Please Don’t Tell

The bar, Please Don’t Tell in St. Marks, is a hidden speak easy.  I’m never one for keeping secrets so here are some hints on how find PDT.  When you arrive at the address keep your eyes out for two things: a hotdog shop, and a phone booth.  That’s all I can spill.  I can’t…

Mark Burger

St Marks Pl has to be one of my new favorite spots in NYC.  Mark Burger is a hole-in-the-wall slider place.  The best part of my meal was surprisingly not the cheese fries but the bacon sliders.  Everything is very yummy and reasonably priced which makes Mark Burger the perfect place to eat before going out….

Chi Snack Shop

If you’re ever on St. Marks Pl in NYC please stop by Chi Snack Shop.  They have Japanese skin products (I bought Dr. Jart rubber mask), foreign Kit Kats, matcha, and more.  It’s so refreshing to walk into a store and discover new products.  Pictured above is a smiley face box that has a ton of smiley…

Cha Cha Matcha

I’ve been waiting to go to Cha Cha Matcha for MONTHS!  I ordered the matcha latte with coconut milk, 3 macarons, frozen yogurt, and a donut thing.   My favorite thing I ate was totally that donut thing.  The macarons don’t come with the froyo but I put it in for photo purposes.  All of this…

Tusk & Cup

One of the best places in CT for matcha is Tusk & Cup.  They have two locations; this latte is from their shop in Wilton.  The interior of this cafe is just as beautiful as their latte art.  There are small chandeliers, antique looking lights, and elephant paintings.  It’s a very comfortable environment.  And if…

Donut Crazy

I decided to spice up this rather gloomy day with a trip to Donut Crazy in Shelton, CT.  There are many different donut options to choose from.  I chose the eclair donut, apple bacon, mud pie, and cookie monster donut.  These were the most Insta-worthy in my opinion.  My favorite is the apple bacon donut….

Shake Shack

So I know Shake Shack isn’t a hidden gem like the places I go usually are but, they are totally worth a shout out.  A few days ago I saw a picture of these cheese fries on a NYC food Instagram and immediately started craving them.  Today I ventured to the Shake Shack in the Flatiron…

The Good Sort

Well dear readers, I am back in China Town.  I’ve been seeing this rainbow latte drink all over my Instagram feed.  It was calling out to me!  The drink was $8 (which I know is crazy) but the ingredients are very unique.  It contains pink beetroot, gold turmeric, green matcha, and blue algae.  I would…

Nom Wah Tea Parlor

Today I took a stroll into Chinatown to visit the legendary Nom Wah Tea Parlor.  There was a bit of a wait (20 minutes) but it was not terrible.  I recommend having the pork and soup dumplings (pictured), and the pork bun.  This place had some of the best Dim Sum I’ve ever had. One recommendation I…

Mother of Pearl

Last night my friends and I went to Mother of Pearl.  We ordered their legendary shark drink.  Honestly, we did not have a very nice experience with the staff and the drink was WAY too strong.  Also, it was $15 which I guess isn’t that expensive for NYC.  Anyways the atmosphere was stunning so I…

Tea with Tracy

Tea with Tracy is the best (and maybe only?) tea room in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  I ordered mini sandwiches filled with cream cheese and jam.  They were very sweet but had a little portion size that left me hungry.  I would recommend having a light breakfast before.  For the price I expected more but nevertheless…

Serendipity 3

I am taking this Thursday to send out a TBT post!  I went to Serendipity 3 during the winter and the wait was very long.  The wait was around 40 minutes and we had 3 people.  I ordered their iconic frozen hot chocolate and it was phenomenal.  It was also a beautiful Instagram opportunity. Author:…