious, and Demel) my list […]
Ladurée is coming to NYC this July to 864 Madison Avenue! Macaron and pastry fans can definitely look forward to that!
To my delight, Mad. Sq. Eats. is returning from May 6th-June 3rd! I deeply enjoyed last Fall’s run and the great food vendors including Bar Suzette, Sigmund Pretzelshop, and Stuffed Artisan Cannolis! It looks like Pies and Thighs may not be returning, but Momofuku Milk Bar’s appearance should make up for that. Yay!
LA’s famed cupcake chain Sprinkles will open in NY May 13th. In the meantime their truck will be distributing free cupcakes throughout the city May 2nd-10th. Check the map above and their twitter feed for more info!
Recently I was included in this nice write-up on food and illustration from Brazil’s leading paper, Folha de S.Paulo, the article is by Diogo Gomez, and great photography by Gilberto Tadday! We did the photo shoot at La Bergamote, a lovely French pastry place in Chelsea!
Serious Eats highlights the offerings at Dorie Greenspan’s CookieBar open this week in inside Park Avenue’s Mizu Salon! Check it out here!
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 […]
Wow, 2010 sure was sweet! Here are some of the highlights from the past year that stood out for me: The return of Panya! Robicelli’s Cupcakes invaded shops all over the place! Brooklyn Farmacy brought egg creams and more to Carroll Gardens! The arrival of Eataly! Top Chef Just Desserts! The Sweet Room in Limelight […]
The Zinester’s Guide to NYC Non-Denominational Brooklyn Cookie Swap is at Book Court (163 Court Street in Brooklyn) at 7pm tonight 12/15. Details here!
Oct. 30th the East NY Farmer’s Market will have a Pumpkin Festival! There will be a Pie Contest! Details and flyer below the cut.
Just a reminder to you sweets fans, that tickets for Sweet!, the biggest dessert party of the year October 9th, are still available! Click below to check out this year’s line-up!
Here’s a fun strip by comics friend Patty Leidy. Enjoy! Cafe Neurotic is a regular feature at webegirls.
Just a reminder! – THE 36TH ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC STREET FESTIVAL is this weekend! Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 10am to 6pm, rain or shine?. It’s on Atlantic Avenue from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue?. 10 Blocks of Food, Festivities, and Fun Through the Heart of Brownstone Brooklyn…
Dubbed “the culinary HURT LOCKER”; “gastro-porn of the highest quality…as thrilling as any Olympic final”; and “quite possibly one of the most delicious films ever committed to celluloid.” the Kings of Pastry will be at The Film Forum through 9/28! Watch the trailer here!
City Sweet Tooth friend Dessert Buzz posted a nice preview of what we can expect once Francois Payard Bistro opens later this month. Exciting! Francois Payard Bakery will be at 116 West Houston St.
Grand Central Terminal (host to branches of sweets places like Magnolia Bakery, Junior’s, Financier, Murray’s Cheese, and more) is holding a dining week with prix fixe menus and other specials 8/20-29. Full press release below!
Normally I’m all about trying the sweets as opposed to baking them, but these classes at the International Culinary Center look really fun for the baking inclined! Baguettes, croissants, Italian pastries, Jewish holiday pastries, macaroons, and more! Check out the list below the cut! Even if you don’t bake, you can give classes as gifts!
(photo from Junior’s site) Tomorrow (July 30th) is Juniors‘ 60th anniversary and to celebrate they’ll be offering 60 cent slices of their famed cheesecake all day! Also diners at their Brooklyn location get a free slice if they order a meal! (NY Daily News)
In a City Sweet Tooth first, I am doing a video game (app.) review here! I was sent a demo to check out and since I enjoyed it and also found it educational, I thought you may like it too. The game is Nimble Strong: Bartender in Training, and it’s a game with anime/manga style […]
Hi City Sweet Tooth fans! I’m starting to set up ways for people to buy my books and prints here. I have a new “Abby’s Bookstore!” link on the upper right side. You can click it to by my books on Amazon including the graphic novels Dolltopia, Tough Love, and my various kids comics and […]
City Sweet Tooth friend Janelle of Jin’s Journey sent word of the East New York Farmer’s Market! They carry local and organic produce including Caribbean specialty crops like karela, bora, and callaloo. Plus, they’re holding a concert series called “Summer Saturdaze” throughout July and August. Click here for more details! http://www.eastnewyorkfarms.org/
Enjoy the psychedelic candy land!
The New York Botanical Garden is putting on an exhibit and cooking demo series from June 19 – October 17, 2010 called The Edible Garden.
Heads up on a cool Brooklyn event coming up! Caterers from all over Brooklyn will be there showcasing desserts, and Janelle of jinsjourney.com will be participating. Yum!
This just in! Kyotofu sweets will be available at Dean and Deluca locations! Details below…
From 11am-11pm Thursday DT Works is offering free bread pudding, ice cream, or sorbet! Dessert Buzz has the details here! DT Works 6 Clinton Street, New York NY 10002 (map) dt-works.net
Here are links to some sweet news for Chelsea this week! Doughnut Plant to open new branch at Chelsea Hotel! More sweets (It’s Sugar and MarieBelle) to join Mari’s at future Limelight Market!
I’m back from book tour (and recovering from laryngitis) and a lot is going on, so here are a few sweet links for the weekend! Pichet Ong’s new dessert bar, Spot, opening November 17th! Bake off at Nowhere Bar November 14th! The Chocolate Experiment November 15th in Brooklyn! Payard’s new Francois Chocolate Bar is […]
Dark chocolate specialty line Pure Dark has a shop at 350 Bleecker St. which is pretty much a heaven of samples and dark chocolatey products. They’ve now launched their online store and are offering a discount for City Sweet Tooth readers! You get a 15% discount when you order through www.puredark.com and use promotional code […]
The Strong Buzz reports: In honor of National Waffle Day, on Monday August 24th the Wafles & Dinges truck (parked at Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 22nd Street in the Flatiron), will give away free waffles for one hour (11:30 am – 12:30 pm). And they’ll be giving away free dinges (toppings) all day long!
City Sweet Tooth fave Luxee has been offering pastry classes for a while now, but only to Japanese speakers. Starting this March the classes will be for English speaking students too. Yay! Details here:
So V-day is coming up and I compiled a “head start” list for those who wish to ship gifts to their loved ones all over, so these are all available over the internet to be shipped to your sweeties!
Check it out, there is a promotion with various chocolatiers participating this week including sampling, tours, and demos. Click here for the calendar!
It’s time for another amazing Luxee party! I attended the Fall one (details here) and let me tell you it was worth it. If you like high end French pastries with a Japanese flair you will LOVE this! It’s also a great opportunity to try many desserts at once in an elegant setting for a […]
Remember to vote today! And eat some political sweets!Black and White cookies from Zaro’s featuring the candidates! (photo from Grub Street)
The Japanese Franch dessert cafe Luxee is having a fall dessert party. Click here for details!