Archive for September, 2007

Marathon Runners Dinner

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Today is going to be a long run for my friends and I at Team in Training so I decided to make a nice, carbohydrate-heavy dinner for us last night. Hilary, Nicole, and Tracy and I have been running together for months now and I promised them a fabulous dinner. The first three dishes […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Kasi and Stephen stopped by to have a birthday dinner for Kasi. I asked Kasi what she’d like to eat and her answer: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake! ’nuff said. I’ve made this particular cake before (maybe once or twice) and tastes wonderful. However, I don’t often go for this recipe […]

Sweet ItalianTurkey Sausage

Friday, September 28, 2007

Fresh Direct makes a pretty good Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage. We were both pleasantly surprised since we weren’t expecting much. I prepared it with onion and peppers, served on some pita with a salad. The flavor and texture were better than other turkey sausages that Lon and I have tried before and we agreed that […]

Boma Coffee & Tea Co.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I stopped into Boma Boma yesterday to grab a cup to go. The service was extra friendly and the coffee was quite good. Good coffee is hard to come by in New York, ironically. The atmosphere is clean and spacious and they seem to make their own pastries so I’ll definitely stop in again next […]

Minado – The Hit List

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Minado is a chain of Japanese All You Can Eat buffets. There was once a Minado in Manhattan but it closed less than 2 years ago and became Todai. There are still 5 locations on the East coast and my mom wanted to go to the fairly new location in Long Island. Minado
They really have […]

Choong Moo Ro

Saturday, September 22, 2007

I’m glad I finally found another good place in K-town. I’ve been sticking to Seoul Garden especially for Soon Dubu (Tofu Casserole). Becky introduced me to Choong Moo Ro Choong Moo Ro for lunch and I was surprised to find that they had an excellent Soon Dubu. It was rich in flavor with a nice […]


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ariyoshi Ariyoshi Union Square — what a hidden gem!! I can’t find any press on this place. I can barely locate it online. There’s some place called Ariyoshi in Queens but I don’t know if it’s associated. They are associated with one location in Midtown Ariyoshi Midtown according to their business card.
Ariyoshi has prices like […]

Extending Flavors into a Sauce

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Every now and then when we order in food, we get a dipping sauce that has great flavor, sometimes from the most unlikely places. Lately we’ve been ordering frequently from Sammy’s Noodle Shop Sammy’s Noodle Shop. Their noodle soups are some of the best in the area, and their dumplings are quite tasty as well. […]

Hummus Place

Monday, September 17, 2007

Hummus Place is up to three locations now, East Village Hummus Place-EV, West Village Hummus Place-WV, and the Upper West Side Hummus Place-UWS. While everyone is raving about the hummus, I’d like to turn the spotlight onto their pita! The hummus is very good, but the pita is the best pita in NYC.The texture is […]

Fresh Direct Challah

Sunday, September 16, 2007

We’ve written about Fresh Direct breads before but we just tried the Fresh Direct frozen Challah and thought we have to give out the warning. Although the texture is quite impressive for a once frozen bread, made ready by just defrosting on your counter, there is an odd taste that makes it pretty undesirable. At […]