Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Serving Up Smiles and Good Eats with enCourage Kids Foundation

By: Finance Foodie

The other night, I had the honor of attending Serving Up Smiles, benefiting the enCourage Kids Foundation. Held at Chelsea Piers’ breathtaking new venue Current, this event “served up” lots of smiles (and food) from a whole host of awesome restaurants and food purveyors from the New York City area.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Gwen Stefani back again on "The Voice"

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Gwen Stefani is going to be a judge on "The Voice" for the third time now. She has also been on the show twice as an adviser. The last time she appeared was in season 10 when she appeared as an adviser. After season ten she took a break from the show to go on tour. She is touring North America. Her tour is titled, "This is what the truth feels like".

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec Celebrates a Small Business Revolution

By: Finance Foodie

The other day, I had the honor of attending a special press screening of the new 8 part mini-series Small Business Revolution, which showcases the transformation of Wabash, Indiana through its small businesses.  The online series, available to view now at smallbusinessrevolution.org and set to stream on Hulu beginning October 21, is hosted by the esteemed Shark Tank investor and son of immigrant factory worker Robert Herjavec and the affable Amanda Brinkman of Deluxe Corporation. As the Mister and I are big Shark Tank fans (we DVR every episode!), I obviously had to attend and check it out.
Robert Herjavec and Amanda Brinkman

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Midsummer’s Weigh-In with Beets BLU Scale

By: Finance Foodie

As The Mister and I enjoy our summer cuisine largely consisting of juicy burgers, hearty BBQ and fruity frozen cocktails, I am constantly reminding myself about maintaining an active, balanced and healthy lifestyle.

And despite the humid weather, I am still determined to get my 10,000 steps in as part of my daily routine. While I can easily track my daily steps on my phone, I have no idea if I am actually maintaining weight or not. As such, I decided to try the Beets BLU Bluetooth Scale that can not only monitor our daily weight progression but the scale can also upload our data via Bluetooth to our phones for easy access and tracking!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sweet and Succulent at Summer Fancy Food Show 2016

By Finance Foodie

The Specialty Food Association's Annual Fancy Food Show in New York City is probably one of my favorite things to attend - I mean, where else can you indulge yourself with over 150,000 types of food related items over the span of three days?
Welcome Indeed!
Think high end Costco on autopilot and you will get the picture. Like every year prior, I try to take as much in as possible, but alas I probably only hit less than 25% of the items. So until science can build me an extra stomach, you will just have to settle for some of the highlights I perused this year.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

2016 New Taste of the Upper West Side - Fun Foodie Fun!

By: Finance Foodie

The 2016 New Taste of the Upper West Side returns this June with an impressive lineup of new and returning restaurants, notable chefs, and celebrity hosts for a delectable two-night celebration. The annual event, which was created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, donates all net proceeds to the local community for neighborhood improvement and beautification projects such as the Columbus Avenue BID’s Sustainable Streetscape project, Theodore Roosevelt Park, Wellness in the Schools nutritional program, Greenhouse Classroom, Citymeals-on-Wheels and other beneficiaries.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit (www.newtasteuws.com)

Friday, March 4, 2016

5 Unique Restaurants to Visit in New York

By: Richard Shannon

New York is a city that holds a huge attraction for tourists, thanks to its many cultural attractions, exciting nightlife and iconic tourist stops like Central Park and the Statue of Liberty. It also offers a wealth of wonderful places to eat, with these ranking amongst its most unique restaurants.

Monday, February 1, 2016

A Warm Meal for a Snowy Day at Il Valentino Osteria

By: Finance Foodie

Since the streets of New York have been a snowy mess of late, the Mister and I were reluctant to travel long distances from our apartment for dinner (stepping in dark pools of melted sludge at night would make anyone hesitant). Therefore, the other night we decided to check out Il Valentino Osteria, a local Italian resto that just opened up on the corner of 59th and 1st ave. Seeing the extensive pasta and pizza options on the menu and the fact we were both in the mood for something warm and carby loaded, this choice made perfect sense.
Exterior: Source Il Valentino Osteria

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Appetizing Food and Mouth Watering Photography

By: Finance Foodie in collaboration with GameVillage

I have always been very passionate about food and all the happiness that comes along with it. I take pride in all the food I make and my family just adores my cooking. But one day I decided to take it to more than being just a passion for cooking at home.

I have had a very expensive camera that was gifted to me a long time back but only pulled it out when my kids had a birthday party or when they had some event at school. It all started when a neighbor of mine casually suggested to bring out the camera and take a quick picture of what I had made. The picture turned out even better than what the pie actually looked like.