Favorites of 2009

Can you believe 2009 is almost over? I love writing my “favorites of the year” post (links for 2008 and 2007) because it’s a great way for me to reflect on my year of dining out. This year, I found a couple of restaurants that have become favorites (new openings as well as NYC staples). […]

Beef Bourguignon

After having the beef bourguignon at Joseph Leonard and watching Julia and Julie, I decided to give Beef Bourguignon a try. Except, I didn’t have any herbs because I finished with my Aerogarden. And, it was blizzarding outside so I didn’t want to go outside…although with my new jacket, I probably would’ve been safe. I […]


Last year, for Valentine’s Day, I took Chris out for dinner at Zenkichi in Brooklyn. I read about the restaurant and thought it would be a fun experience (the layout is booth after private booth with little shades that you draw while you’re eating. You ring a buzzer to let your server know that you’re […]

Happy Holidays!

David and I are back in North Carolina to spend the holidays with my mom. We’ve already been to two parties and we hosted one. Two more to go (New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day). Here are some pictures from our visit! My mom bought a cute stuffed duck at a local store to […]


Sakagura is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. It used to be a hidden gem (the restaurant is located inside the basement of an office building in midtown) but word spread like wildfire because every time I go these days, the place is packed. The restaurant serves little dishes that are made to […]

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