NYC’s Best Ice Cream

As summer draws to a semi-close, I’m realizing that I just have not had enough ice cream in my life these recent, sunny months. My bucket list through September includes revisiting some of my favorite ice cream spots in NYC. Read on for my favorite NYC spots for ice cream for all seasons. Note that…

NYC Restaurant Round-Up: July

Although I was traveling for a lot of July (see #caro_in_ireland and #caro_in_chicago to paint a picture), I was able to sneak in some wonderful NYC meals in the midst of it. I find that dining out on the weekends during the summer is especially lovely, as lots of folks leave town and it’s easier…

Neighborhood Guide: NoLiTa

Now that I work in SoHo, I find myself dangerously close to the cusp of NoLiTa and a plethora of excellent dining options. Truth: I had a very difficult time narrowing down this list. I would normally create a much more focused and concise offering, but for NoLiTa, I’m going hog wild. I grouped the…

NYC Restaurant Round-up: June

June was a month filled with a gratuitous number of dinners out on the town, but I went to some of my favorite spots in recent memory this month. Warning: these are not “light meals” or brunches – red meat is ahead. Read on for my favorite NYC restaurants from the month of June.  …

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…