Articles posted in ‘Favorites’


Friday, June 5, 2009

Monday was our one year anniversary and Lon took me to Daniel Daniel. I don’t even know where to begin on this post. It was just an exquisite evening, but of course, being married to Lon makes everything seem more wonderful.
There are so many little details that make the Daniel experience memorable, from the rotating […]

Nino’s Pizza

Monday, June 1, 2009

Salvitore at Hom told us that Nino’s Pizza on Third Avenue (not to be confused with the plethora of other places with the same name) is his favorite pizza place. It was yet another place where we found the owner working in the shop. Our plan was a quick drive by. Lon hopped out, while […]

Sushi Yasuda #30

Sunday, May 24, 2009

There was no Sushi Yasuda #29 (see #28) because it was actually the first time we didn’t try anything new. Crazy right?  But this time, Lon immediately noticed blowfish on the appetizer menu as soon as he sat down.  The domestic Blowfish (Fugu), that they are serving right now, is bred poison-free. It’s flash-fried perfectly […]

Guang Zhou Restaurant – 2nd Visit

Monday, May 18, 2009

Usually, when I’m making plans to eat out, I always want to try a new restaurant. My wish list is forever growing faster than my ability to conquer it. But when I’m in Queens, usually visiting family, I just can’t get enough dim sum. I could eat dim sum every day!
Guang Zhou Restaurant Guang Zhou […]


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I had a really great time at Gottino Gottino Monday night, partly because my friend Bianca is great company, and partly because I think I was drunk. This rarely happens to me, but the waiter allowed me to taste 4 different white wines before I chose one, and then gave me a very generous glass. […]

Sushi Yasuda #28

Friday, April 24, 2009

It’s been way too long since our last visit to Sushi Yasuda. Between our busy schedule and the difficulty of getting reservations with Chef Tomura, we’ve gone nearly three months without it. Tragic, I know! But all good things come to those who wait, right? Well, in this case, we did get two new stellar […]

Da Andrea

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Maurizio closed and Da Andrea Da Andrea opened up in it’s place. I actually remembered going to Da Andrea, at their former West Village location, many years ago (about 7 or 8 years, I think). I couldn’t be certain ( I have a terrible memory, which is the original reason I started this blog) but […]

Doughnut Plant

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A few nights ago, my brother brought over 10 doughnuts from Doughnut Plant Doughnut Plant. Good heavens! They were so good. Between the 5 of us, we all had different favorites, but I could really eat any and all of them. To be picky (yes, I have to be) the one complaint I have is […]

Sushi Yasuda #27

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sure we’ve been to Sushi Yasuda once or twice before, but it just keeps staying awesome. Last night we had yet another new type of fish: Buri.

It’s a type of yellowtail that has a texture, similar to swordfish, firm and meaty. However, it’s fattier. It was wonderful.
In order to contrast the Buri […]

Guang Zhou Restaurant

Monday, January 26, 2009

My mom took us to try Guang Zhou Restaurant Guang Zhou Restaurant, a pretty new place, for their Dim Sum. Most notable is their translucent dumpling skins. No matter which one we tried, we marveled over how perfectly bouncy yet delicate they were, certainly the best we’ve ever had. The Crystal Shrimp dumplings were just […]