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 [...]

Jongro Korean BBQ

Last weekend, Ken and I were in the mood to eat out on Friday night but didn’t know what we wanted to eat (as usual!). We finally decided to get Korean and we hadn’t been to K-town in over six months, so we walked over to 32nd Street to find a restaurant. We walked all [...]

The Boil

Last week, our brother in law, Paul was here for business and we decided to meet up for dinner. Ken and I weren’t sure where to take Paul because he’s been to practically every restaurant in New York, but he suggested we go to The Boil because he had something similar in LA the previous [...]

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, [...]

Farmhouse Inn

While we were in Sonoma for John and Erin’s wedding, Ken’s client and his wife were also in Sonoma enjoying a long weekend. Owen and Jessica met up with us at Farmhouse Inn for dinner on Saturday night in the Russian Valley (we were both staying in the Sonoma-area). I made the reservation while we [...]


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