Category Archives: Eating

Did you know that you can get Shake Shack in DC? Connecticut? Man. Tonight I’m going to go to the Brooklyn Shake Shack for the first time. I normally brave the Madison Square Park one, but I honestly have not had Shake Shack in over 6 months. Maybe close to a year. I remember going to one in the upper west side, sometime in the late summer/early fall. I’ve been eating far too much beans and their heirloom varieties, so I need something greasy in me.

In other news, I recently got a wedding gift from It came with all sorts of goodies like smoked sugar, cheese slate and mineral oil, and amazing treats like raspberry lime rickey jam, chocolate hazelnut spread, etc. It’s like an indie hipster gift basket (that came in a cute smart canvas bag) for my generation. It’s for that person who may live in Portland, Oregon or Brooklyn, NY and may or may not know someone who churns their own butter and goes to some private Brooklyn rooftop to collect honey. I may or may not be going to Shake Shack with her tonight. It’s for that person who thinks making yogurt in her dutch oven overnight is a good idea, but way too lazy to really do that with any frequency. And people who love eating.

Maybe it’s bourgeois. Maybe it’s commercialized. …But damn, those caramels from Landmarc are pretty damn good. If anyone wants to buy me the pickle subscription, I will love you.

(This post was in no way sponsored by However, if you’re from and want to send me samples, I will gladly accept them.)

Read about it!

Non-stop turkey fiasco with close friends seeking solace in a rocking horsie happy place after a hard week of work… This is what I am talking about.

I posted on my twist on Thanksgiving at Feeding Umi.

And tomorrow I get to do this ALL again. Not in this Bronx this time, but Brooklyn!

I’m not eating well, really, so I started to keep track on of it on the daily plate. You can log in what you ate. You can create meals that you eat a lot or choose from a database of foods all ready entered by users. They have brand specific items so you get the full load of what you put into your body. They break it down to calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, sugars, fiber, and protein. Anyway, hear all about it here feed umi blog.

India Times news reports that new studies show that certain lifestyle choices and behaviors cause brain shrinkage. These choices include excluding meat and dairy from one’s diet.

I have had cheese on the brain for the last two weeks. Mmm. I am thinking about the tub of fresh mozzarella in olive oil and spices from Trader Joe’s Ryan bought.

So yes, Fette Sau, this is definitely a place to visit if you were in NYC. This is not a place you order sides… if anything, I hear their beans are DELICIOUS. I wouldn’t know, because by the time we ordered around 6-7pm, they were all out for the night. Nothing there is really vegetarian, and what I ended up getting was a huge mound of pulled pork, sausage links, and pork cheeks. There were also brisket… and I unfortunately missed out on smoked pulled pork belly. I also had lots of beer and bourbon. Yes.


Following, we went to Barcade, where the walls are lined with old school arcade games – all for a quarter.

(you see that girl right there? she is the champion of Ms. Pacman!)

The next day, on my actual birthday, I went to Spice Market. It’s like Thai Vietnamese fusion in a beautiful cushioned atmosphere, complete with beautiful lanterns and kettles… that just added to it’s elegance. The food was quite good. Lige kept telling me about Spice Market, the few times she went. I especially enjoyed the fried crab salad and the fried onion salad. I also had the fried cod (mmm… I see a pattern?)


I think my life these days have been dictated by food. Right before I went to Germany (the day before I left), I got to go to Hakata Ippudo – this new Japanese ramen place that just opened up. Apparently the Ippudo chain in Japan is known far and wide… And my gosh this is delicious. This still does not beat Tontoro in Kagoshima (and I hear there is a place in NJ in Mitsuwa that has this…). I love these greasy succulent pork broth dishes SO much. They are THE best. I am delighted at this discovery. I just went back there for lunch yesterday with Ryan, and we were so pleased with the lunch set, which includes a pork over rice donburi dish for an extra $3 (and pickes!!)

Sigh. There is so much good food in the City, I think I will burst.