U[, not a] nic[e tac]o, you’re a bit weird: Unico Global Tacos, 31-31 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/24/17

Last time I was at Unico I was not that impressed by the place, just a bit stymied. It’s a millennial haven where bad “popular” music comes to die. Nevertheless, I was craving a Slurpee since yesterday, and it’s on the same block….so, I’ll give them another chance. I shouldn’t have. The one thing Unico… Continue reading U[, not a] nic[e tac]o, you’re a bit weird: Unico Global Tacos, 31-31 Thomson Ave., Long Island City, Queens 4/24/17

The one time I really didn’t mind when salmon tasted like chicken: Mullanes Bar & Grill, 71 Lafayette Ave., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn 8/10/17

After watching "Rachel Getting Married" at Brooklyn Academy of Music, and attending a stimulating and awesome Q & A with the movie's screenwriter Jenny Lumet and star Bill Irwin at BAM's Rose Cinema after the movie, my friend and I were both spellbound and starving at the same time. Dinner needed to be quick and somewhat cheap.… Continue reading The one time I really didn’t mind when salmon tasted like chicken: Mullanes Bar & Grill, 71 Lafayette Ave., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn 8/10/17

When my mind is blown in two ways: Riko Peruvian Cuisine, 45-23 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Queens 7/11/17

Bliss Street, it’s been a long time. Alas, I’m still eating solo, but I needed to get away, due to an argument at work about the air conditioning. David, Virginia and I like the cold; Julia and Lena do not. I need not to get more aspirated with anger. At Riko’s, one is never angry.… Continue reading When my mind is blown in two ways: Riko Peruvian Cuisine, 45-23 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, Queens 7/11/17

Some [vegan flavors] to love: Van Leeuwen’s Artisan Ice Cream (East Village), 48 1/2 East 7th Street, New York, NY 7/6/17

Ice cream can be quite the folly for ones who are lactose intolerant. The last time I had actual ice cream three years ago, I was really sick outside the Mexican restaurant where we ate. Not good. But it’s summertime, and a girl has to get cool, and is getting sick from all the sorbets.… Continue reading Some [vegan flavors] to love: Van Leeuwen’s Artisan Ice Cream (East Village), 48 1/2 East 7th Street, New York, NY 7/6/17

Taco Tuesday (and it was okay) on my half-birthday: Don Tapas @ Falchi, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, NY 6/27/17

Half-birthdays are only necessary when you are born in December or on a regular national holiday. Since I only remember three actual birthday parties complete with friends growing up, my half-birthdays in June have become special days, for me and me alone. Today’s lunch is tacos, which is timely and awesome. My pick at Don… Continue reading Taco Tuesday (and it was okay) on my half-birthday: Don Tapas @ Falchi, 31-00 47th Ave., Long Island City, NY 6/27/17

His (first) last lunch: Van Dam Diner, 45-55 Van Dam Street, Long Island City, Queens 6/21/17

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! On this longest day of the year, we say a long, graceful goodbye to my co-worker John, one of my favorite eating companions and guests to the blog. Everyone from our department is sad to see him go. So, our band of seven heads to Van Dam Diner, a great place… Continue reading His (first) last lunch: Van Dam Diner, 45-55 Van Dam Street, Long Island City, Queens 6/21/17

Two Roman dishes in two cities: 1. Royal Art Cafe, Roma (Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184, Roma, Italy) May 24, 2017 ; 2. Cacio e Pepe, (182 2nd Ave., New York, NY) 6/15/17

1. Rome, Italy: There are many things I have regretted not doing. A recent one was not eating a typical regional meal while in Rome. I don’t remember why…was it, because this was the last city of the WTT tour, I was getting exhausted of Italian food? (No, that’s not it) Or, was I really… Continue reading Two Roman dishes in two cities: 1. Royal Art Cafe, Roma (Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184, Roma, Italy) May 24, 2017 ; 2. Cacio e Pepe, (182 2nd Ave., New York, NY) 6/15/17

Last night of freedom before my writing weekend in Philadelphia: Empress Garden, 108 North 10th St. in Chinatown ; The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market St. at Penns Landing 6/8/17

I’m participating in a long three-day writing conference in Philadelphia this weekend. It’s my first year attending, and I’m very nervous. Yes, I’m a writer, a poet who sometimes writes song lyrics, and a blogger for eating good foodstuffs. But, am I good? My poet friend Katherine, who’s the vice-president of the New York Poetry… Continue reading Last night of freedom before my writing weekend in Philadelphia: Empress Garden, 108 North 10th St. in Chinatown ; The Franklin Fountain, 116 Market St. at Penns Landing 6/8/17

The Hungry Librarian Abroad: To all the dishes I’ve loved before…but I still can’t recall : in Venice (5/17/17), in Florence (5/20/17) and in Sorrento (5/22/17).

I’m now cursed. Since I’ve been back to the US, food seems so…bland, processed, not special or succulent at all. Italy has been a piece of Heaven, and now, since I had spent a great¬†amount of time in¬†food Nirvana, where one can bliss with homemade delights made with the freshest ingredients, our stuff now tastes… Continue reading The Hungry Librarian Abroad: To all the dishes I’ve loved before…but I still can’t recall : in Venice (5/17/17), in Florence (5/20/17) and in Sorrento (5/22/17).

The Hungry Librarian Abroad: San Gimignano (Tuscany, part 2) : Vineyard lunch: Fattoria Poggio Alloro, Via Saint Andrea, 23, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italia

It was a gorgeous day at the farm. Very sunny and warm…by the fourth glass of wine, I felt the sun in my bones, but I didn’t care. I was having the best lunch ever, on a beautiful hillside 2 km outside of San Gimignano, at Fattoria Poggio Alloro, a working vineyard/farm in Tuscany. This… Continue reading The Hungry Librarian Abroad: San Gimignano (Tuscany, part 2) : Vineyard lunch: Fattoria Poggio Alloro, Via Saint Andrea, 23, 53037 San Gimignano SI, Italia