Danji

01. May 2012 Korean, Midtown 0
346 West 52nd Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues 212/586.2880 $66 for my share with 2 others, with drinks, with tip ♥ ♥ Tastiest: 1. Spicy whelk salad with buckwheat noodles – just enough saltiness and spiciness. It’s refreshing to see whelks on the menu. 2. Poached sablefish with spicy daikon – reminded me of ...

Isa

26. April 2012 American, Brooklyn 0
38 Wythe Street off South 2nd Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn 347/689.3594 $70 each for 2 people, with 2 drinks, without tip ♥ ♥ ♥ When Eater.com announced that Masten Lake would be closing, a small part of me hurt. I haven’t been in a restaurant that was as delicious and creative as Masten Lake since ...

Sunchoke Salad in Whole-Grain Mustard and Shallot Dressing

17. April 2012 Vegetables + Salads 0
They’re ginger, said the guy at the cash register next door after the lady who was ringing me up asked him what they were. No, they’re not, I said. Sunchokes, I iterated. Nah, they’re ginger, he insisted. The lady in between us was confused enough to ask the manager to come over who then gave ...

What and Where to Eat in Istanbul, Turkey

12. April 2012 Istanbul, Turkey 3
The fastest way to my heart is through my stomach; feed me while we’re in a place I’ve never been before and we’ll forever be friends. Certainly the fastest way to learn about a culture is through its food, and often that begins on its bustling streets. Francine, Lucy, Justin and I spent a long ...

Lemon Upside-Down Loaf

There was a point in time when I “Liked” Food & Wine Magazine on Facebook; I don’t remember when, but I’ve been noticing their updates on my feed lately. A recipe for a lemon upside-down cake contributed by a certain Cal Peternell accompanied a cool-looking photo, and a stamp of approval that indicated it was ...