Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter in Midtown Manhattan


For Easter lovers, NYC is a great place to be.  First, there is the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival that takes place in Midtown Manhattan on Fifth Avenue.  Scheduled to start at 10am, participants walk through the streets clad in their best Easter bonnet and finery.  For those who don’t want to dress up but just want to sneak a peak, St. Patrick’s Cathedral boasts the best view of it all – it’s a great family event.

For kids there the Children’s Museum Manhattan is hosting the Easter Egg Hunt.  Kids can make their own Easter collages and decorate real eggs.  Paper eggs will be hidden throughout the museum for kids to find and then exchange for special prizes.

For foodies, the Manhattan Easter Brunch at the New York City Hotel, is the epitome of luxury and elegance, where guests can choose caviar, chocolate fondue fountain and more.  There really is something for everyone in Midtown Manhattan; so this year, celebrate your Easter there.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pie Face in Manhattan

While Pie Face has long been successful as a chain in Australia, it now boasts three locations in New York City as well, one of which is in Midtown Manhattan, located at Seventh Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets.  This one – along with its traditional fare of meat, veggie and other pies – also offers quiches and breakfast pies.  According to Spiro Bellas, National Coffee Trainer, while their specialty is a meat pie, traditional apple and cherry pies, they offer “all sorts” of other pies too.

In addition to its pies, the franchise has earned a reputation for its coffee program, with the Midtown location featuring a self-serve coffee bar offering different strength coffees along with a full service espresso bar that produces Australian ‘flat whites’ (a shot of espresso with steamed milk and a thin  layer of foam).

The Manhattan branch of Pie Face is the largest in NYC, open 24 hours a day and is the first that has a seating area, with wooden paneling to create a “warm, earthy and natural feel.”  There are no artificial preservatives used in the food either.