Archive for April, 2007

Birdbath by The City Bakery

Monday, April 23, 2007

On our way to dinner at Chanto, we discovered a new bakery called Birdbath. The owners of The City Bakery decided to put together a green bakery made with some recycled materials, some re-used, and energy conserving appliances. The walls are finished with milk paint and some products represent certain causes. I sampled their “Two-tone”, […]

What Time is Dinner?

Monday, April 23, 2007

While reading Reddit this morning, one of my favorite social link sharing sites, I clicked in to a History Magazine article on the history of dinner, and more specifically what time we eat it. It’s more than a quick read, but includes many interesting points, such as correlating later meals with the advent of […]


Sunday, April 22, 2007

Have you ever had a perfect dining experience? As food connoisseurs we live for stellar service, delectable dishes, and architectural astonishment and as bloggers for alliteration obviously. At Chanto, an upscale Japanese restaurant in the West Village, we found what we were looking for. A friend, whose taste in Japanese food is more […]

Grand Central Market and O & Co.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Grand Central Terminal in New York City is a phenomenal place to visit for many reasons. I always recommend that tourists try to stop by and stand in the main entrance way for a few minutes around 8:45am on a weekday. There is nothing like feeling 2 million people pass by you in […]

FreshDirect, Mussels, and Potato Chips

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Last night we enjoyed mussels, bread, red wine, and an after dinner snack of home made potato chips.
While in the past, I’ve mentioned (and so has Jessica) how frustrating FreshDirect can be, I’ve also said that I would continue using them just due to convenience. Our recent order was yet another example of what […]


Friday, April 20, 2007

It’s finally nice out! Lon and I took Ice, our Jack Russell, for a stroll down to the Village to try that new place Yolato. Their concept is a frozen yogurt based gelato, offering the health benefits of yogurt and the taste of gelato. Well, I have to say that I’m pretty disappointed!
First of all, […]

Kampuchea Noodle Bar, Cake Shop, and Organic Avenue

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Lon and I planned a double date with Sheryl and Wymen. First stop, Kampuchea Noodle Bar. According to a couple of different press pieces, it’s the first and only Cambodian restaurant in NYC. I’m not an expert on Cambodian food but it seemed a lot more fusion to me. The food is good but […]

Jamaican Beef Patties

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Jamaican Beef Patties have less ingredients than I thought — all things you would likely have in a normal pantry. This recipe yields a yummy curry-flavored patty that has a beautiful golden color. The dough is tender, flaky, and flavorful and I definitely recommend trying it. However, I do have some notes for you.
The dough […]

Accidentally Healthy Yummy Soup

Monday, April 16, 2007

This weather is ridiculous for mid-April. I still find myself avoiding errands and missing several gym classes. Instead of the usual spring salads and sidewalk cafe lunches, I’m sitting at home thinking about soup and since it’s raining, I’m not willing to go buy any ingredients.
Regretfully, I did not write anything down while I was […]

Left-Overs: Chicken Wings & Potato Balls

Sunday, April 15, 2007

We do not like wasting food, but unlike me, Jessica is not crazy about eating left-overs. Personally, I could sit and eat left-overs hot or cold all day long. In a compromise we try to convert most left overs into new dishes and we have lots of fun doing it! It’s a […]