Francine does Queens

If you read our last post, you know how much we appreciate the Queens food scene. Kristina spends her days working in the borough, and Allen spent his childhood visiting Flushing for weekend grocery shopping. When our friend, food historian Francine Segan, told us she was planning a talk on Queens at the 92Y on Tuesday, … More Francine does Queens

C-CAP Benefit 2016

Every year, we’re fortunate to attend C-CAP’s Annual Benefit not only to taste great food and meet chefs but also to see which distinguished individual in the culinary world will be honored by the non-profit organization. This year, Daniel Humm, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Eleven Madison Park and The Nomad, will receive the C-CAP Honors Award, an award … More C-CAP Benefit 2016

Dumplings Break

Recently, Kristina had a day off in the middle of the week, which meant one thing: time for lunch with a friend! Since we were both busy running errands, we wanted something quick and a little different. We decided on Xi-an Famous Foods, a well-known NYC spot that has grown from a basement stall in … More Dumplings Break

Back for Brunch

Recently, half of FP (Kristina) spent a Saturday with a little bit of fitness and a little bit of brunch. It seems like you can find a new themed 5k race around every corner these days, and I have tried a few of them, including the Hot Chocolate Run and Color Me Rad. As you … More Back for Brunch

Bird is the Word

From meeting him in person at an event, watching him as a judge on Chopped and eating at Red Rooster, and reading his books, you can say we’re big fans of Marcus Samuelsson and what he’s done for food and Harlem.  So naturally, when we found out he was opening another restaurant, Streetbird Rotisserie, we had … More Bird is the Word

Back to Patricia’s

We were first introduced to Patricia’s few years back when we celebrated a friend’s birthday there. What we remember from that night was the great service, variety of options and large portions of delicious food. While we have some favorite places nearby for pizza and pasta, we decided to treat ourselves to date night and went to Patricia’s. … More Back to Patricia’s

Lunch Break

This fall, Kristina is beginning a new job in Queens which means, among many other things, easy access to a wide variety of delicious food. Here’s her first report from the neighborhood. Last week, while on-site at the new gig for planning and preparation, my team and I were looking for a quick lunch option … More Lunch Break