I decided to record my Saturday, November 6, 2010. Usually during the week my schedule is very boring, so this is why I decided to record a weekend. While recording Saturday I realized how time goes much more faster during the weekend then during the weekdays. I think this is due to the fact that during the weekend I accomplish more, rather than in comparison to the weekdays where all I really do is attend school, work and then go home.
I remember back in high school when the whole Pinkberry craze came about and yes I was a fanatic. Almost everyday I would drive twenty-five minutes just to eat Pinkberry! When i moved here to New York about three years ago there was only one Pinkberry that was not worth the trip for me to take, so when a Red Mango opened just a block away from my house I just had to try it and I fell in love. When you come to New York City the first two delectable frozen yogurt treats that come to your mind are Pinkberry and Red Mango. Each place serves almost the same swirly treats but yet are so different. I would like to call this the “Frozen Bowl.” Who will win? The underdog Red Mango or the champion of the sport with five years running, Pinkberry. Only one can be the winner. Let the Festivities begin!!
Being a big fan of both teams I had to dig really deep to figure out the difference between Pinkberry and Red Mango. Well first off one thing is definitely the advertisement. Both companies take advertising and marketing very differently. Pinkberry has been around the block for many years and knows what it takes to win the hearts of the yogurt fans. By using fun, light, inviting colors and a happy yet modern setting. Where Red Mango who has only been in the scene for three years takes a more darker color scheme but yet a cozy modern feel. Both places have a very asian influence on the way that they were decorated. I feel like this won’t determine who wins the “Frozen Bowl.” It is a tie of one to one.
The product that Pinkberry and Red Mango both sell is very similar. Red Mango has four flavors of yogurt: original, pomegranate, madagascar vanilla and pumpkin spice (limited time only), nine fresh fruit toppings and nine fun and crunchy toppings. Red Mango also provides smoothies, parfaits , tea and chillers. I would like to call this the menu defense. Now Pinkberry’s menu defense is consisted of also four flavors of yogurt: original, pomegranate, chocolate and mango (seasonal), ten fresh fruit toppings and sixteen fun and crunchy toppings. In addition the menu also contains parfaits, smoothies and fruit bowls. Each defense team has great options but I feel like Pinkberry wins this one with more options of toppings.
Here in New York you will find that Red Mango has twenty-seven store locations and Pinkberry only has fourteen. The comparison of the both offense teams is very different based on size. Red Mango has branches every where in New York City and Pinkberry is only located in more well known locations. But Pinkberry comes back with a team of called “Lets Make It Easy to Get Pinkberry.” Pinkberry has many different ways of receiving the swirly goodness by delivery, curbside, ordering online and catering. This means that you are able to get Pinkberry on those lazy days where you don’t want to leave the house. Im sad to say but Red Mango doesn’t have any special teams. This could be the point winner!
As a New Yorker, life here gets pretty busy, and crazy. Its nice being able to have your daily tasks be made easier with the help of delivery. I love delivery. it has been such a life and time saver. When I recently found out that Pinkberry delivers the biggest smile appeared on my face and the next day I had my Pinkberry ordered online and delivered to my house within ten minutes of placing the order. The “Frozen Bowl” has come to a final score of three to one, leaving Pinkberry as the well known, number one champions of frozen yogurt in New York City.
Have you ever wanted to visit a country where everything you see is food? Where every hotel you could stay at is edible? In school every subject is based about food. If all of this is appealing to you, you should come and visit Eataly!! Eataly was founded in 1980 by Aunt Jemima. It is located on an island off the country of Italy.
Here in Eataly we have a hotel that is completely made out of chocolate and bread, it is called Coco y Pan. The temperature is kept at forty-five degrees fahrenheit at all times to keep the chocolate fresh and not melted. Every morning you are greeted with an edible bouquet and breakfast in bed. The rooms are made of dark chocolate as well as the furniture. The beds are made out of bread and they get changed on a daily basis. Also the hotel contains a chocolate pudding pool and hot chocolate jacuzzi. In this hotel you will not find anything that is not edible.
If you happen to visit, enjoyed it so much and wanted to raise a family here on Eataly, we have exceptional culinary schools. Every school here on the island teaches the students everything there needs to know about food starting at the grade level of kindergarten. Eataly has the best culinary college in the world located in the capitol, it is called Eataly Culinary School. Here the education of food is endless.
Eataly has an array of different types of markets and restaurants. Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Armenian, Greek, you name it we have it. If you like wine Eataly has an explicate collection of wine that is grown and made on the island. Along with great wine we have a diverse supply of poultry, meat and seafood. We take pride in our nation of food, as you could say we are what we eat, so Bon Appétit!!!
I love to cook for people. Anything anyone wants me to make for them I can usually cook. One meal in specific thats I really enjoy to cook for other people is Fish Tacos. I guess you could say it’s my specialty, because when ever I invite people over they always asks for me to cook that meal. The recipe was taught to me by my mother, who happens to an amazing cook herself. It’s a very hispanic meal that isn’t hard to make and extremely yummy. The two ingredients that make the fish tacos absolutely breathtaking is the homemade salsa and mayo. It is a weird combination but it gives the tacos a delicious flavor. This meal is something you cant get every where so i find it very special that my friends come to me to make it for them.