More than just Money: How to be Generous

Giving Tuesday normally occurs on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, but that feels like a lifetime away and God knows this world needs some generosity and joy right now, hence the first #GivingTuesdayNow on March 5, 2020 (the year and decade that represented hope and renewal not long ago, but has quickly turned sour into…

NYC Restaurants Open for Delivery and Takeout During COVID-19

I never thought that life would come to this, but we’re here. And while my heart aches, I’m hopeful that together (although apart because we’re all social distancing ourselves), we will get through this. While there is a lot going on and a lot that needs help, right now, I wanted to share with you…

Guide to the Upper West Side

I spent years living on the UWS, and then spent an entire month rediscovering and exploring the neighborhood to create this restaurant guide to the Upper West Side.

Costa Mesa, California: Food Heaven in Orange County

I plan my travels around eating, prioritizing my meals and figuring everything else out around that. And if you’re anything like me, then I know you will love Costa Mesa because eating is the main attraction. What may have started as an inland suburban town nestled within Orange County, has quickly become a food mecca…

NYC Essentials: 3rd Edition

About 3.5 years ago, I created a “NYC Essentials List” – the 20 places in New York City that I couldn’t possibly live without. And while I still hold the same sentiment for some of the restaurants I listed back in 2015, I can’t help but recognize that I’ve now tried so much more, and…

Southern California Essentials: 1st Edition

NYC will always have a special place in my heart, but the world is big and I’ve spent a lot of time in Southern California over the past year and a half. This lead me to create an essentials list (places I couldn’t live without) here in California as well. However, because this isn’t just…

San Francisco Travel Guide

Navigating San Francisco FAT Scale (Food, Attractions, Transportation): 8.1/10 Food: 8.7/10 Attractions: 8.7/10 Transportation: 7/10 HAPPY Scale (Hotels/Lodging, Ample Period of Time, Price, Population, Yearning to Return): 8.5/10 Hotels/Lodging: 9/10 Ample Period of Time: 3 Nights, 4 Days Price: $$$ Population: Media Gurus, Tech-Driven, Yuppies, Art-Inspired, Young Families Yearning to Return: 8/10 San Francisco, the most…

The Harrow

by michaela dunn FAT SCALE (Flavor, Appeal, Taste): 8.67/10 Flavor: 8.5                                  Appeal: 9                                    Taste: 8.5                                                            HAPPY SCALE (Hospitality, Atmosphere, Population, Price, Yearning for more):  8.3/10 Hospitality: 9 Atmosphere: 9 Population: Locals, good for intimate dining, casual, Price: 7 ($$ or $$$) Yearning for more: Absolutely, looking forward to going back to try…

NYC Essentials: 2nd Edition

Hi fam! About 2.5 years ago, I created a “NYC Essentials List” – the 20 places in New York City that I couldn’t possibly live without. And while I still hold the same sentiment for some of the restaurants I listed back at the end of 2015, I can’t help but recognize that I’ve now tried…