Articles posted in ‘Restaurants’

John Brown Smokehouse

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

John Brown Smokehouse 10-43 44th Drive, Long Island City, NY 11101 moved to 10-43 44th Drive***
We are so happy to announce yet another awesome joint in the Long Island City vicinity,
John Brown Smokehouse 25-08 37th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. Owner and pitmaster Josh Bowen was at […]


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back in November of 2010, I was desperately looking for poblanos to make my favorite black beans recipe. None of the supermarkets near me were selling them. At least five places were hit that day; some never sold it and some were just out. Eventually I went on-line to search for some Mexican markets is […]

M. Wells

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

To say that
M. Wells 21-17 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 has been hyped up is an understatement. Especially living in Long Island City, the narrow diner seems to be what we’ve become famous for. I have many friends that absolutely loved it and shout it from the rooftops (or […]

Salt & Fat

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Salt & Fat 41-16 Queens Boulevard, Sunnyside, NY 11104, a small plates restaurant that is bold in flavor and cholesterol, has hit Sunnyside and I am ever so grateful. (Sunnyside is very close to Long Island City) With a name like that and a pig as mascot/logo, you know this place is […]

Birth-Day Food

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

As a brand new mama of 12 days, please excuse if this is incoherent…
During the last few weeks of pregnancy, I started creating a list of all the things I wanted to eat as soon as Caya was born. There’s a lot of my favorite foods in the “Do-Not-Eat” for pregnant mamas list so it’s […]

Chinese New Year Food Crawl

Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Chinese New Year Food Crawl (#CNYFC on twitter) was such a blast thanks to this great group of people! Special thanks to my co-hosts Amy Cao and Liza de Guia who make everything more fun! We really really didn’t like turning any one away, but logistically we just couldn’t handle a bigger group. I […]


Thursday, January 20, 2011

I have high expectations when Danny Meyer opens a restaurant. Union Square Hospitality Group is responsible for some of my favorite establishments, Eleven Madison Park, Union Square Cafe, Shake Shack, and more. He is known for bringing great food to the table with spectacular service.
I met with two girlfriends for lunch, all three of us […]

Chinese Noodle Making (video) with Chef Li Yu

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Our absolute favorite part of the Las Vegas Taste Tour was the noodle-making lesson with master Chef Li Yu, who started learning the art in his teens–about 27 years ago. He started with a demonstration where the ease of his movements show that for him, it is second nature by now. We, the bloggers, watch […]

Las Vegas Taste Tour

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We were so honored to be invited by Harrah’s Entertainment Group to their first Las Vegas Taste Tour. Seven restaurants and one lounge was a lot to handle in just 3 days but we managed. The itinerary was put together to exclusively showcase Harrah’s propoerties so while we did not chose where to go, we […]


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Insieme 777 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019, part of The Michelangelo Hotel, went on a search for a new chef, they found Chef Andres Julian Grundy. The Queens native (woot!) who got his start in the business at a young age as part of an outreach program for under-privileged teens is […]