Enjoy A Boozy, Filling Brunch At Sidewalk Cafe

It happened! I finally found out about a restaurant that serves legit boozy shakes! I think the idea of a boozy shake is genius– a milkshake with booze? Can you say heaven?

Before the holiday’s two of my best friends came up to visit me and to go to the city for the day. As I mentioned in my previous posts I’ve become quite the “bruncher” so we decided to go to brunch while we were in the city.  I was invited to go try Sidewalk Cafe located on Avenue A in Alphabet City in East Village so we decided to try it.

We opted to sit by the bar since there was room and each started off by ordering a boozy shake and an entree off the brunch menu. I got the White Russian shake which was huge, delicious and boozy. My friend’s Katie & Sam each got the S’Mores and loved it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them drink a shake so quickly!

The White Russian boozy shake at Sidewalk

The White Russian boozy shake at Sidewalk

The brunch menu at Sidewalk Cafe is pretty interesting but I got the buttermilk pancakes with blueberries since I had a random craving (note: I’m not a huge pancake eater). My pancakes were huge and I was astonished I ate about half of what was on my plate. My friend Katie opted for one of the breakfast melts and Sam got the french toast. They both enjoyed their entrees as much as I did mine.

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes from Sidewalk

Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes from Sidewalk

For brunch in New York the menu is pretty decent priced, take a look at it, here. The boozy shakes are also totally worth the $9! So next time you are in the East Village looking for a boozy shake and to stuff your face, take a trip to Sidewalk Cafe!

Happy Brunching! 😀

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*Disclaimer: The PR team paid for part of our meal. I was not required to write about these experiences and my opinions are my own and unbiased.*

Master the Cupcake at Butterlane’s Cupcake Classes!

Butterlane's Shop & Cooking Class Studio next doorPicture Courtesy of Butterlane Cupcakes

Butter Lane’s Shop & Cooking Class Studio next door
Picture Courtesy of Butter Lane Cupcakes

Almost two weeks ago before the anniversary dinner I went to Butter Lane Cupcakes in the East Village. Over the summer I won blogger of the week where I was able to  get a special deal to try their cupcakes which were delicious and nothing like any cupcake I’ve had (and I’ve had a lot).

Butter Lane's cookie dough cupcakePicture courtesy of Butter Lane

Butter Lane’s cookie dough cupcake
Picture courtesy of Butter Lane

 I saw they had a cupcake class available and thought it was about time for another visit. Butter Lane Cupcakes are unlike any other cupcake you’ll have because of their recipe which emphasizes on butter which I found out during the class I attended. Here are some facts on the classes they offer:

  • You learn how to make three cupcakes along with icings and mix-ins that pair with them
  • They are about 2 hours long, get there early because they start on time!
  • Use the mixer and oven the real cupcake masters use
  • Ice the cupcakes you made yourself
  • Taste the difference of Butter Lane Cupcakes mixes

Here are some perks:

  • You get to take a four box (which is $12)
  • Take the cupcake & icing recipes home with you
  • Take a Butter Lane Cupcakes souvenir apron home with you for an extra $20
My first batch of finished cupcakes!

My first batch of finished cupcakes!

The classes are $60 a person but worth it because you learn so much.  Find out more information about the classes, here. Look at the class schedule, here. So next time you’re in the East Village make sure you stop by Butter Lane Cupcakes (123 E. 7th St), your stomach and sweet tooth will thank you!

Have a sweet day! 😀

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*Disclaimer: The PR team paid for my class. I was not required to write about these experiences and my opinions are my own and unbiased.*