Tag / Tasting

March 24, 2014

…got my caffeine fix at the Coffee and Tea Festival

Most people I’ve met here moan that they don’t have a coffee IV hooked up at all times. And I get it – waking up at 5.45am every day and then staying up late to make the most of the city can take its toll. Thankfully, once a year, the city invites New Yorkers to …

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July 25, 2013

…went to a Russian speakeasy

Speakeasies may be hard to find, but secrecy is exactly what they thrive on. Thankfully tonight I tracked down one of SoHo’s hidden gems – a Russian vodka bar. I’ve been to a few speakeasies since I’ve been here, but none have given me quite the same surprise as when Helen and I walked into …

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January 7, 2013

…shopped in Chinatown (and had my first ever dragon fruit)

I’ve lived a block from Chinatown for more than a year but, shamefully, I’ve never shopped there. Today I put that to rights, visiting a store on the corner of Elizabeth and Hester streets and picking ingredients for dinner. And I realised I should have been shopping there all year because IT IS SO CHEAP …

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January 4, 2013

…learned to like whisky

When I had my first sip of whisky at the Astor Center today, I remembered something: I hate whisky. But I’d run out of ideas for my boyfriend’s Christmas present and, seeing as the one-time teetotaler has been drinking incremenetally more over the course of our relationship, I thought he’d appreciate an excuse to drink …

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