EEEEEATSCon

I saw a lot of promo for EEEEEATSCon in New York City on Instagram and decided to go on a whim. I had never gone to a food event that sounded like this one, so I was down to try it. This was the first big event away from home that I’ve gone to by myself, so this was different for me. I was hoping for the best.

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The lines in the first section were pretty long, so I skimmed over the menus to see if there was anything that jumped out at me. I didn’t see anything I wanted. It was great that they had a giant map posted, but I had never been to this stadium before. Winging it was the best option for me.

What really got my attention was Bailey’s Treat Bar. There were quite a few pastel-colored chairs and tables set up for eating the desserts offered in that area of the stadium. I had my eyes on Dulcinea, a churro spot, first.

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New York International Auto Show

Hello, hello! I wanted to wait until my finals were over before I wrote my final post for the school year. Thank you for following me and reading my posts. It’s greatly appreciated! I hope my posts have been helpful and that you all get a chance to go to these great places. Feel free to tweet (@KELeidoscope_) or email (kelci.reedy[at]gmail.com) me over the summer.

 

I look forward to the NY International Auto Show (NYIAS) every year. If you know me pretty well, you know I love cars! One of my friends told me about it my freshman year of college. I went for the first time in 2012 and instantly fell in love with it.

This year, I didn’t get to see every car, but I was happy that I got to see most of the cars I love. Rolls Royce, Mustang, Beetle, and more!

One thing I loved about the show this year (other than the cars, of course) was how the NYIAS used social media (#NYIAS). A couple of my photos were favorited, and they even replied to a few of my tweets! Here are the pictures I posted my Instagram:

One day, this Escalade will be mine! Photo creds: Alicia.

One day, this Escalade will be mine! Photo creds: Alicia.

Look at this beautiful Alfa Romeo 4C! Photo creds: Alicia.

Look at this beautiful Alfa Romeo 4C! Photo creds: Alicia.

Look at this gorgeous Maserati Granturismo convertible. Photo creds: Alicia.

Look at this gorgeous Maserati Granturismo convertible. Photo creds: Alicia.

Candy paint! I'm in love with this green apple Dodge Challenger. Photo creds: Alicia.

Candy paint! I’m in love with this green apple Dodge Challenger. Photo creds: Alicia.

Fiat 500 selfie with my sister, Alicia.

Fiat 500 selfie with my sister, Alicia.

Yes, I got to be close to a Granturismo AND a 4C. I didn’t have the same opportunity the first time I attended the NYIAS, so I was glad they let people get this close this year! The Challenger is one of my favorite American cars. I don’t like Fiats, but I guess the 500 is an exception.

If you have not been to NYIAS and you love cars, you NEED to go! The vehicles definitely look more beautiful in person.

See you in September.

Sweet Everythings: Mia Chef Gelateria

Hello, hello! The school year is almost over, which means my NYC posts will stop soon for the summer break. I’m thinking about doing something for the blog this summer, but I’m not sure yet. We shall see.

Anyway…

I went to S’MAC again! It was just as great as it was last time.

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4 Cheese macaroni: Cheddar, Gruyere, Muenster, and Pecorino

Look at that wonderful mac & cheese. Yum yum!

When I was planning this NYC adventure, I looked for new places to go in that area. While doing so, I stumbled upon Mia Chef Gelateria.

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Mia’s Chef Gelateria (sorry about the blurriness).

Let me tell you…it’s the second best gelato I’ve had since my Italy trip in 2009. (My number 1 is now Chocolat). I’ve only had gelato a handful of times since then, but none of them have been like the gelato I had in Rome. NONE. It was such a great choice.

My gelato. :) (taken by me)

My gelato. 🙂

I had Nutella and Cap’n Crunch. They were AMAZING. The Nutella gelato was just like the one I had in Rome. I highly recommend this gelateria. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Until next time.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This week, I went to the city to complete an assignment and ended up running into the St. Patrick’s Day Parade…good and bad. Good because it was my first New York City parade. Bad because I felt like I was walking through a maze trying to make it my destination. I caught the last 20 minutes of the parade. I thought what I saw was cool. I loved the parade outfits. Also, I got to see my school in the parade. Here are a some of the pics I took.

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Note: I took all of these pictures.

Until next time.

Potato Heaven (Updated)

Update on 12/7/18: All Potatopia locations have been closed. The closest one is located in Edison, NJ. The other two are in Florida and Toronto.

I went to Potatopia for the second time, and it was amazing. After standing in the terrible cold to catch a bus and waiting for what seemed like forever for a train, seeing the menu made me feel like I was in potato heaven. One of my good friends and I made this trip just because we were craving tater tots, which were added to the menu not too long ago.

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This is only the front of the menu. There are a lot more options on the back.

The menu might be overwhelming at first because of the amount of options you have. You can either order a signature meal or create your own. Curly fries, shoestring fries, smashed potatoes, au gratin, baked sweet potato, and more! Not only are there tons of options for types of potatoes, but they also have a lot of options for toppings and sauces, and you can have as many veggies as you want!

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My view

I decided to get tater tots with bacon, cheddar cheese, and broccoli. It was AMAZING! I highly recommend it.

Until next time.