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return from poor health

I’ve been under the weather this week. You might think that would have given me plenty of time to update my blog, but all I had the energy to do was lounge on the couch and work my way through the third season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (thanks for the DVDs, brother!), the…

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9 Chatham Square is back!

Excellent news! 9 Chatham Square, our favorite dim sum place, is back in business! image credit: Dennis L. on Yelp Last summer, we tried to pay a visit to 9 Chatham Square and found it closed. A helpful woman translated the sign for us, and she reported that they had lost their lease. Over the…

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dumplings!

We discovered a new (to us) dumpling place this weekend!  Vanessa’s Dumpling House on the Lower East Side has dirtcheap and delicious food.  We spent $10 total last night and had dinner for both us and lunch today! We sampled vegetarian dumpling soup, vegetarian steamed buns, pork and chive fried dumplings, and a roast pork…

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Do This: Dim Sum in Flushing

On Sunday, we finally got around to doing one of the things we’ve been talking about since I moved to New York: have dim sum in Flushing. I’ll give you the bad news first.  It’s not easy to get to Flushing.  Flushing is way up there.  We took a tri-borough route, heading into Manhattan to…

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vegetarian dim sum!

I had never really eaten dim sum before I moved to New York. We had gone to a dim sum restaurant when we were in Hong Kong in 2007, but I was still a vegetarian then. Dim sum contains a lot of pork and seafood; there was very little that I would eat at that…

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rewind, part 5

After this rewind post, I’ll be caught up! Yay! Marc’s parents visited us last weekend. Although the forecast kept threatening rain, it was a beautiful weekend in New York and a great time for them to visit. They arrived in town Thursday evening, and we all had dinner at Black Iris, a neighborhood favorite of…

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rewind, part 1

I’m back from Chicago, and it’s time to rewind and review all the stuff that’s been happening lately. I had three major events: law school friends visiting, my brother visiting, and a close friend’s wedding. Part 1 of the rewind covers my law school friends’ trip to New York. In law school, I had a…

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quick weekend post

We had an action-packed weekend! Here’s the summary: On Friday, we had dinner at one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants, Black Iris, a BYO Middle Eastern place. We love going there because we almost never have to wait for a seat, and the food is so good – and reasonably healthful. We then met some…

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the remainder of the weekend

The remainder of my weekend (the part that was not having drinks on the roof of the Met) was a bit less classy. (How can you beat sipping martinis on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, though?) I had Mexican food both Friday and Saturday nights, had some drinks with friends and engaged…

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summertime and the living’s easy

The temperature has sky-rocketed again, and there’s no rain in sight to break the humidity. Despite the melting heat, we had a fun busy yet lazy weekend. We had a low-key dinner on Friday night at a Tibetan restaurant in the East Village called Tsampa. We chose it because we wanted healthy food and it…

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