Cha Das Cinco: Breakfast in Porto

Located on the Douro river estuary, which follows upriver until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean, Porto is the second largest city in Portugal. It was the third country, and second stop on my recent trip overseas. I was enamored with the Portuguese city, with its stone streets, blue and white azulejos tiles, old churches and monasteries. Before heading out for…
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Early Breakfast with North Coast Organic Apple Products

Not much will get me to wake up significantly earlier than I usually do, but when I received the invite to join North Coast Organic at Maman – an adorable and popular café downtown – I didn’t have to give it much thought at all. I set my alarms, and set off bright and early. North Coast Organic have been…
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BookCon, is it worth it?

Every year publishers, writers, and readers gather en masse for a momentous occasion known as BookCon. I distinctly remember reading articles seven years ago declaring the death of the print industry. Judging by the year over year growth of BookCon, books are more popular than ever. With the ever-increasing popularity of the Young Adult genre, home to series’ like Cassandra…
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10 Books for Your Spring Reading List

Recently, on a lazy Saturday afternoon I decided to map every ice cream place within a 10 block radius of my job. There are at least 9 ice cream places, and no less than 15 shops that have ice cream as a menu item. Spring has officially arrived folks, dairy allergy or no I know exactly what I’ll be doing…
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Stax Ice Cream | 279 Grand St.

One of my favorite people in the whole universe, @nycfoodpuns, invited me to try out Stax with her – and of course I said yes (because who says no to ice cream and one of the coolest and punny-est people?). I’m one of those people that really enjoys cold things on cold days, I get ice cream cake in October,…
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