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
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
Although there is plenty to do in New York City during the summer, sometimes you just have to beat the heat and get out of town! Luckily, the Long Island Railroad has guided trips. On the hottest weekend of the summer, my friend Sarah and I packed our day bags and headed for Jamaica Queens.… Continue reading Long Island Winery Tour
Before I dive back into the Nicaragua adventures…I do have a quick self promotion. I will be reading this Thursday, August 4th at Local 61 in Brooklyn. The read starts at 6:20 and is part of the Big Words, Etc reading series. I’m not sure if I am going to be reading poetry or prose,… Continue reading Adventures in Nicaragua: Zip Lining!
Off the Bedford-Nostrad G stop is a delicious café, restaurant, and bar called the Colador. You can catch a Mets game there, grab a bite, or sip one of their beers on tap. One things I really love about the Colador is that they always have a very unique selection of drafts. Gabe, of the band Trash Gendar, (above)… Continue reading Restaurtant Review: Colador Cafe