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…

First Timers Guide to Navigating Tokyo’s Culinary Scene

Before arriving in Japan, I had high expectations. From all the research I did to literally everyone and their mothers telling me how great it was, I was expecting greatness. Coming out of this trip, I don’t just understand everyone’s hyperbolic sentiments, but I 100% agree with them. Take me at my word or don’t,…

26 Best Bites of 2016

Below are my 26 favorite dishes and drinks of 2016! These are not necessarily my favorite restaurants overall because that’s a whole other animal. BUT these are the things that really stood out to me and left a memorable impression. All of the dishes are listed and the restaurants are linked – you’re welcome. 😉 They…