Buy 1, Get 1 Free @ Butter Lane

For the month of February, Butter Lane is offering buy 1, get 1 free cupcakes (Monday’s – Wednesday’s) if you mention my blog, Gracenotes NYC! Butter Lane was a favorite from the cupcake cagematch, winning the wildcard category. Butter Lane is located in the East Village and uses all organic dairy (very awesome). What’s your [...]

Ad Hoc at Home’s Apple Fritters

Since I was already frying 10 pounds of chicken on Saturday night (see chicken dinner post here), I figured we could also have a fried dessert. I was perusing the Ad Hoc at Home cookbook and found the recipe for apple fritters, which sounded really easy to make and looked very delicious. These were really [...]

Food, Inc Screening on January 28

Tomorrow night there’s a special screening of Food, Inc. at the Mercy Corps’ Action Center to End World Hunger in Battery Park. Food, Inc., an Academy Award shortlisted film, reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from [...]

Ad Hoc at Home’s Fried Chicken Recipe

A couple of years ago, I went to Ad Hoc in Yountville enjoyed my first Thomas Keller meal. Ad Hoc was a teaser for my birthday meal at The French Laundry, which, hands down, was one of the best and most fun meals I’ve ever been to. At Ad Hoc, the atmosphere was very casual [...]

Macarons at Trader Joe’s

Did you know that Trader Joe’s sells macarons? I was browsing in the Brooklyn Trader Joe’s last Friday and saw them. They come in a twelve back – 6 vanilla and 6 chocolate: They come frozen, so you just defrost them for about an hour and they should be good to eat. I served them [...]


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