Category Archive: Grinds

Birthday Brunching at Root & Bone

Okay, I promise this will be my last 30th birthday-related post. For a while, at least. (Random celebrations keep popping up all over the place.) The weekend after my b-day party, one of… Continue reading

Soft Shell Crab Buns at Kobeyaki

Have you ever tried something that was so yummy, you almost got angry at it? Because you knew you’d be addicted and craving it for the rest of your life? That’s how I… Continue reading

Seastar: My Favorite Pacific Northwest Restaurant

As much as I love New York City’s foodie scene, I have yet to find a restaurant to top the one place I’ve been in love with since high school – Seastar. Founded… Continue reading

A Food Guide to New York City’s Chinatown

The trek down to Chinatown from the Upper East Side can be tedious, but it’s always fun to scope out the markets and surround myself with foods I grew up around. If you’re… Continue reading

Dim Sum at the Golden Unicorn

Only one thing can coerce me to get out of bed on a Sunday morning, take the Subway downtown, and brave the crowds in Chinatown when the weather is bad and I have… Continue reading

Two Little Red Hens: Home of the Bombest Cupcakes

New York City has so many fantastic bakeries, that everyone has a different opinion about where to find the best cupcakes. Butter Lane, Magnolia Bakery, Sprinkles, yada yada yada. But MY favorite cupcake… Continue reading

Fresh Wok: Hawaiian Plate Lunches in the UES

In NYC, you can find legit food from almost any culture – Chinese, Brazilian, Southern BBQ, Italian, Indian, Greek, etc. But if you’re from Hawaii and craving some local island grinds, there’s not… Continue reading

Dang, Num Pang

If you read my previous post about The Melt Shop, you may have figured out by now that I have a bit of a sandwich obsession. I loooooooove me some sammiches, just like… Continue reading

Java Girl in the East 60s

Having lived in the Seattle area for more than 15 years, I naturally have a love for all things Starbucks (iced venti triple shot sugar-free vanilla soy latte, please!). But there’s no point… Continue reading

The Melt Shop, aka “”

Leave it to NYC to take a childhood favorite, upgrade the hell out of it, and make you think “OMG how can this be so good?”┬áThe Melt Shop is responsible for making some… Continue reading