All posts tagged: food network

Gearing Up for Valentine’s, and Last Year’s White Chocolate Risotto

These days, social media has grown keen on telling us one thing: what time of the year it is, and when we should be on to planning what to do for the next holiday — in this case, it’s almost the end of January and it’s reminding us that Valentine’s Day is coming. Being a marketer myself, I understand big data and big business, and Valentine’s Day presents one of the biggest opportunities for targeting and retargeting if you do it just right. As an end user, I am glad I do not have to go through the stressful ritual. My boyfriend and I during our first Valentine’s went to one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, but it didn’t go very well. Take me, a chronic migraine sufferer, out during a night when most everyone dons their fanciest perfumes for their dates, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster. So we decided on a much mellower approach in the years to follow, which worked out perfectly for us. Last …

Travel Tip Thursdays: My Top 3 Apps for Travel

Below are my top three favorite apps for traveling. I hope this list will be as helpful to you the next time you travel as it has been to me. If you have go to apps that you’d like to share, please feel free to let me know. TripIt (free) When we were planning our Mediterranean cruise, my boyfriend and I downloaded TripIt and were able to plug in our itinerary into the app. We were also able to start planning our day to day schedule, such as points of interest we’d like to see and what day, which restaurants we made reservations in and which places we have already purchased tickets to and what time. The app is also automatically updated when you make online ticket purchases from websites such as Ticketmaster, providing you use the same email address you logged in with. OffMaps 2 ($0.99) This app is a life saver! We planned our whole itinerary for each of the stops we were going to go each time we traveled — and in …

Taking the “Best Thing I Ever Ate” Route

Last year my boyfriend and I went to Philadelphia to do a food tour. Before we went, we (mainly he) searched for videos of places that were featured on Food Network and Travel Channel shows such as Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and Best Thing I Ever Ate and mapped out where we wanted to go. One of the places on our list was this restaurant called Lolita, a recommendation from Food Network chef Robert Irvine on The Best Thing I Ever Ate’s “In A Bowl” episode. The dish: tiramisu. It is sweet, with a perfect amount of heat, which makes it a very balanced dessert. The texture and creaminess add to it as well. The verdict: it was the best tiramisu we’ve eaten. Lolita Tiramisu Dessert rating: 9.5 out of 10 (We didn’t eat anything else in this restaurant other than the Tiramisu, so a restaurant rating will not be fair)