With the Holiday season fast approaching, the time is now for guilty pleasures and dietary indulgences. Fans of this blog know well my love of the decadent sweet treat called Brownie Brittle — an oven-baked brownie-thin with a crisp cookie crunch. OMG, this stuff is delicious. In honor of what I like to call the Holidaze, Brownie Brittle reintroduces flavors that are available only during theses chilly months, and tarts-up their packaging with snow flakes and bows so that you can grab a few bags for last minute gift giving! Convenient!
I would eat it! The recipe for this gorgeous cake can be found at This Link!
Find out how to make the cookies pictured above – so pink and delicious looking – at This Link, and then bring them to me!
Thanks to Jamie Moroni For The Tip!
Mmm… Delicious Mountain…
Last night, Geoffrey and I did a modified a mid-week art crawl that included a stop at Flag Art Foundation on West 25th Street before heading off to the upper east side to scope out new art by David Zink Yi at Hauser & Wirth and, not long after that, scurrying off to their boss after show party held at The East Wing – where we were served party foods that were just insane! Props to Hauser & Wirth for knowing how to throw a bash!
But backing up just a bit, when we arrived at Flag Art, we noticed a pretty groovy looking ice cream truck called the Coolhaus Truck (like Cool Haus Architecture, but for frozen treats) parked at the curb out front. Geoffrey and I made a personal commitment to buy their ice cream once we returned from seeing the art. Well, what a glorious surprise it was to find that the nice folks at Flag Art (who, on a previous visit actually “scolded” me for 1. Having my bag too close to the art, and 2. Looking at the art too intently. So not kidding) were giving each exhibit attendee a card for one free gourmet ice cream sandwich from the Coolhaus Truck! Flag Art Foundation!
Can I just tell you that these ice cream sandwiches, which you can create to your personal bacchanalian preference from a ridiculous selection of home baked cookies and gourmet ice creams, are SO DELICIOUS – so fucking delicious– that you will want to lay down right on the sidewalk and just die from the pleasure of eating one. I am not exaggerating at all. When a piece of my chocolate chip cookie sandwich broke off and fell onto my arm, Geoffrey actually ate the cookie off of my arm! Best ice cream sandwiches, ever. Even though we got ours for free we totally would have paid the $5, which is what they cost.
Visit the fine website of Coolhaus to read some nice blogs about their pleasure coma-inducing ice cream sandwiches and find out when the truck will be in your neighborhood.
As Geoffrey and I left the Factory Fresh Gallery and set off to explore the neighborhood, I felt a bit peckish. We didn’t have to walk very far before we found a place to grab a snack just a few blocks up the road from the gallery, where we spotted Arancini Bros, a tiny storefront that sells Rice Balls exclusively. For just $3 each you can choose one of six varieties of Rice Balls including the Ragu (traditional meat and tomato sauce with peas inside a rice ball loaded with mozzarella cheese), the white bean and escarole (a vegan choice), chicken with fontina cheese and even a sweet rice ball made from chocolate rice (flavored with Nutella) stuffed with peanut butter mousse. The selection of flavors offered varies depending on the day. I had the Ragu and it was absolutely delicious, crispy on the outside, warm and creamy on the inside. All in all it was a cheap and very satisfying snack! Arancini Bros is also connected to a bar called the Wreck Room which I understand is great space for drinks and shows! Check them both out when you find yourself in Bushwick!
Arancini Bros is located at 940 Flushing Ave, (between Evergreen Ave & Stanwix St) in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Don’t these look cookies delicious? Honestly, I would like to dip them in batter and fry them up. Extra yummy!