restaurant – Brother’s Taverna in Astoria

Brother’s Taverna is a hidden gem I stumbled upon recently. Their menu is seemingly Greek, as one would expect in Astoria, but the owner and chef is actually from Albania. So among the typical Mediterranean fare, you’ll also find authentic and intriguing Albanian dishes. The interior is adorably decorated with a mix of modern and…

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restaurant – Bua Thai Ramen & Robata Grill in the UES

Again, it’s no secret I love Thai food (enter exhibit A, B, and C). So when my friend asked me to tag along for some Thai food at Bua in the UES, I was like hell yeah. The ambiance inside is intimate and super cute. Slightly tropical theme, which makes sense, but otherwise modern and…

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ABC Food Tours – LES NYC

I’ve done my fair share of food tours around the globe, but surprisingly never did one in my food-centric home city of NYC. A deal through IfOnly prompted my purchase for 2 tickets for a food and walking tour of the Lower East Side from ABC Food Tours. Our guide (and owner of the company!),…

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