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A treat for your sweet, courtesy of MilkMade

Send Your Valentine an Ice Cream Gram!

Our Valentine's Grams are back! Make someone's day this V-Day by surprising them with a pint or two (or three or FOUR), of our seasonal ice cream delivered right to their home or office.

Each Valentine Gram includes a handcrafted pint of one of our seasonal flavors and a personalized handwritten card. Grams are $15 each with a $5 per location delivery fee. Orders must be placed by Thursday, February 10th and Grams will be delivered on Monday, February 14th to any home or office in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

How to Order:
First, select from our seasonal flavors. 

For full flavor descriptions, click here.
Then, choose your delivery preference.
Our delivery zone includes offices and home residences in ALL Manhattan and Brooklyn zipcodes (well, within reason). Delivery is scheduled for Monday, February 14. Delivery options include between 10am and 2pm, between 2pm and 6pm, or between 6pm and 9pm. Please note that someone MUST be home to receive the delivery (or we can leave it with front desks with freezers) because delivery does not include a cold pack.

Orders may also be picked up at our East Village "headquarters" on Sunday, February 13 between 6pm and 10pm. The delivery fee will (obviously) not be charged for pick-up orders.

Grams are limited. To place an order, please click here.

A belated post-holiday update 

It all started on the Sunday before Christmas.  Having returned to my apartment from my building's laundry center, I quickly discovered that I could not find my Blackberry for the life of me.  "Oh crap," I shrieked, when I realized that there was a slight possibility that my phone may have been included in my "whites" load.  And, sure enough, upon pulling my wet clothes out of the machine, my Blackberry landed on my foot.  Damn it.

Two days and a loaner phone later, J and I were off to visit my family in Texas.  And due to Sunday/Monday's hellacious blizzard, what was originally supposed to be a three-day escape turned in to a week-long vacation.  Just hours before our return flight on Sunday, we received an automated voice message informing us that our connecting flight from Chicago to La Guardia had been cancelled.  An American Airlines representative later confirmed that the earliest flight to NYC would be on Wednesday, December 29th.  "Three more days in Texas?" I exclaimed, "Wahoo!"  J, on the other hand, wasn't as thrilled. 

And with that, dear readers, I want to, first, wish you and yours the happiest New Year and, second, apologize for my recent disappearing act.  Be on the lookout for a mouth-watering roundup of my extended holiday in Texas. 

Cheese enchilada plate: La Posta Restaurant - Mesilla, NM

Read it & eat,

The Lunch Belle


Last-minute: Where to eat, drink, & be merry on XMAS Eve/Day & New Year's Eve/Day

Hey all of you procrastinators!  Good ol' Grub Street has come to your rescue, again: check out their last-minute list of NYC's best spots to eat, drink, and be merry on Christmas Eve/Day and New Year's Eve/Day.


Read it & eat...and you're welcome, in advance!

The Lunch Belle


Wednesday, 12/8: complimentary tea + champagne + massages at Molton Brown

*Friendly reminder*

Does it even get any better than this?  Mmm, I don't think so.  

Enjoy, dear readers!