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Scenes From The 2019 New York International Auto Show: Part 1

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Greetings my friends, it is great to find you joining “The Chronicles” of Piercing Ken on yet another adventure. The lyrics of “Born To Be Wild” begin with the phrase of “get your motor running, head out on the highway” and while I think the guys in Steppenwolf were referring to being on a motorcycle, I’m going to have it apply to our exploring the annual and ever popular New York International Auto Show that will be opening up at Javits Center in just a couple of days. Today I am coming to you from said event on its Media and Industry Day and rushing to get some images up so you know what you are in store for. As with our previous narratives like this one, its mostly a visual display with limited jibber jabber from me but I hope you have fun. Let’s go.

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Exploring The 2019 NY Times Travel Show @ Javits Center (Part 1)

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It might not surprise you to know this information, but both the New York Times Travel Show and The New York Boat Show run in tandem at the Javits Center and last year was my first time attending both of these events. I’m happy to report that I was able to secure the proper media credentials and would be exploring the Industry Day which is for the professional side of the fence and approved press.

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As I’ve done with the previous year, this is mostly a visual gallery of the fun that one can have as they chart their future travel adventures. I focused on the people more than a pile of brochures so let’s go.

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Caffeine Fixations @ NY Coffee Festival 2018 (Part 2)

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Greetings my caffeine loving readers, I am back with the second chapter or dare I say “second cup” of coverage from this years New York Coffee Festival and I am glad that you are joining me once again here at “The Chronicles”. My first examination can be found HERE for those who missed it, and as expected I will be picking up from where I left off. I went up to the second flood for the first bunch of photos to see the varied vendors that were up there.

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Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2018 (Part 2)

Yes my friends we are back with another installment from the exploration of the Specialty Food Association’s “Summer Fancy Food Show”. I’m back to share all the delicious findings with you.   Let’s start with my friends from the NYC Hot Sauce Expo who had a booth for their respective sauces.  If you’ve never attended this expo and love the spicy side of life you should click HERE to see what you are missing.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018The charming ladies of Hella Cocktails.  I love their stuff and met them at a recent Foodie event at the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Something interesting for the little ones.  It brings the blind box idea to a soft drink.  Take a look.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018I love a good sour pickle.   The Backyard Brine folks had some tasty stuff.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018A New Yorkers favorite is definately a hot dog.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Chanced upon the One Potato Snacks people and their provisions were superb.  One of my weaknesses is salted chips and all of their stuff was tasty.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Chips from the Emerald Isle.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018The folks at Funny Farm Foods were serving up a big bowl of Mac n Cheese and by the time I saw them I was famished.  Yes one can get hungry at a food expo.  Remember you need to be wise with the sampling to avoid getting yourself sick.  These folks stuff hit the spot proper.

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specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Had to get a media moment with my buddies John and Steve back at their booth.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018All of this wandering and sampling made me realize that I could use a vacation.

specialty food association, summer fancy food show, summer fancy food show 2018Hold my calls.  Actually, I will not even be taking them.

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So that’s going to bring me to the end of the exploring from my first day at the convention. I’m going to stop now but don’t worry I will be back with another chapter tomorrow. Remember that “The Chronicles Of Piercing Ken” is very active on the social networks and will be sharing a number of visuals and thoughts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so be sure to follow us. Before you go, we also ask that you click through on the links provided below to learn more about the people we’ve visited in this chapter. I made sure to feature a lot of them for you and really cannot stress their awesome any harder.

Official Websites:
Summer Fancy Food Show: https://www.specialtyfood.com/
Backyard Brine: https://www.backyardbrine.com/
Bjorn Qorn: https://bjornqorn.com/
Cheribundi: https://cheribundi.com/
Drink and Play: https://us.surprisedrinks.com/
Funny Farm Foods: http://funnyfarmfoods.com/
Green Bag America: https://greenbagamerica.com/
Heartbreaking Dawns: http://heartbreakingdawns.com/
Hella Cocktails: https://hellacocktail.co/
High River Sauces: http://www.highriversauces.com
Keogh’s Crisps: https://www.keoghs.ie/
Morris Kitchen: http://www.morriskitchen.com/
One Potato Snacks: http://www.onepotatosnacks.com/

Appetizing Explorations @ Summer Fancy Food Show 2018 (Part 1)

I was really excited to be attending the Specialty Food Association’s “Summer Fancy Food” show once again because last year was just such a great time for me. It’s events such as this one that make me glad that I started “The Chronicles” Lifestyle Blog. I’ll be talking here and there during this photographic wandering and offering my opinions on certain things as I deem necessary.

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I’m going to need to pop into the Press Office and get my badge to explore the floor and this year my plan is to be a little more organized than I managed to do the last time around. To say that this show is massive would be an understatement.

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As you can see by the badge, sometimes based on the space in the registration form, I need to use the simpler “Piercing Ken Blog” title. Who knows, maybe I need to modify the title altogether at some point.

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