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

Great Jazz in New York City: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

One of the coolest places I’ve been in New York City is Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (yes, that is a horribly blatant product placement in the name).  Not only was the quality of jazz there superior to almost any of the jazz I’ve heard anywhere else in my life (!), but the session I went to was … More Great Jazz in New York City: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola