“Damn Good Chinese Food”: East Wind Snack Shop

Tradition or innovation? Luckily, you don’t have to choose at East Wind Snack Shop. After gorging on a slew of bao buns and pot stickers, I sat down with New York City native and seasoned restaurateur Chef Chris Cheung (pictured below), who filled me in on the ins and outs of his Windsor Terrace operation where he and…

A Taste of Shanghai: Yaso Tangbao

Hey everyone! It’s been a little while. So, it’s only appropriate to return with something near and dear to my heart: Shanghai street food. Enter Yaso Tangbao. How cute is this place? Conveniently located off Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Street, this place could not be more clutch. Yaso Tangbao proudly serves fast casual Shanghai street food,…

Your Afternoon Snack: 5ive Spice

Are you ready for your afternoon snack? Afternoon snacks are brief updates on restaurants and bars in and outside of Brooklyn. I want to ensure you have the latest and greatest recommendations as I explore these culinary landscapes. Don’t worry normal posts will continue as well!    I’m a serious sucker for banh mi sandwiches, so my…

MangoSeed: Breaking Through a Crowded Caribbean Scene

MangoSeed is a shining star among many of the restaurants popping up on Flatbush Avenue, serving spins on traditional Caribbean cuisine alongside a tasty cocktail menu with some delightfully stiff drinks. There are a lot of Caribbean restaurants and shops in Flatbush. So, what sets MangoSeed apart? First off, they do it well. There are some Caribbean dishes that…

Hunger Pang: New Asian-American Cuisine

When many Americans think of Asian-American cuisine, it is often synonymous with Chinese American cuisine. Asian cuisine encompasses an ever-growing myriad of dishes, but various regional dishes are often pigeon-holed into heavily Westernized American dishes like crab rangoon. Before you log on to Seamless to order another delivery of General Tso’s chicken with extra duck sauce, think again. Hunger Pang is forcing us…

4 Reasons MDK Will Make You Rethink Grilled Cheese

I think it is fair to say most of us are in a love affair with cheese – maybe even my lactose-tolerant friends with some Lactaid. Macaroni and cheese, pizza, burrata, cheeseburgers, Philly cheesesteaks, cheesy bread and baked brie are just a few of the cheese dishes that come to mind. Grilled cheese, however, brings a flurry of…

Are You Ready For Restaurant Week?

Hold on to your hats! Restaurant Week is upon us. NYC Restaurant Week (NYCRW) occurs semiannually in celebration of fine dining and all things delicious. Participating restaurants offer scrumptious three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($25) and dinner ($38). My favorite part of NYCRW is that it’s so much longer than a week. The festivities run from January 18th…

Delroy’s: More Than Your Neighborhood Bar

Delroy’s Cafe and Wine Bar is certainly more than just your neighborhood bar, but it will be my new neighborhood bar. I have walked past this street many times and this past weekend my roommates and I finally went to see what they were offering. About two blocks from the Prospect Park stop (BQ), Delroy’s resides on Fenimore Street…

Blessings: Fresh Herb. Fresh Food.

Blessings is a breath of fresh air on in the Prospect Park South neighborhood I call home. Flatbush Avenue is teeming with the tantalizing aroma of roti shops, West Indian bakeries, and Asian style take-out spots. As delicious as these bold cuisines are, sometimes you just want a simple plate of good food. When that craving calls,…

Scottadito: Italian Gem in Park Slope

If you are familiar with Park Slope, you know that this area is somewhat saturated with brunch spots, young families, and beautiful brownstones. A short walk from Grand Army Plaza on Union St. is where you can find the Slope’s champion in Italian grubbery, Scottadito. My friends and I are always on the hunt for the most delicious, most affordable,…