Iceland in 8 Days, 2016

Iceland: vast, rugged, clean, safe, and simply magical. (Guest post by Wyman) Each year, my wife and I dedicate one vacation as the BIG trip in terms of exoticness, time, and cost.  This year, that trip was to Iceland, from April 9th to 17th.   We spent 8 full days driving 1400+ miles around the entire …

Dominique Ansel’s Unlimited Possibilities (U.P.)

Domnique Ansel’s Kitchen launched a passion project called Unlimited Possibilities, or U.P. For their first iteration, they are focusing on a dessert tasting of “firsts,” as in the first moments of your life that evoke memory and emotion. I will try to give you all a taste without revealing too much, since this is as …

Food Highlights from China

Our recent trip to China involved many discoveries and rediscoveries, not the least of which included foods from our childhood. There were special nostalgic moments, but also moments reshaped by our new understanding of the world and American viewpoints. First, we have to start at the hotel. Shangri-la is a five star hotel chain that …

Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide

Kayla Itsines is an Instagram phenomenon. She has over 2 million followers including models and celebrities. The Australian native takes regular pictures of her perfect abs that look somehow the same every day, foods she eats, inspirational quotes, and most interestingly of all – transformations. The transformations aren’t from some magazine, but are from real Instagram …

Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn is possibly the most beautiful hotel in the United States. Situated at the top of the cliff in Big Sur, half the lodges at Post Ranch have breathtaking views of the ocean. The word that comes to mind when I think about Post Ranch Inn is “tranquility.” Isolated tree and cliff houses blend …

Otafuku

Otafuku is a tiny little place by Saint Marks. As far as I can tell, they only sell 4 things: – Yakisoba: egg noodles that they sautee on the grill – Takoyaki: Balls of octopus and dough – Okonomiyaki: Cabbage pancakes with delicious sauce – Mentadai: Chewy dessert batter with red bean paste inside… that …

Off Duty Joe’s Jeans

Everyone knows that pants are made by the devil. Okay that might have been an overstatement, but I’m convinced that pants were made for riding horses, and it should have stayed that way. If guys could wear skirts without being publicly shamed into a mental institution, they would. But sometimes we don’t want to feel …

Uni’s back at Cull and Pistol!

Cull and Pistol is a classic. It is the restaurant connected to The Lobster Place in Chelsea Market. Because it’s not swimming with dead fish, it is mostly ignored by the tourists. I hate to write about this quiet little oasis because I’m afraid that I will make matters worse for myself, but it has …

Best (Most Memorable) of 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here’s a list of the best food moments of 2012. But before I begin, I’d like to say that 1. I didn’t start blogging until June, so I don’t have any photos from the first half of the year.2. There are a lot of amazing restaurants… that I did not visit in …

Home Grown Bean Sprouts

It doesn’t get fresher than this. I don’t have land, so I can’t really do farm to table, but how about random container to table? Bean sprouts can be grown any time of the year. You start with dry green beans. The hard kind that comes in a plastic bag in most Asian or Italian …