The First Meal

Aug 27, 2014

Bossam, because why not? My stomach was very pleased.

Meet Yomi

Aug 20, 2014

I like dogs, and they like me! I think. At least Yomi does.

Sweet Summer

Aug 6, 2014

I ate a lot of stuff this summer. An unhealthy portion of the stuff I consumed falls under the category of 'sweets' (my personal favorite category as you will soon learn.. if you didn't already know). Enjoy the photo vomit taken mostly with my phone (for which I apologize).

*MOMOFUKU MILK BAR cereal milk + soft serve with crunch

* MAGNOLIA BAKERY chocolate pudding pie

*SPOT DESSERT BAR Vietnamese Coffee Cupcake

*MAST BROTHERS stumptown coffee chocolate bar

*MAX BRENNER fondue for 2

*BIG GAY ICE CREAM SHOP salty pimp + rock roadhouse

*GEORGETOWN CUPCAKES birthday cake(?) + key lime pie


*LA NEW YORKINA pink lemonade

ALRIGHT you caught me. This was a lazy post. If you follow me on instagram, you're probably shaking a finger at me. And if you don't, you're probably wondering why all these pictures are all so conveniently square. Not to worry. I'm off to Korea in a few days, which means I'll probably be chipping away at a backlog of Korea-photos for at least half of September. Stay tuned for the many travel/food posts coming your way.

Brunch At Buvette

Aug 3, 2014

Brunch. Brunch. Brunch. Brunch. I've said it before, and I'll say it 'til I'm old and gray: I love brunch. There's something seriously magical about slow weekend mornings that I can't quite put my finger on. If you're a regular visitor, you've already wrapped your mind around my rather loud infatuation with the hybrid meal that is "brunch". Recently, I expressed my love for the meal at Buvette, a quaint little restaurant reminiscent of some of the French cafes I walked past instead of going into in Paris (nooo!).
First of all, it's incredibly beautiful. A bicycle with a basket full of corks stands propped up right outside the restaurant. A box of oranges here. A basket of bread there. Mirrored tiles on the ceiling and lights strung across the outdoor seating area. A hipster's paradise! Top it all off with small delicious plates of food and you have Buvette. We ordered croissants with raspberry jam (omg so good) and butter, fresh squeezed orange juice, a cr'q monsieur (a classic ham and gruyere toasted sandwich), and steamed eggs with prosciutto and toast. Sounds like there was a bit of a redundancy with our order but there are no complaints here. Hope you all get a chance to go!

P.S Expect to get real cozy with your neighbors.

Isola Trattoria

Jul 16, 2014

Walk past it once: shame on them. Walk past it twice: shame on me. The third time around, anyone should avoid the obvious mistake of walking past it and make a beeline for the entrance under the canopy of green foliage- a rarity in this concrete jungle. If you're a fan of brunch, like myself, then you most definitely have to make time to dine in Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar. And if you're also a fan of interesting spaces then you'll be doubly glad you stepped foot into this greenhouse-meets-alice-in-wonderland are-we-indoors-or-outdoors restaurant. Order yourself a few bellimi bellinis, lemon ricotta pancakes, smoked salmon, and a porchetta hash and have yourself the slow morning you know you deserve. If you're in need of some extra convincing take a look at the menu and remember to wipe the dribble off your chin after you feast your hungry eyes on the picture below!