The Biggins, Nuf Said

Thursday was a very good day. Not only was it a great day for freebies throughout the city (ie: Fekkai styling products and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream), but it was a great day for a Biggins Cupcake from the Cupcake Stop Truck.

I was updated via Twitter that the truck would be giving away 200 of these heavenly monstrosities at 1 p.m. last Thursday and chef Robert Hesse from seasons 5 and 6 of Hell's Kitchen (my guilty pleasure food show) would be on hand to sign autographs and hand out cupcakes. Sugar + Reality Show Celebrity? I pretty much had to go. 

The crowd outside the truck near Madison Square

Now the Biggins is no ordinary cupcake. Talk about gluttony. It's chocolate cake with a secret compartment of caramel and pecans on the inside, topped with a mound of peanut butter frosting and a double chocolate cookie and drizzled in caramel. I was able to pick up mine after only a short wait and I think my taste buds exploded just upon touching the thing.

The Biggins Cupcake

Before I made a mess of myself and enjoyed my dessert, I wanted to get a picture with Robert for the kids back home (that's you guys). He's a really mellow sweet guy - totally different in person than on the show being ridiculed and lambasted by Gordon Ramsay.

Chef Robert Hesse and Me

This is the second time I've experienced a free cupcake from the Cupcake Stop Truck, so if I were you, I'd make sure to follow their Twitter feed so that you can take advantage of the next one. Happy mmmmmm-ing!


  1. Dear Yael,

    So, since you're the expert on fine and casual dining in this great city of ours, would you mind recommending a fun (and inexpensive...for NY, at least...) place to get dinner for two in Manhattan? Meeting an old friend tomorrow.

    Also, I enjoy your spelling of "culture," in your new post ;)

  2. Hmmm :) Depends on what neighborhood you're looking for and your definition of fun, but I have some suggestions. There's a great place called Tree on 1st ave in the E. Village. They have a great back patio. If you have access to an iPhone, I'd recommend downloading the Scoutmob App and you can get 50% off. Also in the East Village, Supper has the most amazing comfort foods with daily risotto specials. I wrote about the Meatball Shop in a past post, which is a lot of fun, definitely inexpensive and also sells vegetarian meatballs. Let me know if you need more suggestions. Enjoy!


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