Archive for February, 2012

Asian Fusion: Mr. Chow

February 28, 2012 By: Serena Category: Eating Out

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A while back, I stopped by Mr. Chow in TriBeCa with an eating buddy.  I’ve walked by Mr. Chow many times before, as it’s right in my neighborhood.  A quick peek in suggested a clientele that was way more cool and hip than I was.  (Case in point, I use the word “hip”).  However, I heard the food was quite good AND I had a Gilt City voucher, so I figured – why not?  The voucher was good for 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, rice, seasonal vegetables and champagne – a hearty meal for two people!

For our first appy, we ordered…


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Fun Fact Friday

February 24, 2012 By: Serena Category: FunFactFriday

Happy Friday, Noshers!  This week’s fun fact is very practical – I do this all the time!

Image via Pomegranate Threads

To keep herbs, place them in a glass of water (as you would cut flowers), cover with a plastic bag, and store in the fridge.

Herbs are always sold in huge bunches, and this is a great way to keep them from spoiling!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Chinese: Yummy Noodle

February 23, 2012 By: Serena Category: Eating Out



Happy almost-Friday, Noshers! Today I’d like to share Yummy Noodle with you.  Yummy Noodle is a no-frills, casual joint hidden in a Chinatown alley.  The service is brusque, the menus housed under glass on the tabletops.  So why am I writing about this place? Three words – cheap, cheap, cheap.  And good (ok, make that 4 words).

After the perusing the menu (under glass, of course), eating buddy and I started with…


French/Scandinavian: Crepes Du Nord

February 21, 2012 By: Serena Category: Eating Out



I’m a little hesitant to write about Crepes Du Nord, tucked away deep in the Financial District.  After all, there only 3 or so tables, and once the word is out it will be even more challenging for me to find a seat!  However, the crepes are so scrumptious I just had to share…you’re welcome. 😉  Crepes Du Nord has an extensive selection of both savory and sweet crepes, with a selection of bistro items bisecting the two – but I was here for crepes!  See for yourself:


Fun Fact Friday

February 17, 2012 By: Serena Category: FunFactFriday

Happy Friday, Noshers! I know some of us have this Monday off for President’s Day. Are you one of the lucky ones?

For this week’s Fun Fact Friday, I’d like to share some video I took of the lion dances at the Chinese New Year celebrations in NYC’s Chinatown last month!

Did you know:

The lion dance is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the businesses it visits.

As you can imagine, the lion has a lot of stops to make during the Chinese New Year! Have a wonderful weekend!

Have you seen a lion dance before?

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