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Jiro Dreams of Sushi

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Last night I had a Japanese themed night that began with a sushi dinner and ended with a viewing of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a heartwarming documentary about Jiro Ono, a Michelin award-winning sushi chef.

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85-year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious three-star Michelin Guide rating, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

Although it is unlikely that I will make it to Jiro’s restaurant in the near future (Japan is a little far and out of reach at the moment), I still think it is possible to find excellent sushi in NYC.  Each New Yorker has her own favorite and I am partial to Blue Ribbon Sushi.

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September 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

Elizabeth Olsen + Bon Appetit

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As it turns out, Elizabeth Olsen might be more of a foodie than I am. She travels with her own seasonings (sea salts to be specific), has attempted to butcher her own lamb, keeps a warm spot in her heart for bolognese at Bar Pitti, and has a similar affection for/fascination with Eric Ripert. Take me to Il Buco, Lizzie; I am great company.

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September 12, 2012 at 9:02 am

Health Kick

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After eating five-too many Shake Shacks, bagel sandwiches, iced coffees with too much sugar, pasta from new and old favorite restaurants (here and here), etc., I’ve finally decided to do my body a favor and eat something green.  While my girl, Martha Stewart, serves a mean dose of healthy inspiration on her website Whole Living, there are clearly some other bloggers that make eating healthy look delicious and easy, as well.  The website, Canal House, has a great photo-based food blog, which consists of what they cook for lunch.  I think I might try to make their “salad of cannellini beans, canned tuna, and tender lettuces and nasturtiums from the garden, served with warm toast” for lunch next week.

In the meantime, here is my lunch for tomorrow.  I’ve never eaten raw asparagus before, but there is no turning back now, as it’s packed and ready for me to bring to work tomorrow.  The vinaigrette supposedly breaks down the asparagus starches so the ribbons become pasta-like.  Good.  I’ve also added chicken because I know that’s what people on a diet love to eat.  Blegh.

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June 13, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I’m Obsessed with GIFs

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Quick, someone teach me how to make my own gifs.

(1) UES – 71st and Lex. (2) NYFW.  (3) Subway. (4) Midtown restaurant.  Source: From Me to You {The best blog ever}

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April 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

When the Going Gets Tough

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What I want right now.

Source: Tory Burch’s Blog

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November 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Grub Street Food Festival

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Hi hi!  I can’t even tell you how busy I’ve been these past few days, which is why I haven’t posted anything since September.  Thankfully, though, it all ended today around 11am when I handed in my first real law school paper.  Now that it’s done with, I’ll have more time for The Important Things in life, such as blogging.  Grub Street just announced that they’re hosting an awesome food festival next Saturday, October 16, 2010 on Hester and Essex streets.  Vendors include:

Patacon Pisao will motor down from Inwood to bring you Venezuelan plantain sandwiches, and Gloria’s In & Out is coming in from Crown Heights to warm your hands with piping-hot West Indian doubles. Try the new trucks you’ve heard so much about (Kelvin Slushy and Mexicue), and decide which lobster roll you dig better (Luke’s or Ditch Plains). There’ll be tacos from Cascabel; barbecue from Char No. 4Malbon Bros, and Georgia’s Eastside; sandwiches from CheekyMile EndAn Choi; balkan burgers from Employees Only; baked goods from GrandaisyHot BlondiesPies-N-Thighs, and Pain D’Avignon; and coffee from Kickstand to wash it all down.

And that’s just to name a few.  There will be 40 vendors total.  The space is actually quite tiny, but I’m sure that will just make everything more exciting.  I’ll be there and hopefully I’ll convince some of my friends to come along with me…right Emma?  See you so soon, NYC.

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October 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Bib Gourmand

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Today Michelin leaked part of their Bib Gourmand list, the JV version of their 2011 Michelin Guide list.  These are restaurants that have been dubbed tasty gems, but have not been awarded the coveted Michelin stars (and are thankfully without the high, high meal price).  I have been to a number of these restaurants and could not agree more with this selection.  Peep below the fold for: 91 restaurants: 2 course + 1 glass wine for under $40.

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September 29, 2010 at 1:01 pm

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