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The Mercantile Wows with Simplicity

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

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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How I Learned to Love Wearing Patagonia

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 […]

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Fantastic No-Frills Japanese Food at Sakura House

UPDATED 12/22/2019: Added details of Paikou Ramen and new photos UPDATED 2/12/2018: Adjusted Best Ramen in Denver ranking 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 […]

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Recreating Nitehawk Cinema 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 […]