30 under 30

You’ve just had a lovely meal in a chic restaurant with good conversation and satisfying food.  Then the bill comes.  Your inward dialogue is running a mile a minute with self-scolding as you see your savings swiped away.   Diner’s remorse is in full swing.   We are here to help with #30under30:  thirty meal options for two under $30…

Culture, Cocktails, and China

An account of a fascinating conversation I had at a bar in Beijing. We talked politics, guns, and culture, and I got the real Chinese perspective.

The Complete Guide to Hoboken Bagels

If you are looking for a bagel in Hoboken, congratulations, you’ve stumbled upon the right post! There are four notable bagel spots in close proximity to each other, so I did what any foodie would do: I embarked on the journey of discovering Hoboken’s Best Bagel.   I had a metaphorical crown at hand, read to…

Kitchen Cocktails: 5 Delicious Drinks to Cure the Quarantine Blues

There is only so much meditation and self-reflection we can do while confined in our homes before a stiff drink seems… appropriate. While I am doing my best to be grateful for the pause both professionally and personally, I am itching to get back behind a sticky, dimly lit bar serving overpriced Bud Lights to…

Is Cheese a Dessert?

“Is cheese a dessert?” This question has been a dividing topic at the end of many a meal where “cheese plate” is listed among tiramisu and key lime pie. I find the idea of cheese for dessert preposterous. Give me decadent chocolate cake, an ice cream sundae, or a cookie, not a hunk of gouda…

5 Easy Meals for under $5

The city that never sleeps is currently taking a nap.  Stores are closed, events are canceled, and there is an eerie hushed aura filling the bare streets.    Figuring out what to do with indefinite free time and a nonexistent budget?  Consider getting fancy in the kitchen! Here are five meals for under $5 a serving  A Sunday…

3 Places to Dream about while Wasting Away in Coronaville

The world is in a sticky situation. With that being said, travel costs are at an all-time low, and it can be fun to escape reality and kill time by planning a dream vacation. Here are three of all-time favorite travel experiences and some ideas for your next get away. Bangkok Songkran Water Festival Heading…

Razza Pizza Artigianale Review

Razza Pizza Artigianale is an intimate pizzeria in Jersey City that serves up some mean artisanal wood fired pies. Chef and owner, Dan Richer, opened up the restaurant in 2012, and it has made a splash in the New Jersey culinary scene, epitomized with a three-star review by the New York Times with “Is New…

The Silver Lining of Covid-19

The world’s setback is offering you one of life’s most valuable assets: time. Here are 6 things you can do to turn Covid-19 from an enemy to a friend.

The 4 Strangest Foods I Have Ever Eaten

“Katie will try it….” is a typical response when walking past unusual food. You see, I’m an adventure eater and quick to try anything and everything whether it flies, swims, hops, or slithers. The weirder the better! Unique foods are often linked with a culture’s customs and history, and eating what the locals eat is one of my favorite ways to connect with a foreign place.