Archive for the ‘Vegging Out’ Category

posted by on American, Dinner, Flatiron, Seasonal, Vegetarian, Vegging Out

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Last year I went to the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Friday night dinner for my birthday, and it was such a great experience, that I knew my friend Avni would love it for her birthday, which is just a few weeks before mine. Unlike me, she’s strict vegetarian, but like me, she appreciates the value of [...]

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, [...]

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 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 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 [...]