The Bao

One of our favorite restaurants is The Bao, a xiao-long-bao (known in English as soup dumplings, sometimes abbreviated as XLB) restaurant in the east village. My cousin’s wife initially found it from yelp reviews and Ken and I usually don’t eat on St. Mark’s unless it’s for dessert, but we gave it a try and […]

Brindle Room

Over the weekend, Ken and I were in the mood for a burger so we walked to Brindle Room, a bar and restaurant in the East Village. Brindle Room has nightly specials (Saturday is ribeye night) but we were there specifically for the steakhouse burger. The location is right next to my old hair salon, […]

Michelin 2016 Stars for New York City

Two weeks ago, Ken and I attended the party to announce the 2016 Michelin Guide for NYC restaurants. We had such a great time last year (the party was at Gustavino’s and I recapped the event here). This year, the party was held at Manhattan Classic Car Club on Hudson, which was very fitting considering […]


A few of my coworkers and I decided to do dinner one night in the east village at the new hotspot, Noreetuh. The restaurant was opened by a few per se alumni and we were all really excited to try it. My friend, Ryan, is actually friends with one of the co-owners and has dined […]


Before the holidays, Christine, Stephane and I met up for dinner at Dieci, a Japanese tapas restaurant in the east village. We wanted to eat near union square because we were all coming from different parts of the city (and Christine was coming from Brooklyn) so Dieci seemed like it was the perfect location. I’ve […]

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