Fundraiser at 13th Street Joe This Thursday

I’ll be MC-ing a fundraiser this Thursday, June 5th, at Joe: The Art of Coffee on 13th Street at 8 PM. Baristas will compete in a Latte Art Throwdown with guest judges Gabriella Gershenson from Time Out New York and Katie Carguilo from Counter Culture Coffee. All money will go to the American Red Cross to support efforts in Myanmar and China; free beer when you sponsor a barista ($10 suggested donation). Hope to see you there!

Me at Best Cellars Today & Friday

I’ll be signing books today (Tuesday, 12/11) at the Best Cellars store on the Upper East Side (1291 Lexington Ave. at 87th Street) from 5 – 7 PM and then on Friday at the Upper West Side store (2246 Broadway between 80th & 81st) at the same time. There’ll be wine, food, and me–so come say hi! An autographed book makes a great holiday present.

Thanks To My Florida Fans

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A huge thanks to everyone who showed up to my Boca book signing on Sunday. It was a treat to see my whole family there, all our family friends, and–to my delight–a few Florida readers who came out just from the tiny post I did right before the event. It was great to meet you all!

Taste of New York

I don’t know about you, but I think New York Magazine gave me free passes to its Taste of New York event because of my photography skills. I mean with a picture like this, what else could it be?

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Ok, that’s a pretty bad picture but, in its own particular way it gives you a sense of the room: chefs, foodies, lights, cameras, suits, dresses, hair, tablecloths. Ilan Hall from Top Chef was there, as were all the bloggers–Eater, Grub Street, NYC Nosh–plus other journalists, media types, and, of course, New York’s favorite chefs. But there was one person there who was happier than anyone else–a certain someone who, after going last year–begged me to take him again….

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