Just four stops away from Midtown Manhattan and 20 minutes walking from the East River is the multicultural neighborhood of Astoria, where global flavors, style, and creativity converge. Historically home to a thriving Greek culture, Astoria is now as much known for its blossoming artistic community and eclectic food scene, as it is its family-run Greek… [Read More]
Last month, I made the exciting announcement that I have a new food and travel show called Hungerlust. Hungerlust is an original series that lives on Culture Trip and explores the many cultures that call New York City home. The first episode of Hungerlust focused on Vietnamese culture and the classic dish, pho. I… [Read More]
That’s right, I have a spanking new food and travel show called Hungerlust on Culture Trip! In this new original video series, my show will take viewers around the world by exploring the various cultures that call New York City home. Each episode will focus on one ethnic restaurant in the city and… [Read More]
You’ve mastered the art of hailing a cab, have practiced that steely ‘New York’ gaze and have surgically attached your iPhone to your hand but somehow you’re still branded with the scarlet “T” for Tourist.
I headed out to Flushing, Queens to visit one of Xi’an Famous Foods’ locations and to explore a part of New York I had yet to explore. New York is said to be home to the largest Chinese population outside China and while I had ventured to Chinatown in Manhattan, I hadn’t discovered Flushing– a vibrant Chinatown of its own.
The air felt cool as it hit my face and my bicycle cut through the night down 34th Avenue in Queens. Lively music seemed to emanate from every corner of the borough as my boyfriend, Jeff, and I cycled past. Each passing block seemed to hold the promise of a party where neighbors and… [Read More]