The day after the Michelin 2016 event, Ken and I flew to San Francisco for the weekend to visit Teresa (his sister) and to attend his friend’s wedding in Sonoma. We landed, checked into our hotel in San Francisco, and then headed to Nopalito, a Mexican restaurant specializing in local, organic and sustainable ingredients. We […]

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 […]


Cosme, a restaurant in the Gramercy/Flatiron area, has been buzzing with positive reviews since it opened last year. We have been there multiple times and have enjoyed the food so much that we decided to bring Ken’s parents there when they visited New York in July. The restaurant is located on 21st street, near Tumblr’s […]

Mad Mex

When I was a kid, my mom used to take us to restaurants by her office. Since she taught in Oakland, we would go to places that were much cooler than what we were used to. One place that always comes to mind is Mad Mex, a tex-mex restaurant that always had the world’s best […]