What’s Happening Week of 4/11/16

April 11, 2016

Let’s talk about what we’ve got on tap this week, shall we?

Well, for starters, tomorrow is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s.

Ben & Jerrys

Um… this is like one of my favorite days of the year. Free ice cream from my favorite ice cream place? Yes.

Can I offer up a suggestion? Get the new Tonight Dough. It has everything I’ve ever wanted in an ice cream. Chocolate, vanilla, chocolate chip cookie dough, peanut butter cookie dough, chocolate cookies, and more. Add a little brownie in there and this is literally the best ice cream of all time.

They also just released some dairy free ice creams which will be included in free cone day tomorrow, including the famous chocolate chip cookie dough but dairy free. Cue the angels.

I’d really be interested in trying this one, which I also just saw in pint version last night at Price Chopper.

They’ll be serving free cones all day tomorrow from 12-8pm. YAAAASSSS.

Also, next Monday (April 18th) is the Taste of the Capital Region, an event that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady.

The event features more than 30 local chefs, both professional and amateur, battling it out for the title of the year. They’ll be offering appetizers, entrees and desserts.

What I like the most about this is that it not only highlights local chefs (and a lot of them!) but they also bring in amateur chefs, who are sometimes just as good as the professionals!

The event will be held at The Rotterdam Boys and Girls Club in Rotterdam, NY. General admission tickets are $75 and 35 years old and younger are $60. Tickets include tastings of all participants. Buy tickets here.

Finally, it’s time to start thinking about the Kentucky Derby.

It’s coming up on May 7th, and if you don’t already have plans (or even if you do), I have the ultimate plans for you on that day.

The National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame is hosting their 2nd Annual Derby Party from 3:30-7:30pm, and I can say from experience that this is the place you want to be during the race. Honestly, does it get any better than watching the Kentucky Derby WHILE at the National Racing Museum and Hall of Fame? NO. It doesn’t.

Tickets are only $45 in advance and include samplings of tasty Kentucky inspired dishes from local restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wineries, live music, prizes for best Derby attire, raffles and a live airing of the Kentucky Derby in the renowned Hall of Fame.

If you like to wait until the last minute, you can also pay $50 at the door on the day of the event. Buy tickets here.

That’s all I’ve got for you guys today, but stay tuned for some juicy restaurant reviews COMING SOON!

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