Starbucks’ Iced Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

While the weather in the Northeast feels more like Summer than Fall, it’s October and that means fall foliage, pumpkins, Halloween and all things pumpkin spice.

If you’re in the mood for something cool and refreshing that blends Summer & Fall with a delightful spiced kick then try Starbucks’ Iced Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte. By the way, Starbucks is NOT a sponsor of this post.

Venti Iced Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte

The Iced Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte is a modification of the existing Iced Lightly Sweet Chai Tea Latte with the addition of pumpkin spice sauce and pumpkin spice topping. Of course, you do have the option to customize the drink.

The base version of the drink comes in a size Grande with regular ice, four pumps of Lightly Sweet Chai, four pumps of pumpkin sauce, regular pumpkin spice topping and 2% milk. Calories: 270. All these ingredients can be customized when placing an order.

If you use the Starbucks app, you can find all the ingredients, customizable options and nutritional facts for this drink by launching the app and going to Order | Menu | Cold Teavana Teas and looking up the Iced Pumpkin Spice Chai Latte.

If you take advantage of Starbucks’ mobile ordering, you can customize the order when placing your mobile order.


The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro – Little Italy (NYC)

The Annual Feast of San Gennaro is back!

Now in its 91st year, the annual event runs daily from Thursday, Sept. 14th thru Sunday, Sept. 24th in NYC’s Little Italy. The 11-day event is an annual celebration and salute to the protector and Patron Saint of Naples, San Gennaro. The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro is presented by the non-profit organization, Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. and has become a well-known and popular annual event in New York City attracting over a million visitors.

The event features a grand procession with floats and marching bands, a variety of food vendors and drink stations offering selections including sausage & pepper sandwiches, ribeye steak sandwiches, pizza, pasta, fresh seafood, arepas, fresh grilled corn, zeppoles, funnel cakes, cannolis, fresh lemonade, iced tea, sodas, frozen drinks & more, sit-down indoor/outdoor Italian restaurant dining, beer gardens offering beer, wine & spirits, live music & entertainment, contests & activities, shopping and more.

If you’re in the NYC area, make a stop into Little Italy and check out the 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro. The event runs along Mulberry Street between Canal Street & Houston Street in Manhattan.

To learn more about the annual event, its history, hours of operation and daily schedule of events, visit the link below:

2016 San Gennaro Festival

Celebrating its 90th year, the Feast of San Gennaro kicked off this past Thursday, September 15th and runs through Sunday, September 25th in Little Italy. This 11-day festival is an annual celebration of the protector and Patron Saint of Naples, San Gennaro. It has become a well-known and popular annual festival in New York City. The festival is filled with plenty of food, drink and outdoor dining, live music and entertainment, parades and floats, activities and much more.

Speaking of food, you certainly can’t walk through the festival without stopping by some of the food stations selling sausage & peppers, spinach pie, zeppoles, cannolis, pizza, pastas and much more. There are plenty of fine Italian restaurants with outdoor seating, beer gardens (please drink responsibly!) and refreshment stands selling lemonade, iced tea and other beverages. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, take some time to check it out!