Sometimes, one has a weak moment and needs a cupcake. And sometimes, one just needs a cupcake.
Never content to leave well enough alone, we head down the street from Scarpetta to Chelsea Market, a food “warehouse” (in the location of the old Nabisco factory, and, more importantly, the Food Network offices) packed with culinary-related stores. We go to Eleni’s for Sandra Lee’s favorite dish to eat WITH MY HANDS: a cupcake.
Now, Sandra Lee has specifically recommended the Manhattan 12-pack of cupcakes which Eleni’s sells pre-packaged. For once using our better judgment, we decide against ordering a dozen cupcakes, and we instead settle for splitting one. Choosing from the tiered varieties shielded behind glass, we decide on the red velvet.
|One Singular Cupcake - Not a Dozen as Specified|
|Cupcake About to Meet Its Fate|
(Unfortunately, no one from the Food Network offices finds us in time to pick up the cupcake tab).
Eleni’s Cupcake: 4 stars