Playa Mesa Brunch in Costa Mesa, California

You know how they say you don't realize what you have until you start missing it? I feel like I've experienced that quite frequently with all my moving around lately. When I was living in NYC I was yearning for open air and outdoor adventures...

Los Angeles: Lunch at The Henry

It is undeniable that having good weather year round in Los Angeles is great mainly because dining al fresco extends way beyond the summer months. A few weekends back, when there was an extra day off, I took the time to wander around the surrounding...

Dinner at Tip Tap Room in Boston

I recently posted about a trip to Maine that Sami and I took and when we flew home from Maine to LA, we flew out of Logan airport in Boston. I've only every been to Boston once before and that trip was for a work...

North Italia in Santa Monica

This is the second time trying North Italia and overall I was pretty pleased. My first time going there was when my new neighbor invited Sami and I for brunch. At first I was skeptical of the place because online it looked like a chain...

BòCàPhê (SoHo): Vietnamese Eats & the Perfect Banh Mi

I love New York, I mean really really love New York. This summer I'll be coming up on my 9 year anniversary of living here. Even after 9 years of living downtown and exploring the same blocks over and over again, I find myself stumbling upon...

Brunch at a TriBeCa landmark : Bubby’s.

A common question I get is "Have you eaten anywhere great lately?" Even with my food blog, I tend to draw a blank. I've definitely tried my fair share of restaurants in the city and have a long list of places I LOVE but to...

Weekend Brunch at The Smith

These past few weeks have been pretty hectic as I'm prepping to move apartments. I've been living in my current apartment for about 5 years and I've been knee deep in packing. Unfortunately, I haven't had much time to dedicate to anything else but am...

National Banana Cream Pie Day

I recently enrolled in baking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education and last month we had a demo on how to make pie crust. We made an apple pie that night and I ended up having some extra dough. I wrapped it in plastic wrap,...