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It’s been a while…

2 Feb

I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth, but motherhood has definitely reprioritized many things in my life. Sadly, I decided that it was time to put a pause on the blog.

I do keep my NYCNomNom Instagram going, however, so please come follow me there for random delicious pictures of NYC’s best restaurants, the amazing food my husband still cooks and, every so often, photos of the baby.

Thank you to everyone who has given me support on this blogging journey and please keep in touch! You can always send me a note at

Happy Nomming! (forever and always)


Mrs. Nom Nom

1 Jul

Well… we did it!

We got married!

On June 15th, I officially became a Mrs.

The wedding took a ton of planning and we did a lot of DIY over the last year. The last few months were so crazy with planning/DIYing and tons of work at my job that I haven’t had as much time to blog here as I would like. (Which makes me feel crazy guilty!)

I hope to return soon to regale all of you lovely readers with pictures and reviews of the wonderful restaurants we have been to recently as well as from our amazing foodie road trip we just took for our Honeymoon! (We went to The French Laundry afterall!)

I’ll also be writing about the wedding and our (amazing) vendors on my wedding blog once we get the professional pictures.

In the meantime, if you want a preview, a friend and fellow blogger who came all the way from Omaha for our wedding wrote about some of our DIY and the fun in Maine. (Thanks again PJ!!!)

We also nerded out all over social media and hash tagged our wedding and honeymoon, so if you’re on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, you can check out #theaxelbaums for all the fun pictures our friends and family took.  (And while you’re there, follow NYCNomNom!)

I will also leave you with one of my favorite pictures from the wedding, a selfie that my husband expertly took right as we joined our reception.


aPORKalypse Now – 2012

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Last year, around this time, we went with some friends to aPORKalypse Now, a craft beer and pork event.

It was held at an event space called 404, which is on 10th Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets.  We went with a VIP pass and got in early, and I was glad we did. The space was not even close to being large enough for the crowd. 

But getting in early meant we got to try the bacon in chocolate fondue (on a Ritz cracker… nice touch).  And we got to go back a few times to eat it over and over again. Cause it was gooood.


There were a number of pork dishes and restaurants represented.








But few things were as intriguing as the pigs tail.


This was incredibly rich. I’m glad I tried it, but I don’t think I’ll be chasing after trying more anytime soon.



A big highlight was the craft beer.


I especially liked the Nogne 0 Holy Smoke, which reminded me of a smoked beer we had in Belfast, ME.


But my favorite beer of the day came from my college town of Ithaca.


I LOVED the White Gold. I had never had it before and I really enjoyed it. I also love that Ithaca Beer Co. is finally making a strong stance here in NYC.


One of my favorite snacks was Alobar’s Maple Bacon Popcorn. I could not get enough of this!




By a few hours in, the pork was running low and the crowd was running large. For 2013, it looks like the event organizers have moved the location to Long Island City. Let’s hope this space is bigger!


Underground Eats has a deal where you get in 15 minutes early to the event on March 2nd. 15 minutes doesn’t seem like a whole hell of a lot, but at least you can try to grab a beer and maybe some bacon in chocolate fondue (if it’s there again).

I don’t have a burning desire to go again, but I am glad I got to enjoy my craft beer and pig for a day.