Monday, February 28, 2011

MANHATTAN MADAM wants to partner with Spitzer


Ex-Madam Kristin Davis, who supplied call girls for Eliot Spitzer, has a message for CNN executives--"I'm available."

CNN dumped Spitzer's co-host Kathleen Parker from the ex-governor's ratings challenged show after reports that Spitzer felt that Parker, rather than his banal analysis of current events, was responsible for dismal ratings.

"Now that Kathleen Parker has learned that Eliot Spitzer is a misogynist pig, perhaps it's time for CNN executives to pair Spitzer with someone who will challenge his sanctimonious know-it-all rants," "I've spent years dealing with Spitzer, I'm quite sure I can handle him" said Davis, who worked as the Vice President of a hedge fund before founding the most successful multi-million dollar escort service in history. "I'm available."

"Eliot Spitzer avoided prosecution for various state and federal crimes while those who committed similar crimes went to prison," said Davis. "More importantly, he has benefited monetarily for those crimes by being paid substantially more by CNN than his salary as governor."

Davis was convicted on one count of promoting prostitution and served four months on Rikers Island. Her probation ended in November of 2010. She recently founded Hope House, a non-profit program to combat sex trafficking and assist women who have been conscripted into a life of prostitution.

"Ms. Parker's contract, which she most likely got paid in full despite her termination, most likely prevents her from telling the truth about the circumstances surrounding her leaving the show," said Davis, who ran for governor in 2010 to protest the inequalities in the justice system, which caused her prosecution while Spitzer went unpunished.

"If CNN really wants someone who will confront Spitzer instead of a lap dog, I'm their woman," said Davis.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cupcakes are out, Muffins are in

Tomorrow morning Central Market will make history again. They have mastered the muffin. Cupcakes will be out and muffins will be in - You heard it here first!

The baking teams at Central Market bakeries are right there in the store, so when a customer has a comment or complaint, they hear it first.

“A common request was for bigger muffins, different varieties of muffins, and especially moister muffins,” says Edouard Damez, Bakery Development Manager for Central Market.

Following months of testing and tasting,Central Market now confidently states, “We’ve mastered the muffin!”

Central Market’s From-Scratch Bakery Launches New Line of 14 Muffins
And not just the old standby blueberry (though it’s been reengineered with more fruit, too.) The new line reads like a Fantasy Team lineup for Foodies:

• Balsamic-Soaked Strawberries with Chevre
• Pecan Sour Cream
• Antioxidant Powerhouse with Acai, Goji, Blackberries and Pomegranate for a healthy power-food kick
• Pear Ginger
• Fig & Star Anise
• White Chocolate Apricot
• Banana Nut Granola
• …and more coming each week

The trick that seems to have made a big difference? Creating a traditional buttermilk batter.

“When you are working with the best-quality fruits, nuts and truly well-trained artisan bakers, it somehow all comes together with hard work,” says Damez.

Launching in stores on Wednesday, February 16, shoppers will find the muffins (wrapped in a delicate Italian-style tulip paper for a beautiful presentation) in the Bakery department available in four packs for $5.99 or individually at $1.99. Look for the following launch week specials February 16 – 23:

• Package of 4 just $3.99
• Mix & Match 2 for $3

Friday, February 11, 2011

Sexiest wine in the city

Wine has always been sexy... think Bacchus didn't have "getting sideways" on his mind when he uncorked an amphora? Now it's time to put the adult back in this adult beverage.

New York Wine Salon is having their first event: The Sexiest Wines in the City, February 13 {Valentine's Eve} at VinoVino in Tribeca. Try some French (and other) ticklers, blanc bombshells, hot pinks, and wines from the "red light district."

Wines include: Piper-Heidsieck's "corset bottle" Champagne, Naked Grape Pinot Grigio, Eroica Riesling, Savanna Samson's "Sogno Due," plus The Show Malbec, "Fourplay," "Seduction," "Rapture," Mollydooker "Carnival of Love," Cupid's Arrow Pinot Noir, Marilyn Merlot "Velvet Collection" and Italy's sexy red sparkler: Brachetto d'Acqui.

Lip-smacking finger food will be served... puffy gougeres, tea-smoked shrimp, caramelized onioin tarts, assorted salumi and cheeses.... And, of course, there will be chocolate.

Sunday, February 13 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location VinoVino Winebar in Tribeca
211 West Broadway

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