Tag Archives: Manhattan

The First Ito En New York Chackathon, July 2016

Although I only started drinking tea on a daily basis after living in China (short story: I’d go to a local noodle hole-in-the-wall, the waiter would drop – in addition to tea – twigs, leaves, and berries of vague provenance … Continue reading

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Flight Review: Tailwind, New York Skyports Seaplane Base (QNY) to Stratford, CT, USA (BDR)

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Tailwind, I was offered a flight between Manhattan, New York and Stratford (Bridgeport), Connecticut. On that particular day, I could have strolled up to the airport – seaport? – and boarded two … Continue reading

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Event Preview: The Big Cheesy 2016 (Manhattan, New York)

From 11:00am on April 23rd until 7:00pm on April 24th, Openhouse (168 Bowery by Kenmare St.) in Manhattan‘s Lower East Side near Chinatown offers one of its spaces to The Big Cheesy 2016, a championship event summoning all those gluten– and dairy-starved … Continue reading

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Event Review: Fare Plate NYC – Celebration of Irish Food and Drink, 12 March 2016

Disclaimer: In exchange for review of this event, I was offered one ticket. Fáilte (faal-chuh)!  That’s how you say “welcome” in Gaelic…or at least, that’s how you write it. This past Saturday, March 12th on the rooftop of Manhattan‘s Refinery … Continue reading

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“Japan Week” New York, March 10-12, 2016

In which culture does a week last only three days?  Whereas I currently don’t have a good – or sarcastic – response to that question, I will confess that it’s a treat whenever the annual Japan Week rolls into Grand … Continue reading

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Preview: Fare Plate NYC – Celebration of Irish Food and Drink, 12 March 2016

What do you think of when someone asks you about Irish cuisine?  Potatoes?  From Latin America.  Whiskey?  These days, that’s Japan.  Soda bread?  Ulysses?  You could use a lesson or two… This Saturday, March 12th from 4-8pm, the Refinery Hotel … Continue reading

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Event Review: The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review of this event, I was offered a press pass.  Many photos attached. The 2016 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, held at Manhattan‘s Javits Center from March 6-8, highlighted various food suppliers and … Continue reading

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The 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show

Disclaimer: In exchange for a press pass to The 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show, I am writing this brief review. The 13th Annual New York Times Travel Show took place on 8-10 January, 2016, at the Javits Center … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Consular Offices, with a Bonus

One of my favorite streets in Jakarta seems to have other fans in Manhattan too:Ironically, it was at the Consulate of Indonesia where I was able to test out the latest in household minivanization.  On unpredictable Fridays and Saturdays throughout … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: The National, Manhattan (New York)

Note: A colleague treated me to dinner at The National, located in the The Benjamin hotel in Manhattan, NYC.  I’m writing this review as a courtesy. Source: http://www.thenationalnyc.com/Gallery.aspx The National, located at 50th and Lex (east side of the street), right by … Continue reading

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