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  • Sampling Bagatelle’s New Menu!

    I was recently invited to check out the new menu at Bagatelle, a downtown bistro mostly known for its popular brunches. I had a lovely time, and enjoyed the decor, which featured fun superhero-inspired art. If you like truffles, this is a great place to enjoy them!

    Sunday 18th June 2017 - 10:34:43 AM | Comment

  • Janam Afternoon Tea at Garfunkel’s

      There’s a new afternoon tea in town! Janam tea purveyor, Amy Dubin, is now hosting afternoon tea service at Garfunkel’s speakeasy (upstairs at 67 Clinton St. NYC – enter through The Burgary). Amy is an Indian tea expert and serves loose leaf teas exclusively from single-estates in India that can be selected by region or characteristic, as […]

    Sunday 15th January 2017 - 9:41:27 PM | Comment

  • New Comic in XY Magazine!

    Big news! XY Magazine is back with issue # 50, and I have a comic inside (excerpt above). The magazine is available at Barnes and Noble right now as well as at XY’s website. If you’re interested in seeing more of my LGBT comic work, Tough Love is available via Northwest Press and Comixology. Check out Dolltopia too!

    Wednesday 12th October 2016 - 9:40:50 PM | Comment

  • Review: O’Live A Little’s Oils & Vinegars!

    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 […]

    Sunday 12th July 2015 - 10:01:57 AM | Comment

  • Gamera Attacked My Gingerbread House!

    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!

    Saturday 11th January 2014 - 7:07:26 PM | Comment

  • Pi(e) Day!

    It’s Pi(e) Day! Where better to get pie than Four & Twenty Blackbirds? Tweet

    Thursday 14th March 2013 - 12:52:39 PM | Comment

  • Happy UK Chocolate Week 10/10-16!

    Apparently, we are smack dab in the middle of UK Chocolate Week! What are you doing to celebrate (come on, we can celebrate it in the US right ^_^)? How about reading some of my comics about chocolate. Also, remember when I went to the UK and took loads of pictures of fantastic desserts? Yes, […]

    Wednesday 12th October 2011 - 12:58:55 PM | Comment

  • Chelsea Market After Dark 2011!

    Once again, Chelsea Market After Dark proves to be one of the most fun events of New York City Wine & Food Festival!

    Saturday 1st October 2011 - 9:57:51 AM | Comment (1)

  • Flashback # 3 – SWEET Party 2010 Comic!

    Delicious! This finishes up my reminiscences of the SWEET parties of the past, can’t wait to see what’s in store this year! (this print can be purchased here) Tweet

    Wednesday 28th September 2011 - 11:26:25 AM | Comment

  • Sweet Spots: Ice Cream and Gelato in the West Village!

    In New York, there are neighborhoods with several sweet shops and bakeries. Sometimes they proliferate so closely that it’s results in a “sweet spot”, and the West Village is one such neighborhood. As we reach the tail-end of summer I’d like to bring your attention to an ice cream and gelato sweet spot in the […]

    Tuesday 13th September 2011 - 4:09:47 AM | Comment

  • Sweet Fashion’s Night Out Picks!

    Wednesday 7th September 2011 - 10:01:20 AM | Comment (1)

  • Happy National Doughnut Day!

    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.

    Friday 3rd June 2011 - 9:24:12 AM | Comment

  • City Sweet Tooth’s Third Blogiversary!

    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 […]

    Monday 23rd May 2011 - 1:47:05 AM | Comment

  • Today (Feb. 5th) is World Nutella Day!

    It’s World Nutella Day. Commence Nutella eating! Also, enjoy this homemade Nutella recipe from Oh! Nuts!

    Saturday 5th February 2011 - 1:16:56 AM | Comment

  • Cookie Swap at Book Court Tonight!

    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!

    Wednesday 15th December 2010 - 3:26:07 AM | Comment

  • Japanese Candy!

    I loved the candied fruits in Japan. Like candy apples, but with grapes, blueberries, and oranges too!

    Monday 22nd November 2010 - 4:33:25 AM | Comment

  • New York Taste Coming Nov. 1st!

    Sunday 31st October 2010 - 9:30:48 PM | Comment

  • NY Culinary Experience 2010 – Brioche class!

    These photos are from the first class (Brioche) I took at this year’s NY Culinary Experience. I learned so much about baking!

    Wednesday 6th October 2010 - 1:41:24 AM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of the Week! 9/17!

    Moon Cakes at mid-Autumn Moon festival! (Christina of Chinatown) Best Ice Cream of NYC Video! (Eat This NY) Brooklyn Farmacy to bring Egg Creams to Brooklyn Flea! (Fork in the Road) Kings of Pastry! (Paris Breakfast) Controversial Ice Cream Ad! (Jezebel) Anthony Bourdain to Write Graphic Novel! (Grub Street) Doughnuts Coming to the High Line! […]

    Friday 17th September 2010 - 12:36:14 AM | Comment

  • Fashion’s Night Out 2010!

    It was my first Fashion’s Night Out and I had a lot fun! The above photo is of the Rock Candy Cosmo from Dylan’s Candy Bar made with Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice, and Vodka garnished with a rock candy stick. Nice and sweet! Check out more celebs and sweets excitement below the cut.

    Monday 13th September 2010 - 1:09:38 AM | Comments (2)

  • Fashion’s Night Out Highlights 9/10!

    Sunday 5th September 2010 - 5:08:00 PM | Comment (1)

  • City Sweet Tooth Comic – Pop Bar!

    Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)! Pop Bar 5 Carmine Street New York, NY 10014 (212) 255-4874

    Wednesday 4th August 2010 - 1:34:00 AM | Comments (2)

  • Sweet Links of the week 7/30!

    Cute Web Comic – Cupcake Pow! La Newyorkina to Debut Honeydew Cucumber Popsicle! (NYC Food Guy) People’s Pops expand to High Line! (Grub St.) The Best Cholados in Queens! (Serious Eats) 40 Best Cupcake combos! (The Stir via Cupcakes take the Cake) Curly’s Cakes gets star clientele! (Eater) NYC’s Artisanal Soda Boom! (NY Mag) Peanut […]

    Friday 30th July 2010 - 3:56:17 PM | Comment

  • Back from San Diego Comic Con!

    Now I just have to recuperate! In the meantime enjoy this photo of the lovely and talented Holly G! in her cupcake hat! You can read her cool comic, School Bites, for free here!

    Tuesday 27th July 2010 - 11:39:12 PM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of the week – 7/23!

    A Slideshow of Savory Cupcakes! (Food and Wine) Benny’s Delice in Bklyn! (Grub Street) Another Cupcake Slideshow! (Sincerely V) Cake Truffles at Ma Peche! (Midtown Lunch) Healthy Ice Cream! (GirlieGirl Army) Cake Bombs Comic! (The Fart Party)

    Friday 23rd July 2010 - 12:44:39 AM | Comment

  • Eat a Fairway Baguette for Charity 7/23-24!

    All six Fairway Markets will donate a portion of the sales of its classic baguette sold on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24, to the Share Our Strength’s Great American Bake Sale!

    Wednesday 21st July 2010 - 2:40:16 AM | Comment

  • Ice Cream Tasting at Brooklyn Farmacy Sunday!

    Saturday 17th July 2010 - 5:30:49 PM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of the Week – 7/16!

    Cupcake Flavored Greeting Cards! (Cupcakes Take the Cake) Desi Truck Offers Free Dessert this Month! (Fork in the Road) NYC’s best Taiwanese Shaved Ice! (Serious Eats) A Peek at Payard’s new location! (Grub Street) A look at Vegan Ice Cream at Lula’s Apothecary! (Fork in the Road) Best Market Foods! (The Feed) Sprinkles is Coming! […]

    Saturday 17th July 2010 - 3:19:42 AM | Comment

  • Sweet Links of the Week! July 9th!

    New Kosher Waffle Truck on the Scene! (Midtown Lunch) A Look at the Ice Cream Cakes of Quality Meats! (Serious Eats) Artist Hawk Krall Designed Cool VendrTV Wallets! (Hawk Krall) Best Kids Ice Cream in NYC! (The Feed) Bouchon Bakery Coming to Rock Center! (Midtown Lunch) 10 Cold and Sweet Treats! (Serious Eats) Little Cupcake […]

    Friday 9th July 2010 - 2:36:49 PM | Comment

  • Bastille Day 7/11 Featuring Burdick Chocolate!

    Friday 9th July 2010 - 2:23:10 AM | Comment

  • Joe Simko’s “The Sweet Rot”

      On Friday I got to attend the release party / art show for  Joe Simko’s new book, “The Sweet Rot”. Not only is he a talented artist, check out this cupcake he made himself! They looked awesome and tasted great too. Red Velvet ^_^

    Tuesday 22nd June 2010 - 2:20:54 AM | Comment

  • Little Buddy Biscuit Company’s Father’s Day Treats!

    Tuesday 15th June 2010 - 2:30:01 AM | Comment

  • My Marvel Girl Comics Story is out NOW in #2!

    I just found out my story for Marvel Girl Comics is on shelves now in issue #2! It was originally solicited for #3, so don’t miss it and get it now!

    Friday 21st May 2010 - 4:48:34 PM | Comment

  • City Sweet Tooth’s Second Blogiversary!

      Well, time has flown by and I’ve reached City Sweet Tooth’s Second Blogiversary! No big party this year, sadly, my travel schedule wouldn’t allow for it this time. But I do have some plans in the works, including Giclée prints and more! Anyway, I just wanted to thank my readers and hope you’ll be […]

    Saturday 15th May 2010 - 5:35:31 PM | Comment

  • Brooklyn Foods Illustration

    Here’s a snippet of a recent illustration job I’m working on. Yes, I do illustrations and commissions, feel free to contact me if you’re interested ^_^

    Wednesday 5th May 2010 - 5:03:04 PM | Comment

  • Oh! Nuts Has You Covered for Passover!

    It’s Passover time again and Oh! Nuts has you covered whether it be cakes bought at their retail shops or their huge selection of sweets and Passover gift baskets available online. Passover is March 29th and 30th! Pictured above is one of faves from them, the Lace Cookies Florentine. Yum! They’ve also come out with […]

    Wednesday 24th March 2010 - 1:59:08 AM | Comment

  • St. Patrick’s Day Sweets!

      This illustration of Cookie O’Puss spiking a Shamrock Shake with Bailey’s Irish Cream came to me in a surreal vision, a St. Patrick’s Day sweets mash-up if you will. It is, of course, satirical – shout out to Carvel, Baileys, and McDonalds! Hope you enjoy it!  As for St. Patrick’s Day in NYC Here […]

    Tuesday 16th March 2010 - 1:54:50 AM | Comment

  • City Sweet Tooth Comic – Angoulême!

    Still ruminating on my recent trip to France, and lots more to come! I was in Angoulême for the comics festival and then Paris for just one day! Here is my comic about the sweets of Angoulême! Buy an 11×14 signed high quality giclee print of this comic for $29 (plus $6.50 shipping)! Canelé on […]

    Wednesday 10th February 2010 - 6:45:29 PM | Comment

  • Valentine’s Special at L’Arte De Gelato Friday 2/12!


    Wednesday 10th February 2010 - 3:53:54 AM | Comment

  • Happy Holidays – Cat Cookie!

    Thursday 24th December 2009 - 3:43:39 AM | Comment

  • Hot Chocolate Crawl 12/20 @ 3pm

    Saturday 19th December 2009 - 5:44:28 PM | Comment

  • Brooklyn Pie Bake this Sunday + New Amsterdam Market!

    This Sunday will be loads of fun with the 1st Annual Brooklyn Pie Bake-Off Benefit that will take place on Sunday, November 22, from 1:30 to 4:30pm at SPACECRAFT in Brooklyn. Also, New Amsterdam Market will be taking place on Sunday too with loads of cool local sweets!

    Saturday 21st November 2009 - 5:16:47 AM | Comment

  • Back in NYC! Sweets news!

      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 […]

    Saturday 14th November 2009 - 1:50:49 AM | Comment

  • Chocolate Show this weekend!

    I may be on the West Coast on book tour, but all of you NYC folks should attend the Chocolate Show this weekend! Show links to follow…

    Friday 30th October 2009 - 2:35:02 AM | Comment

  • Meatpacking Uncorked Video!

    My trusty camera-woman Janelle shot some footage of the festival with me this year. Click here for  her footage of the Meatpacking Uncorked event!

    Sunday 11th October 2009 - 11:40:54 PM | Comment

  • Chile Pepper Fiesta ’09!

    This has been quite a weekend. Two book signings, the Chile Pepper Fiesta, and the Atlantic Antic. Somehow, I’ve managed to survive all of the fun I’ve been having ^_^ Anyway, here is a photo parade from Saturday’s Chile Pepper Fiesta at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

    Sunday 4th October 2009 - 11:38:17 PM | Comment

  • SPX this weekend!

      Small Press Expo is finally upon us and Dolltopia is debuting there tomorrow! Here are the necessary details: it’s September, 26-27 @ Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, I’ll be at table # B10B. See you there!

    Saturday 26th September 2009 - 1:27:25 AM | Comment

  • City Sweet Tooth on Twitter!

    Yes, I’ve done it! Link here:

    Sunday 26th July 2009 - 11:28:03 PM | Comment

  • Fancy Food Show 2009!

      This being my second Fancy Food Show, I learned from last year and started from the lower floor where there were more sweets and less chance of being distracted by all the (seemingly thousands of) different types of cheeses and olives on the third floor. Now that’s what I call a real cheese cake!

    Monday 29th June 2009 - 1:15:24 AM | Comment (1)

  • Celebrate Pride with the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck!

    I haven’t tried the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck yet, but you know at the least it will be very Pride appropriate! He posts for Sunday he will be “Near the parade, probably in the 40’s around 5th. Will update.” So check the site for updates!

    Sunday 28th June 2009 - 3:50:59 AM | Comment

  • Antique, the Antique Bakery movie!

    The New York Asian Film Festival is screening Antique, the live action movie adaptation of my fave manga Antique Bakery!Details here!

    Saturday 27th June 2009 - 2:56:06 PM | Comment

  • Father’s Day Sweets Specials!

    Father’s Day is coming up June 21st and I have some sweet recommendations for the occasion! Eleni’s has this fun “Best Dressed Dad” cookie set!

    Thursday 18th June 2009 - 12:59:57 AM | Comment

  • New York Wine & Food Festival tickets on sale June 15th!

      (last year’s SWEET party!) Great news! This year’s New York Wine & Food Festival tickets go on sale June 15th, I went last year and loved every minute, so here are some City Sweet Tooth highlights from this year’s schedule! Remember many of these events sell out so get your tickets asap! The festival […]

    Wednesday 10th June 2009 - 12:48:32 AM | Comment

  • What’s up with the City Sweet Tooth?

    In case you were wondering why there were no new comics in May here and at The L Magazine, it’s because The L is in the middle of a big web revamp. New comics will be posted this month. Yay!

    Friday 5th June 2009 - 2:07:38 AM | Comment

  • City Sweet Tooth Blogiversary Party May 21 @ Tekserve!

    Monday 18th May 2009 - 5:11:19 AM | Comment

  • Oh! Nuts – an inside look at a kosher candy store!

    For those who observe Passover, kosher for Passover candy can bring a lot of fond memories. Raspberry jelly rings, macaroons, fruit slices, that Barton’s chocolate you were encouraged to sell to your elders every year (just like girl scout cookies!).

    Monday 6th April 2009 - 12:30:48 AM | Comments (2)

  • Panoramic Easter Eggs

    Sunday 29th March 2009 - 9:55:11 PM | Comments (5)

  • Upcoming dessert events! Jacques Torres 3/16 and Luxee 3/18-19!

    Wednesday 11th March 2009 - 1:11:43 AM | Comment

  • Luxee Winter Party Report!

    Luxee’s Winter Dessert Party was just as fun as the Fall party with a bevy of new desserts to try! We got to start off with a dessert of our choice from behind the counter. I picked the Tart Tatin (sorry no pic but I couldn’t wait to eat it)! It’s a generous slice of […]

    Friday 16th January 2009 - 6:52:24 PM | Comment

  • Gifts on Greenwich Ave.

    There’s always something magical about holiday time in the city with all of the lights and festive atmosphere. Lately I was wandering down Greenwich Ave. and have come to the conclusion that it is a great place to shop for gifts!

    Sunday 21st December 2008 - 9:07:15 PM | Comment

  • Chocolate Superheroes at the Chocolate Show!

    I had a blast at the preview night and fashion show which opened this year’s Chocolate Show. To my delight, the theme was superheroes and I managed to get some shots of the yummy fashions!

    Friday 7th November 2008 - 4:04:32 AM | Comments closed

  • Grand Tasting! NYC Wine and Food Fest

    The grand tasting was fun, but had a lot less in the sweets arena than I was expecting, perhaps because of the Sweet event, they focused mostly on savories. But there was still a lot of good food (and beverages) to be had and I found some sweet spots. Here is the insane Target Choxie […]

    Sunday 12th October 2008 - 4:49:25 AM | Comment