UPDATE: Ice Cream Winner and Revised Menu

The 2010 Reunion Ice Cream Social Poll is now closed. You all are a bunch of weirdos: out of 58 votes, Bavarian Raspberry Fudge won by a landslide. Bavarian Raspberry Fudge? Do you hate America and puppies and babies in miniature versions of grown up clothing?

Whatever. You've spoken. You'll get your satanic Bavarian Raspberry Fudge. The obvious choice was Peanut Butter Mini, but I hope you enjoy your Fascist farce of a flavor.

There will also be three other TBD varieties, so don't fret if your favorite didn't win.

In other news, the menu I listed for Friday night's dinner is a little wrong. Here's the revised menu (which is better and more exciting and has a whole Italian dessert station):

Friday, June 5th 
Italian favorites – salad bar, garlic bread sticks, pizza station - cheese and pepperoni, pasta bar - alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, italian meatballs with marinara (served with red pepper and italian cheeses), tuscan vegetables, Cornell Dairy ice cream, Italian dessert stations, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs

EXCLUSIVE: Cornell 2010 Reunion Food Preview and Important Ice Cream Query

For all my fellow Cornellians, Little Girl Big Mouth has the exclusive behind-the-scenes look at everything being served at the Class of 2010 5th Reunion from June 4th-7th. Of equal importance (some might even say MORE importance), LGBM readers have the immense privilege and responsibility of deciding what Dairy Bar flavors will be served at the Class of 2010 Ice Cream Social. Vote below and scroll down to read each day's menus and plan your stomach contents accordingly.
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Thursday, June 4th 
Late Night Food
30 pizzas (cheese, pepperoni, buffalo chicken, bbq chicken, mushroom, green peppers, onions, black olives, hot peppers), 375 mozzarella sticks, 200+ servings of french fries

Friday, June 5th 
Continental breakfast - fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, assorted muffins/pastries and bagels, coffee/tea/juice
Wine Tour Lunch
If you're not going on the Wine Tour, you're on your own suckasss. But if you are...
Choice of sandwich (turkey, spring mix, brie, plum chutney OR fresh mozzarella, tomato, mayo, basil pesto OR hummus, roasted red peppers, sprouts), bag of chips, jumbo cookie, bottled water
Italian favorites - caesar salad, garlic bread sticks, chicken parmigiana, veggie lasagna, sauteed veggies, fettuccine alfredo, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs
Late Night Food 
Buttloads of assorted sandwiches and goodies

Saturday, June 6th
Continental breakfast - fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, assorted muffins/pastries and bagels, coffee/tea/juice
Midday Snack
Flavors TBD by YOU!
Southern cuisine - pulled pork, Texas BBQ chicken, macdaddy & cheese (that's mac and cheese for us Yankees), buffalo blue slaw, stuffed portobello mushrooms, spinach salad, cookies
Late Night Food
216 pounds of wings, onion rings, french fries, salad

Sunday, June 7th
Continental breakfast - fresh fruit, granola, yogurt, assorted muffins/pastries and bagels, coffee/tea/juice

And don't forget:
158 cases of beer
31 cases of wine
61 cases of juice and soda
Over 100 gallons of water
Plus tons of snacks still TBD!

The 10 Most Insane Things At Dominique Ansel's Wonderland Party

This weekend I attended Dominique Ansel's Wonderland Party, a 3 hour dessert buffet put on by the NYC Wine and Food Festival. I went by myself, brought a fancy borrowed camera, and did my best to pretend I knew what I was doing. After dropping several pastries on myself, sipping huckleberry kombucha from a tiny bottle that said "Drink Me", and interviewing Mr. Ansel the Cronut King himself, I produced this article for the Village Voice: The 10 Most Insane Things at Dominique Ansel's Wonderland Party

I also met Zac Young from Top Chef Just Desserts, who was super fabulous and definitely wins the award for most edible glitter on one table.


Dreams Come True - Talking about Blintzes on National TV

A dream is a wish your heart makes. Sometimes you dream about blintzes. Sometimes you dream about being on television. Sometimes YOUR DREAMS COMBINE AND YOUR WORLD EXPLODES AND LIFE IS AMAZING. 10517689_10152268883756735_5548592836085745642_n

Yesterday, Travel Channel's "Food Paradise" shot an episode in Sarge's Deli, a local spot that has been near and dear to my heart ever since the owner Andrew Wengrover let me hang out in the kitchen when they reopened earlier this year. Knowing my love for his product, Andrew invited me to be one of those goons you see on food shows eating delicious things slowly, making weird pleasure faces, and using a plethora of descriptive adjectives (creamy! gooey! moist! no JK no one says moist).


My friend Ben and I spoke animatedly about Sarge's 24 hour service, paper thin pastrami, and of course the blintzes. I may or may not have said that I would rather have a giant blintz instead of a cake at my wedding.


The episode won't air until the summer, and there's a possibility that my parts could end up on the cutting room floor, but I'm still thankful for the experience. And the blintzes. Always thankful for the blintzes.


Where to Eat, Drink, and Debate the Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae in Ithaca - Behind the Scenes

I wrote an article this past Friday for the Village Voice about one of my favorite places in the world: Ithaca, NY. You can check out most of the amazing things I ate here: Where to Eat, Drink, and Debate the Birthplace of the Ice Cream Sundae in Ithaca For some other awesome eats that ended up on the cutting room floor, keep reading:


The BoatYard Grill, named for its location next to the boat docks on Lake Cayuga, is a perfect place for outdoor dining and sunset watching. The seafood is decent, but for a real treat, get the sizzling cookie served on a hot skillet and topped with banana ice cream.

Get it here:

The BoatYard Grill - 525 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 - 607-256-2628 




Backyard Bakeshop is another stellar stand at the Ithaca Farmers Market for both sweet and savory baked goods. Pictured here: a roll stuffed with cheddar and artichoke served warm, raspberry chocolate shortbread, and apricot pecan shortbread. Get there early if you want a crazy huge, fresh-baked cinnamon roll.

Get it here:

Backyard Bakeshop @ Ithaca Farmers Market - 545 3rd Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 



While I already mentioned both Collegetown Bagels and Ithaca Bakery in the Village Voice story, I didn't get to talk about their pizza bagel, which deserves its own article. While these are nothing like the puny, limp Bagel Bites of your youth, they're still just as good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Or if you're in college (or back in Ithaca pretending to be like I was), they're also good at 2AM.

Get it here:

Ithaca Bakery and Collegetown Bagels, several locations

Did I forget anything? Let me know in the comments or shoot me a note in my Contact section!

99 Essential Restaurants - Behind the Scenes

Thanks to the Village Voice, I spent a week in February eating out every night so I could contribute to their 99 Essential Restaurants in Lower Manhattan list under a tight deadline. Many thanks to all of those who braved the clearly painful (jk) meals with me. See below for some behind the scenes food porn from my week of gluttony. Southern Breakfast at Clinton Street Baking Co. - Click to Read the Review


Get it here:

Clinton Street Baking Co. - 4 Clinton St, NY, NY, 10002 - 646-602-6263 

Crème Brûlée Doughnut at Doughnut Plant - Click to Read the Review


Get it here:

Doughnut Plant - 379 Grand Street, NY, NY 10002 - 212-505-3700

Pepperoni Pizza at John's of Bleecker St - Click to Read the Review


Get it here:

John's of Bleecker Street - 278 Bleecker St, NY, NY 10014 - 212-243-1680

Photos from New York Post photographer Christian Johnston

Thanks Christian and thanks everyone for reading yesterday!

(And if you missed it in print, read it here: http://nypost.com/2014/02/03/easier-than-ever-to-get-quality-meals-at-the-office/)

Check out these behind-the-scenes photos from Untamed Sandwiches opening party! Read more about the midtown sammich shop here: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkintheroad/2014/01/untamed_sandwiches_open_in_midtown.php

Get it here:

Untamed Sandwiches - 43 W 39th St, NY, NY 10018 - 646-669-9397

Some behind-the-scenes photos from Empire Biscuit

Top: Freelance photographer Christian Johnston becoming one with the biscuits

Left: Best friends “Lanky” Dusty Durston and Empire Biscuit owner Yonadav Tsuna with exclusive matching hats

Right: Big ol’ mess o’ bizkits