By: Finance FoodieThe second day (Sunday) of the New York Wine and Food Festival took me to the New York Fire Museum for the 100-Mile Brunch, hosted by Farmer Bob of the Katchkie Farm in Upstate NY. The inspiration for this event was to use ingredients and foods sourced from within a 100 mile radius of New York City - very creative!
Now, to be perfectly honest, whenever I am in New York, I tend to drink too much and sleep too little (because you are only semi-young once). So waking up for an 11am brunch after staying out all night was a fairly (very) painful process, even for an event as cool as the 100-Mile Brunch. But like a true foodie soldier, I dragged my tired behind out of bed and marched (meandered) down to the Fire Museum. Afterall, someone once told me that that the best cure for a late night is a delicious hot brunch!
When I arrived on scene, I was greeted to a large loft like room filled with rows of tables. The scene reminded me of the large (and festive) dinners hosted by my family during Thanksgiving. I was excited!
My first stop was the beverage table, where I spotted a friendly young chap making freshly squeezed organic vegetable juices and blending strawberry banana Ronnybrook Farm yogurt smoothies. The juices were a bit too unsweetened (healthy) for me but the creamy yogurt smoothies hit the spot.
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