October 3rd, 2016
Sweet Revenge® cupcakes and cocktails are globally loved by patrons and the editorial community. We are delighted we made The Times UK “Taste of New York” interactive map in their City Insider Guide. Their highly selective process means we are keeping very good company with prestigious restaurateurs in NYC. This is sweet news indeed! Big thanks for the excellent writeup goes to Mel Rose, the brilliant owner behind foodie & fashion site Food and the City.
Check out Sweet Revenge on The Times UK digital interactive map:
June 13th, 2016
We are honored our Sweet Revenge® wine slushies aka vino granitas have made the attention of Metro New York! On these fiery hot summer days and nights in NYC, cool down with our fruity, icy cold, wine-based cocktails. Splish splash in a glass!
Read the Article “Wine Cocktails Are Cool For the Summer” in Metro New York. Check out our Raspberry Wine Slushy & Dirty Cupcake photo!
June 2nd, 2016
Part of the charm of being in the west village in new york city is our charming patrons. We are thrilled Sweet Revenge® and our cupcake, wine & beer pairings are included in NY Magazine’s “West Village Story”, a day in the life of fashion blogger Krystal Blik (This Time Tomorrow). New York Magazine’s story showcases Krystal’s “favorite charming hidden gems” in the neighborhood that Sweet Revenge® calls home.
Read about Sweet Revenge in New York Magazine’s “West Village Story”
Krystal Blik during photo shoot for NY Magazine at Sweet Revenge with The Tart cupcake
May 4th, 2016
We are thrilled to be in the Top 10 spots in NYC for boozy desserts according to The Culture Trip! We agree with their excellent taste – our wine & beer pairings for our cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies & more are the perfect combination of booze & sugar!
Read the story
May 4th, 2016
Marlo Scott with hometown friend & Author Brian Sweany
Staying connected to my roots is important to me. Although I don’t get home often or as much as I’d like, I marvel at the lifelong friendships I have thanks to growing up in Columbus, Indiana. I recently had the awesome fortune to host my friend Brian Sweany‘s book signing for Buy the Ticket Take the Ride at my restaurant & wine bar Sweet Revenge in NYC. Brian’s third book is based on his life growing up in our small town in southern Indiana and his personal journey. You gotta read it. This guy is going places. He will be on the best seller list and have his own hollywood movie. I think actor Jeremy Renner deserves a crack at playing the lead character, what do you think? 🙂
Life was simpler way back when. Big hair, 80s tunes, it was all so very friday night lights in my small home town. My nostalgia gets the best of me whenever I reminisce about how easy life was as a kid. You just don’t know then how good you’ve got it until it fades away to precious memories. When I visit home, it seems quiet and peaceful and simple and good compared to the hustlebustle insanity and chaos of NYC. They say you can always go back home. But can you really? Would the sameness be the thing that reminds you why you left and why you are where you are?
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve developed a deep appreciation for the good values, work ethic, family first (vs work) way of living instilled in me from growing up in southern Indiana decades ago. I crave the normalness of it all and what I perceive to be its simplicity. I hope one day in the not too distant future to create that reality for me and G. I’ve got a journey and a transformation ahead with good ole sweet revenge and am deep in a new chapter as an entrepreneur.
I’m really proud of Brian and impressed by all that he has accomplished. Not only is he inspiring, he’s honestly just a good salt-of-the-earth person, an amazing husband and devoted dad. He’s funny as hell, a clever writer and mega talented. Please buy Brian’s book Buy the Ticket Take the Ride and support my fellow dreamer and doer.
cheers to good friends, good times, good memories & big hair,
January 11th, 2016
Sweet Revenge pastrami swiss and chipotli aioli sandwich
What I love about the start of a new year are all the new beginnings I embrace. It’s exciting to know change is happening. Change is good. Change is for the best. I am optimistic about the many behind-the-scenes projects I’ve been working on at Sweet Revenge, my restaurant & wine bar in NYC. I’ve been nurturing some for more than 6 months; others are lightbulb “aha” ideas conceived last month.
One project will deliver transformational change for my small business, and I am on pins and needles to hurry and up get there :). I know there’s no speeding up time, but I truly am thrilled about what’s in the strategic hopper in 2016. Here’s a hint: cupcake inspired gelato!
Today we made a seemingly small change that I know will have a big impact. We debuted our “Insanewich” Lunch Special. For $9.95, we’re serving up delectable sandwiches on house-made, fresh-baked artisan breads, plus a pickle & chips & a FREE CUPCAKE. Hows that for a crazy fun way to kick off 2016?!?!! When my mom came to visit at Christmas, my hubby G and I were brainstorming about 2016 plans. We were digging up old ideas looking for new gems and shared this sandwich one with her. We are happy today to raise a glass to celebrate to this delicious, “sinwich” special.
In the next week or two we are embracing technology that has been on the market for years: online ordering for pickup and delivery. I am so tardy to this party it’s embarrassing. However, that’s life as an entrepreneur. You juggle many balls, hoping to keep them all up in the air. The reality is you drop a few or you miss out on juggling ones you should because you’re probably juggling rings of fire or swords. “Better late than never to the party bus” I say! 🙂 I’ll blog soon about the apps you can order from while workin’ away at the office or chillin’ out in your pjs from your couch.
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of 365 page of book. So write a good one.” (Brad Paisley)
cheers to new beginnings, embracing change, all good things and a delicous 2016!
December 3rd, 2015
It’s hard to believe we are in December already! With the end of the year rolling near, it means the new year is on the horizon and on my brain. I’m excited to make serious progress on a major initiative (otherwise known as a big ole dream aka goal) I’ve been working on for the last 6 months. This year sets the stage for next year’s act and fabulous transformation. Many of my friends have shared with me how this year has been one of prep, planning and taking the plunge for major life changes.
If you’ve got a big dream of opening up a cafe, bakery, food based business or restaurant, take my “How to Open a Cafe/Bakery” class this Saturday December 5th at Sweet Revenge 8a-10. I share concrete, actionable steps about the milestones necessary in bringing your beautiful concept to life. I share tips and tricks, and I never sugarcoat the process. I’m a firm believer that candid and frank conversation is invaluable to learning and making decisions. I have always appreciated it myself and so that’s my philosophy in what I share about the path of opening and running your own small business. The journey of transitioning to being an entrepreneur is exciting, a roller coaster and challenges every level and dimension of your skill sets, including forcing you to develop, or outsource, missing ones :).
REGISTER NOW for this Saturday’s class!
End 2015 on a high note, feeling great that you are making progress in going after your big dream. Take my class on Saturday. Set yourself up for a year of amazing transformation in 2016!
cheers to living the dream,
November 4th, 2015
Owner Marlo Scott had a fabulous time teaching Ashley Bellman how we make our mulled apple cider at Sweet Revenge®. Ashley tried the wine and beer pairings with our Pumpkin Trifecta – pumpkin spice Belgian waffles with whipped cream cheese, cinnamon & toasted pumpkin seeds; pumpkin savory cake with parmesan cheese & chipotle spices; and pumpkin spice cheesecake.
Watch the segment
October 27th, 2015
Oh the dramedy of doing a facebook event for my first ever Fall Harvest Pop-Up dinner at my restaurant & wine bar Sweet Revenge® in NYC. Yesterday one by one I tried to select all 2378 facebook friends. #insane #notveryefficient #laboroflove. At the 498th person somewhere with a D in their name, Facebook said I’d reached my max so I hit send thinking ‘Cool, I’ll just select the next 498 FB friends and do this like 5 times”. WRONG.
498 is the maximum guests for a facebook event period. In a genius upsell move, facebook suggested I buy an ad to promote my popup dinner. Oyvay! Boy oh boy was this was a serious ooops on my part! In hindsight coulda woulda shoulda I would’ve have invited the NY area group of of Facebook friends so I could have had a better shot at it being a touch more relevant to the audience. Doh!
Oh the lessons we learn in small business. If I would’ve taken a few minutes to read up on facebook events I could’ve avoided this idiotic maneuver. C’est la vie. Instead I’ve been inspired to develop an app that works around this persnickety facebook event guest limit and am looking forward to being bought out for gazillions. https://www.facebook.com/events/728903073921056/
I hope you join me November 16th at 7p for my decadent Fall Harvest feast at Sweet Revenge®. It’s truely going to be magnificent. Remember – it’s one night only so hurry & buy your tickets in advance for just $125! Seating is limited and reservations are required. After November 2, tickets are $140. Get your Early Bird Tickets Now!
“You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.” (Gordon B Hinckley
October 13th, 2015
Marlo Scott, Owner of Sweet Revenge®, is thrilled to be speaking on October 31 at the SUCCESS Women’s Conference in Biloxi, Mississippi. Presented by Gulf Coast Woman Magazine and Lighthouse Business & Professional Women, the all-day event is honoring 40 finalists and celebrating their achievements. The conference theme is Inspired. Enriched. Mentored.
To learn more about the 40 honorees and details for the event, visit:
Gulf Coast Woman Facebook Page
SUCCESS Women’s Conference Facebook Event Page