Any time is a good time for cake!

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Village Voice’s 5th Annual Choice Eats

I can’t believe it…another Choice Eats has come and gone!

In a previous post, I had mentioned that this year would be my third time going. However, I was looking back at some old stuff I had saved from previous events, and I realized that I had miscounted. This year was my FOURTH year. I’ve missed only one out of the all the Choice Eats events. It seems like just yesterday I attended my very first Choice Eats…time really does fly!

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Jour du Macaron/Macaron Day (FREE macarons!)


The macaron (the French kind), not macaroon (the coconut kind), has become one of my favorite desserts in the past few years. I’m not much of a sweets person, and that’s why I think these delicate sandwich cookies are so appealing to me. They’re light and not too sweet unlike many desserts.

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DEAL ALERT » Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Up to 68% off at Groupon

Artichoke Basille’s Artichoke pizza is perhaps one of THE BEST (non-traditional) pizzas I’ve ever had in my life. If you’re a fan of artichoke spinach dip, you’ll LOVE this pizza. When I discovered the deal on Groupon, I immediately jumped on it. If you’ve never had Artichoke Basille’s Pizza and have always wanted to try it out, this is the perfect opportunity. Regularly, their 18″ pizzas range from $28–$30, but, for only $19, you can get a whole pie PLUS 4 beers. Don’t wait too long…the deal ends in less than 13 hours!

Here’s the link to the deal: Artichoke Basille’s Pizza Groupon Deal




A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of dining at Tulsi, an Indian restaurant in Midtown East. As I stepped through the door, I felt as though I was being transported to a new world. The restaurant is beautiful—elegant and, yet, somewhat exotic at the same time. My friends and I were lucky enough to be seated in our very own booth with its long, sheer curtains, which made it feel like we had a private room.

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