Why, Hello, Free Delicious Brownie
Back in July, we remember hearing something about a Mister Softee truck pulling up outside the Distrikt Hotel and supplying over-heated guests with some free ice cream. Though wildly successful, a Distrikt employee had explained this was "not a normal thing" and no other such events were planned for the near future.
Until yesterday! Anyone lucky enough to be walking down W 40th St between Eighth and Ninth Avenues between the hours of 4pm and 5pm were rewarded with a free item (and drink!) from Sweetery NYC.
The graphic dessert truck was parked directly outside the hotel's front door—to the delight of guests and staff members alike—and didn't really seem to discriminate between hotel peeps and non-affiliated passersby. "Yep, it's totally free," one friendly concierge noted, at which point we smiled widely and raced over to claim our mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Sure, there's a Coldstone three blocks over in Times Square, and Port Authority bus station has a Shake Shack. But where's the excitement in paying for your desserts? We'll tell you: there is none!
Sweetery NYC has been making waves not just because of their delicious fresh-baked sweets (s'mores, brownies, chocolate chip cookies—you name it, they bake it), but also because major corporations have taken a liking to hiring them out for well-attended events. While we weren't entirely sure what the occasion was yesterday, we made sure not to do any complaining. Oh, and we tried taking a picture of the alleged brownie we ate, but our appetite got the better of us, and it was gone within seconds.
Got a hotel dessert story of your own? We'd love to hear about it!