Savory Nugget: Pure Thai Cookhouse

“Delicate” or being of “very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality,” is usually not the first word I think of when eating a perfectly cooked piece of meat.  However, delicate is the perfect term to use when thinking about the braised beef in the Pa-Yao Beef Noodle Soup from PURE Thai […]

Metal Goddess? …. Umm, Not Quite

Pewter Casting Workshop Learning about new crafts is one of my favorite past times. That’s why when I saw the announcement about a Pewter Casting Workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery, after a brief hesitation, I jumped at the opportunity to take it. Prior to taking this workshop, I thought, “this isn’t for the faint of heart.” Basically, […]


An Affair to Remember (original published on August 11, 2014) I am having a love affair and his name is “Travel.” Traveling is thing I do when I want or need to escape my normal life. My first adult vacation was a visit to San Francisco in 2003 with one of my closest friends. For that trip, […]


The final stop on my Restaurant Week Summer 2014 tour was David Burke Kitchen located in the James Hotel in Soho.  Opened in 2010, the restaurant has two main dinning spaces: a 130-seat loft-like space and glass enclosed Garden and Treehouse Bar, which also seats up to 130 guest. For this meal, I was joined by […]

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy I Have Love in my Tummy

The second stop on my Restaurant Week Summer 2014 tour was Tom Colicchio’s Craftbar in the Flatiron district in New York City.  If you only have time to go to one restaurant for lunch during Restaurant Week, Craftbar is THE one place that is a must visit. Craftbar scores in the stratosphere in both presentation and […]