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The main character in the YA thriller DANCERGIRL, 16 year-old modern dancer Ali Ruffino, lives in Brooklyn, NY. She and her friends at Washington Irving High School, WIHi for short, have a definite list of fave foods. Here are the places they love, along with their twitter/website addresses. They are:
Ali’s Top Ten List of Favorite NYC Foods
1. Black and white cookie—half chocolate icing, half vanilla. As big as your hand. Lassen & Hennings, 114 Montague St. Brooklyn Twitter: @lassencatering
2. Red Velvet Cupcake Crumbs 109 Montague St. Brooklyn Twitter: @CrumbsBakeShop
3. Egg cream (okay, this is a drink not a food…), Seltzer water, U-Bet chocolate syrup, little bit of milk. Sounds gross – but it’s foamy and delicious. Park Plaza Diner, 220 Cadman Plaza West, Brooklyn http://parkplazarestaurant.com/
4. Italian ices Uncle Louie G 233 Smith St. Brooklyn Twitter: @UncleLouieG
5. Pizza –thin crust, gooey cheese Frascati 80 Henry St. Brooklyn Twitter: @seriouseats
6. Falafel (fried chickpeas) in pita bread with hot sauce, tahini sauce, and pickled vegetables. Hummus on the side. Tutt Café 47 Hicks St. http://www.tuttcafe.com/
7. Cheesecake. Creamy. No fruit on top. Junior’s 389 Flatbush, Brooklyn, Twitter: @JuniorsCheeseck
8. Potato Knish from the Hot Dog stand in Brooklyn Heights (Knish = dough with filling inside). MUST be eaten with mustard. Clinton near Montague
9. Pies and Thighs- Chicken Biscuit and Choco Peanut Butter Crunch Pie! 166 S. 4th Street, Brooklyn Twitter: @piesnthighs
10. Fried rice (chicken, vegetable, pork). For takeout! Great Wall Kitchen, Best 60 Henry St. Brooklyn
Click to see an Interactive Map of Ali’s Favorite Food Places!
Carol M. Tanzman’s performing arts career is eclectic. She was a dancing poppy in a production of the Wizard of Oz that toured to the Soviet Union, an abstract chicken in a New England mime company, and the assistant director for a play in Germany where her major responsibility was making sure the sheep entered and exited on cue. She’s directed regional and Off-Broadway productions of new plays, was the artistic director of a children’s theatre company in upstate NY and has been honored (twice!) by the Bravo Awards for her work with the Los Angeles Unified School District.Her first YA novel, The Shadow Place, was on YALSA’s Quick Pick List of Recommended Books, the National Council of Teachers of English ALAN List of Best Books, and the CA Collection for Middle & Senior High Schools.
Be sure to check all the stops on the Dancer Girl Blog Tour for chances to enter the awesome giveaway!
Monday, November 14th – The Unread Reader
Wednesday, November 16st – YA Liberian Tales
Friday, November 18rd – ChicaReader
Monday, November 21st – Musings of a Reader Happy
Wednesday, November 23th – Alice Marvels
Friday, November 25th – A Cupcake and A Latte
Monday, November 28th – Fire and Ice Reviews
Wednesday, November 30th – Books with Bite
Friday, December 2nd – Well Read Wife
Contest Info: Carol and Harlequin are offering two giveaways for his tour!
1.) The first give-away is copy of Dancergirl. Enter by leaving a comment on this Tour Stop (and then confirm that you left a comment via Rafflecopter)
2.) The second give-away is an iPod nano, skinned in the Dancergirl artwork!
Simply enter via the Rafflecoper widget (click the arrow under post that says read more) and get extra entries for tweeting (once per TourStop), following Carol on twitter,”Liking” her on facebook, leaving your mailing address (for faster shipment of the prize) and for leaving a comment at each Tour Stops (one extra entry for each TourStop) See full contest rules here. Good Luck!