Today I went on a great food tour in Manhattan’s East Village.
- Airbnb Experiences: Discover Filipino Food in East Village
- Cost: $44 as of June 2019. This was a good value.
- Small group (maximum 6 people + 1 sharp tour guide).
- Generous portions of food over 2.5 hours.
Tour group, L-R: Me, Raf (tour guide), Nicole Ponseca (restaurant owner), Drew, Ryan, Andrea, Jaclyn, and Ciaee
After frequently binge-eating dumplings during the last 10 years throughout lower Manhattan, I’ve found that the best cheap dumplings in New York City can be found at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine at 118 Eldridge St.
Pork dumplings (10 for $3.50) at Shu Jiao
Most Important Visitor Information
- Order: Pork and Chive Dumplings, 6 for $2.50, 10 for $3.50
- Cash Only: No credit cards, but WeChat might be accepted
- Hours: 9:30am to 9:30pm, 7 days a week
- Location: 118 Eldridge Street, NY NY on the SE corner of Broome and Eldridge
Hot tip: Visit the “secret” locals-only restaurant right near the entrance of the St Regis Bahia Beach Resort near San Juan, Puerto Rico.
As you are driving into the property and about to turn off the highway, look for El Verde BBQ. Order the chicken and the plantains.
Hi! My name is Nick. The St Regis Bahia Beach Resort is my favorite hotel in the Caribbean. I’ve stayed here a few times and these are my notes.
Me lounging at the “hidden beach” area at the St Regis Bahia Beach Resort. Email me if you want to know where it is!
“Why do you have to work on a marriage? If you love each other, isn’t that all that matters?”
This book is about learning the skills to work together as teammates in an intimate relationship. It posits that being in love is not a sufficient foundation on which to build a successful marriage.(more…)
My friends Harry Einhorn and Lia Tamborra with orchestrations by Bálint Varga wrote an excellent musical about Hypatia, the last librarian of the Library of Alexandria.
For any production inquiries: email HypatiaMusical@gmail.com They’re looking for producers and a passionate team of supporters to nurture this story and bring it to the world.
Last night I got to host them and 20 of my friends for a reading at my apartment in NYC.
Set during the apocalyptic end times of the Roman Empire, this immersive, multi-sensory theatrical experience is based on the raucous festivals of ancient Rome and Egypt. One thing is for certain: it’s like no toga party you’ve attended before.
When I first met Bud Gates at a dinner party in Kansas in 2017, I had no idea that he was someone who had changed my life — and many others. His weaponry: books and pizza.
As we chatted at the Wichita Art Museum after hours, which had been transformed into a private swank candlelit dinner venue, I learned that Gates helped create the Pizza Hut Book It! program.
Sample vintage buttons like I used as an elementary student in the Pizza Hut Book It! program
Have you ever had a cup of $60 Japanese green tea?
I have, and it tasted super fresh.
Tea master serving a special gyokuro during our tea tasting.
My friend Ramit Sethi and I attended an exclusive green tea tasting in Manhattan’s East Village on Thursday night, 7 March 2019.
Here are some of my notes and photos from the Yame Gyokuro event at 29B Tea House.
Anthony Bourdain’s warning about the biggest city in Japan rings true:
“What do you need to know about Tokyo? Deep, deep waters… The first time I came here was a transformative experience. It was a powerful and violent experience.”
from the Parts Unknown: Tokyo intro, sent to me by Dan Lerman
I feel well-equipped to handle large cities as an 11-year veteran resident of NYC.
But Tokyo is still a challenge for me.
There’s simply so much. So much people, restaurants, lights, sounds, trains, and more. It can be overwhelming for even the most experienced travelers.