Annisa

Moving days…. no, moving WEEKS are usually filled with stress. But I refuse to bend down to the laws of nature. After hours of packing boxes and getting myself covered in a thick layer of sweat, grime, and dust, I was sneezing all over the place. Bits of kleenex were probably stuck to my face, …

Coach Carter

Coach Carter (2005) I don’t play sports. I spend most of my free time day dreaming and thinking about food. When my boyfriend asks me if I want to watch a sports movie, I always say yes. Sports movies teach me about life and remind me of values that are hard to extract from my …

Rosemary’s

Maybe it’s because summer is ending, but I’ve been wild about going to restaurants with outdoor seating. Rosemary’s doesn’t have outdoor *eating* but it does have outdoor *seating*. The restaurant harvests a number of vegetables from its quaint west village roof, which is open to diners. You reach it via this fancy staircase.   There …

Tori Shin Yakitori

This was one of the most enjoyable (and funniest) meals I had all month. Maybe in about six months. And the omakase was only $65. I would absolutely return if they didn’t just blacklist me. I have been going crazy having yakitori at Soba Totto every Sunday. But last Sunday, I was asked out on a …

Amali

I came upon this restaurant quite by accident – it was approximately my 9th choice for dinner that day, but due to scheduling conflicts, this is where I landed. Tucked on a quiet street in Midtown East is a Mediterranean/Italian fusion restaurant. I must have walked past it numerous times. Most of the foods are …