<![CDATA[New York City Tours by Urban Oyster - Blog]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 09:02:13 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[#CurrentObsessions:   Vivi Bubble Tea]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:00:01 GMThttp://www.urbanoyster.com/blog/currentobsessions-vivi-bubble-tea
The Obsession:
The newest way to feed our Bubble Tea cravings.

The Basics:
Taiwanese bubble tea with easy access all over the city.

What's the Deal?
Vivi brings traditional Taiwanese bubble tea direct from it's source, importing all their ingredients from Taiwan.  With 18 locations in the city- you're never too far from a classic milk bubble tea, or a more modern twist like Japanese Matcha with bubbles.  You can grab them to go or sit in the cafe to enjoy.

Vivi Bubble Tea has shops throughout the city- you can see all the locations here.
<![CDATA[#MustDo in NYC:  Feb 9-15]]>Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:25:16 GMThttp://www.urbanoyster.com/blog/mustdo-in-nyc-feb-9-15
A Food Conversation, A West Indian Valentine, Chocolate + Chinese Tea
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Bitten:  A Food Conversation  /  Fri Feb 12, all day
Join in the food conversation with today’s innovators and tastemakers to discuss the future of food.

Bacchanal Valentine’s Pop-Up Caribbean Dinner  /  Fri Feb 12, 7pm
Owner of Bacchanal Sauce (where you can find Caribbean condiments in Brooklyn) will be putting together a five coarse meal with West Indian ingredients.

Chocolate Day Lecture  /  Sat Feb 13, 2pm

Head to the Morris-Jumel Mansion to learn about all things chocolate from the history to tastings.

Introduction to Chinese Tea by Tea Drunk /  Mon Feb 15, 6:30pm
Learn about the history and significance of tea throughout history and enjoy a tasting.
<![CDATA[Monthly Pearl:  By Brooklyn]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:30:01 GMThttp://www.urbanoyster.com/blog/monthly-pearl-by-brooklyn
The Obsession:
A cute shop in Carroll Gardens which sells the definition of local.

The Basics:
Made-in-Brooklyn shopping.

What's the Deal?
This shop (conveniently located amongst some of our favorite Brooklyn eateries in Carroll Gardens) only sells products made in Brooklyn.  Not only can you find amazing gifts/home goods/fun stuff, but you'll be supporting local manufacturing and helping to create local jobs.
We love the bitters by Cecil + Merl, the build-your-own water tower model set (yes, this is a thing!) by Boundless Brooklyn + the leather wallets by Polt to name a few.

By Brooklyn is right in between the F, G Bergen St. + Carroll St. stops.

By Brooklyn
261 Smith St.
<![CDATA[#MustDo in NYC:  Feb 2-8]]>Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:04:47 GMThttp://www.urbanoyster.com/blog/mustdo-in-nyc-feb-2-8
Oysters, Ice Wine, the Brooklyn cocktail + Chocolate
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Champagne + Oysters  /  Thu Feb 4, 7pm
Slow Food NYC will be hosting a night of fresh local oysters paired with NY State wines from Brooklyn Oenology.

Ice Wine Festival  /  Fri + Sat Feb 5 + 6
Taste ice-wine, Kings County Distillery, mulled wine alongside food parings (and come say hi to us!  We’ll have a booth).

The Brooklyn Cocktail:  A History  /  Thu Feb 11, 7pm
Learn how Brooklyn became the center of craft cocktail creations at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Brooklyn Chocolate Takedown  /  Sun Feb 14, 12pm
Try 20 different chocolate recipes straight from Brooklyn home cooks at the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club.