I like playing favorites, especially when discussing banana pudding and cupcakes. Thanks to sugar Sweet sunshine, my two favorites are under the same roof. I’ve praised their banana pudding before, and after a visit last week, I’m happy to report that copious amounts of ripe banana and Nilla wafer ensconced in rich, creamy pudding are still the [...]
Entries Categorized as 'LOWER EAST SIDE'
Sugar Sweet Sunshine: Home of my Favorite Cupcake and Banana Pudding, Plus Seasonal Chocolate Chip Trifle
November 14, 2011
April 29, 2010
Brian De Palma has Scarface. Jimi Hendrix had “All Along the Watchtower.” And Daniel Holzman has his meatballs. Remaking a classic is never easy, but when it’s done right, it’s so sweet you forget there was ever an original version. This is the case with Holzman’s spicy pork meatballs (4 for $7) at his [...]
January 4, 2010
If you like doughnuts at all, then you haven’t lived until you’ve made the pilgrimage to Doughnut Plant, the holy land of sugar-coated fried dough in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. And like any cultish New York City institution, the lines can be long and the hours can be short but if you manage to secure [...]
December 10, 2009
sugar Sweet sunshine, home to NYC’s best banana pudding and some of its finest cupcakes is open at the Union Square Holiday Market until Dec. 24. You’ll find the sliver of a stall on the west side of Union Square between East 14th & East 15th street, near the Gandhi statue. Special iced sugar cookies [...]
Eating Shopsin’s Menu One Item at a Time: Treif, Moe II & Feather-Fried Potato Shreds w/ Jack & Hatch Chile
June 29, 2009
DISCLAIMER: There’s nothing like eating at Shopsin’s General Store and that’s because most people feel awkward, uncomfortable and offended upon merely entering the vicinity of the place. One thing that holds true is that if you don’t feel any of those three undesireable emotions upon arrival, or at any point during your meal, then you [...]
December 4, 2008
Decisions, decisions. Sometimes you make a risky breakfast decision and it turns out to be the best choice you’ve made all day. And decisions are central to the Shopsins’ experience where both sides of the single page paper menu (pdf) are jam-packed with well over 100 unique options.
So study up because seating is sparse [...]