I didn’t really take pictures of the buffet-like setup at the manufacturer booths on press days, so maybe next year, I’ll do a more thorough analysis of that aspect of the show for your entertainment.

Starting this article is the first snack that stood out to me. Pocky and Macha Kit Kat. Good marketing Nissan! You got my full attention with the JDM snacks and the whole lineup of GTR’s.

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This was a quick lunch at the Cadillac section, Italian sandwich with some Perrier. Classyyy. Being an domestic company, I would have liked to see some tasty burgers grilled in front of me, but that’s just what I was craving. I’ve gotta say though, both the meat and cheese was flavorful, and the fizzy water water washed it down nice, so I’ll give Cadillac a pass. A security guard did kick my team off a table off to the side saying it’s reserved for Cadillac staff. A few minutes later, a few guys from Ford sat down at the table with no hassling. Hmmm my lawyers were off that day so he dodged a bullet there

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This cart at Infiniti was provided a nice little sampling of bourbons. The guy at the cart was very knowledgeable and being that I was a total newb with bourbons, he gave me a crash course in now to enjoy the notes, tones, heat and flavors of bourbon. I must say, that’s a nice touch by Infiniti to bring class in a non-car setting to their section. Being a newb, the guy started me off with the Wild Turkey 17 year Master’s Keep Bourbon because it was the smoothest of them all, and he was right. I didn’t get anything else from this that he spoke about but I did get a hint of fruity flavors. Next up was the $200 bottle of Jim Bean Masterpiece Bourbon Whiskey. Supposed to be more complex flavors with more heat. Yea I’m still a newb, couldn’t take much more then smokey flavor and a buzz. Time to move on.

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Towards the end of the day, I stopped by Lexus for some Magnolia cupcakes, and I passed over a red velvet for this one. Peanut butter and Jelly cupcake. One of my favorite childhood snacks (matter of fact, I still love it, particularly peanut butter) I devoured this one, and my friend was disgusted with my peanut butter afterbreath. Magnolia, I didn’t really like your cupcakes before, but well done on this flavor!

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Now I didn’t take this picture, I just found on Google because I was so hungry at this point that when I walked by the Audi section and saw food, I just kind of grabbed some along with some beer they offered up. Looks like the party’s starting now! They had some veal sausages to accompany the soft buttery pretzels. I have never had veal sausages before, but being a lover of food and this is food, I tried it out. Delicious! So soft and tender, like meaty tofu. Audi, I love you Germans! Because it was so good, I just had to put up a picture of something similar to make your mouth water. It’s good being press (kind of).

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Last bit of liquor for the day on the way out, I caught a few pictures at the Ford section of their new beautiful Ford GT. As I walked out, I caught a glimpse of what I thought was some JDM juice back at the Nissan booth. Nope, it was a Japanese coconut sake from Ty-Ku. Ok I guess, I need to hydrate (by the way, liquor is not the right way to hydrate kids!) so I tried some with a horrible expectation of another flavored liquor. Nope, there were actual chunks of coconut in them and I’m guessing some coconut water infused as well. Yum! Good end to the NYIAS. Thanks again guys!

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So as I wrap this article up, the point of this pointless segment is, it pays off to be press if you’re hungry, and have an invite to the New York Internation Auto Show. I guess if I really had to come up with a conclusion, don’t be afraid to try the veal sausage and different liquors (provided you’re of legal age)

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