Happy Hour Grows Up

If you’ve followed our blog for some time, you might recall that Kristina called East Harlem home for a number of years. Recently, one of her former colleagues was in town, which provided the perfect opportunity to visit the neighborhood and an old favorite hangout. Ricardo Steak House has a little more bling than we remembered, … More Happy Hour Grows Up

Summer Night Out

Now that summer is in full swing, we’re crossing things off our “must do” list. One place we try to visit at least once each summer is the The Beer Garden at Bohemian Hall in Astoria, Queens. (Check out a few pictures from a previous trip here!) It’s the perfect spot for relaxed outdoor drinks– … More Summer Night Out

Taste Asia 2015

The Taste Asia Food Fest makes its return to New York City for a second year. Taste Asia started seven years ago in a single Manhattan restaurant, where the first International Chinese Culinary Competition was held. Today, Taste Asia has grown into the largest Asian food festival in North America with over five hundred notable … More Taste Asia 2015

Pio Pio, Por Favor

With a wealth of restaurant options to choose from in NYC, sometimes it’s nice when friends choose the dinner spot. Recently, Kristina met a few friends at Pio Pio in Hells Kitchen. A NYC institution, Pio Pio has restaurants in four boroughs, where rotisserie chicken and green sauce is key. This was my first visit … More Pio Pio, Por Favor

Pizza Party

Sometimes, nothing quite hits the spot like a slice of pizza. Of course, a slice after yoga probably isn’t the best idea, but perhaps it’s a little better than a slice without yoga or a workout? Recently, Kristina and a friend checked out Patsy’s after yoga. There are a few different unaffiliated Patsy’s in NYC, … More Pizza Party

Vegan Night Out

While we’re not vegetarian or vegan, we do enjoy our share of non-meat dinners from time to time. After Kristina’s brunch at Candle 79, we knew it would be a great spot to share with friends. Recently, we had a few friends in from out of town and enjoyed a delicious Friday night dinner at the Upper … More Vegan Night Out

A Taste of Chopped

Based on our interviews with winners and contestants from the show Chopped, readers know we’re big fans of the show. Like fellow viewers, we often dream about being judges on the show. Who wouldn’t want to taste the food (well, most of the food that is…)?! Recently, we visited Grano NYC in the West Village to … More A Taste of Chopped