Tuesday, July 7, 2015

District Tap House

This may surprise some people: I’m not a big fan of bars… but I love bar snacks and good sports bars. It’s pretty hard to find the perfect blend of all of these things; a lot of sports bars focus on having TV’s and whatever, so the food is a second thought. Or places with good bar food are all about the food, not the drinks, and have less TV’s than I’d like. Sports bars also tend to focus on beer, which I’ve lately come to find trigger migraines for me (sadface)… In any case, when I recently attended a [...]


Dear Danji & Chef Hooni Kim… I recently had the great pleasure of dining at your establishment, where I have wanted to dine for easily at least 3 years now. I missed more than a few opportunities to do so along the way – entirely because of mishaps and miscommunications – but you were always on my radar. As luck would have it, a friend recently surprised me by picking me up after French class at fiaf and driving crosstown for us to eat a late dinner – or as I put it, “when guys let me make them eat [...]

Citi Field, May 24-25, 2014 & April 19-21, 2014

Yup – that’s how far back this goes. I like to go in order. Did I mention that I plan on going to more baseball games this season? David Wright’s first at-bat of the May 24, 2014 game. Cheese’s brisket sandwich from Blue Smoke; we were both surprised to see that it was chopped brisket (though my photo of the menu indicates that it says it is chopped), but he seemed to enjoy his sandwich. I’ve been craving ribs lately, so I opted for the ribs. for $9.75 this is actually a fairly decent value – I found them satisfying, [...]

Pok Pok Ny

Yep, that’s me – a Taste Maker.   A few weeks ago, I was invited to dine at Pok Pok Ny – the Portland transplanted restaurant in Brooklyn – with none other than Ted Allen, sponsored by Pepcid AC, Eater.com and Tanqueray. I don’t suffer from food-related heartburn (to clarify: I was diagnosed with stress-induced acid reflux 10 years ago, took medication, and have only experienced the same very very sporadically over the years since then), so I can’t say that part spoke to me. But I like to eat, and eat I did: sai ua samun phrai, a sausage [...]


This might be one of the fastest turnarounds for a post, ever. (I say one of because I know once upon a time, I would attend food festival events and bust my butt to get them out by the next day.) Honestly this is because I have run out of material to post. Ahem. ST visited NYC this past weekend, and since we’ve been talking about going to Talde since forEVER (or since we first started talking), we finally made a trip… and waited… for over an hour for a table. Y’all know that I don’t like waiting for things [...]

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