Check out Marlo Scott’s interview with Lisa O’Donoghue Lindy on Career 2.0. She discusses the timeline of events and milestones during her transition from corporate to cupcake. Marlo share pointers on starting a small business and insight into life as an entrepreneur. Her restaurant & wine bar Sweet Revenge® is a zany roller coaster ride filled with learnings. Always though the sweetest revenge IS being happy!
What a thrill and an honor it is for Marlo Scott to be interviewed by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) for a feature in their lifestyle section. In the interview, she shares the scoop on the art of pairing desserts with wine and beer. Her pairings expertise has been learned the hard way … one bite and a sip at a time at her restaurant & wine bar Sweet Revenge®.
I marvel at my blessings! My lovely patron Tara Lipinski recently visited us and shared a sweet story about how we were her go-to spot after a sad breakup. Nothing heals better than chocolate, especially our Dirty cupcake (dark chocolate truffle, Valrhona chocolate cake) & a glass of Sweet Smaak Pinotage.
Tara is a smart, savvy, lovely person who is insanely accomplished as one of the world’s greatest Olympic figure skaters, kind, humble, unassuming and so very thoughtful. She is every bit as adorable in real life as you see on tv! Her bubbly spirit, positive energy and natural beauty light up a room. She was a joy to work with while doing her photo shoot at my restaurant & wine bar Sweet Revenge® in NYC. It was a seriously fun day with her in the house, and I had a fantastic time.
I take great pride in knowing several patrons who have had their first date at mine and wound up having my cupcakes or wedding cakes at their weddings. On the other end of the spectrum, Black Book Magazine and Daily Candy picked Sweet Revenge as a fave spot for breakups, bitching about breakups and also first dates! I have consoled many a patron over a beer at the bar about the end of their relationship and also brainstormed engagements taking place at mine. I am sure that Tara will have happy times over cupcakes & wine, helping fade into the past lingering memories about her breakup.
It makes me endlessly happy that my desserts, vino, chocolate, good tunes, kind folks and great energy at Sweet Revenge make the world a kinder place for my amazing patrons, whether they are having rough or great days. I am very grateful to Tara for sharing her story about Sweet Revenge® on her fabulous blog Essentially Tara she recently launched.
Read Tara’s “My Sweet Tooth: Sweet Revenge”
cheers to sweet tooths,
As a small business owner of a restaurant & wine bar, I have been commended by patrons through the years for “going for it”, “taking such a big risk”, and “living the dream”. I appreciate their compliments and their support for my transition from corporate to restaurateur.
Many folks have asked how I pulled it all off. Last year, I was approached by the Idiot’s Guide to write their book on opening and running a restaurant. Although I passed on that opportunity, I have been sharing the concrete steps on going from idea in the noggin’ to brick & mortar on the block in my classes that I’ve been teaching at Sweet Revenge® for the past two years. This Saturday, I am offering my class on How to Open a Successful Cafe / Bakery and I hope to see my fellow dreamers and doers bright and early at Sweet Revenge® at 8a.
If you want to escape your corporate job to bring your cafe, bar, bakery, coffee shop, cupcake store, or restaurant to life, sign up now for this Saturday’s class!
The class will be held:
8am-10am, Saturday April 4, 2015
62 Carmine Street (between Bedford & 7th Ave in the west village)
NYC NY 10014
To register & pay the course fee of $199 (includes breakfast pastries & coffee) via paypal: PAY NOW
Cheers to betting on yourself and livin’ the dream!
Spring has sprung, and we are feelin’ the luck -o-the-Irish at my restaurant & wine bar Sweet Revenge®! We are so excited about putting winter behind us, we debuted our Black & Tan cupcake today, 5 days before St Patty’s. Our Black & Tan cupcake is made with Young’s Double Chocolate Stout cake, Chocovine Cream Cheese frosting and lightly dusted with cocoa powder. It comes as no surprise dear patrons that this St. Patrick’s day inspired dessert is paired with Young’s Double Chocolate stout and Chocovine.
May the leprechaun bring the springtime pot-o-gold to all!
Sweet Revenge made Business Insider‘s 18 best bakeries in New York City. We cherish this sweet news and are delighted to be in such estimable company as Maman, Chikalicious, and Spot to name just a few of the delectable purveyors of pastries in NYC. Although we are not a bakery, we take pride in pairing our delicious baked goods and desserts with wine and beer at our restaurant & wine bar.
Owner Marlo Scott spoke with Chief Correspondent Julio Cesar Garcia Torres on the Lideres show on cable network NTN 24. They discussed Sweet Revenge, the challenges that small business owners face and of course cupcakes with wine and beer pairings!
The Sweet Revenge® Crimson & Cream cupcake is the #1 red velvet cake in NYC on The Culture Trip! We are in an estimable list of 5 places in town. To say the least, this topic is highly charged, and the competition is fierce. We thank writer Clareese Hill for putting us in the ring of highly qualified contenders. We’re feeling red devilly good that we came out on top.
We bake raspberries into our red velvet cake. We of course use cream cheese frosting. We dust our cream cheese with cinnamon & drizzle on raspberry coulis in zigzags. Our Crimson & Cream cupcake is paired with a raspberry bellini to pop the fruit. We also pair it with Belhaven, a creamy spicy sweet amber ale from Scotland, which goes crazy great with our cream cheese frosting.
If you’re feeling a little red devil-ish, we’ve got a spot at the bar just for you!
Chocolate and booze…don’t those two words just roll off the tongue deliciously!?!! We are happy to be the #1 pick in GM’s magazine Drive the District!
Check out their mouthwatering photo of our Dirty cupcake (Valrhona cake, dark chocolate truffle, dusted with cocoa powder) paired with Sweet Smaak Pinotage and the sweet story on the best chocolate desserts and drinks for Valentine’s in NYC!
Read the story: 6 Ways to Pair Chocolate with Booze in NYC
I am thrilled that Kenneth Cole chose my restaurant & wine bar Sweet Revenge® as a Fave Date Spot for Valentine’s Day for their stylin’ consumers. As a small business owner, it is an honor to be recognized by such a phenomenally successful brand and big company. I’m delighted they are charmed by the vibe and decor of my internationally-inspired place. For a critically acclaimed fashion industry icon to recommend my desserts & drinks for its Valentine’s campaign makes me feel red carpet fabulous!
The Kenneth Cole team recently photographed their models at mine on an early Sunday morning. They were an absolute pleasure to work with behind the scenes. They are running a sweet Valentines contest on their social media. Follow them and put your name in their stylish hat ;). Check out their incredible compliments and photos of our edible fashion (aka cupcakes, cheesecakes, bellinis & beer) at Sweet Revenge!
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Join us with your loved one for the perfect pairings (beautiful imported wine & beers paired with our cupcakes, cheesecakes, cookies & pies) on Valentine’s. Or celebrate LOVE anytime at ours, as it is ALWAYS the right time to do that!
Cheers to great taste and style!