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 »

[EATVENTS] MAY 2: Ramp Fest 2015

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 More »

Noreetuh: Take your tastebuds to Hawaii

Dear Diary: Noreetuh which means “playground” in Korean, is the new casual Hawaiian inspired spot in the East Village. The chef grew up in Hawaii and lived in Japan. The menu is a More »

El Original: Tex Mex in NYC is a downer

Dear Food Diary: I was excited for a Tex Mex in the neighborhood. But after the warm fresh tortilla chips, great salsa and a little overpriced guacamole, the rest of our dinner was More »

 

[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.

Noreetuh: Take your tastebuds to Hawaii

NOREETUH - corned beef tongue musubi

Dear Diary:
Noreetuh which means “playground” in Korean, is the new casual Hawaiian inspired spot in the East Village. The chef grew up in Hawaii and lived in Japan. The menu is a mixture of Hawaiian with an Asian twist.

El Original: Tex Mex in NYC is a downer

el original - NYC tex mex - guacamole

Dear Food Diary:
I was excited for a Tex Mex in the neighborhood. But after the warm fresh tortilla chips, great salsa and a little overpriced guacamole, the rest of our dinner was a total downer.

ROSSOPOMODORO: Southern Italian “chain” lands NYC (sorta)

ROSSOPOMODORO - agnolotti

Dear Food Diary:
If you thought Rossopomodoro was just a part of Eataly, you are not alone. It wasn’t until their opening (first stand alone restaurant in America) 2 weeks ago that I learned how big the “chain” actually is. The family restaurant’s headquarter resides Napoli, but they’ve brought their Southern Italian flavors far and wide. From Europe to Middle East, Asia and Africa!

Neapolitan style pizza, homemade pasta made with what they describe as “5 key ingredients” – 00 Caputo Flour, Pasta di Gragnano, Mozzarella di Bufala, San Marzano tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil from Sorrento.