The front of Dos Caminos' restaurant menu

Bottomless Brunch Sunday at Dos Caminos

Finding a bottomless brunch restaurant can be hard when most recommend reservations. You might end up bummed if you do it too late. Thankfully, some places still have spots available even the night before, which are hard to come by.

Dos Caminos is a restaurant, which has a few different locations in Manhattan, that offers a two-hour bottomless brunch add-on for $18. This prices is one of the cheapest I’ve ever seen. You can choose mimosas, frozen margaritas, bloody Mary’s, screwdrivers, or sparkling wine. This add-on is truly worth it, since the waiters don’t leave you with an empty glass for long.

The front of Dos Caminos' restaurant menu

The front of Dos Caminos’ menu

What I Ordered

Dos Caminos’ menu has so many great drink and meal options that it was hard to choose! After weighing my options, I ordered bottomless frozen margaritas and Mexican French Toast.

A frozen margarita garnished with lemon

Dos Caminos’ Frozen Margarita

This dish already sounded amazing. It tasted even better! This dish is described in the menu as “crispy pan torrejas, rum, and cajeta caramel roasted bananas. Cajeta is a syrup which is usually made of sweetened, caramelized goat’s milk, according to Wikipedia.

French toast with whipped creeam and syrup on top

Dos Caminos’ Mexican French Toast

The cajeta-roasted bananas, whipped cream, and syrup made the perfect topping combo for French Toast. Dos Caminos got it just right, and it was so hard not to order some to-go. If you like or want to try French toastthis is one you definitely need to try!


Dos Caminos’ bottomless brunch is absolutely worth it. I love that you get your money’s worth when you get the bottomless drinks add-on. The wait was also reasonable. If you’re looking for a place to brunch in NYC during the weekend, definitely check it out!

Until next time.


Update 8/2/19: Updated and added links.

Update 12/9/19: Added subheadings and updated the conclusion.

Update 02/19/2020: Added a link, changed image info

And the Beat Goes On

Happy New Year! I was out of town for the first time ever on New Year’s Day for my friend, Donia’s, birthday. She organized a trip to New York that was super fun.

I had heard good things about Beatstro, a hip hop-themed restaurant located in the Bronx AKA the birthplace of hip hop. We decided to make the trek to the Bronx from Brooklyn, and I’m glad we did. Per my friend, Remi, it’s strongly recommended that you make a reservation. Shout out to her for recommending this spot, too! This place is poppin, especially on the weekends.


This restaurant felt just right. It felt home-y to me. I’ve been a super hip hop fan ever since 2011, when I started college at St. John’s University. This was my kind of place: the vibe, the food, the people, the art-covered…it was dope.

What I Ordered

The drink menu had a lot of great options. I chose the sangria before dinner and (finally) tried limoncello after. This was the best sangria I’ve ever had! It was the perfect balance of alcohol and fruit, and I definitely wanted another one. Instead, I chose to try limoncello, like I’ve been meaning to do for years. I don’t regret a single calorie. It’s the sweetest alcoholic beverage I’ve had, which is right up my alley.

A glass of limoncello on a table.


I chose the Thick Thighs & Hot Waffles, which is a waffle topped with fried chicken, pickled strawberries, and syrup. I’m a big fan of chicken and waffles, and this dish did not disappoint. The chicken was made to perfection, and the waffle was fluffy and delicious. The strawberries complimented everything, particularly the syrup, very well.


Thick Thighs & Hot Waffles


I absolutely would get this dish again and can’t wait to go to Beatstro the next time I visit NYC. There are so many great options for food and drinks that it’s hard to just choose one! If you’re looking for a great brunch or dinner spot, this is it!

Until next time.

Update 12/9/19: Updated tags and image info; added subheadings


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.


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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2014 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] 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. Unfortunately, people weren’t allowed to sit in these vehicles. 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.

Update 6/11/19 – Title changed.

A cup of gelato

Nutella Gelato at 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.


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

Two small pans of macaroni and cheese with a bottle of Half & Half and a bottle of Key Lime soda

S’MAC’s 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.

A gelato shop's storefront

Mia Chef Gelateria storefront (sorry about the blurriness).

What I Ordered

Let me tell you…it’s the second best gelato I’ve had in the states 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.

A cup of gelato

Mia Chef Gelateria’s Nutella and Cap’n Crunch gelati

I had Nutella and Cap’n Crunch. They were AMAZING. The Nutella gelato was just like the one I had in Rome. The flavor is so rich and tastes like just like it. The Cap’n Crunch gelato made me think of how the milk tastes after the cereal has been in it for a little bit. Mia Chef Gelateria nailed both of these smooth, creamy flavors.


I highly recommend this gelateria. You won’t be disappointed. The staff was so nice, and their gelato options are some of the coolest flavors you’ll see.

Until next time.

Updated 02/19/2020: Added more text, changed image info and format

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.








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.


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!


My view

First, you choose a cut of potato: tater tots, shoestring fries, curly fries, baked potato, and more. Then you choose your protein (extra cost), if you’d like to have one. You can add as many veggies as you’d like at no cost. I decided to get tater tots with bacon, cheddar cheese, and broccoli. The tater tots were perfectly fried, and the toppings complimented the dish well. It was AMAZING! I highly recommend it.

Until next time.