Archive for December, 2007


Monday, December 31, 2007

Mishima Mishima is a good neighborhood sushi staple if you live in the neighborhood. They have fresh fish for reasonable prices and a clean atmosphere. Everyone was pleased with the appetizers, one of nicely cooked grilled squid, and one of spicy scallop tartar. My sushi sashimi combo came in a generous portion although one or […]

Rosa Mexicano

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Aside from being over-priced, Rosa Mexicano Rosa Mexicano was a pretty good choice for lunch. I wanted to take a bunch of my cousins from out-of-town to a lunch near my apartment so we could hang out and play games at my place afterwards. And, one of my young cousins, Christopher, is a skinny Chinese […]

Restaurant Spree

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Since the Friday before Christmas, we’ve noticed that restaurants (in NYC) have been really empty. Even places that are normally packed look less crowded; you could easily walk in without reservations. I’m going to have to remember to take further advantage next year and go on a restaurant spree around this time of year.


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Grimaldi’s Grimaldi’s is known by many as the best pizza in NY. It’s another one of those places that I’ve been planning to go to forever but haven’t been motivated enough. First, it’s outside of Manhattan. Second, the long line is almost more famous than their pizza. And, what if the pizza wasn’t really […]

Soba Totto

Friday, December 28, 2007

Soba Totto Soba Totto, the new sister restaurant to the popular Yakitori Totto Yakitori Totto, just opened Christmas day. We went the next evening, while the smell of fresh paint still lingered and the wait staff seemed nervous.
I’m not going to spend too much time on this blog since the restaurant was neither impressive, nor […]

Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ahh…Norma’s Norma’s, the famous breakfast place. I think it’s been hyped up so much that it couldn’t have met my expectations. It seemed like the perfect place to go during the holiday season. It was almost a touristy thing to do but since I went to see the tree at Rockefeller Center yesterday, I guess […]

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Well… to Ice.
I don’t usually give Ice any human food, but I felt generous as I finished a jar of peanut butter so I decided to let her lick the remnants inside. After all, it is Christmas.
Ice says “Merry Christmas!”

Cuisinart DCC-1200 – 12 cup coffeemaker

Monday, December 24, 2007

I’ve been making coffee with a tiny little coffeemaker that makes a max of 4 cups at a time, for years. It was perfect during college but a pain these days since I love entertaining, and the more the merrier.
So when Lon and I did our wedding registry, we did some research to pick out […]

Dear Frederic

Sunday, December 23, 2007

We recently received the following question from Frederic:
“Thanks for great blog. I will be visiting NYC in a few weeks andwant to take my host out for a nice dinner on Saturday and then brunch onSunday. Open to all types of food, just seeking some neat place, to make amemory without emptying my […]

Big Family Style Meal at Maple Garden

Saturday, December 22, 2007

We met up with extended family, visiting for the holidays, for a family style meal in Flushing. My mom chose one of her favorite places, Maple Garden Maple Garden. I can understand why it’s one of her favorites after seeing a bill for under $200, that more than satisfied a table of 14 people.
I don’t […]