Author: Dara

Foodie Fun

NYC Dumpling Festival Oct. 24th!

Pickles, Apples, and Dumplings, oh my! The LES has so many arbitrary food festivals I can't even keep track. Brought to you by Chef One, the first-ever NYC Dumpling Festival, will take place on Saturday, October 24th from 12 pm – 5pm at the Sara D. Roosevelt Park on East […]

Foodie Fun

NYC Apple Day is This Sunday!

The Lower East Side has been home to many local food shops and mom and pop stores – and I'm starting to like their whole LES is more attitude. First there was Pickle Day, and next week there's Apple Day! So powerful, yet, so simple.. Brought to you by the […]

Food and Drink

Sunday Brunch at The Smith

I wanted to write about this the second I left the restaurant yesterday, but I believe I lapsed into a small coma. Yes, a banana/potato waffle-induced coma. What am I referring to? Brunch at The Smith in the East Village. I made a reservation for brunch (the day of!) for 1 […]

Food and Drink

Tanuki Tavern Opens Tonight in Gansevoort

  The Meatpacking District gets some fish with Tanuki Tavern, a Japanese sushi/tapas spot opening tonight in the Gansevoort Hotel. I didn't even know the Japanese had tapas, but apparently they do, and it is known in Japan as "Izakaya." Izakaya roughly translates to: "a Japanese drinking establishment which also serves food to accompany the drinks." What […]