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Big Apple Food Adventures: Cho Dang Gol, Gramercy

NYC is a city of extremes, that’s clear, and it applies to food too. Blink your eyes and you’ve been served a plate of greasy carbs, the size of your head, or stumble, without much planning, into a restaurant that … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Atoboy, NoMad

I stumbled across this review in the NYT by Pete Wells who I totally adore. Ignacio and Kieran were game to try it and we had a late night meal here on a Tuesday night. Hooley dooley, as the say … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter

What is Soul Food? I wasn’t sure but I wanted to try some. Alphabet City in the East Village seemed closer to Kips Bay than Harlem, so I headed down to Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter at 94 Avenue C. … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Dear Evan Hansen, Music Box Theatre, NYC

Sniff. I’m wrecked. In a good way. I’ve been crying my way through Dear Evan Hansen. There are a lot of heartstrings being pulled here. It touches on some pretty universal themes: not fitting in, loneliness, acceptance, the bonds and … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Street Taco, Kips Hill

The NYC dining city is so dynamic. I can’t believe that a few places that I’ve just casually dropped by at have only been open a few months. Things seem to change here by the week… I had seen a … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Little Tong Noodle House

I’ve had noodles from Yunnan before, both in Yunnan and at a little restaurant in Sydney’s Chinatown. The noodle is called Mixian and it’s a spaghetti-shaped rice noodle. I like it; it’s familiar in two ways, both because of the … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

I admit to being mystified by this show. There were so many colours and so much movement that I found it hard to cast my mind back to the story, read in my youth, or possibly told in the classroom: … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Cosme

Cosme has caused a big buzz, apparently. I can see why: sleek, chick setting, and a modern interpretation of Mexican food. In Sydney, Australia, while some nicer Mexican restaurants have opened up in the last years, it’s certainly not fine … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Momofuku Milk Bar

So, the main reason I wanted to try Momofuku Milk Bar is that I wanted to see how my homemade version of their Crack Pie stacked up to the real thing… I mean, I know I’m supposed to try the … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Luke’s Lobster

A colleague mentioned a few times that a lobster roll is a must in NYC and that Luke’s Lobster Rolls are her choice. I kind of remember the last time I was in NYC having a lobster roll… but that … Continue reading

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