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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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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.


Category: Travel, Video

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

By now we’ve all had salted caramel desserts, but salted lime desserts are not as common. After trying a signature pie at Daly Pie, I realized they certainly should be. Think about a margarita – clearly lime and salt marry well. Nowhere is that more evident than in this graham cracker crusted beaut – creamy tart key lime filling is livened with a generous pinch of sea salt. Hopefully this will be the start of a great new trend. Price: $5.50

DALY PIE
665 Vanderbilt Avenue (between Park Place and Prospect Place),
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
(347) 425-9251
dalypie.com

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

Every year for the second to last Dish of the Week I go searching and scouring (read: eating) at the local bakeries for some seasonal holiday-themed treat. Last week, I was lucky enough to try this jelly doughnut marshmallow for Hanukkah. And this week it was Christmas’ turn. I stumbled by the newest location of Baked and quickly realized I had never been inside.

This location of the Red Hook bakery has more of a café vibe with a bigger seating area and an entire menu of savory dishes. But who wants savory? I was here for something sweet.

Their holiday ingredients seemed to be focused on peppermint, which I quite like. But did I want the peppermint whoopie pie, the peppermint brownie, or the peppermint krinkle? (more…)


I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

There are so many ice cream trends in this city. Shaved snow, Thai rolled ice cream, ice cream cooked into a brioche. We have it all. Including the Hong Kong-style egg waffle which is more than just a pretty face. The cold ice cream (I got cookies and cream) makes total sense nestled into the hot-off-the-griddle soft egg waffle (I got the coffee flavor). Throw some extras like mochi, strawberries, and pocky on there and you have an Instagram sensation that happens to taste pretty darn good. Price: $9

WOWFULLS
3009 East Houston Street (between Clinton and Attorney Street),
Lower East Side
(646) 639-9988
wowfulls.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2017…

Li-Lac makes some incredible chocolate from peanut butter cups to mint bars, but the most addicting thing I tried at this chocolatier from 1923 were the butter crunch bits. Not as overly chocolatey as other offerings, these are by far the most addicting. The milk chocolate hugs buttery almond toffee and then is covered with a dusting of almond. I seriously dare you to eat just one… or two.

LI-LAC CHOCOLATES
40 Eighth Avenue (at Jane Street),
West Village
(212) 924-2280
162 Bleecker Street (between Sullivan and Thompson Street),
Greenwich Village
(212) 924-2280
Inside Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue (at 15th Street),
Chelsea
(212) 924-2280
Inside Grand Central Market
43rd Street and Lexington Avenue,
Midtown East
(212) 924-2280
68 35th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue),
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
(212) 924-2280
li-lacchocolates.com

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