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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, [...]

posted by on Baking, Chefs, Dessert, Momofuku

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There’s only one thing that can make a Friday better than the sheer excitement of a weekend ahead, and that’s a dessert delivery! Last Friday, I got a package of desserts made by Christina Tosi, the pastry chef of Momofuku Milk Bar. In the box was a passion fruit meringue with Fruity Pebbles and a [...]

posted by on American, Breakfast, Brunch, Comfort Food, Eggs, Lunch, Mexican, NoHo, Vegging Out

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After living in New York for a certain number of years (I’m going on four), you start to learn/appreciate/hate certain New York-isms. The trials and tribulations of getting an apartment. Surly taxi drivers. Going cross town on the subway. The one New York-based show that got these right was Seinfeld. One of my favorites is [...]

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I already gave you my spiel on L’asso pizzeria and how much I loved it. Well, I didn’t really know what love was until I was back their last weekend and ate their Patata Affumicato, a pizza pie with handmade potato chips (un-freaking-believable), ricotta (smoked or regular – we went with smoked), walnuts and rosemary. [...]