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Fall Head Over Heels for Dunkin’s Valentine’s Day Treats



Love is in the air, and Dunkin’ is ready to make fans swoon with its lineup of irresistible treats. Guests will fall head over heels for fan-favorite sips, like the Cocoa Mocha Signature Latte and Strawberry Dragonfruit Dunkin’ Refresher, paired with heart-shaped donuts, and the sweet perks of a Dunkin’ Rewards membership. Plus, candy lovers can indulge in the latest sweets in the grocery aisle from Dunkin’ x Frankford Candy.

Batter Up! Dunkin’s Latest Brownie-Inspired Delight

This February, Dunkin’ releases its first-ever Member Exclusive beverage, the new Brownie Batter Signature Latte. Inspired by the beloved Brownie Batter Donut, die-hard fans can take their fandom to the next level with this iced delight. It combines rich espresso with gooey, bowl-licking brownie batter flavor, and is topped with whipped cream, a mocha drizzle and festive sprinkles. Dunkin’ Rewards members can exclusively order the Brownie Batter Signature Latte through the Dunkin’ app.

Non-members don’t have to be left out in the cold! Guests who aren’t Dunkin’ Rewards members yet can join the coffee-filled love fest by creating a free account on the Dunkin’ app or visiting By doing so, they get access to Member Exclusives like the new Brownie Batter Signature Latte and can start earning points towards free food and drinks.

Two words…Power Couple!

True chocoholics have another reason to fall in love this Valentine’s Day with the dynamic duo of the heart-shaped Brownie Batter Donut, made with chocolatey, brownie batter-flavored buttercreme filling and topped with chocolate icing and festive sprinkles, and the Cocoa Mocha Signature Latte. This latte features rich espresso and decadent mocha flavor and doubles down on chocolatey goodness with a mocha drizzle, hot chocolate powder and whipped cream.

Cupid’s Arrow Points to Dunkin’

Dunkin’ fans will be smitten by the Cupid’s Choice Donut! The heart-shaped treat is filled with Bavarian Kreme and topped with strawberry-flavored icing and festive sprinkles. It pairs perfectly with the pretty-in-pink Strawberry Dragonfruit Dunkin’ Refresher, a sip that will keep guests going all day with a boost of green tea.

A Match Made With Dunkin’

For a limited time, Dunkin’ and Frankford Candy are offering swoon-worthy Valentine’s treats that will have fans and their sweethearts grinning ear to ear! Dunkin’ Chocolates and Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Flavored Jelly Hearts are now available at participating retailers and online at

  • Dunkin’ Chocolates: Fans can surprise their Valentine with the gift of delicious donut-flavored chocolates! Each heart-shaped box holds five ounces of individually wrapped chocolates in three iconic Dunkin’ flavors: Boston Kreme, Brownie Batter and Chocolate Creme.
  • Dunkin’ Iced Coffee Flavored Jelly Hearts: Fans can also add a fun twist to the gift of iced coffee this Valentine’s! These jelly hearts capture the delicious flavors of Dunkin’s popular iced coffee, including Hazelnut, French Vanilla, Caramel Latte, Toasted Coconut and Butter Pecan.

Extra Sweet Rewards

Dunkin’ Rewards members can feel the love all month long. From February 1 through February 28, Dunkin’ is giving its members even more deals that are available exclusively in the app:

  • Daily $2 Medium Cold Brew just for ordering ahead in the app
  • One FREE Medium Hot/Iced Coffee with any purchase*
  • One order of FREE Bagel Minis with any beverage purchase*
  • One order of FREE Stuffed Biscuit Bites with any beverage purchase*

For those who can’t get enough donuts, Dunkin’ also has a special offer from February 1 to February 12: $3 for a half-dozen donuts*. These exclusive perks are available to Dunkin’ Rewards members only, so guests can sign up and start enjoying the sweet rewards today.

Last but not least, guests can add some shimmer to their Valentine’s Day with Dunkin’s brand-new tumblers. Choose from a rosy, pink tumbler with glitter or a clear tumbler with silver and orange glitter, both with a heart-shaped straw**. Sip on love all day long!

To stay up to date on the latest happenings at Dunkin’, visit or subscribe to the Dunkin’ blog to receive notifications at

*Limit 1 per member. Exclusions, additional charges and terms may apply. Participation may vary. Limited time offer​.

**Seasonal tumblers are available at participating Dunkin’ locations.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:


Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, George Pettignano Bring Patsy’s Italian Restaurant To Life



Patsy’s Italian Restaurant has been known for years as the restaurant made famous by Frank Sinatra, and his family still enjoys dining here whenever they are in town. George Clooney’s aunt, cabaret singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, was once quoted, “Patsy’s is still the best Italian restaurant in town. I make a pasta pilgrimage there every time I return.”

Other long-time high profile patrons who consider Patsy’s Italian Restaurant their Manhattan dining room include, Tony Bennett, Michael Bublé, George Clooney, Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs, Tony Danza, Jennifer Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Al Pacino, Rihanna, Martha Stewart, Ben Stiller, Oprah Winfrey, and many others.

Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo

We all had the pleasure to join Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo for a very special Private Lunch on March 18th hosted City Guide and Eli Marcus.

Eli Marcus,George Pettignano

Chef Sal shared some of his riveting stories about celebrities, sports stars and others famous guests. Ha also told us a few one-of-a-kind frank Sinatra stories about Frank’s exclusive table near we were seated.

Popular entertainer George Pettignano, a cousin of Bobby Rydell, sang classic tunes from the 40’s to 70’s ranging from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Beatles, Elvis & more!  George, as a former Hollywood stunt man, shared some of his classic stories

Eli Marcus

Everyone enjoyed a great meal and then danced the afternoon away!

Eli Marcus, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo, Errol Rappaport

Errol Rappaport, Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Eli Marcus

Steve Garrin, wife, George Pettignano

Colin O’Leary Celebrity Chef Sal Scognamillo,Rena Sylvester, Eli Marcus

Colin O’Leary,Rena SylvesterErrol Rappaport

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Join The Art of Cooking Benefit



On Thursday, April 27th, Executive Chef Bryce Shuman of the Michelin-recognized Sweetbriarformerly of Eleven Madison Park, and The Sylvia Center, an organization founded in 2007 to address diet-related diseases in under-resourced communities across the five boroughs, will be hosting a 15th anniversary celebration fundraising event at their Art of Cooking Benefit.

Throughout the evening, The Sylvia Center will celebrate its founding supporter, Great Performances Hospitality Group and honor Wendy Dessy of Proskauer. The inaugural Miriam and Carl Stern Community Partnership Award will be granted to Jeannette Bocanegra of Justice for Families, a partner organization in the Bronx. The event will also feature students from three of The Sylvia Center’s Teen Culinary Apprenticeship programs in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens, who will create their own dish that will be featured during the event’s cocktail hour.

The Art of Cooking Benefit will take place at Hudson Mercantile (500 W 36th St.) with cocktails being served from 6 pm – 7 pm and a sit-down dinner by Chef Bryce Shuman and programming will be from 7 pm – 8:30 pm.

Photo by ADG Photography

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All You Can Eat Free Lobster At Red Lobster’s Endless Lobster Event In Times Square



Red Lobster is offering select customers an all-you-can-eat lobster  at its flagship New York City location on Tuesday, March 28.

The first ever “Endless Lobster” event will treat 150 customers to as many 1¼-pound lobsters as they can handle, as well as broccoli and one side of choice.

Red Lobster will open reservations a week in advance at 10 a.m. EST on March 21.

The event will be staggered into three windows: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., with each window seating 50 guests.

Though the lobster will be free, diners will still are responsible for drinks, additional sides and of course a generous tip. By signing up for the event, guests will also “grant Red Lobster the right and license to use their names, images, and/or statements for advertising and publicity purposes,” according to fine print of the event.

Guests must eat their lobster in house and no leftovers or doggie bags.

If you get a reservation you will be given a table for two. Reservations will be non-transferrable, and diners will be required to bring their Eventbrite confirmation email to get access. Click here to get a table on March 21st.

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