Category Archives: NYC

Big Apple Food Adventures: Blogging!

It’s been an interesting experience food blogging in NYC. Certainly, when one is on holidays, one eats out a lot more, so there’s been a real opportunity to try all sorts of food, from the very elegant (Del Posto) to … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Ippudo Westside

When Ippudo came to Sydney, there was a bit of a fuss, as I remember, and then it settled down. There are now four branches of Ippudo, all in shopping malls, and while I think the design is elegant, and … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Shalom Japan, Williamsburg

I love a story and the story of a Japanese chef and a Jewish chef falling in love and opening a fusion restaurant is pretty irresistible. I was excited to try out Shalom Japan, and what a menu it is: … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Sweat, Studio 54, NYC

After seeing nine musicals in a row, I thought it was time for some theatre. It was between this one, A Doll’s House Part 2 and Little Foxes, but this is the one that had rush seating available. It’s gotten … Continue reading

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Big Apple Food Adventures: Parm, Lower East Side

My family has always been obsessed with food shows, so it’s no surprise my Mom flips to the Food Channel while we’re in New York City. One of her favourites is on, Andrew Zimmern, with a show called Bizarre Foods … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bill Hayes’s Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes My rating: 4 of 5 stars This would be a good book to read on any occasion but takes on more resonance if you have a connection with New York … Continue reading

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Review: Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC

This hotel has received the worst reviews that I’ve ever read. Period. They are so terrible as to be comical, and yet, since my mother booked this hotel for our five-night stay in New York City, non-refundable, without checking with … Continue reading

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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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