Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Pies 'n' Thighs

Finally made it to Pies n Thighs in Williamsburg. I ordered the fried chicken with buckwheat waffles.
 The chicken was crispy and seasoned perfectly. The waffles were topped with cinnamon butter and apples. So good! I understand the hype of this place.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Casa Mezcal

Enchiladas verde

Chicken mole
One of the best mole I've had in New York
Chapulqueso - melted cheese with grasshoppers, tomato, and basil


Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer (one of my favorite beers ever)
 Margherita pie: tomato sauce, mozzarella, oregano, basil & extra virgin olive oil
and half Snow White: Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, roasted garlic, oregano & extra virgin olive oil
L'asso has a awesome beer selection, perfect thin crust pizza, and good service. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Colombian Breakfast

One of the best things about being Colombian is the delectable food. Traditional breakfast is my favorite and a staple in my childhood. I didn't live in Jackson Heights growing up, but I would literally visit every weekend. One of the spots I use to frequent was Native's on Northern Blvd. It closed down, changed management and reopened as Boulevard. The food is just about the same as a remember it.
 Arepa with butter and queso fresco.

Calientado: rice and beans, steak, chorizo, and scrambled eggs with tomatoes and green onions

Jimmy's Diner

It's a pretty tiny place located in Williamsburg. I went around 4pm on a Thursday so it was pretty empty. Everything I tasted that day was heavenly. 
Cheap, delicious diner food.What else could you ask for?
Left: Tater Heaven: tater tots with scrambled eggs, sautéed onions, jack cheese and guac. Right: Cornbread bowl with scrambled 
eggs, cheddar and tomatoes. Upper right: Cowgirl burger with pepper jack cheese, guacamole, jalapenos, and bbq sauce. 

Monday, December 9, 2013


Around this time last year I was in between living in New Jersey and Brooklyn. Hurricane Sandy destroyed 1/3 of my house 
and forced me out of my neighborhood for over two months. I was very fortunate that I had a house to go back to. 
A lot of the houses in my neighborhood were completely destroyed. The following photos are from last April. 
This is an art installation by Staten Island artist Scott Lobaido. 
"The installation symbolizes the frustrating world of Island survivors of the storm. After lives lost, homes damaged or demolished, possessions ruined, most find themselves in a bureaucratic limbo, waiting for help that never seems to arrive." (for more info click here)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Fall is in full swing and I'm already missing the sun and warm weather. 
Photos from a picnic in the beginning of September.
On the lawn in Brooklyn Bridge Park