Tasty late night treats from the West Indies • Queens


Richmond Hill Queens is home to three ethnic immigrant groups from three different countries; Guyana, Trinidad and the Punjab region of India. The Deal:  “Doubles” as they are usually called, or in Trinidad “Barra” is a sandwich using two pieces … Continue reading

Curry Row in the East Village


I challenge you to find a better bang for your buck in New York…seriously, I’m talking about home cooked Indian food in multiple courses, neatly packaged (often) under $10.  Lunch is even less expensive.  For the uninitiated, “Curry Row” is … Continue reading

The Great Dumpling Challenge


Where have I been???  Eating dumplings on the lower east side of course!  In the past 2 months, I visited 7 dumpling establishments, some of them specialize in dumplings, others are Fuzhou style (Chinese) restaurants that are known to have … Continue reading

Fresh Mozzarella • Bronx (Belmont/Little Italy)


Nearly 700,000 people who live in the five boroughs of New York City can trace their ancestry to Italy, that’s about 8.3% of the NYC population, surpassed only by Puerto Ricans at 9.5%.  In any borough, you are never too … Continue reading

Burek at Dukagjini Burektorja • Bronx (Pelham Gardens)

Dukagjini Burektorja - Bronx

Bureks are a common street food item throughout the Balkan countries as well as in Turkey, North Africa, and parts of the Middle East.  Dukagjini Burek in the Pelham Gardens section of the Bronx serves up a menu of 3 … Continue reading

Henan Food at Spicy Village • Manhattan (Chinatown)

Spicy Village - Lower East Side/Chinatown Manhattan

It’s unfair that the cuisine of China tends to get grouped into one category, Chinese Food or at best, one of the three regions that are the most popular (Hunan, Szechuan, Cantonese).  Look at any menu from a typical Chinese … Continue reading