NYC Restaurant Round-up: May

Looking back on the month of May (which flew, by the way), I had a few quintessential NYC dining experiences that I already want to repeat. I made it to Le Coucou the week that it was rated by James Beard, and am happy to report that the hype is real. I also continued to…

Neighborhood Guide: SoHo

Since beginning a new job in SoHo in January, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in the neighborhood, both before, during, and after work. It tends to be a bit of a tourist nightmare these days, especially during the day on main drags such as Broadway, where the shoppers amass. But you can…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: April

I’ve realized this past month that I’ve been opting for weekday breakfast plans and weekend brunch plans over dinner plans, and could not be happier about this shift. It’s a sneaky way to save money, push yourself to cook dinner at home more frequently, and see the full design work of a space in the…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: March

It’s officially almost outdoor dining weather. Hallelujah! I’ll be writing an outdoor dining guide for NYC this spring, but in the meantime, I’ve been trying to sneak in as many new spots as I can in between travels this month. I’ve found myself gravitating towards cafe environments and smaller spaces, as trying to find a…

NYC’s Best Burgers

In my mind, there is nothing quite like a beefy, juicy burger. No matter how we may try to substitute or find an alternative, the real thing is truly a thing of beauty. In a city where burgers are offered at so many establishments, sometimes alongside sushi, alongside pasta, or alongside guacamole, these are the…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: February

The fourth installment of my now-monthly column, this is the skinny on my favorite NYC restaurants that I dined at this February. Read on for all of the juicy details.   Seven Point Espresso – I originally sought out this little Aussie cafe while visiting the nearby Brooklyn Museum, but have come back to the…

Neighborhood Guide – Upper West Side

I was lucky enough to call the Upper West Side home for nearly three years when I first moved to Manhattan. While not the trendiest or fastest-moving of areas, it truly felt like a neighborhood, which made it that much more difficult to leave. I eventually made my way downtown to Chelsea, but this often…

NYC’s Best Avo Toast

What was once an Aussie brunch trend has officially become a fixture on my breakfast menu, both at home and when I go out to eat. It is both nutrient-dense and wholly satisfying, and I find myself trying out endless variations when I make it in my own kitchen (cumin, lime, and chili? feta and…

NYC Restaurant Round-up: January

The third installment of my now-monthly column, this is the skinny on my favorite NYC restaurants that I dined at this January. Read on for all of the juicy details.   Nix – Vegetarian restaurants are having a moment in the sun in NYC, and Nix has joined the leagues of Dirt Candy and Avant…

Neighborhood Guide – Chelsea

I’m nearing my 3 year anniversary as a Chelsea resident, and could not have enjoyed living in this growing westside neighborhood more. There are so many little and under the radar spots here that I have loved discovering and making my own. Read on for my own personal Chelsea neighborhood guide with my favorite local…

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Most people tend to associate fine dining with big ticket items such as truffles, caviar, lobster, and foie gras. But what if the ultimate luxury was knowing the precise origin of the food on your plate, and the fact that it was carefully cultivated with compassion and sustainability in mind? Enter: the Blue Hill at…

NYC Restaurant Round-up: December

The second installment of my now monthly column, this is the skinny on my favorite NYC restaurants that I dined at in December. Read on for all for all of the juicy details.   Blue Ribbon Sushi – Admission: I haven’t really gotten into sushi until this past year. Call me crazy, call me late…