THE LION

At the end of October, I was invited to sample The Lion‘s autumn brunch menu at its Greenwich Village location. It featured scrumptious dishes and equally delicious drinks. Helmed by one of NYC’s most sought-after chefs, John DeLucie, The Lion has generated a sea of praises from publications such as Vanity Fair, Time Out New York, W…

CRANKY’S CAFE

One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is brunch. Two Sundays ago, I met up with Brian for brunch at Cranky’s Cafe in Hunter’s Point. This cozy French Louisiana Café in Queens dishes it Cajun style. The space is engulfed in a rustic charm through its furnishing — dark wood and brick walls make you feel…

GIANO

New York is peppered with Italian restaurants. While it’s not hard to find great Italian cuisine in a city with a strong Italian influence, it sometimes is a challenge to find good pastas and genuine Italian warmth in the same place. Giano is the exception. I was invited to dine at Giano a few weeks…

SIK GAEK

Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Woodside in Queens, Sik Gaek is a Korean restaurant that hardly ever sees a dull moment. If people aren’t gawking over the sannakji (live octopus), they’re probably too busy stuffing their faces in other delicacies. The steamed seafood in sweet pumpkin is a must-try, featuring assorted seafood baked in…

JOONBUG

Hey there. I know I’ve been MIA for a loooong time, and it’s not because I’ve given up on food writing. Actually, it’s quite the contrary. I’ve been juggling three jobs, including a freelance food writing position with JoonBug! 🙂 JoonBug is a social/lifestyle blog that covers the latest parties, events and happenings in New York and…