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Eataly

4 Sep

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La pizza del giorno

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Tagliatelle al Ragù di Manzo

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Quadrati con Ricotta e Spinaci

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Tagliatelle al Nero con Gamberetti e Radicchio

 

200 Fifth Avenue, NYC
(212) 229-2560

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Cafe Gitane

4 Sep

 

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Avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, chili flakes on seven grain toast

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Baked organic eggs with basil, tomato sauce and cream with Merguez sausages

 

242 Mott St, New York, NY 10012
(212) 334-9552

Food Adventures in Japan

24 May

Japanese food is one of my favorite types of food so as you would expect, I took a ton of pics in Japan. Check them out!

Omu Rice Japanese Omlette from a maid café in Akibahara

Huge Japanese Rice Crackers

Green Tea Kit Kat 🙂

Dango Mochi (Mochi rice balls)

Japanese Crêpes (some even have a slice of cheesecake in them)

Japanese Sushi served on a conveyor belt and Shinkansen bullet train brought out special orders.

Wasabi Kit Kat

Ramen and Pork Katsudon

Sashimi rice bowl and japanese soup (not miso)

Japanese Red Bean Cakes

White Chocolate Green Tea Muffins

Japanese Red Bean Rice and other flavors

Crunky Candy Bars haha

Japanese Burgers

Breakfast Hot Dogs at Tully’s Coffee

Tonkatsu Sandwich

Japanese Pizzas including Chicken Teriyaki Pizza

Crispy Noodles with Shrimp

Cute Soccer Ball Cakes with Cream inside

Tempura Everything!!

Katsu Everything!

Japanese Sweet Bread

Kit Kats of all flavors: Flan, Gingerale, Strawberry, Milk Tea and others

Jinya Ramen

Shrimp Katsu Sandwich at McDonalds

Different flavors of Onigiri

Fish shaped cakes filled with flavors like vanilla, chocolate, cream, and red bean

Japanese cakes in the shape of hello kitty, roses, bananas and other random stuff

Pork Katsu Bowl

Sushi Rolls

Big Cup a Noodles in unique flavors like curry, meat, and seafood. Oh ya and bacon and potato flavor.

Octopus Balls

Japanese Shaved Ice

Sushi Candy

Rice Crackers

Japanese Baked Goods

Fish shaped cakes filled with chocolate

Chicken Salad and Cold Ramen

Places Not to Miss on a Trip through Cali

23 May

1. The Golden Gate Bridge- San Francisco

Le Pont du Golden Gate

Make sure to walk across the bridge for the full experience.

Fun Fact: The bridge was not called the Golden Gate for its color. It actually refers to the Golden Gate Strait which is the entrance the the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean.

2. Pier 39

Theres some great touristy stores and restaurants here like the Hard Rock Café and Bubba Gumps.

3. Alcatraz

There is a really interesting audio tour that explains stories about famous inmates like Al Pacino. I’m not a huge museum person, but I found this place really interesting.

4. In-N-Out

Make sure to try the animal-style fries. There are also many other items on the secret menu. Check it out!

Fun Fact: All of the wrappers and cups have bible references on them because of the owners Christian beliefs. For example, under the cups, it quotes the bible, “John 3:16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

5. Yosemite

Make sure to camp if you go. It is such a great experience. Also, for those of you who aren’t fond of camping like me, there are bathrooms and showers available right in the campsites and bathrooms on every trail.

Fun Fact: The Native American people from Yosemite were the Ahwahneechee Indians.

6. Beaches on the Central Coast

My favorites are Pismo Beach and Avila.

7. The Madonna Inn

Each of the rooms and suites have a unique theme and design. Also, there is a waterfall urinal in the men’s bathroom which is part of the reason why we came here haha.

Fun Fact: The Madonna Inn was first built as a normal motel. About 8 years later, there was a fire and the motel was burned down. A year after that, it was rebuilt with each room having a unique design as it is today.

8. Santa Barbara

This is one of the most beautiful places in California in my opinion.

9. Hollywood

Make sure to stroll along the walk of fame and find all of your favorite celebrities stars.

10. Venice Beach

The Ocean Front Walk is a two and a half mile walk with performers, fortune tellers, artists, and vendors. It is the home for Los Angeles’ early poets and artists which made this place the cultural center that it is today.

Make sure to visit the Muscle Beach Gym where Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out.

Fun Fact: Venice was rated as one of the nations funkiest towns by the book, FunkyTowns USA by Mark Cramer.

11. Napa Valley

Take a little trip to Yountville and stroll around. There are so many cute little shops and restaurants to check out. Make a reservation at the restaurant “French Laundry” for the ultimate experience.

Also, two must-visit places not in california are:

12. Las Vegas- make sure to check out all of the casinos, the parties at the hotel pools, and the buffets. Best buffets are: the Mirage, Bellagio, and the village buffet in the Paris hotel.

13. Grand Canyon- make sure to camp. If you want to splurge, there are river rafting or helicopter tours available. Also, there is a donkey ride down and canyon which sounds fun!

Paris Tu me Manques

21 May

It’s been a while since I have been to Paris so I wanted to use this post to share with you all of my favorite Paris pics. Enjoy!

The Eiffel Tower

La Tour Eiffel

Notre Dame

Saint Séverin Church

Église Saint Séverin

Galeries Lafayette

Luxembourg Gardens

Les Jardins du Luxembourg

La Rue du Chat qui Pêche- the smallest alley in Paris

La plus petite ruelle de Paris

Le Basilique du Sacré-Cœur

The Eiffel Tower Anniversary

L’Anniversaire de La Tour Eiffel

Rodin Museum

Le Musée Rodin

Pont sur les Quais de La Seine

La Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir

Stairs across from les Arènes de Lutèce

In front of Le Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy

Les Arènes de Lutèce

Lastly, the most beautiful place in Paris, Parc Buttes Chaumont

Spot Dessert Bar

19 May

Spot Dessert Bar is a restaurant serving only desserts and beverages that are mix of American and asian flavors. They have created really unique and exotic flavors.

We ordered the choose the soft cheesecake which consists of passion fruit, blueberry, walnut, and maldon salt. This was my favorite.

My sister chose the Yuzu Eskimo which is Black berry, Rasberry, Oreo and Chocolate. It was a little too sour for my tastes, but she enjoyed it.
Lastly, my boyfriend ordered the Ovaltine Panna Cotta which is Banana, Fresh Milk foam, and spiced Caramelized Popcorn. This was also just okay for me, but he loved it.

Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. I’m not sure how I feel about these asian american desserts. They were all just okay for me. But I love the concept of having a dessert bar and only serving dessert…suchh a good idea.

Spot Dessert Bar
13 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10003

Sarabeths

19 May

My sister always talks about this place. She is obsessed with their almond crusted french toast. She can’t stop talking about it. Therefore, I had to try this place out.

I ordered the farmers omelette which consisted of leeks, ham, chunks of potato and gruyere. This was one of the best omelettes I have ever had. It was super fluffy and melted in my mouth. Unlike any other omelette I have ever had.

My boyfriend ordered the jumbo lump crab cake sandwich. I took a few bites. I was so delicious. I was kinda jealous.

My sister ordered the fat and fluffy french toast because the almond one is only served on weekends I guess.

Everything was amazing as expected.

Sarabeths
40 Central Park south
New York CIty 10019