Posto

Posto Thin Crust Pizza 310 Second Avenue NY, NY 10003 http://www.postothincrust.com I’m not a pizza lover even though I know loving pizza is as trendy as loving Lebron James or Kanye. And especially New York pizza, which to me is far too sloppy, cheesy, gooey — everything someone wants in a slice of za. But…

Ruby’s

Ruby’s 219 Mulberry St New York, NY 10012 http://www.rubyscafe.com There was this one time in the office, when I was interning in SoHo, that Shannon and I planned on going for lunch. We were office brats, eager to go out for a walk and get some fresh air. (The day before she dragged me onto the blocked…

BCD Tofu House

BCD Tofu House 5 W 32nd St, New York, 10001 http://www.bcdtofu.com BCD Tofu House has a cult following, and not just with drunkards stumbling into ktown after a night out. (Hello, open 24 hours!)

Nom Wah Tea Parlour

Nom Wah Tea Parlour 3 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013 http://www.nomwah.com Nom Wah is hidden in the nooks and crannies of New York’s Chinatown. Even after walking through these allies in daylight several times, I still get lost and rely on extra time to get me there. They boast to be Chinatown’s first dim…

Congee Village (Allen Street)

Congee Village  100 Allen St, New York, NY 10002 http://www.congeevillagerestaurants.com There’s nothing more comforting than congee, scalding in temperature, for when you’re feeling sick. Cantonese congee is boiled for such a long period of time that each millet of rice has melted into a porridge state. The balance of the rice’s earthiness and salt is…

Via Quadronno

Via Quadronno 25 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021 viaquadronno.com I never thought there’d be a day when I’d say “I hate this sandwich.” But today might be that day. Unfortunately, it cost me $16 and I ate it on the bench outside the tiny cafe. I’d like to think sandwiches are the universal…

Balthazar

Balthazar 80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012 http://www.balthazarny.com If I couldn’t afford to eat at Balthazar’s, at least I could get a drink from their to-go shack, I thought to myself. Although shack isn’t quite the appropriate diction to describe a place like Balthazar. To preface this place, this famous SoHo French patisserie serves…