December 5, 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Philly Happy Hour + Dinner at Michael’s New York

Here, Gary enjoys some fine Philadelphia-imported cocktails and sticks around for a nice dinner at Michael’s New York.

A few weeks ago, I was invited by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. to a happy hour they were hosting at Michael’s New York. For this event, they sent up some bartenders from the Franklin Mortgage & Investment Co., cocktail bar in Philadelphia that serves classic cocktails as well as two they created there, which they were kind enough to serve at this happy hour. As the happy hour wound down, the folks at Michael’s invited me to stay at a dinner they were holding for other bloggers/media folks to showcase their fall menu. […]

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November 26, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Taste the Best

Here, Gary samples some of the very best the specialty food industry has to offer.

Earlier this month, I attended Taste the Best, an event hosted by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade to allow members of the press to sample some of the winners of the sofi™ Gold Awards for the Outstanding Specialty Foods. Spread out over several tables were a cornucopia of foods – chocolate, olive oil, vinegar, bacon, ketchup, and much, much more. Here’s just a small sample of the things I managed to taste during the event. […]

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November 16, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Blackbird Bakery

Here, Gary takes the ferry out to Bainbridge Island while in Seattle and stops in at Blackbird Bakery for a sweet treat.

On my last full day in the Seattle area, I had some time to kill between lunch and dinner later that night so I decided to take the advice of a friend and boarded a ferry to Bainbridge Island. The island’s a 30-minute ferry ride across Puget Sound and if you ever find yourself in Seattle, you really should ride the ferry, if not for the island, than for the views you get of the area. […]

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October 28, 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Shake Shack Custard Conquest – October 2010

Here, Gary shows off some photos from eating through the October 2010 selection of special flavors of frozen custard at Shake Shack.

This month, all seven flavors were new to me. All seven! Unfortunately, I only got to four of this month. Yeah, I know, I’m starting to lose some steam here but it’s tough to eat all this custard. Then again, I missed three of the custards yet still managed to come back for the S’mores (my favorite from this month) so maybe I’ve still got some juice left in me. […]

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September 26, 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Shake Shack Custard Conquest – September 2010

Here, Gary shows off some photos from eating through the September 2010 selection of special flavors of frozen custard at Shake Shack.

So this month, there were four flavors that I’d never had before. As you’ll see from the photo gallery, there are only three photos. Yeah, I missed one this month. Fridays just never worked out for me as far as custard eating goes this month. Sorry, PB & J, I’ll just have to catch you another month. Off to the photos of the ones I did get to! […]

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