Archive | Eat RSS feed for this section

Plan A Luxury Summer Vegas Vacay 4 Less!

13 Apr

There is no greater way to travel then Luxury for Less.

If  you are thinking about planning a vacay (that’s country club for vacation)  or  a trip to vegas  there are some great  sales on right now for The Signature Hotel @MGM Grand and at the Hard Rock Hotel  (Their pool Rehab is one of D best in Vegas!).  The sale allows you to book  though August 31 with rates starting from under $100 per night, but there is only 2 more days left to make a reservation through

The Signature at MGM Grand

On Sale From $95 / night  ($95 rate is sunday thru mon on this sale, but the weekend rate is discounted too)      Click Here

The Venetian

on sale from $189/night  reg. $250+ 

The Venetian is my one of my favorite Vegas Hotels because it is centrally located to everywhere you would want to be in Vegas. Although it wouldn’t be hard to spend days on end inside this hotel without going stir crazy, Vegas is your playground with  the “Duece” bus stop right out side to take you from uptown to downtown Las Vegas.

The Hard Rock Hotel

on sale from $64/night

Do Vegas like the Rock God that you are at The Hard Rock Hotel.   I like this hotel because it is, what it is, a party hotel. So if you are going to Vegas for some R&R and a serene environment, you might want to find another spot.

I also like it because of all of the cool music memorabilia that the hotel is emerged in, It’s like staying in a rock and roll museum and that’s pretty cool. Be advised that this hotel is East of the Vegas Strip so if you are looking to trollip up and down the strip as many want to , bring ya walking shoes if you stay here.

Summer is around the corner and I know money is tight for a lot of folks.. but the rooms at these all-suite hotels a spacious enough  for you and a group of friends to split the costs.


And remember what happens in Vegas, may end up on YouTube or someones Timeline….

Vegas responsibly, holla!

Food and the City’s Deliciousness List : Big Wangs North Hollywood

11 Apr

Cajun Buffalo Wangs

Hey Hey,

First a lil history,

The Deliciousness List ( say that 3 times fast!) is a coveted list of restaurants and eateries that display excellence in making me smille after I consume their food.  (trust me it ain’t as simple as it sounds.)  While many establishments will not make it to this list, don’t beat yourself up about it, I just have a sophisticated palate…’s me….it’s not you…well then again it is you :/

First up on the Food and the City Deliciousness-List is the wing-tropolis Big Wangs in North Hollywood California.

Big Wangs is a great place to eat wings, drink, and be merry with the people you hold dear…..Their happy hour specials are awesome, and their  wings are of the best caliber to be found in Southern California.  I frequent the North Hollywood location, but they do have other locations in Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, and Valencia.

Lemon Pepper Wangs

Big Wangs has a variety of wing flavors: Mild Buffalo, Hot Buffalo, Garlic Buffalo, and Lemon Pepper. Cajun Buffalo, Chipotle BBQ, Teriyaki, Rochester, and Sweet & Sassy. I personally love the Garlic Buffalo, and the Lemon Pepper wings.

I like this place because like the name “Big Wang” implies the size of the wings are larger then most proprietary wing spots, also the flavor of their sauce is amazingly good.  For all you sport lovers there are TV’s everywhere to fill your every sporting need.  I also luv that they give you big cups for your non-alcoholic beverages so you don’t have to keep hunting down a staff for a refill.

Not down with wings… then we can never be friends, just kidding…. Big Wangs offers an extensive menu that goes beoyond chicken wings, other selections include  Shepard’s Pie in a skillet, Quesadillas, Nachos, Soups and Salads, Burgers, Ahi Sliders ( yea.. Ahi Sliders yummers), Sandwhiches, and Pizza, and Dessert.

So congratulations Big Wangs, you have made it to the Effin-Delicious List, aren’t you happy, feel free to send a sista coupon *cheeze*




Eat! Free Cone Day Today At Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shops

3 Apr

Ben & Jerry’s have been making ice cream history for 34 years now, and to celebrate  today on April 3rd you can go any Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop and get an ice cream cone on the house from Noon to 8pm.  Now this is my kind of holiday!

I love B&J’s chocolate brownie fudge ice cream. What’s your favorite Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Flava?

Eat: Want An Ice Cream Sandwich Made With A Donut? Holey Cream Says, No Problem!

20 Mar


It’s kind of hard to be to concerned about the economy when in the presence of such deliciousness.


Holey Cream features an all star sweet rotating menu of 34 ice cream flavors, 13 donuts made in house daily, cookies, brownies, cupcakes, shakes, smoothies,  and several frozen yogurt flavors to choose from. Any way, or anything you like to eat your ice cream with, Holey Cream can make it happen.

A donut ice cream sandwich dipped in chocolate with crushed oreo’s on top. Sure, you got it.

Belgian Chocolate Chip ice cream between a Smore’s Donut with carmel drizzle on top. No Problem.

This place definitely brings a lil’ peace of heaven to the Hell’s Kitchen district of New York City.

Holey Cream is located at:

796 NINTH AVE (9th Ave. between W 52nd St. & W 53rd St.)
(212) 247-8400





Eat! Taste The Rainbow In A Cheesecake!

17 Mar

The key to good food is that it ignites 3 senses, basically, it looks good, it smells good, and it tastes good.

This rainbow cheesecake recipe from definately falls into the category of good food, that is festive and a conversation piece in itself!

You may not find a Pot O’ Gold and the end of this rainbow, but you will definately find an empty tin if you place this out on the table.

To check out this Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe, Click Here


Eat! Free Short Stacks At IHOP for National Pancake Day!

28 Feb

In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP restaurants nationwide are offering up free pancakes in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

IHOP restaurants across the U.S. will be offering free short stacks of pancakes today from 7am to 10pm in attempt to raise $2.7million for select charities.

In return for the free pancakes, guests are asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities.

Eating for a good cause is as good as it gets!

For more information about National Pancake Day, and to find the nearest IHOP near you Click Here

Happy National Pancake Day!

Eat! Kitchen Treasures: White Godiva Martini Cake, I Think It’s Love

8 Feb

There was a time that I thought there was nothing better than Godiva Chocolate.  Well the folks at Godiva proved me wrong by rolling out their line of Godiva Chocolate Liqueurs that could be dangerous, in a good way, in the hands of any skilled drink mixer or baker.

Tracy from New York proved just how deliciously dangerous she could get with Godiva Liqueur  with this remix of the red velvet cake.  The cake is adorned by a fluffy Godiva White Chocolate liqueur infused filling and frosting that is delish! Serving this cake up in martini glasses is sure to be the buzz of any par-tay!

Without further adieu, Behold!

White Godiva Martini Cake


– 2 c white sugar
– 2 stk unsalted butter, softened
– 2 eggs
– 5 oz red food coloring
– 2 1/2 c flour
– 1/2 c cocoa powder
– 1 tsp salt
– 1 c buttermilk
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 tsp baking soda
– 1 Tbsp white vinegar
– 2 pkg 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
– 2 c confectioners sugar
– 1/2 stk unsalted butter, softened
– 4 Tbsp white godiva liquer
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1 Tbsp heavy cream
– 4 stk unsalted butter, softened
– 6 c confectioners sugar
– 2-4 Tbsp heavy cream
– 6 Tbsp white godiva liquer
– 2 tsp vanilla extract

1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.   Cream sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy

3.   Add eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.

4.   Mix cocoa and food coloring together and than add to sugar/egg mixture; mix well.

5.   Sift together flour and salt. Add mixture to the creamed mixture alternating with buttermilk; blend in vanilla extract.

6.   In a small bowl, combine baking soda and white vinegar and add to the mixture.

7.   Pour batter into 3 (8-inch) round greased and floured pans. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until toothpick comes         out alittle crumbly. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting.

8.   For Filling:

9.   Cream together the cream cheese and butter.

10.   Add the confectioners sugar and vanilla extract until full incorporated.

11.   Add White Godiva Liquer and heavy cream to the cream cheese mixture and whip until fluffy

12.   For Frosting:

13.   Cream butter and vanilla together. Add the confectioners sugar until fully incorporated.

14.   Alternate adding White Godiva Liquer and heavy cream until desired icing consistency.

-recipe from

Subscribe to Food & The City!

%d bloggers like this: