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posted by on Coffees & Cafes, Espresso, European, Snacks, SoHo, Vegging Out

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New York goes through so many foodie phases—cupcakes, Neapolitan pizza, dessert trucks and now coffee. In the last year, gourmet brewers have popped up all over like Stumptown and Blue Bottle, and I was lucky enough to attend a blogger party to check out the newest iteration of the trend—Nespresso’s new boutique bar in SoHo.

posted by on American, Italian, Mediterranean, NoHo, Seasonal, Vegging Out

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I like to think I’ve heard of most restaurants, but I had never (previously) heard of The Smile. But I kind of loved that it was a surprise to find a warm, candlelit space nestled in a downstairs nook on trendy Bond Street. As the menu revealed, The Smile was an inn in the 1830s, [...]

posted by on American, Cheese, Comfort Food, Entrees, Pasta, Vegetables, Vegging In

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Fitness magazines are goldmines for healthy spins on traditional favorites. Case in point: this recipe I tried out last night from, funnily enough, Fitness mag. It was a baked mac and cheese dish created by celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito from his cookbook, Now Eat This!, that instead of the typically unhealthy/delicious ingredients, used whole wheat [...]

Vegging Out: Mottsu


posted by on Nolita, Outdoor seating, Sushi, Tofu, Vegetarian, Vegging Out


It’s hard to have a go-to restaurant here in New York when there are so many options that you want to try something different every time. But when I lived in the East Village, I was loyal to Akina, a sushi spot that was fresh, knew my order as soon as I walked in and [...]

posted by on Dessert, Upper East Side

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My boyfriend recently celebrated his birthday, so we got him his favorite dessert of all-time, the Lady M crepe cake, for his big day. The Lady M Mille crepe cake is made of nearly 20 thin crepes piled atop each other with custard cream filling in between and the top layer brûléed just a smidge. [...]

posted by on Cheese, Dessert, Dinner, Italian, Nolita, Vegetarian, Vegging Out


When Fashion’s Night Out hit New York City two Fridays ago, I was actually game for some boutique browsing, free canapes and celebrity sightings. But this being New York, where anything free is a mob scene, I got none of that. I snaked through hoards of snap-happy tweens who were waiting for Gwen Stefani outside [...]