12 Things I Will Do This Summer!

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As I sit here sipping my raspberry-blueberry-banana-whey protein-matcha powder-coconut milk super smoothie, a cool spring breeze meanders through the open window along with a welcomed but unrelentless birdsong aria. It's a pretty cliché spring scene (besides, perhaps, the matcha powder in my smoothie). A rather appropriate time to share my, well--cliché--list of things I want to do this summer, don't you think? Sure, why not! 12 Things I Will Do In Summer 2015 1.) Become a patio dweller. This is perhaps my overarching goal for Summer 2015--the goal ...

In Which I Ate a Cronut

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Hundreds of new recipes are added to restaurant menus every day across New York City. But every once in a while, THE recipe is added to a menu--a dish or an item that hits the city's hungry clientele in the just the right way, and becomes the next high-demand food item. Dominique Ansel hit gold with their cronut, a donut/croissant phenomenon that's been around for almost a year and still sells out within an hour of the bakery opening every morning. My partner-in-crime Maia and I ...

Balthazar, Dim Sum and Hot Toddies

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The first 16 days of 2014 have included the usual frenzied food experiments in various too-small kitchens, but also an unusually high percentage of meals out. This food lover is all too pleased, and can only imagine what new adventures are yet to unfold. A few highlights: Balthazar is an institution as far as brunch and baked goods go in NYC. A hot item on my bucket list for over a year, I finally got to experience a lively Saturday brunch a couple weeks ago. My latte ...

The Meatball Shop

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Remember when I told you how I sometimes eat meat? Well, today was one of those days. I was strolling down Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, taking the full scene in for the first time. This area of Brooklyn is notorious for its strictly hipster residents. If you don't have tattoos or wear big boots or ride a bike or play the guitar or speak five languages, you are not allowed to live there according to The Williamsburg Code of Non-Conformity. (I'm sure it exists) Emphasis ...

Reverse NYC Food Bucket List!

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A couple of months ago, I made my bucket list of all the food-related places I wanted to visit before I left New York City. As I became more familiar with the city, I realized that making one list so early on was a poor choice. I heard of about 3 new places I wanted to add to my list every day, and there are even a few that, looking back, should never have made the original cut. My mental bucket list morphs as much ...