Cooking is about having the general know-how, confidence, and capacity to jump at any opportunity to feed someone else. Family, friends, acquaintances, the person who just stayed in your bed and now has to call a $50 Uber-of-shame home (make them breakfast, it’s the least you can do). It’s not necessary to have a game plan in place either.Read More
Traditions are important. Upholding and implementing them despite the setting you’re in isn’t easy, but it sure is gratifying.Read More
Golden Diner’s short, distinctly Asian-tinged menu of diner classics serves the neighborhood openly. It’s a welcome change from what most expect from a typical diner menu, a playground where choice paralysis unapologetically rears it’s ugly head.
“Why are there 25 different types of omelettes? Blueberry or banana walnut pancakes? Why is spanakopita on here twice? Is this place cash only?”
Fear not, worrying patron. A mantra for you, that I discovered at Golden Diner.
“Keep it simple, stupid.”Read More
In many cities you can place a safe bet by eating where the locals do, and straying away from the high-traffic, tourist-filled spots. In the case of Bushwick’s Le Garage, an unassuming French restaurant name-appropriately housed in a converted auto shop, this certainly rings true. These particular “locals“ are a little far away from their locale, however. Not so much the historical demographic of Bushwick, the neighborhood’s French ex-pats often congregate here, creating a watering hole for others missing the tastes and feelings of home.Read More
On any given day I can be found spewing hot takes to anyone who will listen. Here’s my most recent:
Scarr’s makes the best slice of pizza in NYC right now.
“Scarr's is the reason Joe's is no longer my #1 slice in New York.” - Some guy on Yelp (and also probably said by me once)
I could go to Win Son everyday, but my heart would quickly give out from both excitement and Zhajiangmian overdose. Maybe, with this restaurant recommendation in my back pocket, my Manhattan friends will actually come hang out with me in Brooklyn.Read More