Foodie Find: Hog Island Oyster Farm — Tomales Bay, California

Many years ago, in college, I tried eating an oyster for the first time (and it was a gigantic one–in my memory it was at least the size of my palm, if not bigger) at our senior class picnic. Rather than learn to embrace the seafood delicacy, my fear of the slimy bivalve was confirmed, … More Foodie Find: Hog Island Oyster Farm — Tomales Bay, California

Traveling to Chinatown and Joe’s Shanghai Soup Dumplings vs. Din Tai Fung

A couple of months ago I was feeling really stir-crazy. Don’t get me wrong; New York is a magical city–there are still times when I walk through Central Park or see the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan skyline spread out across the horizon or catch the orange sunset through tall apartment buildings and I am … More Traveling to Chinatown and Joe’s Shanghai Soup Dumplings vs. Din Tai Fung

The Universal Love of Eating, Drinking, and Being Merry Together

It’s been a long while since I posted about food, which is a shame because it means, unfortunately, that I haven’t eaten too much memorable food recently.  But this past Sunday night, I was graciously invited to a dinner party at a friend’s place in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and it was a lot of firsts for … More The Universal Love of Eating, Drinking, and Being Merry Together

Venturing Beyond Lower Manhattan and the Biggest Sandwich in East Harlem

I will admit, I’m a bit of a lower Manhattan elitist. Come Friday night, I’m perfectly happy in my East Village bubble, and I balk at the idea of going to bars that require much travel.  Above 14th street? Playa please. Mid-town is for tourists and working drones.  And you know I really care about … More Venturing Beyond Lower Manhattan and the Biggest Sandwich in East Harlem

Shake Shack: I’m Not Hatin’, I’m Just Sayin’

Even before I moved to New York, I had seen and heard all these rave reviews about Shake Shack. Being that I am a glutton for (or, in other words, a great appreciator of) good food, I was excited to try this place for myself as soon as I arrived in New York City. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t live up to the hype. … More Shake Shack: I’m Not Hatin’, I’m Just Sayin’