Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The wait for Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer in New York City can be long, and it's mostly because of their now famous $15 Shakes. Is the wait worth it? We teamed up with Irma Zandl of Zandlicious to see what all the buzz is about, and our answer is YES! These aren't your typical milkshakes. Each hand-crafted shake is made with precision with a jackpot of sweet ingredients that make each milkshake an edible work of art.
We tried The Cookie, Cotton Candy and Brooklyn Blackout (served with a sinful brownie). The Cotton Candy was the most stunning by far with a vanilla frosting rimmed glass to anchor all of the colorful confections. The shake itself tasted like a good ole fashioned strawberry milkshake loaded with tons of candy. We enjoyed The Cookie and Brooklyn Blackout more because their adornments were more substantial and delicious overall, and the chocolate shake in the Brooklyn Blackout was just divine.
At the end of the day, the Black Tap $15 Shakes are really just very well made milkshakes with gorgeous presentation. They are worth the wait and the price because they truly feel special and when food looks this beautiful, it seems to taste even better.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Serving two locations in Manhattan, Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter is slingin' some of the city's best fried chicken. We went the other day, and trust us when we say that this is comfort food you need to try for yourself. As our server said, you can close your eyes and point at the menu and not be disappointed by what you pick. Here is what you need to know:
For your first time, do yourself a favor and order the Chicken Little which comes with three pieces of fried chicken (the best parts: a leg, thigh and wing), a buttermilk biscuit and coleslaw or fries, all for a measly $10. The chicken is crispy and delicious to the bone with a homemade taste like something you'd get at grammy's house. Try it with a little honey or hot sauce (which Bobwhite graciously supplies). The honey also tastes great on the buttermilk biscuit, which is one of the best we've had in NYC. It's buttery, flaky and so daggone good you'll want another one. The fries are also top notch. They're perfectly fried and flavorful with lots of yummy salt. The coleslaw is decent, although not nearly as good as KFC's (but really, what is?).
The Fried Chicken Sandwich is solid and gives a lot of the other chicken sammies in the city a run for their money. It's simply served with bread and butter pickles on a potato roll. Although we really dug it, you might want to ask for some mayo to help it along. The Buffalo Chicken Sandwich is even tastier with the addition of spicy buffalo sauce, cool blue cheese and fresh spinach. Order this version if you're looking for a more full-flavored experience.
One of the real stars of Bobwhite is their Macaroni and Cheese. This sinful dish is rich and scrumptious with tons of ooey gooey cheese. We loved it!
Bobwhite serves authentic sweet tea for those looking for something toothsome. And if your sweet tooth is still hungry, ask for the Banana Pudding. This decadent dessert is smooth and creamy with fresh bananas, soft Nilla Wafer cookies and loads of lavish whipped cream.
If you're a fan of down home cooking, run to Bobwhite and grab a seat at the counter. The food is just about perfect!
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Little Debbie is getting in on the hybrid food trend with her NEW Zebra Nutty Bars! For this fun snack food product, Debbie morphs together two of her classic favorites, Zebra Cakes and Nutty Bars. Crispy cookie wafers filled with smooth peanut butter are enveloped in a sweet white chocolate flavored coating and drizzled with milk chocolate flavored stripes.
We tried these new snacks and found them to be tasty and toothsome. Overall, they are very similar to original Nutty Bars, but with a more subtle chocolate taste and a way more interesting look. These individually wrapped treats are only 120 calories and real sugar is the main ingredient so you know they are going to be totally sweet and delicious!
Zebra Nutty Bars are a part of Little Debbie's Zebra Collection. Zebra Cakes, Brownies and Cake Rolls are also available!
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Make a wish! 7-Eleven is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Slurpee with NEW Birthday Cake Slurpee and Birthday Cake Donut! Head on over to your local 7-Eleven and try these new flavors. We especially love the donut which is made with moist confetti cake and topped with sweet birthday cake icing and even more rainbow confetti. Hooray!
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Hi-C Ecto Cooler is BACK just in time for the release of the new Ghostbusters movie, out in theaters July 15. This orange-tangerine flavored juice drink was first released in 1989 as a tie-in for "Ghostbusters II." Ecto Cooler was the same flavor as Hi-C's existing Citrus Cooler, but it was made the color of green slime to represent the movie brand. The drink was discontinued in 2001, much to the dismay of loyal fans.
The new packaging does not feature the iconic lovable ghost, Slimer, like the original product, but instead has a cool dripping green slime effect. The taste is very sweet and smooth with a strong fruity tang from the citrus juice, and the color is a perfectly glowing bright green.
Make sure to grab Ecto Cooler online or at participating retailers. There's no telling how long this new incarnation will last!
Lick the screen to sample the goodness. That doesn’t work? Then go buy your own at https://t.co/eTPMKKOmiA pic.twitter.com/cxsBk4C4xv— Ectocooler (@Ectocooler) June 30, 2016
"Cool the can. See the slime." When you refrigerate your can of Ecto Cooler, the yellow letters turn slime green!