Sakamai Brunch with a Japanese twist

Dear Food Diary: Been a fan of Sakamai and couldn’t wait to try their brunch with a Japanese twist. Happy to report “egg on egg on egg” is on the menu! More »

Seamore’s : Locally sourced, sustainable seafood

Dear Food Diary: Seamore’s is serving up one of my favorite fish tacos in NYC. On the menu you’ll find locally sourced, sustainable seafood, simply prepared, with great care for the ingredient. More »

Diner en Blanc NYC 2015

Dear Food Diary: Diner en Blanc NYC 2015 was held at Pier 26. Over the year’s they’ve grown from a 2000 guest list to a whooping 5000! We spent one of  the hottest days More »

LUPULO: George Mendes’ new Portuguese spot

Dear Food Diary, Starting a new look for restaurants reviews this week. Integrating Instagram (my new obsession) and honestly a quicker way for me catch up on all my posts without losing on the foodporn More »

BUN-KER Vietnamese: Good Pho-king Vietnamese Food

Dear Food Diary: Sometimes ignorance really is bliss. In some instances, it can lead to a really good pho-king Vietnamese meal. Case in point, our adventure to Bun-ker Vietnamese. StalkerHubby and I More »

 

LUPULO: George Mendes’ new Portuguese spot

lupulo review

Dear Food Diary,
Starting a new look for restaurants reviews this week. Integrating Instagram (my new obsession) and honestly a quicker way for me catch up on all my posts without losing on the foodporn aspect of it all for you guys.

First review in this style is Lupulo in Midtown West. Been a big fan of George Mendes. For his new spot, think coastal, fun vibes. Great food and beers.

BUN-KER Vietnamese: Good Pho-king Vietnamese Food

BUN-KER VIETNAMESE - traditional Banh Xeo 2

Dear Food Diary:
Sometimes ignorance really is bliss. In some instances, it can lead to a really good pho-king Vietnamese meal. Case in point, our adventure to Bun-ker Vietnamese.

StalkerHubby and I were in Bushwick one evening and from the map, it was an easy 15-20 minute walk. Not knowing how isolated and empty the cross from Bushwick to Ridgewood would be at night, we ventured on foot. In the dark, amongst warehouses, the only 2 pedestrians in sigh. Our head told us to go back, but thankfully our tummies, as always, won the argument.

[ RECIPE ] Jean-Georges Cinco de Mayo Guacamole & Margarita

sweet pea guacamole by Jean-Georges
Photos and recipe from jean-georges.com

Dear Food Diary:
I’m sure we all have our own guacamole recipe, but this Sweet Pea version by Jean-Georges really caught my attention! Just in time for today, this spring twist will surely brighten your fiesta.

[EATVENTS] MAY 2: Ramp Fest 2015

RAMP FEST HUDSON 2014

Dear Food Diary:
The wild onion aka ramp season is here again and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve already grilled a few batches at home and can’t wait to have in all sorts of creative ways at the Ramp Fest 2015 coming up May 2nd in Hudson Valley.

We had such a fun time last year. Check out some of the highlights and get your tickets!

“Hoppy” Hour

Hoppy 1

Dear Food Diary
Last week I was invited to celebrate spring with Hoppy at Wasan. Hoppy Beer is a Japanese low alcohol content beverage that tastes like beer. It’s usually served mixed with some sort of spirit. Ours was poured with Japanese shochu (think sake bomb) and paired with some great fried treats throughout the night.