An Array of Pit-Smoked Meats at Hometown BBQ

Destination barbecue in New York? Yep. Meat worth a windy ferry ride from Manhattan? (Or a slightly confusing Uber ride from Williamsburg?) Yes. A meal at Hometown Barbecue in Red Hook, Brooklyn is the definition of a destination dining experience: It takes a while to get there. It’s in a place that you probably would…

Nonna Treatment at Numero 28

A few weeks ago I found myself on a train to New York, with no concrete plans other than to stroll lazily around in the brutal summer heat of the city with my oldest childhood friend and her boyfriend, who were visiting the States for the first time. Fortunately, they had checked off the Empire State Building,…

Katz’s Pastrami on Rye

The restaurant scene of NYC has intimidated me since the first lonely Fung Wah day-trip I took there back in high school. Overstimulated by noises and overwhelmed by options, I couldn’t imagine how even residents could reach a decision on where to go and what to eat in a city that seems to have everything for everyone…

A Birthday Package from Momofuku Milk Bar

I realized a few hours ago that I never actually wrote the article about the wonderful package of Momofuku Milk Bar goodies I received from my boyfriend / frequent dining companion for my birthday (in February) this year, so the following article is a tad belated. Momofuku Milk Bar is a bakery and dessert shop…