[fts_instagram instagram_id=3444010 access_token=3444010.da06fb6.e45747555b80458da54222a9a3c759c3 pics_count=6 type=user profile_wrap=no super_gallery=yes columns=1 force_columns=no space_between_photos=0px icon_size=65px hide_date_likes_comments=no]

NYC: 5 Things to Try at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

NYC: 5 Things to Try at Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong, a Seoul-based Korean BBQ chain, opened its Manhattan location recently; as of this writing, it is less than a month old, and I was able to go on the second weekend. The number of people there made it seem like it was opening weekend, creating a...
NYC: 5 Things to Try at Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen

NYC: 5 Things to Try at Cooper’s Craft & Kitchen

On a blisteringly cold Friday night in New York City, you have two choices: 1.) Begrudgingly get dressed and meet up your boyfriend/girlfriend/some friend for the usual drinks and grub like you’ve done for the last 10 years (has it been that long since college?) or...
NYC: 5 Vegetarian Things to Brunch at Galli

NYC: 5 Vegetarian Things to Brunch at Galli

If there’s one thing that New Yorkers know how to do right, it’s eat a freakin’ awesome brunch. Oh, how we live for the perfectly wonderful, lazy weekends, when even the hustle ‘n’ bustle of the Big Apple slows down long enough to have a refreshing...
Making Japanese-Dominican Food Babies at Mama Sushi

Making Japanese-Dominican Food Babies at Mama Sushi

If you’re not careful, dining out can become as mundane as a check out line. “Cash, credit, debit?” “What am I in the mood for?” “Italian, Sushi, Mexican?” Trying out new flavor combinations can break this cycle, but this doesn’t...
NYC: 5 Vegetarian Things to Try at Broccolino

NYC: 5 Vegetarian Things to Try at Broccolino

It’s difficult to find a place that serves solid spaghetti or lasagna, and creamy pastas are too rich for me. So when a friend wanted to go grab Italian for lunch, I was skeptical. I am happy to report that the skepticism did not last long. I am a softy for great...
NYC: 5 Things to Try at Nyonya

NYC: 5 Things to Try at Nyonya

Walk into Nyonya’s new, modern location on Grand Street and you are greeted by fragrant aromas of ginger, kaffir leaves, tamarind, curry, and lemongrass. Your stomach growls with desire. Good Malaysian cuisine is practically non-existent in D.C., but not in New...
NYC: 5 Classic Dessert Standbys

NYC: 5 Classic Dessert Standbys

New York has some fantastic baked goods, partially courtesy to the influx of big foreign brands, such as Paris’s Maison Keyser and Ladurée, to name a couple. And thanks to the rise of Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and all those other...
5 Things to Try at Kingside

5 Things to Try at Kingside

While on a last minute trip to New York City, I stayed in Midtown West’s new Viceroy hotel, which opened late last year. Great stay. I even received amenities and a note from the general manager (ooops, too bad it was addressed to a Ms. Lisa ___). Thanks Lisa! Having...
NYC: What to Try at Dallas BBQ

NYC: What to Try at Dallas BBQ

I was warned. It would be a lot of food. So I strategically headed off a food coma by ordering a lunch-sized portion of the crispy shrimp and ribs combo at Dallas BBQ. View this post on Instagram We think @thequeenofhashtags' photo is #onpoint! Show us your...
NYC: Soup Dumplings at Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

NYC: Soup Dumplings at Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria once said, “I am the emperor, and I want dumplings.”  As I stood in line at the very popular Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao Dumpling House in Flushing, I thought the same thing. But when did my name become Ferdinand? This Michelin Guide...
New York