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posted by on Mexican, Nolita, Tacos, Vegging Out

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I moved to Nolita at the end of last August, and the move turned out to be perfectly timed to the opening of Fonda Nolita, a casual taco restaurant, which debuted in the neighborhood mid-September. For the unsuspecting passerby, Fonda Nolita looks like a garage with some folding chairs and a Volkswagen parked inside. But, [...]

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Between my multiple birthday-related meals and a recent weekend trip to Austin, it had seemed like forever since I cooked a proper meal. (Boiled egg sandwiches don’t count.) It usually helps my motivation if I have a guest over, so yesterday I had my wonderful friend Shyema over for a meal. We handled the appetizer [...]

posted by on Fusion, Indian, Tofu, Tribeca, Vegetarian, Vegging Out

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Before I headed out to Austin, I got to celebrate my actual birthday at a restaurant I had been dying to go to: Jehangir Mehta’s Mehtaphor in Tribeca. You may know his name from the teeny-tiny Indian fusion restaurant, Graffiti, in the East Village, but at Mehatphor, he brings a similar flavor palette to a [...]

posted by on Austin, Cupcakes, Japanese, Mexican, Travels

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For our five-year anniversary, my amazing boyfriend surprised me with a weekend trip to Austin, Texas, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect getaway. We had been meaning to hit up the live music capital for some time, and he just so happened to pick the weekend with the best weather — sunny, warm, [...]

posted by on Fish, Latin, Nolita, Seafood, Vegging Out

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This dinner at Oficina Latina was momentous for a few reasons: 1. My boyfriend and I have been meaning to go ever since we realized there was a hip, new taqueria around the corner from our apartment. 2. Our wonderful friends Samar and Amer were in town from Dallas. 3. We were celebrating my 26th [...]

posted by on Middle Eastern, Pizza, Vegging Out, West Village

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I love pizza in all iterations from my old corner joint (East Village Pizza) and the slightly more upscale (Arturo’s or Patsy’s) to D.O.C. style (L’Asso) and the lavash version I made at home. But I had yet to try the Middle Eastern version, cutely terms “pitzas.” So off I went with my friend, Deep, [...]