Monday, September 24, 2012

Katz's Delicatessen: Where Harry Met Sally

I did a bit of exploring all by my lonesome when in New York and decided to visit Katz's Delicatessen for brunch. A New York institution (and where Harry met Sally), Katz's has been around since 1888, it's what you'd consider the “gold standard" for Jewish delis in NYC, and is also the only place in town that still hand-carves all its pastrami and corned beef. And this is New York, so that's saying something!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jericho's 12 Things

Jericho, the good ol' birthday boy, is my best friend and constant plus one whenever anything to do with food, travel, or the theater is involved. We grew up together when I started high school in the Philippines, shared the same circle of friends, but never really talked until a couple of years ago. We've been inseparable ever since!

Jerik also sidelines as my professional photographer when I have events to cover at night (I pay him with food - his little pooch iz happy).

Check out his 12 Things:

Friday, September 14, 2012

Mucking Around West Village's Tertulia

I had the opportunity to hang out with foodie and chef, Jerrome Abustan, and Anna, for dinner after a long day of being an Xtreme Lashes practice dummy (it was a favor for a friend and I got free lashes in the process). We found ourselves in the West Village and checked out Tertulia, a new restaurant that had just opened at the time, with Chef Seamus Mullen celebrating the taste of Spain in all his dishes. He is best known in New York for Boqueria, a tapas bar and restaurant first opened in the Flatiron in 2006 and then at a second location in Soho.

Slice by Pia Cayetano

Once again, I got a nice surprise from Jericho, inviting me for dinner at Senator Pia Cayetano's new restaurant, Slice. They had a great deal at Groupon Philippines, and we were both dying to try their delectable muffins and cupcakes. With the good senator being an advocate of healthy living and not skimping on great-tasting, nutritious food, I was pretty sure I'd be in for a healthy treat - only for it to be offset by the cupcakes, muffins, and cakes that greets you as you come in. Ugh, fail.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wing Kings Reign Supreme

I'm a chicken fiend, I admit it. If I were to eat any type of meat for days at a time, it will most likely be chicken.

I get the weirdest cravings for Andoks and the oddest times of the day and am painfully weaning myself off my dependency for Bon Chon's chops and KFC's spicy fried chicken. But when the yearning for chicken becomes too great and I just have to have a teensy bit, Wing Kings is the joint to hit up at BGC.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Kickin' It in New Jersey

I took a weekend off and spent it in New Jersey during my 3-month NYC hiatus last year, and visited my uncle who had a quaint cottage there. We met up at Penn station on a Friday evening, took the NJ Transit to Aberdeen Matawan station where his roaster was parked, and drove up to Keyport.