Mojave – Astoria, Queens

Mojave – Astoria, Queens – December 15, 2016 Happy Holidays! This year, my coworkers and I had our annual holiday party at Mojave (pronounced Moh-hah-veh http://www.mojaveny.com/, 2016) in Astoria, Queens. This restaurant serves Southwestern cuisine in the heart of the popular Astoria food scene. The meal began with family-style appetizers: Guacamole in a molcajete (pronounced […]

Barriles – Jackson Heights, Queens

Barriles – Jackson Heights, Queens – December 2, 2016 I was skeptical about visiting Barriles (pronounced bahr-reel-ess, meaning barrels in Spanish). This sports bar / restaurant is a newer addition to Jackson Heights serving Colombian style food. Jackson Heights has so many Colombian restaurants that I was unsure if it would be any good. Let […]

Holey Cream – Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Holey Cream – Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan – November 25, 2016 I’ve had ice cream sandwiches made with cookies. I’ve had them made with macarons. But, a donut ice cream sandwich was something I had to try. After seeing Holey Cream (http://holeycreamnyc.com, 2016) make them on Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets (http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/shows/unique-sweets.html, 2016), I made my way […]

Milestone in the New York Finger Lakes Region – November 12 – 15, 2016

Milestone in the New York Finger Lakes Region – November 12 – 15, 2016 This month, I reached a major milestone in my life. I turned 40! To celebrate, my husband and I spent a long weekend in New York State’s gorgeous Finger Lakes Region (http://www.fingerlakes.com/, 2016). This area of New York State is meaningful […]

Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen – Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen – Cobble Hill, Brooklyn – October 29, 2016 Nashville Hot Chicken is one of the biggest food trends now. It is, “…a type of fried chicken that is a local specialty of Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States. In its typical preparation, it is a portion of breast, thigh, or wing […]

969 NYC Coffee – Jackson Heights, Queens

969 NYC Coffee – Jackson Heights, Queens – October 15, 2016 969 NYC Coffee is one of the newest additions to the burgeoning Jackson Heights food scene. This is not your standard coffee shop though. This is a Japanese coffee shop. 969 NYC Coffee not only sells coffee, but matcha (pronounced mah-cha, Japanese style green […]

Manzo Ristorante at Eataly – Flatiron District, Manhattan

Manzo Ristorante at Eataly – Flatiron District, Manhattan – October 8, 2016 This past week was our friend Tony’s birthday (Happy birthday, Tony!), so he chose to have a celebratory dinner with us at Manzo Ristorante, a restaurant within Eataly in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Each dish was plated beautifully, but I found every […]

Jack’s Wife Freda – Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Jack’s Wife Freda – Greenwich Village, Manhattan – October 1, 2016 When I was in my twenties, I was always out with my friends in Greenwich Village. Since then, I do not make it there as often as I used to. So, naturally, the neighborhood has changed. I have been meaning to make it to […]

Eataly – World Trade Center, Manhattan

Eataly – World Trade Center, Manhattan – September 25, 2016 This past weekend, we ventured downtown to visit the National Museum of the American Indian, NYC branch, (It is part of the Smithsonian. Admission is free, and it is a great museum!) and the newly completed Oculus at the World Trade Center. Afterwards, we enjoyed […]