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

Homestyle Italian

Port Chester, on the New York/Connecticut border, has a wide range of food options. From sweet snacks at Paletas Fernandez┬áto beach fare at bartaco, there’s something for everyone. We recently had a special night out at Tarry Lodge, which is owned and operated by Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. Tarry Lodge offers the perfect mix … More Homestyle Italian

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

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

Hikes and Pints

Not too long ago, we found ourselves with a free summer day. What a luxury! In order to make the most of it, we hopped in the car and headed to Bear Mountain State Park, a beautiful spot for hiking and relaxing about 45 minutes from where we live. Although we didn’t do as much … More Hikes and Pints

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┬áhas 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