Osteria Morini

For a girl’s night dinner, we tried going to Pasquale Jones (part of the Charlie Bird family) but the restaurant was closed for a private event. Luckily, Osteria Morini is right around the corner and was able to fit us in for dinner! We ordered a lot of delicious food, included the branzino with chickpeas, [...]

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 [...]

Emmett’s

Growing up in central Illinois, I was introduced to deep dish pizza at Papa Del’s. My mom used to have pizza parties for her students and her students would always request Papa Del’s (Champaign surprisingly has a lot of good pizza spots, including Monical’s, Jupiter’s and Papa Del’s). The pizza from Papa Del’s has the [...]

Blue Ribbon Brasserie

The first time I went to Blue Ribbon Brasserie, I sat next to John Mayer at 2 in the morning and ate bone marrow while listening in on his conversation (unsuccessfully). On this visit, I went for a late night meal and ended up sitting next to no one because the restaurant was empty (maybe [...]

Laduree Soho

One of my new favorite places to go in New York is Laduree. Originally it was the Upper East Side location but then Laduree opened a huge bakery, restaurant, and open outdoor space in Soho, where Ken and I went one wonderful weekend. It’s such a beautiful bakery and all of the macarons and baked [...]


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