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Superbowl Sundae

I’m not really into football, but I am into wings and beer. City Bakery’s Superbowl flavored hot chocolate was inspired by one of those things, and unfortunately it wasn’t buffalo sauce. The only characteristic of beer that the Superbowl flavor … Continue reading

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Don’t slip!

They say that approximately 75% of what we taste is actually based on smell. City Bakery’s Banana Peel hot chocolate (Saturday’s flavor) had a distinct banana peel smell. It’s interesting because I couldn’t previously have told you what the difference … Continue reading

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Thank God I’m not a ginger.

I love ginger. I like it as a hot drink with honey; I like it with flat Coke; and I like it in my raw apple crisp. My first sip of the ginger hot chocolate on Friday was distinctly gingery; … Continue reading

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Espresso or EX-presso?

Thursday night’s hot chocolate flavor at City Bakery was….. espresso! Not really sure why they write it in Japanese too. To me, this flavor was the best that I’ve had from City Bakery, rivaling the satisfying burnt-marshmallow flavor of the … Continue reading

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One man’s treasure is another man’s…

Is that how it goes? City Bakery’s annual Hot Chocolate Festival kicked off last night with Sunken Treasures, a flavor I hadn’t seen in previous years. For those new to the event, City Bakery is famous for their thick hot … Continue reading

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Jesus is watching you.

First I saw this awesome Jesus watch on a marketer at Refinery 29: Then I was clicking through a slideshow of detail shots from Paris Fashion Week at NY Mag’s The Cut: What’s going on here? Is the Jesus watch … Continue reading

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This is how New Yorkers live.

We make space for our Shrinky-dink art. We store laundry in our stoves (or fridges, in my cousin’s case). We store bananas in the toaster ovens. I actually once went to see and almost rented a place even smaller, if … Continue reading

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