Welcome to the first installment of the Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour…reviews, pictures, and tales from touring as many breweries in NYC (and maybe Long Island) as possible. First stop, the Five Boroughs Brewing Co. in Sunset Park! Tucked among warehouses in the formerly very industrial, now next-up-and-coming-neighborhood, the Five Boroughs tap room is a… Continue reading Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour: Five Boroughs Brewing Co.
In what now might become an annual tradition, I flew down to Durham, NC for a quick birthday weekend of fabulous food, friends, and (mostly) local craft brews. First stop, Criterion! Located in the heart of Durham’s downtown, this vintage-feeling bar is meticulously designed from wooden booths to the tin ceiling and cinephile light fixtures. Quickly… Continue reading October Weekend in Durham, NC
In West Ashley, just outside of historic downtown Charleston, you can find the delicious purveyor of chicken sandwiches, Boxcar Betty’s. Rivaling the chicken sandwiches of even David Chang’s Fuku in Manhattan, Boxcar Betty’s makes their sandwiches with only the highest quality chicken and locally sourced ingredients. The look is ultra-retro and down-to-earth. The counter service… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Boxcar Betty’s
For the big three-oh (and conveniently a three weekend), I took a quick trip down to the lovely city of Durham, North Carolina for a weekend of food, fun, and great company. One of the highlights of the trip was visiting Duke University’s Nasher Museum. The current special exhibit was on voices in Southern Art (which just… Continue reading Birthday Adventures in Durham
Although the concept of a cat café is most associated with life in Japan, New York City boasts several. The city’s first café, the Meow Parlour, is located in the Lower East Side. Originally created to give cat lovers who are unable to have their own furry friend a place to play with these lovable creatures,… Continue reading Adventures in New York: Yoga in a Cat Cafe
For the fabulous Sarah’s birthday, we indulged by going to dinner at the vegetarian restaurant Nix. And even without any meat, it was seriously rich and indulgent! I started out the meal with a surprisingly savory cocktail. I tried the Baja, which is mango, paprika, tequila, and lime. It tasted like a margarita with a nice… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Nix
Back to the Hosh Adventures in Nicaragua! Another added benefit of going off schedule was that our lovely zip line guides recommended that we take a day trip to the Island of Ometepe. Located in Lake Nicaragua, Ometepe was formed by two volcanoes, creating an hour-glass shaped island. With a rich history and beautiful natural… Continue reading Adventures in Nicaragua: Isla Ometepe