Potter Con

In anticipation of our trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter next, it’s hard not to think about last year’s Potter Con at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn. It was actually pretty epic with costume contests, alcoholic butter beer, and Harry Potter inspired bands, games and more. Really excited to go again this Summer and…

Saga: An Image Comic

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the addictive story that is ‘Saga’. Although Will really despises the giant robot heads on the Robot Species, it’s a great ride haha! I have read it described as Star Wars meets Game of Thrones. It is a well-developed universe, in which husband and wife Alana…

‘Bout Time for Butter Beer

It has been a long time away from the blog but with Grad School enrollment all sorted out, and positive teaching and programming jobs secured, we are ready to share our gluttonous and geeky journeys with you all! Tonight, in preparation for a return back to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Orlando next weel, we…

Maple Roasted Buttnernut Squash “Mac” and Cheese

I had some fresh butternut squash and tried this recipe on a whim! – I was really excited with the turnout. Here’s what I did: 1. Coat about 2lbs of cubed butternut squash with olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper. 2. Roast at 350F for about 30-40min (at this point the cubes will be…

Trader Joe’s, I love you

It has been thoroughly too long since the last past. If you’re reading right now, we thank you! I want to write very briefly about two items at Trader Joe’s, 1 savory and 1 sweet- both from the frozen foods section. A truly divine section I find it’s easy to lose time in. So many…

Big Gay Ice Cream Shop: Bea Arthur for the Win

A quick stop at East Village’s ‘Big Gay Ice Cream Shop’ was pretty satisfying in the New York summer heat. When I say quick I mean that there was a line short enough to stand in the heat, and when I say short I mean about 10 minutes. This shop’s line is usually a little…

Wings then Cupcakes: Happy Independence Day!

Today has really been about savouring time off and time available to cook. Chicken wings, beer and cupcakes were on the brain all day. When we talk wings roasted with BBQ sauce, juicy/tender meat and sticky savory/sweet sauce is the way to go – well, it’s the way we go. The fastest way to get…

Fave late night craving: Empanada Mama’s

Hell’s Kitchen – our stomping grounds. Stephanie was born and raised there and our elementary/junior high school is there. The neighborhood has transformed pretty dramatically since then. It went from dark, ugly and a little dangerous to great restaurants, beautiful apartments and clubs. One of our favorite clubs is Therapy. Yummy drinks served by yummy…

Cinco de Mayo!

So tomorrow is the big day and you’re freaking out not sure what to do. Beers? Bottle of margarita mix? Taco? WHAT!?!?  Relax. Stephanie made 2 videos less than 5 minutes long to help you. First one is your cocktails. Lets impress your friends and maybe crush with some authentic Mexican inspired drinks but margarita…

Would Jiro Approve?: Watawa

Stephanie: I am still new to living in Astoria but this sushi place has become one of my regular spots with my friends. Watawa Sushi is a great place to take a date or catch up with your friends. The atmosphere is very chill and relaxing but every time we go the bar and restaurant…

All the Right Types of Gaudy: Russian Tea Room

Born and raised in New York, we’ve past by this restaurant more times than we can remember. Now in our Mid 20’s we knew we owed it to our grown up selves to enter this legendary upscale New York City landmark. Gaudy but in the best way, a way that makes you giddy like you’re…