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Shannon Hassett

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Say what you will about national food holidays and the industries bankrolling them, but is it really so wrong to celebrate the things that taste so right? And celebrate we will, because this Sunday is no small occasion, a call to arms for that trifecta of mythic proportion: milk, syrup and soda water. Yes, March 15 marks National Egg Cream Day. So, we must celebrate. While the origin of the egg cream is a bit...
As I was sitting at my makeshift office in Brooklyn Roasters this morning, it started to feel a little Groundhog’s Day. “Good morning.” “Good morning.” “Did you know it’s National Donut Day?” Cue purchase and shoving in face of Dough deliciousness. While the baristas and I agreed this must be a product of the thriving donut lobby forcing us to eat these circular godsends, we discovered a startling truth: started by the Salvation Army...

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