MARY’S PIZZA SHACK

My family and I spent a few days in San Francisco after my graduation (this was a while ago!), and we were thrilled to visit a quaint little town in the heart of the world’s third largest wine country (Sonoma/Napa Valley). We stopped in Sonoma for lunch and then continued the journey to the other…

TIPSY PARSON

What’s better than breakfast and lunch?      Brunch. Well, more importantly, Sunday brunch. There’s something fresh about Sunday mornings. Last summer, Jacqui had suggested Tipsy Parson, a charming restaurant in Chelsea that served American comfort food like biscuits and gravy, pancakes, sandwiches and more. It was crowded, but we were lucky to get a table at the back…

HAN DYNASTY

Great news, New Yorkers! The Big Apple just scored itself another amazing Asian eatery: Han Dynasty. The famous Chinese restaurant recently branched out from Philadelphia and snagged a sweet spot in the East Village, catering the same delicious Szechuan cuisine as its Philly pioneer. Voted as one of the top 50 Chinese restaurants in America,…

COCORON

  Tucked in the NoLita, Cocoron aims to offer healthy Japanese home cooking that will lift your spirits, inducing the “heartwarming” feeling that its name translates into. The space is small and the tables are packed closely together — typical of Manhattan restaurants — but the dark walls create a calm, comfortable ambiance. Soba is…