Summer Vist to Charleston

Although late August is the time to escape the city, it comes with one very travel prohibitive drawback...evening thunderstorms. Attempting to fly down to Charleston, South Carolina for the weekend, I was faced with this incoming tempest. Needless to say, my flight was canceled. Despite the travel setbacks and delays, I eventually made it down … Continue reading Summer Vist to Charleston

Happy Hour Adventures: The Lobster Joint

Although the hot weather is showing no sign of stopping in NYC, summer always seems to be over with the end of summer Fridays, marked by the last Friday before Labor Day. For this occasion, we all went to check out happy hour at the Lobster Joint in Greenpoint. I hadn't been there since they first … Continue reading Happy Hour Adventures: The Lobster Joint

Adventures in New York: $1 Oyster Happy Hour

One of the greatest summer traditions in New York City is the $1 oyster happy hour. Walk down Bedford Ave. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn on a sunny afternoon, and you will pass at least half a dozen bars with chalk boards advertising their oyster specials. Although we are already into August, I went to my first … Continue reading Adventures in New York: $1 Oyster Happy Hour

Summer Ramen at Ganso

Until recently, I had no idea that summer ramen even existed. Luckily, thanks to an email from Tasting Table NYC, I learned about Ganso, a ramen restaurant in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. I love noodles and soups, so I just had to try this dish. Located next to the Hoyt-Schermerhorn G stop (and about a half dozen … Continue reading Summer Ramen at Ganso

Myrtle Beach: Part II

Over the dunes, here is the surf. As much as I love the sand, I've always thought the Atlantic was cold, murky. It feels eerie not being able to see what you are stepping on. I don't think I went in past my knees. The damp, hard sand was the best for spreading out my beach … Continue reading Myrtle Beach: Part II

Myrtle Beach: Part I

A few weeks ago, I caught a direct flight from LGA (the gross terminal, which turns out to be all of the airport except the Delta terminal) down to Myrtle Beach. Aside from some weather related delays,  which have become the norm for me at this point, it was smooth traveling south. I was staying … Continue reading Myrtle Beach: Part I

Adventures in New York: Greenmarket Feast

Last Wednesday, I cooked this lovely little pasta dish from modified from a Real Simple recpie. I will have to say, it is one of the best I have made in quite a long time thanks largly to the fresh ingredients I purchased at Union Square's Greenmarket. In fact, the entire meal except for the … Continue reading Adventures in New York: Greenmarket Feast