Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

If you spend time listening to the radio in and around NYC, you might have heard the slogan “…you go to B&H.” The restaurant I’m going to write about is not that B&H. The radio jingle refers to a giant electronic store which happens to be run and owned by a group of Hasidic Jews. It’s a pretty amazing place to go to buy headphones, speakers, cameras, or any of that.

The place I’m talking about is just as iconic to New York except much smaller and instead of microphones, you get bowls of matzo ball soup. (more…)


Come back every Wednesday for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. On Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

I’m taking a break from Europe for just a second and traveling to the other side of the world for the next episode of Locals Know. Back to South America in Peru. I got to dive into the culture of Lima while on the coast, but up in the mountains, things were a little different.

Before or after you head to Machu Picchu (which you should!!), you need to spend some time trying to catch your breath in the charming town of Cusco. And Liliana from Cusco Urban Adventures is more than happy to introduce you to some out-of-town ruins and the bustling San Pedro Market. She got us into the city and out into the country and gave us a real sense of both modern and ancient life on this awesome tour.


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My search for the best dumplings in New York continues….

Sometimes bigger is not always better. Last year Drunken Dunpling debuted with the promise of an extra large soup dumpling the likes of which you’ve never seen. Unless you’ve seen something like it in Shanghai of course.

In New York, this was brought to you by Qihui Guan, who perfected xiao long bai at Joe’s Shanghai. But her son must have had the idea to increase the size of the dumpling and was able to convince the Instagram paparazzi to come out, wait in line, and cause a small foodie hysteria.

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Category: Dumplings

Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

I haven’t had too many crullers in my day but I was pretty convinced I found the best I would ever taste at a cute little coffee shop called Lil’s Cafe in Kittery, Maine. It was utter perfection.

But I was wrong. I tasted another cruller more recently that now makes me think I have finally found the world’s best cruller. I didn’t even know I was looking for it.

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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

When most Americans think of Thai food, they think of pad thai. In fact, I would bet most can only name one or two other dishes. That’s why in the last few years, many newer Thai restaurants in NYC have gotten away from the now ubiquitous and over-done dish.

But when the folks behind Uncle Boons decided to turn their meat and three Southern diner into an upscale Thai take-out restaurant, I imagine they knew they had to sell pad thai. It’s the king of Thai take-out.

Uncle Boons Sister, as the new spot is named, serves more than just this dish. The small menu runs the gamut from different curries to fried chicken to beef stir fry. And while I enjoyed the fiery crab curry and the cooling papaya salad, I just had to see how their pad thai (spelled phat thai here) stacks up.
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Come back on Wednesdays for another funny, informative video documenting my inept food adventures. In Locals Know, I explore a new city through the tours of Urban Adventures.

What’s not to love about Paris? It’s grand, romantic, and incredibly delicious. While you got to come here and get views of the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame, you also want to get in to some of the hips neighborhood where locals hang out and that’s what I did on the Gourmet Marais tour.

On the newest episode of Locals Know, I get a taste of the classics with Paris Urban Adventures in the historic and hip neighborhood of Marais with my local guide Adele. She takes us shopping along the vibrant streets for baguettes, meats, pastries, and of course, wine. We discover this is where the cool kids have always hung out and after experiencing this tour, I totally understand why.


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