All Photos By Gail
Ladies, gentlemen, and inter-dimensional beings, gather ’round for a cosmic adventure through the lens of a Comic Con rookie! Hold on to your utility belts and power-up those light sabers because, folks, we’re about to dive headfirst into the whirlwind that was my inaugural voyage to New York Comic Con. Now, before you start judging my ‘capturing cosplayers’ skills, let me lay it out there – my game was weak. But hey, in my defense, I was too busy getting lost in the kaleidoscope of geekdom that is NYCC!
Continue reading New York Comic Con 2023, Part 1: Mascots and Monsters
Nailed It! Me with French Chef and Chocolatier Jacques Torres at SFFS 2023 (All Photos By Gail)
Put on your fat pants, bitches, because we are about to do some serious grazing. The culinary event of the summer has come and gone, leaving our taste buds with memories of euphoric ecstasy. The Summer Fancy Food Show (sponsored by the Specialty Food Association) packed NYC’s magnificent Javits Center for three gustatorily glorious days in late June. Boasting an impressive (read: sold out) lineup of over 2,200 makers and manufacturers from six continents, this gastronomic extravaganza showcased the very best of the specialty food and beverage world across a staggering 40-plus categories. It certainly was a lot to digest, but we will do our best to satisfy your cravings for the show’s highlights with our famous Photo Recap. Are you hungry yet?
The Specialty Food Association’s Signature Award, The Sofi
Continue reading Endless Eating at The Summer Fancy Food Show 2023!
Photos By Gail
I had to do a reverse image search on this cute little guy to find out that his name is Jinx and he is a type of monster from Jellycat, who make amazing plush soft toys. I found Jinx serving as the booth mascot for Happy Just Happy greeting cards at the NY Now winter market. Oh, the cuteness. Continue reading Pink Thing Of The Day: Pink Jinx Monster By Jellycat
The Men of Konopelski’s Meats and Their Very Cool Hats! (All Photos By Gail)
Over the past two years, I’ve enjoyed covering the slow return of various favorite trade shows, such as the Affordable Art Fair and NY Now while holding-out for what I like to call ‘The Big One.’ Finally, after an absence of two excruciating years, the Summer Fancy Food Show (sponsored by the Specialty Food Association) made what can only be called a triumphant comeback in June of this year. It has taken me this long to distill the experience because, wow, the show was just overwhelming on so many levels.
Continue reading Summer Fancy Food Show Returns for 2022: The Photo Recap!
Photos By Gail
Rudy’s is a famous Dive Bar in Hell’s Kitchen NYC that has a storied history going all the way back to 1933! Rudy’s 6-foot high Pink Pig mascot, known affectionately as The Baron, has stood vigil at the door for about twenty years, and was only stolen twice before they bolted his big butt down!
He says Hello, and Welcome!