Monday, July 3, 2017

Shiny Broken Pieces Blog Tour: NYC Restaurant Recs

Hey guys, today as a part of the Shiny Broken Pieces blog tour, I'm sharing with you an awesome guest post from Sona Charaipotra about NYC restaurants (this topic is so near and dear to my heart)! I hope you guys enjoy it! 




Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
Featuring a diverse cast of characters, plenty of gossip, lies, and scandal, Shiny Broken Pieces continues with the soapy drama readers loved in Tiny Pretty Things.

June, Bette, and Gigi are competing one final time for a spot at the prestigious American Ballet Company. With the stakes higher than ever, these girls have everything to lose…and no one is playing nice. June is starting to finally see herself as a prima ballerina. But being the best could mean sacrificing the love of her life. Legacy dancer Bette is determined to clear her name after she was suspended and accused of hurting her rival, Gigi. And Gigi is not going to let Bette—or the other dancers who bullied her—go unpunished. It all comes down to this last dance. Who will make the cut? And who will lose her dream forever?



Sona Charaipotra is a journalist and author who’s written for everyone from the New York Times to TeenVogue. The co-founder of Cake Literary, a boutique book packaging company with a decidedly diverse bent, she spends much of her time poking plot holes in shows like pretty little liars — for work, of course! She’s the co-author of the dance drama tiny pretty things and its sequel shiny broken pieces. She’s proud to serve as the vp of content for We Need Diverse Books. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, where she mostly posts pics of her family and her chai, pretty much the two most important things in her life, besides her book-filled ipad.

Dhonielle Clayton was born in the suburbs of Washington, DC and spent her childhood Saturdays at the comic book store with her father and most evenings hiding beneath her grandmother’s dining room table with a stack of books. She earned a BA in English at Wake Forest University. She was an English teacher for three years and worked with educational curriculum. Being surrounded by children, Dhonielle re-discovered her love of children’s literature and earned a masters in children’s and young adult literature from Hollins University. Currently, she is working on both middle grade and young adult novel projects. She moved to NYC where she earned her MFA at the New School's MFA Program. She is co-founder of CAKE Literary, a literary development studio committed to bringing diversity to high concept content.
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#ShinyBrokenPieces NYC Restaurant Recs!

By Sona Charaipotra 

If you’ve spent any time with the girls from our dance dramas Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces, you know that the three ballerinas at the center of the spectacle are pretty darn hangry! Which is a shame, because New York City, where the American Ballet Conservatory is based, is chock full of delicious eats. Here’s where Bette, June and Gigi would go for a lux bite post-performance.

June
Of course she’d want some quality Korean BBQ. Most of the better places in Manhattan center around Koreatown in the Herald Square area, but for a fancy date night with her boyfriend Jayhe, June would hit up the yummy BANN in Hell’s Kitchen. It’s upscale BBQ, and once you taste them, you’ll forever crave the spicy chicken wings. Delish!
350 W. 50th Street

Bette
For Bette, everything in life is about the (ultra-lux) experience. So of course, she’d head to the Vogue-approved, Ralph Lauren-owned Polo Bar for her fancy night out – in large part just to prove that she could score that coveted reservation. But it’s also totally got that posh and proper Upper East Side vibe. Salmon and salad would be this girl’s go-to.
1 East 55th Street

Gigi
She’s not vegetarian, but Gigi’s SanFran Boho vibe lends itself well to the occasional meatless day. So she’d stick close to school and check out the Ayurved Café, which delves deep into an ancient holistic lifestyle focused on healing, rejuvenation and self-realization. Yep, sounds like Gigi. The pre-set menu is an NYC bargain!
706 Amsterdam Ave.


20 comments:

  1. Ohh I LOVE this book and I loved this post. :D I mean these girls could definitely handle actually not being so hangry all of the time. *cries because of all the feels of this book*

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    1. I had no idea you loved these books so much! I definitely love a book that's really centered all around girls though.

      Thanks for stopping by~

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  2. Fun post! Every time I've gone to visit my sister who lives in NYC we are trying to find a Mexican restaurant that serves cheese dip like we're used to here in the midwest. We have yet to find it!

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    1. Thank you! I live in NYC and it takes a while to sort through all of the options when it comes to food haha. I hope you find what you're looking for though!

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  3. Now I need to go to NYC. :) This is such a fun post!

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    1. Yes, everyone needs to come here! I'm not a biased New Yorker or anything... xD

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  4. I NEED TO GO BACK TO NY AND VISIT THESE RESTAURANTS!

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    1. And to visit it me, which is obviously more important lol. Plus, I'll take you to the nice restaurants~

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  5. AH, such a fun post. Someday I will get back to NY and add some of these great places to my must-eat list :D

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    1. I really love this post! And yes you must, so we can hang out and eat together haha

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  6. What a fun post! :D It actually makes me want to visit NY again and try a few more restaurants!

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    1. NYC always has amazing places to eat so I hope you come back and try some!

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  7. OMG!!! THIS post is sooo great! I love this, it is a shame they are hungry all the time.
    I really need to read these books, great post! ^^

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    1. Thank you! It is a shame that they are but that's the business unfortunately.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. What a GREAT Guest Post idea for a Blog Tour!! I would LOVE to go up to NYC and check out these restaurants! My hubby is from that city, so he probably knows these places, as well as many others, too. And I LOVE how Sona picked out a different restaurant for each character, according to her personality! AWESOME!!

    BTW, this book's plot sounds absolutely INTRIGUING!! I need to check out both this novel and the one before it!! Thanks for putting these books on my radar!! And thanks to Sona for the restaurant recs!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. I know, I love it! I had no idea that your husband was a New Yorker! So am I ^_^ There are so many great places to eat, that's why you must slowly try them all. And then new places pop up and it continues haha.

      I'm so glad that I could put more books on your radar. Thanks for stopping by~

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  9. I LOVE these recommendations, and will definitely have to stop by and check these restaurants out next time I visit NYC! :D I haven't started this series yet, just because "soap opera" themes and me don't really fit together, but nonetheless it sounds very exciting and angsty!

    - Aila @ One Way Or An Author

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    1. At the very least, you need to come back to NYC to visit me!

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  10. Awesome tour post Brittany :D Love the cover for this book. <3 Thank you for sharing :) Yay for awesome eating places in NYC :D

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