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Eating my way through the Big Apple and around the world.

Always in favor of extraordinary flavor versus saving a few calories, I’m constantly seeking the best restaurants, recipes, and random little food finds. This blog chronicles my discoveries, most of which are located in New York City, the foodie heaven I am fortunate to call home.

I am an editor at Zagat, but all opinions on this blog are mine and have nothing to do with my employer.

I take my photos with a point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot SD850. Which goes to show that if you're passionate about photography but can't afford fancy camera equipment, you can still take quality photos.

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4 October 2011

Heading back to New York after a long weekend in DC

I was reunited with my one true love, homemade pop-tarts from Ted’s Bulletin. Make your own pop-tarts using this recipe

13 July 2011

Blue Crabs in Maryland: Crabbin’ at Cantler’s

Despite a cold and the 90 degree heat, my friend and DC dweller Pets told me we were going to take a day trip to Annapolis. To eat crabs.

Not wanting to back down from a culinary challenge, I grabbed my Sudafed and hopped in the car. After a 45 minute drive and a few near death experiences (kidding, kidding) we arrived at Cantler’s, a giant bar-restaurant hidden in a suburban neighborhood, overlooking Mill Creek.

Everyone and their brother was there, so to kill our wait time we walked down to the dock to meet our lunch—Maryland Blue Crabs.

Click through to see what happens when two Midwestern girls de-shell and eat crabs for the first time…

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11 July 2011
Falafel pita
Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC

Falafel pita

Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC

8 July 2011
Gotta love a restaurant that serves donuts with whipped cream as an appetizer! Happy weekend brunching!
The Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

Gotta love a restaurant that serves donuts with whipped cream as an appetizer! Happy weekend brunching!

The Tabard Inn, Washington, DC

7 July 2011
Grilled salmon sliders with avocado and wasabi mayo
Pound the Hill, Washington, DC

Grilled salmon sliders with avocado and wasabi mayo

Pound the Hill, Washington, DC

6 July 2011

Sticky Rice, Washington, DC

Sticky Scallops: pan seared scallops in house brown sauce, garnished with cashews

You know those nites when you just can’t decide if you’re craving tator tots or sushi? Well fret no more—Sticky Rice has both your hipster and fine dining needs covered. On up-and-coming H Street (think Williamsburg before the condo boom), this unassuming spot is serving up grade A eats.

Yellow Basil: Fresh Hamachi chunked with hymalayan pink salt and house made yellow basil topped with scallions and sesame seeds

After a quick debate between the pulled pork sandwich and the sushi, I settled in for fresh, innovative rolls and hamachi. Flavor explosion! Everything was outstanding; so good, I can’t even pick a favorite dish.

Godzirra (center): large crunchy shrimp, avocado, cream cheese, spicy sauce, and cucumbers with tempura crunchies and tobiko. Chill Roll: tuna, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeno, and grilled pineapple with tempura crunchies and tobiko.

Quality food at affordable prices (everything on the menu’s under $13), a killer-sounding brunch (Korean-style pancakes and Asian pear sangria, anyone?), karaoke, bingo, and DJs. I think I’ve found my new favorite restaurant in DC.

5 July 2011
Our Fourth of July feast on the Capitol Lawn. A scaled down version of 2009, but every bite as delicious. 
Turkey sandwich and cranberry, candied almond, gorgonzola salad from Taylor Gourmet; chocolate strawberry cupcake from Hello Cupcake.

Our Fourth of July feast on the Capitol Lawn. A scaled down version of 2009, but every bite as delicious. 

Turkey sandwich and cranberry, candied almond, gorgonzola salad from Taylor Gourmet; chocolate strawberry cupcake from Hello Cupcake.

4 July 2011
God bless homemade Pop-Tarts from Ted’s Bulletin. And America. 
Happy Fourth of July, from Washington, DC!

God bless homemade Pop-Tarts from Ted’s Bulletin. And America. 

Happy Fourth of July, from Washington, DC!

8 April 2011
The olive oil at one of my favorite DC restaurants, Cafe 8. An unassuming Mediterranean restaurant serving the best hummus I’ve ever tasted. 
Food is beautiful. Life is beautiful. Take time to notice that beauty, and appreciate it. Have a sweet weekend, friends.

The olive oil at one of my favorite DC restaurants, Cafe 8. An unassuming Mediterranean restaurant serving the best hummus I’ve ever tasted. 

Food is beautiful. Life is beautiful. Take time to notice that beauty, and appreciate it. Have a sweet weekend, friends.

7 April 2011

Hot Dog Heaven: DC-3, Washington, DC

Twenty-some hot dogs inspired by regional specialties. A cotton candy machine. Fried pickle chips. Yes, all this and more is at DC-3, Capitol Hill’s new hot dog joint. The tiny diner is fun, friendly, and food costs a fraction of how many calories you’re going to consume.

Our order: Chicago 7 (tomato, pickle spear, nuclear green relish, onions, sport peppers, yellow mustard, celery salt), Seattle Pike Place Fish-Dog (deep fried cod, coleslaw, malt vinegar), NY Coney (Nathan’s all beef dog, chili, onions, yellow mustard), cheese fries and pickle chips. Only one word is appropriate here: WOOF!!

Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh