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Getting a Taste of Harlem at Harlem EatUp!
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Getting a Taste of Harlem at Harlem EatUp!

It's time to head uptown because Harlem has a food festival you are not going to want to miss! I'm talking to you about the 3rd annual Harlem EatUp! festival! I'll let you in on a little secret too.. I got an early look because we actually designed the website at Bold & Pop and NYC, you're in for a treat. 

Founded by one of NYC's fav chefs, Marcus Samuelsson and Herb Karlitz, President of Karlitz & Company, the festival focuses on highlighting some of Harlem's best. I'm talking some seriously delicious bites, drinks, art and music! You'll recognize some familiar faces this year too! The likes of Carla Hall, Geoffrey Zakarian, Donatella Arpaia, Roger Mooking and much much more will all be there!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Getting a Taste of Harlem at Harlem EatUp!

The really awesome part about the festival is there's a little something for everyone too. The Dine in Harlem dinner series, where acclaimed chefs partner up with some of Harlem's favorite restaurants for a dinner party experience.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Getting a Taste of Harlem at Harlem EatUp!

If you're ready to get your feast on, then the Ultimate Grand Tasting is just what you're looking for. Can you say all-you-can-eat?! This 21+ event offers bites from Harlem restaurants, paired with fine wines, beer and cocktails. Then there's also the Harlem Stroll Marketplace and Main Stage which are free events where you can pay-as-you-go. There's also a Kid's Zone, live culinary demos and performances -- remember that there's something for everyone part?!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : Getting a Taste of Harlem at Harlem EatUp!
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You definitely don't want to miss this year's line-up! For more info on the events be sure to check out their website! 

Photo Credit: Harlem EatUp!

Lobster Rolls and Burgers, You Can't Go Wrong
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District

Lobster rolls and burgers... with a menu like that can you really go wrong?! I'm so excited to share my latest restaurant adventure to Burger & Lobster with you guys because to be frank, it was bomb.com!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District

Located in the Flatiron district (with a second NYC location coming soon!) the concept was started in 2011 by 4 friends who wanted to perfect a restaurant on two main ingredients -- burgers and lobster. Flash forward to 2017 and they have locations across the globe including spots in Bangkok, Dubai, London, Kuwait, Manchester and Stockholm, just to name a few

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District

It turns out, they weren't the only ones who thought the concept was a great idea and I just happen to fall into that category! So let's get cracking -- see what I did there?!

We started dinner by checking out their drink menu which I ordered The Apothecary's Secret -- a cucumber mint vodka cocktail. I'm such a sucker for the refreshing cocktail and this one hit the spot. It would be a great option for when the weather warms up too!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District

Next up? We're talking lobster rolls. I've fallen hard for lobster rolls over the last few years so I could not wait to get my hands on these puppies. True story, I used to look forward to trips to Connecticut to meet with my business partner partly because I was obsessed with the lobster rolls up there. Burger & Lobster offers 3 varieties The Original, The Seven Samurai - with ginger infused mayo, cucumbers, cabbage, sesame seeds and togarashi sprinkle and The Fiesta - with chipotle mayo, corn, cabbage, bell peppers and pico de gallo. I mean... how's a girl to choose?

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District

We decided we had to try The Original and then also decided on The Fiesta. Both excellent options! The Original is just what you're looking for when you're craving a juicy lobster roll -- buttery roll, mayo and topped with chives. One thing I've found in the city is that some places kind of skimp you on the lobster, but Burger & Lobster really loads you up. The Fiesta was another delicious option with a bit more kick than The Original. It was the perfect combination of a little spice without going overboard. The lobster rolls also come with fries and a side salad all for $20 or $25 -- which I thought was a steal for NYC! I should also note the dressing on the side salad was delicious and you know me, I'm not much of a salad girl so that's saying something!

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District

Next up we decided we also had to try a burger to cap off the full Burger & Lobster experience. We opted for their 6 oz London Burger which was cooked perfectly to order and topped with the works, their burger sauce, and sandwiched between a sesame seed bun. Seriously solid burger done right to the last bite! I'm definitely going to have to come back to check out their Beast Burger too which has lobster meat topped on a 6 oz burger with swiss cheese and truffle mayo. Insane right?! Insanely delicious that is.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design :: Burger & Lobster NYC Flatiron District

This spot is on point and I cannot wait to come back. It's the perfect spot to grab a bite after work, a cocktail in the bar, or for date night. Nice atmosphere and the staff was top notch! Burger & Lobster you treated us dang good, two thumbs up from me! 

The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe

I have some serious noms for you on the blog today and today's feature does not disappoint! I'm talking about Kings of Kobe, Hell's Kitchen spot for hot dogs and home of the drumroll.... waffle dog! Say what?!?! After seeing this delicious delight featured on The Chew, I knew I had to head down to the spot and check them out over the weekend. After Chris and I checked out the menu online (with our mouths watering) we realized we not only had to try the waffle dog but also about everything else on the menu. So for the next 3 days Chris and I planned out the different combos of exactly we were going to order. #SoSerious 

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe
Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe

Finally the weekend had arrived and it was GO time! We ordered a total feast, including two of their hot dogs -- the Manhattanite and Sweet Munchies. As you can see these aren't just any dogs either.. The Manhattanite is topped with caramelized apples, frisee, shaved cheddar, wasabi aioli and the Sweet Munchies has cola soaked caramelized onions and cream cheese -- getting a little of that Seattle flavor! Not only were these totally unique, but the hot dogs are dang good just on their own.

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe

Because I'm also 28 going on 6 we definitely had to order a side of their mac and cheese balls, which were delicious. Even more awesome? They came with garlic aioli. My cheesy and garlic dreams have combined! You know me too.. I'm all about awesome condiments that take foods to the next level. 

Anna Osgoodby Life + Design : The Waffle Dog Takes NYC at Kings of Kobe

And then... without further ado... there was.... the waffle dog! Which can we just talk about what a genius idea this is? After day-dreaming about this little treat all week it 100% lived up to all of my food dreams. To make this genius creation even better it comes with a spicy maple syrup dip. Holy noms!!! Guys, if you live in, around or anywhere near NYC, you need to get your butt over to Kings of Kobe and try their deliciousness for yourself!