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FOOD: Tenoli Eats...

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Do you like my Jessie Steele apron? :}
When I moved I knew I'd finally be back to cooking on a daily, so I wanted to invest in a cute apron. I was able to snag this one on Ideeli for something like $20~
Usually I'm exhausted or just too engrossed in my cooking to stop and take a picture, but I've been on the ball recently and wanted to share some snapshots of the dishes I've been whipping up!

And if this isn't right on topic... On gothamist today I saw a poster for a movie called Spinning Plates. The movie follows the story behind three restaurants and their owners. Unlike Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Spinning Plates promises to be a real tear-jerker! Burnt down restaurant? Bankruptcy? Tongue cancer?!
:{ For a little taste, check out the trailer below!


Pumpkin PieMini Pumpkin Pies

This past week the roomie and I tackled pumpkin pie production from SCRATCH! 
And much to the delight of our taste buds, it turned out amazing!~ Buen provecho!

Ravioli

As for dinner, last Friday I made tilapia sandwiches and paired it with Ommegang's Three Philosophers Ale - Strong! Coupled with full stomachs, it knocked us out fast! 
(Sandwich: Portuguese bread, red onion, basalmic vinegar, ground pepper, spinach & tartar sauce)

Earlier this week I paired some artichoke ravioli with spinach, mushroom & yellow zucchini. 
Add some garlic, olive oil (or butter) and parmesan cheese on top, and you've got perfection! 


FOOD: New York Cider Week & Edible Escape!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Did you know that if you look up the word "Foodie" in the Urban Dictionary that you get THIS?

Earlier this week while I was waiting in line at the Geek Squad counter, I had a conversation with a fellow customer and I used the word to describe myself (for the first time ever). He replied with my opening question... /facepalm

Doesn't that kinda ish always happen? You do something for the first time and it goes "wrong." lol

Anyways, back to the fun stuff!~

NY Food Festival
A few days ago I stumbled upon a deal for the 3rd Annual Edible Escape so I took a second to check around on their site.

The one day food festival is perfect for lovers of international cuisine. The idea is to travel around the world by tasting dishes from different regions - sushi, croissants, pasta - don't mind if I do!~

Tickets are $80, but you can snag this deal and get them for $35!



My other great find was New York's Cider Week! (Fitting since I live in the Big Apple...)
I browsed the list of events (skimming mostly for the word "Free Tasting" - don't judge me, I'm on a budget!) and was excited to find out there will be two events kicking off the week in Brooklyn!~

Saturday October 19th
10AM-1PM Apple & Cider Festival 
(Grand Army Plaza)
2PM-6PM Bed-Stuy's 1st Annual Oktoberfest
(Bed-Vyne Brew) Woo-hoo!~ 






Speaking of beer, I'm looking forward to the Girls Pint Out event at the Brooklyn Brewery next week!

A friend from out-of-town and I were celebrating his birthday at the Brewery last week, and we each snagged their designed-for-Comic Con beer glass <3

Beer Defenders? Yes we are!
(btw, their Defender ale is DELICIOUS!)



FOOD: It's October! Time for Bier!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Hoppy October everyone! Beer festivals are popping up left and right and us beer aficionados couldn't be any happier!~
"Got Beer?" Shanis circa 2011
My love with beer began sometime in my second year of college. Although most of my friends dubbed it "Mexican piss water" - Corona will always be my first beer love. (Proud of it! - Squeeze a slice of lime in a chilled bottle and taste heaven.) As a college student, I felt the only thing I had to know about beer was which ones were drinkable (Corona, Heineken, Guiness) and which were meant for drunken frat boys and beer pong (steel reserve, keystone light, etc).

Things quickly changed after I graduated and mingled with real world adults; I suddenly found myself drowning in a sea of brewery names and beer types I had never heard of (IPA? Stout? Lager? Pilsner? Ale? - Say what?). And that's when I realized that I needed to step up my beer game. I went on to try all different kinds of beers.

Since my visit to the Brooklyn Brewery earlier this year, I've been determined to visit more local breweries and try to attend the myriad of New York based beer festivals.

The (growing) list of Fall bier events kicks off this weekend! Check it out below! ~

The Village Voice Brooklyn Pour
It's this Saturday October 12th 3-6PM in Fort Greene (Brooklyn) at the original Williamsburg Savings Bank (Sweet!~)

General Admission tickets are $50 - for a chance at sampling over 100 brews, that's a deal! It includes a souvenir cup, music, access to delicious food vendors and admission to beer talks - ranging from Beer Photography to Urban Homebrewing to Beer + Technology!~ Super excited!






Girl's Pint Out NYC Inaugural Event
Just the other day, as I was complaining about how sad I was that so few females I know enjoy beer like I do, I came across the Brooklyn Brewery's tweet about the event happening on October 21st. Not only is it it the celebration a kickoff of GPO's NYC chapter, but there'll be ladies who work in the brewing business present to talk about working in the industry. And if that wasn't enough - the event is also the 8th birthday of Hollaback! - a nonprofit organization dedicated to cracking down on street harassment by using the aid of digital technology (<-- this is so kick a*s!)

Tickets are $35! For a night of beer, pretzels & cake - that's a bargain!


NYC Craft Beer Festival
Although this Festival's not until the end of next month, it's worth to note that the ticket volume has decreased, and although there will be three separate sessions (two on Saturday November 23rd and one on Sunday November 24th), it'd probably be best to try and snag your tickets sometime before the end of this month! :}

Ticket prices range from ($49-$135*)
*Note: there are early bird ticket specials and different packages!
I will say that the Connoisseur tickets are extremely tempting - an extra hour of sampling, free food, an exclusive lounge area, a "fast check out" line and music?! :} I just might break the piggy bank for this one!~

Cheers! And may you all have a wonderful (beer-filled) Fall! ~ :}

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