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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is a bit of a social media celebrity. In addition to running a difficult city, starting a campaign run for a 2014 Senate seat and lending his support to the state after Hurricane Sandy, he manages to keep up with his followers on Twitter. Spotted a pothole in Newark? Tweet him and he'll take care of it. Witnessed a crime? Call 911 first, but tweeting at Cory to follow-up seems to yield results. It's also pretty clear he loves his airport, Newark-Liberty International.
Last night, Mayor Booker tweeted that though the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey run EWR and he has no say on what goes down there, he does know where to get a good cupcake. We asked for details, and this morning he answered:
Terminal C: Crumbs. RT @jetsetcd: omg Newark Airport cupcakes! Where exactly?!— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 16, 2013
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The special-edition Jets cupcake, which sadly probably won't be one of the options at Newark.
Do we have to tell you twice? FREE CUPCAKES AT NEWARK AIRPORT THIS FRIDAY, January 28. Why, you ask? Oh, just because Crumbs Bakeshop, a chain of stores that specializes in cupcakes, is celebrating the opening of a location in the airport's Terminal C.
Here's how to get one: be on a flight into or out of Newark's Terminal C (the Continental terminal) on Friday. The earlier, the better. Crumbs is located next to the C2 checkpoint. They'll start handing out the free sweets at 6am, until all 1,000 are gone. You even get the cupcake of your choice.
If you'd like a recommendation beyond classic chocolate sprinkle, they make a mean chocolate-chip cookie dough cupcake. Or go for one of the New York-centric flavors they've included in combo packs only at this location. There's the New York Collection (Caramel Apple, Madison Avenue, Cosmo, Black and White, Taxi Cab and Blackout) and the Black & White Collection (Blackbottom Cheesecake, Blackout, Black & White, Devil's Food, Squiggle and Artie Lange).
Cupcakes from More in a box
We thought the cupcake craze was over, but you wouldn't know that in Chicago, where the number of cupcakeries will soon start rivaling the number of pizza joints. And the city will get its first Sprinkles this spring.
Find out which cupcake took the cake, after the jump
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Non-New Yorkers might be familiar with Magnolia Bakery because of a certain SNL Digital Short, where Andy Samberg claimed to love their cupcakes "like McAdams loves Gosling," not to mention that some scenes in Sex and The City took place just outside. Their baked goods are famous local lore, with lines of buttercream enthusiasts consistently snaking out the front door, even in the blistering cold of winter, even if personally we think they are a little dry to be so famous.
Los Angeles is no stranger to the maniacal cupcake trend; bakeries like Crumbs Bake Shop and Sprinkles (and now, the distinct, chocolate-hued Sprinkles truck) have been feeding the city's sugar-starved masses for years now, and while they've earned solid reps of their own, Magnolia has a certain unshakeable appeal. Well, sweets fiends rejoice, because on a recent stroll down West Third Street, we came across a sign announcing that the New York institution is fast on its way to the Left Coast.
In the not-so-distant future, storefront restaurants in Manhattan will be a thing of the past, and New Yorkers will buy meals exclusively from food trucks. At least that's what it feels like. From crème brulee to waffles, the tastiest restaurants opening up over the last few years haven't really been restaurants at all, but rent-free eateries-on-wheels.
If you're behind on the New York food truck scene, catch up in one afternoon this Saturday, when hip drinking spot BKLYN Yard hosts Parked!, an eating event that brings all the city's best food trucks together in one spot. From pizza to tacos to ice cream, all the foodie faves will be here for one day only.
Coincidentally, this weekend also welcomes the debut of New York's newest food truck. Cupcake Stop will be serving freshly baked frosted treats starting tonight, when it will be parked on 23rd street between 7th and 8th.
So much mobile food, so little time.
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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and their two kids, Violet and Serafina, have been spotted around Ben's hometown of Boston recently. But Ben isn't in town visiting his old neighborhood, he's actually working on a new movie, "The Company Men", also starring Tommy Lee Jones and Kevin Costner, as workers trying to survive a workforce reduction at a large corporation.
Today, they are filming at 5 Union Park on Boston's South End. We watched Tommy Lee Jones film a scene at this location a few weeks ago. The PAs wouldn't let us get too close but it looked like his character was having his car repossessed.
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In our continuing quest to find things to do in DC if the Obamas won't take your meeting, this week we're looking at the District's best desserts.
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Commenters were aghast a few days ago when we suggested that the cupcake craze might be over. Now, as if on cue, Nestle is parachuting into Los Angeles to host an extravagant "Cupcake Challenge" at the Hollywood Renaissance.
The awesome: 18 of the area's best bakeries are competing on Sunday, March 29 from 1 to 4pm. You the customer will get the chance to go from vendor to vendor voting on who has the best mini-cupcakes. At the end the votes will be tallied and a Southern California cupcake champion will be declared.
The suck: tickets are $40 per person, an awful steep price to pay for indulging your sweet tooth. On the other hand, did we mention that 18 different vendors would be offering mini-cupcakes for people to sample?
If the ticket prices are a deal breaker, you can of course visit any of the competitors on your own time. The full list is on the Challenge site and includes perennial LA favorites like The Buttercake Bakery and Oinkster.
We think so! Judging by the fervor we've seen around the virtual food world lately, we're ready to say the cupcake craze is over and donut madness has begun. It makes sense really, given the economy, that foodies would abandon the trendy, overpriced, over-fancified cupcake for the original fried dough comfort food.
So over the next few weeks we'll be taking a look at our favorite Dunkin' Donuts Alternatives—from beloved old school pastry shops to designer donut newcomers.
If you were in Seattle last week you may have been surprised by sweet treats hidden throughout the neighborhood of Queen Anne. The yellow cupcakes smothered in pink frosting weren’t actually decadent desserts but mini-sculptures made from plaster of paris. Each cupcake included a unique handwritten message on it, meant to uplift who ever found it.
The artist behind the installation, Jessie Oleson, wanted to bring some joy to her neighbors in this seemingly joyless time. “This particular installation was motivated by how bummed out everyone seems to be right now--losing jobs, facing the economic crisis, knowing that change will come, but not knowing when. I thought that putting sweet little messages--delivered on a sweet delivery mechanism--might make a small difference in many days--thus adding up to a big infusion of much needed sweetness and happiness.”