It’s official: ‘Tis the season for holiday shops in New York. With over 270 handmade, vintage, and fancy-food vendors BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular and Food Fair sounds like one that will deliver. Some New York standbys will be there, including Twig Terrariums, Two Boots and Textile Arts Center. Plus, you can hug puppies and entry is only $3.00. Meet you there!
Move over Words With Friends, Sayonara Fruit Ninja and Candy Crush. QuizUp is here, and apparently, it’s the fastest-growing iPhone game in history. The new smartphone addiction received its millionth user on its eighth day and the average player spends 40 minutes a day playing the game. To sum up Plain Vanilla CEO Thor Fridriksson’s tricks to creating a successful app:
1. Latch onto an existing brand
2. Keep it simple
3. Continually add content
4. Stay specific
5. Cater to show-offs
6. Go social
So, are you game?
Food trends come and go faster than you can say “cronut” these days. The newest one? Sorry vegetarian friends—it’s rabbit. Some of Time Out New York’s top spots include Glasserie, Pearl & Ash and Il Buco. Comment with your favorites!
Philips Distilling Company is taking Bloody Mary’s to a whole new level with its Sriracha Vodka. The vodka, which contains a blend of red and green chilis, garlic and vegetables, will soon be available for your mixology needs and dares amongst your friends. With the closing of the Sriracha factory in Irwindale, California, this may be your closest option to the fiery hot sauce. Or you can switch to Frank’s Red Hot.
To make your Thanksgiving that much sweeter, stop by Zucker Bakery in the East Village for Thanksgiving-themed donuts, such as Cranberry Turkey, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry and Sweet Potato with Marshmallow. Dinner and dessert all in one tasty treat? Don’t mind if we do.
Turkey Day is quickly approaching, and so are all the anxieties that come along with it. Don’t stress about where to buy the turkey, which dishes to prepare and how many people to cook for. Instead, skip the preparation hassles of Thanksgiving dinner and treat yourself and your family to a dinner out on the town, with a little help from Serious Eats. You may find yourself creating a new tradition.