No Horsing Around – It’s The Weekend!

After a week that felt more like winter, it’s time to get out there and do something! There’s a little horse race you might have heard about at Belmont Park, music on Governors Island and art in Bushwick. After American Pharoah (yes it’s spelled that way) won the Preakness last month, I planned on going…

Caving in Vietnam

Since The New York Times listed Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave – the world’s largest – as a top destination for 2014, visiting Phong Nha National Park and the surrounding jungle have quickly become a must for many travelers.  Currently, Oxalis Adventure Tours (www.oxalis.com.vn) is the only company authorized to tour Son Doong and can take…

In Search of the Best Bahn Mi in Saigon

Just as in Hanoi, I had little interest in experiencing the bustling city life of Saigon – except for the street food.  Pho was my vice of choice in the North- and bahn mi was what I was intent on eating here.  And I wasn’t disappointed. Before the trip, I researched where to go: checking…

Got Hunger Pangs? Try Num Pang

I get daily emails from Grubstreet, Eater and a ton of other websites devoted to keeping up on the latest in NYC food happenings.  Yet somehow I was unaware of Num Pang, a gourmet bahn mi shop, with several locations around the city.  Fortunately, when I picked up Edible Manhattan (checkout the article on the…

Ode To Zuni: Mock Porchetta

Tradition in my house calls for pork on New Year’s Day.  I usually make Apricot and Sausage Stuffed Pork Tenderloin – but that wasn’t going to work without my Viking.  So I decided to pay homage to Judy Rodgers and opt for a version of her mock porchetta (mock because it doesn’t use a whole pig)…

Talking Turkey Sandwiches

It’s practically impossible not to have leftover turkey.  Turkey soup, turkey hash, turkey casserole, turkey and rice … the uses can seem endless and bland.  And by now you probably want to cut your own head off if you even have to think about eating anymore turkey.  But in case you want an option that…