Posts Tagged ‘chelsea market’

I realized I had not yet posted a photo of my tree fully decorated and lit up. I went for a bit of a color theme this year since I was starting with only two ornaments to my name. And also Macy’s had their ornaments on sale for 50% off. I was a little disappointed I never found a magenta, red, or even white or silver star for the top. Maybe next year. Except next year we all promised the littlest Spurlock that we’d have Christmas in Birmingham so we wouldn’t be using my ornaments at all.

I think my tree turned out quite nice, actually. It’s one of those things where I’d kind of like it to stay up forever. I’m giving it another week before we take it to the mulch station a few blocks away set up by New York Parks, which is good knowing your tree will be useful after you throw it out.

Oh and a bonus cakepop of sorts from one of the bakeries in Chelsea Market, Ruthy’s. He was so cute it made it (almost) impossible to eat:

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Hi. I’m just here to tell you I’m singing a whole new tune about L’Arte del Gelato after trying their strawberry gelato when Mic was in town. I never order strawberry ice cream or strawberry shakes or anything because I just don’t care about the strawberry flavor beyond actual strawberries. But strawberry L’Arte del Gelato apparently I really like. And so does Michelle by the expression on her face above.

Get yourself to the Chelsea Market.

Also, if you’re wondering what I did on Valentine’s Day, that was not it. I had a date with KP at Patsy’s Pizza (again) – which by the way KP already has a ridiculous picture of me on her blog – and then we went to Chloe‘s to eat Buttercup Bake Shop cupcakes and make fun of The Bachelor. There were nine of us ladies and it was hilarious. Especially hilarious was Chloe’s friend Jenna, and she actually makes a living off of being hilarious so check her out.

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I promised Emily a gelato tour when she was here, but she was only here for two days so what was I to do?! Take her to L’Arte del Gelato of course, inside Chelsea Market. Kelly, my homegirl, says it’s her favorite and I’ve been dying to compare it to Grom so here you go:

L’Arte del Gelato seems to have simpler flavors than Grom. Or I just couldn’t tell what it was to begin with and I didn’t want to ask. I had stracciatella, which is like chocolate chip, and the other flavor I believe was just chocolate or espresso or something. One thing I like better about Grom is that you can read what is in all of them before you decide which ones you want to try. At L’Arte del Gelato (and most gelato shops), your guess is as good as mine and I really hate asking the employees about a thousand different flavors when there are a thousand people waiting in line. So I just pick one and hope for the best. Which is probably why I went with stracciatella, which is not very exciting.

Now Emily on the other hand – hers was legit:

Emily had pear and something else. But no one cares about the something else because the pear was ABSOLUTELY amazing! And I normally don’t care about fruity flavors when it comes to ice creamy type things. But pear! Oh man! I need to go back and only try the fruit flavors, apparently, and one that I will try will be pear. So now you know.

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There’s always something more to discover at Chelsea Market. This time, it was crepes and oysters. Interesting combination, no? We just happened to walk by Bar Suzette as they were making nutella crepes and it only took about two minutes of us standing their with our mouths open to realize we wanted one too.

Gorgeous. And delicious. And an FYI – they put the wrapped paper around the crepe for a reason. Kayti thought she’d be slick and take it off, but then when she took a bite, nutella fell onto her legs and my dress. Oops!

And now the oysters:

I’ve walked by, gone inside, eaten chowder from The Lobster Place many o’ times, but this was the first time that I saw them shucking oysters to eat on the spot right outside the store. At only a buck fifty a pop! I just tried a Wellfleet and a Skookum Inlet:

Now Kayti may be holding them, but she definitely didn’t eat them. The three girls just stood in awe/disgust as I slung ’em back. It’s so funny to me because it wasn’t until I moved to NYC that I even thought of trying an oyster so I can sort of understand the initial reluctance people have, but now oysters are half of my life and I have zero sympathy for anyone who won’t at least try one. I was very impressed with my little sister for trying them when she came to the city a few weeks ago. That’s my girl.

Well, that’s a wrap of the pictures with Kayti and company. Now my momma’s here and we’ve got a few things on the docket (popbar for one!) so stay tuned and enjoy your weekend!

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If I just left this post as just that photo, I think we would be set. Have you ever seen something more beautiful? Yesterday, Miss Kelly Purkey asked what Nora and I ate when we went to the Brooklyn Flea last weekend and I am sad to say: not much. Brooklyn Flea has a million gazillion amazing food vendors that I need to go back and check out because this time we did not. But I am happy to say that I finally had my first People’s Pop!

Iearned of them on Twitter (duh) and after an entire year of faithful following, I claimed my reward.

At the Flea, they’ve just got a little spot, and they’ve also recently set up shop at the Chelsea Market, which I need to visit. Look at all those wise ladies in line for People’s Pops. It’s the perfect snack for when you’re walking around looking at tables like this:

I saw a really awesome unicorn necklace that I should have bought. Maybe it will still be there waiting for me. But back to my People’s Pops!

Nora had a raspberry mint pop (top picture) and I had a plum, yogurt, and tarragon. I loved it.

Obviously. Have a good weekend!

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it's a wrap

I love me some Fat Witch brownies. These babies are sooooo good.

Fat Witch Bakery is in Chelsea Market, a place that I really like for all its little food shops, restaurants and bakeries. I still haven’t tried most of them, though. What have I been doing?

Of course Fat Witch is something I’ve tried many-a-time. They’re delicious. Thery make a bunch of different kinds but the original is my favorite. They also sell the mix, which my BFF has now made in Michigan and also which my friend Kayti’s mom orders online religiously after Kayti brought some home from New York one time.

But you know, I can just walk over to Chelsea Market any day of the week. The unwrapped ones go on sale after 5 p.m. for $1.50: a pretty good deal.


I meet up with a bunch of friends from my old church on Mondays and each week it’s someone’s turn to bring a snack. Last night was mine, so you can guess what I brought!


At first everyone was really shy and I wanted to be like, “Come on, people!” but eventually they got it and started taking some. I mean, it wouldn’t have been the end of the world if I had to take a billion brownies home, but it’s more fun to share. :)

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