NYC Eats

In 2019, I went to New York for the first time, and I have been itching to get back ever since. So, I figured turning 30 was a good enough excuse as any to make it back to the Big Apple. My friends Chris, Andrew, and Anthony came up from DC and met me in…

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PSL Ice Cream

Fall is finally here. I have been waiting patiently for the weather to change. I am not the biggest fan of summer with all the heat. Every year, I just want fall to come, and this year, summer seemed to drag on forever. But, I finally got to take out my sweaters and make a…

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Mac’s Shack Wellfleet

Summer is not officially over yet, much to my chagrin. How I long for the temperature to drop and for all the fall foods to come. Since it’s still hot and steamy out, I figured it’s not too late to talk up the best meal from my recent trip to Cape Cod. Chris, Andrew, and…

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Blueberry Sourdough Pancakes

In 2019, I was gifted some sourdough starter from one of my culinary instructors. I honestly don’t make very much bread, but my starter does get some action. Early on, I started making sourdough pancakes, and they are now a regular part of my routine. This is my adaptation of King Arthur Flour’s sourdough pancakes,…

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A Tale of Two Stratas

Brunch week has come to an end. Before I finish this series, I want to take a moment to reflect on what a feat it has been to post every day for a whole week. That was a first for my blog. This week has been a sign that I am feeling inspired again. I…

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Makeshift Brunch at Home

Have you ever came home from work on a Friday and feel compelled to make brunch in the morning? Back in late March, that was exactly what happened. Well, something like that. I was cleaning up for the week in the kitchen and saw some leftover items, specifically reduced chicken stock, parsley, and pancetta. I…

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Cafe Raymond Brunch – Pittsburgh, PA

Over Memorial Day Weekend, I got to visit Pittsburgh for the first time in about a year and a half. I did make a couple trips to see my family in New Castle over the past year, but given the situation with Covid, I did not venture past my parents’ house. This time, we made…

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Lulu’s Allston Brunch

For the fourth installment of my brunch series, I am sharing my first Boston boozy brunch. Early last month my roommate, Kat, and I hit up Lulu’s Allston for a lovely brunch in the back patio the night before she left for the summer. In our weekly take out during Covid, Lulu’s Allston came up…

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A Seasonal Brunch

Today is my best friend’s birthday, so naturally I decided to write a post poking fun at him. Back in October, Chris and our friend Anthony came to Boston to see me for my birthday. Excited to have visitors after being in isolation for so long, I planned a three-course brunch to share with my…

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Pavement Coffeehouse (Where Bagel Dreams Are Born)

Day 2 of brunch week is a tale of my favorite bagel in Boston. I first discovered Pavement Coffeehouse during my grad school orientation at Boston University. I ordered The Fix (eggs, sausage, smoked gouda, and pepper jam on a biscuit). I cannot recommend this breakfast sandwich more. The house made biscuit sold me on…

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