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posted by on Cake, Cuban, Philadelphia, Vegging Out

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Even though I grew up just 20 minutes from Philadelphia, I always considered myself more of a New York gal. But with some of my best friends living there now, I’m trying to make more of an effort to visit and try the burgeioning restaurant scene. Last week, while home for the holidays, we celebrated [...]

posted by on Coffees & Cafes, Nolita, Tea

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Every winter, I start counting down the years until I move to a warmer city, but the one part of colder temps that I do happen to enjoy is cozying up in a cafe with a good book and cafe au lait by my side. Being the neighborhood snob that I am, I looked for [...]

posted by on Baking, Chocolate, Comfort Food, Cookies, Holidays

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Most people spend the holidays eating huge turkey dinners and gorging on baked goods, but when I go home it’s pretty much traditional Indian food every night. It’s amazing because I never have that kind of home-cooked goodness in New York, but when I got back to the city last night, I had an urge [...]

posted by on Crepes, Holiday Markets, Holidays, Midtown, Sandwiches, Vegging Out

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{Bryant Park ice skating rink} Among the many things that are lovely about winter in the city—Christmas lights, artisanal hot chocolate, and the scent of pumpkin and peppermint—are the holiday markets. Sure, who actually needs kitschy clocks and winter hats in the shape of panda bears, but it’s hard to feel anything but a healthy [...]

posted by on Bistro, Brunch, Coffees & Cafes, European, Sandwiches, Vegging Out

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I was looking back at the photos on my computer and, as I sometimes do, came across photos from months ago that I haven’t yet shared. Whoops! These particular photos were from my best friend’s October visit to NYC. We ventured the great distance of one block from my apartment for the weekend brunch at [...]

posted by on Bread, Eggs, Fast & Easy, Sandwiches, Vegging In

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On this week’s episode of Top Chef: All Stars, my favorite chef-turned-chef personality Anthony Bourdain made a remark that Wylie Dufresne of wd~50 fame here in New York is something of an “egg slut.” Well, I like to think I am, too. My love for eggs kind of reminds me of the Bagel Bites commercial: [...]