Caprese panino from Mangiamo Pronto

Trying Out MealPal Lunch Service in Denver

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Butcher’s Board at Bremen's

Bremen’s Wine & Tap: Refined Bistro that Excels at Meat

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Paitan soy sauce from Nojo Ramen Tavern

A Weekend in San Francisco: Best Meals and Restaurants for Foodies

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Mexican Hot Dog from SOL Mexican Cocina

SOL Mexican Cocina: A Little Bit of Baja in Cherry Creek

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Food

The Mercantile Wows with Simplicity

By on July 31, 2016
Acquerello mushroom risotto truffle - before

Making dinner reservations was never really my thing when I lived in New York City. The idea of trying to figure out what I would feel like eating several days in advance seemed pretty unreasonable.  What if thought I wanted vegan comfort food next Friday, but when that day came around, I actually felt like eating soup dumplings in Chinatown?!?! […]

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Healthy Asian Fare at Mooncake Foods

By on June 9, 2016
Peashoot dumplings

In late March I was back in NYC for work. It was strange being a “visitor” in the city I know best. When my mom rang up asking to meet up for an early dinner in SoHo, I took the opportunity to try out a tiny place on Watts Street I’d walked by a billion times […]

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Life

How I Learned to Love Wearing Patagonia

By on June 3, 2016
Patagonia nano puff jacket

Living in NYC, the idea of wearing head-to-toe Patagonia never once crossed my mind. I was familiar with Patagonia, having owned a few base layer items to keep me warm during the brutal New York winters, but when I moved to Denver, locals told me wearing “Patagucci” would become a way of life. I chuckled a […]

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Fantastic No-Frills Japanese Food at Sakura House

By on May 11, 2016
udon soup + shrimp tempura

I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a neighborhood joint that they can rely on for a solid, affordable weekday dinner. As soon as I stepped into Sakura House, I felt my search was over. Location and Decor Located in a little office park called Sakura Square, you may have to hunt around a little to find the […]

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Food

Recreating Nitehawk Queso

By on May 1, 2016
Stanton's Nitehawk queso

Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn will always have a special place in my heart. It’s one of the coolest indie movie theaters in New York City featuring a cool vintage vibe for interior (think studded leather banquets at the bar downstairs plus a wall case filled with VHS tapes of classic cult movies), but it’s also one of the only […]

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