Black Velvet Cupcake

Black Velvet CupcakeAt Sprinkles, until the 30th, there is a special cupcake: the black velvet cupcake. With almost as thick as a fudge like texture, sure dense, rich chocolate cake, and darker chocolate icing, the cupcake is delicious and worth a try, if you can get one. Hopefully they make them again soon.

Pommes Frites: Victim of East Village Fire

A few days ago, there was a tragic 7-alarm fire in NYC’s East Village. I learned last night that one of the four buildings that burned to the ground was the home of Pommes Frites!  The Pommes Frites web site said none of its workers or patrons were injured. That is certainly good news. But, very sadly, at least for now, Pommes Frites – the New York City french fry institution – is closed. It will be sorely missed; we hope for its return someday soon.

Pommes Frites
123 2nd Ave,
New York, NY 10003
(212) 674-1234

 

Sprinkles

First ever cupcake ATM opened at Sprinkles bakery in NYC.

 

Sprinkles
Sprinkles
780 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10065
(212) 207-8375

 

 

What’s happening to Dylan Prime?

Dylan Prime appears to be closed. I don’t know what the story is. I’m not sure if the closure is temporary (I hope) or permanent. This is a great place, and I’m pulling for it!

French Onion Soup — Brasserie

I have always liked Brasserie’s French onion soup, but recently I tried it again, and I have to say that it is better than ever.  Brasserie’s version of French onion soup comes in a huge bowl, covered with beautifully-browned and bubbly melted cheese, just the right texture—not too thick and not too thin to hold up to your happily digging spoon.  Underneath the baked cheese cover, is a tasty, hot onion broth, that contains a piece or two of soft French bread, lots of sweet onions, and some more gooey melted cheese.  The onion soup seems to be on Brasserie’s brunch, lunch and dinner menus at so you can get it almost any time of day.

Brasserie
100 East 53rd Steet (between Lexington and Park Avenues)
(212) 751-4840