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

KANG HO DONG BAEKJEONG, 1 East 32nd Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenue), KoreatownThere are people out there who love a good steak but have never experienced Korean barbecue. If that’s the case, it’s time you stop what you’re doing (well, finish reading this first) and head over to a restaurant that specializes in Korean grilled beef. A good place to start would be the overly popular and excellent Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong. (more…)


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

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Once upon a time I learned it was a Japanese tradition to eat soba noodles on New Year’s Eve. It’s considered good luck and symbolizes the year passing. I always make sure to get my soba fix in between my cocktails on the last night of the year.

I also felt like keeping the custom alive a few days into the New Year and so we hit up Soba Totto, a cozy Japanese bar specializing in both cold and hot preparations of the buckwheat noodles.

This is a sister restaurant to Yakitori Totto, therefore skewers of grilled meat is naturally in their DNA. So after our bowls of sea urchin soba and an appetizer of housemade tofu, we decided to get a sample of one of their more rare yakitori. (more…)


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

Beyond Broadway is New York Urban Adventures’ newest tour and it’s the perfect one to document in the first episode of what I hope to be a long-running webseries.

All over the world, Urban Adventures tours are all about getting away from the touristy areas and putting down the guide books in order to get a true, local flavor of a city. At first glance, it almost seems impossible to make that local experience a reality in the overcrowded tourist-filled neighborhood of Midtown, but we show you it’s possible.

Check out the video below that documents a bit of the tour and learn more about it here.


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I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…

Deli Wellington at SARGE'S DELI

I re-visited some Jewish delis this year for the Gothamist article I wrote. On my new journey, I discovered some other dishes outside my typical corned/beef pastrami sandwich. One in particular that I will not forget is the gutbomb known as a Deli Wellington.

Deli Wellington at SARGE'S DELI

The calorie ball is basically a thick layer of puff pastry wrapped around a giant ball of pastrami and corned beef mixed up with a potato hash. It’s mighty tasty, but incredibly dangerous. And this gigantic monster is even considered a nosh!! Price: $8.95

SARGE’S DELI
548 Third Avenue (between 36th and 37th Street),
Midtown East
(212) 679-0442
sargesdeli.com

I’m counting down the 100 best dishes I tasted in 2015…

Roasted Chicken 'Chimi' Salad at NUM PANG

Num Pang is known for their meat-heavy Cambodian-style sandwiches. And they’re great with cilantro and pickled vegetables on a buttery baguette, but I discovered that the flavors are just as bold and unique in salad form. I’ve been addicted to their chimchurri-glazed chicken salad this entire year. On top of bean sprouts, peppers, peanuts, and cabbage, the moist thigh meat is hearty and delicious and only enhanced by the sweet tangy dressing. Price: $10.95

NUM PANG
21 East 12th Street (between Fifth Avenue and University Place),
Greenwich Village
(212) 255-3271
140 East 41st Street (between Lexington and Third Avenue),
Midtown East
(212) 867-8889
148 West 48th Street (between Sixth and Seventh Avenue),
Midtown West
(212) 421-0743
119 Broadway (between 25th and 26th Street),
Flatiron District
(212) 647-8889
75 Ninth Avenue (at 16th Street),
Inside Chelsea Market,
Chelsea
(212) 390-8851
225 Liberty Street (at West Street),
Inside Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place
Battery Park City
(212) 227-1957
75 Broad Street (at South William Street),
Financial District
(646) 964-4150
numpangnyc.com

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

CHURCH OF SWEDEN, 5 East 48th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenue), Midtown East

There are too many hidden gems in this city. You could spend a lifetime searching and you’ll still only uncover a handful. Church of Sweden is just that. It’s a Swedish church that’s been in the middle of Midtown Manhattan since 1978. Thousands of people walk by it every day and have no idea that inside the library of the church is a tranquil little coffee counter. And they serve some wonderful pastries and super cheap sandwiches. All you have to do is ring the bell.

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