Category: Reviews

Hester Street Fair is a Treasure Trove of Good Eats, Treats, and well, Treasures

It’s officially spring in New York City, which means one thing: outdoor eating and drinking! Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year when your favorite beer gardens become lively, that sunken-ship-turned-bar-and-grill on the Hudson has regular hours, and most importantly food-wise, all of the outdoor markets reopen. With choices like Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg in Williamsburg […]

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Healthy Meals for Busy People: Trader Joe’s Reduced Guilt Chicken Breasts in Poblano Sauce

Tonight’s post comes from something of an experiment. As a huge fan of Trader Joe’s and especially the Trader Joe’s frozen section, my fridge is pretty much always stocked with some form of food that can be prepared in less than 8 minutes, usually via microwave. So after coming home from work starving, I basically […]

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Where to Eat, and Avoid, at Coachella Music Festival

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to be able to fly myself over to California and finally experience the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival firsthand. Needless to say, it was utterly amazing, super trippy Tupac hologram included. As an avid music lover, I obviously have my own opinions about who were the best […]

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Eating My Way through the WFC Food Truck Court, Part 1 ft. Taim Mobile

To keep me on track with updating, I’ve decided to start a little series and have appropriately titled it “Eating My Way through the WFC Food Truck Court,” where I document, you guessed it, everything I eat in the new World Financial Center Food Truck Court. For my “inaugural” post, I’ll be highlighting my favorite […]

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This Year’s San Gennaro Has More Than Just Fried Everything

I’ve been going to the San Gennaro Festival pretty much every year I’ve been in the city. Maybe it’s because I grew up in a town that had a sizable Italian population and an annual Italian festival, but there’s something about the always-crowded, often annoying street fair that still manages to get me to go (it […]

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Filipino Food is Taking Over Manhattan, and It’s About Damn Time

As someone who grew up on my parents’ Filipino cooking, coming to Manhattan as a freshman at NYU and finding that I had limited choices for fulfilling my Filipino food craving was kind of disheartening. Cendrillon closed in my first year in the city, leaving places like Elvie’s Turo Turo and Pistahan, but those eventually closed a year or so […]

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The Glutton’s Guide to NYC Restaurant Week

After 4 years of living in the city and active participation in both the winter and summer restaurant weeks despite being a college student (read: poor), I’ve now managed to eat at enough places to come up with this guide. Now there’s certainly way more than 25 restaurants that have RW (I’ll be abbreviating restaurant […]

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Foodparc & Beerparc: A diverse, tech-savvy food court meets cool, but confusing beer garden

On Sunday, I checked out the recently opened Foodparc and its attached beer garden Beerparc, located on 6th Ave. between 29th and 30th St. The 20,000(!) square foot indoor/outdoor space hosts multiple eateries featuring everything from pasta served on flatbreads at Fornetti (which looked amazing) and burgers and other grilled fare at 3B’s to French […]

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Review: Refined French Prix Fixe for NYC Restaurant Week at JoJo

In case you’re out of the loop, it’s Restaurant Week in NYC, where for a very reasonable $24.07 or $35 you get a 3-course pre-fixe lunch or dinner, respectively, at some of the city’s best restaurants. Now anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of it, dining at a minimum of […]

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