Chipotle’s Sofritas Vegan Tofu goes National
#TaniaOnTheScene - Chipotle has announced it is adding Tofu to its menu in the U.S.
The meatless protein has been tested out in some branches this year, but now it can be added to all tacos, bowls, and salads everywhere.
Beginning March 3rd, Tofu will hit NYC and will be sold at the same price of Chipotle chicken, which goes for about $6.50 in a burrito.
300 Restaurants, 3-Course Meals, One Low Price!
#TaniaOnTheScene - That’s right! Restaurant Week is back and it’s better than ever. Usually lasting one week, this year it’s been extended for two because of its popularity.
Twice a year, in January/February and June/July, there is a unique opportunity to experience some of New York City’s finest restaurants for a fraction of the usual price. Throughout the city, restaurants participate in “Restaurant Week” where they offer a three-course lunch for $25 (& some even offer dinner for $38). Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try out a restaurant that may usually be out of your budget, or test some new restaurants with a little less financial risk.
Free Events for Valentine’s Day
WHAT: Valentine’s Day at Brookfield Place
DATE: February 13th & 14th
TIME: I Heart Ice Sculpture
Thursday, February 13–Exhibition: 5pm – 8pm, Live Carving:
5pm – 7pm
Friday, February 14–Exhibition: 8am – 6pm, Live Carving:
12pm – 1pm
The Love Show
Thursday, February 13th at 7:30 pm
The Rink at Brookfield Place
Open 10am to 9:30pm daily
WHERE: Brookfield Place Winter Garden and Plaza (220 Vesey Street, NYC)
COST: Exhibition and performance are free; visit website for ice skating admission and rentals fees.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s Final 24 Hours
#TaniaOnTheScene - Why Philip Seymour Hoffman’s 23 Years of Sobriety Didn’t Mean He Kicked the Habit.
After more than two decades of sobriety, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found inside his New York City apartment on Sunday, police said, with a needle stuck in his arm, dead from a possible heroin overdose.
Even with 23 years of abstinence under his belt, experts say that it’s not all that surprising Hoffman fell off the wagon.
"We treat addiction like you can make it go away with a 28-day stint in rehab and that’s the end of it, but that’s not how it works," said Dr. Joseph Shrand, a Harvard professor and the medical director of CASTLE, a teen addiction treatment center in Brockton, Mass. "It requires lifelong vigilance to stay clean."
Research suggests that the chance of relapse does diminish over time but always remains a possibility.
And the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama Goes To…
#TaniaOnTheScene - “12 Years A Slave” took home top prize at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards last night. The historical flick won best movie drama, including Hollywood press association’s final award of the night for best motion picture drama. Director Steve McQueen referenced a gospel tune from the movie and said during his acceptance speech, “I’m a little bit in shock. ‘Roll, Jordan, Roll!”
A Sexy Romance: “My Beginning” by @LaQuetteLikes
#TaniaOnTheScene - Pain, heartache, secrets, and tragedy from the past bring them together, and then fight to tear them apart. Is new love strong enough to give them the fresh beginning they both need, or is this simply the beginning of their end?
"My Beginning" is book one in the Trinity Series. Author, LaQuette is a native of Brooklyn, New York, She spends her time catering to her three distinct personalities: wife, mother, and healthcare provider. Writing: her escape from the everyday, has always been a friend and comforter. She loves writing and devouring romance novels. Although she possesses a Masters degree in English Lit, she’d forego Shakespeare any day to read something hot, lusty, and romantic.
How many of you can relate?