Tag: deep-fried

Glimpses.

Glimpses.

Much can be conveyed in one glimpse. One glimpse of Brooklyn, in one isolated second, is a masterpiece. Action, composition, color, texture, emotion, layers, industry, human interest. I like walking in Brooklyn.  One glimpse of her, standing tall from afar, with a heart-shaped leave. Worth […]

Birthday Outtakes, Part 2: Pretty Polynesian at Mother of Pearl

Birthday Outtakes, Part 2: Pretty Polynesian at Mother of Pearl

Mother of Pearl on the LES is such a pretty place. I was happy to join a group of old friends to celebrate getting older.  The scrumptious Char Sui Buns with roasted mushroom and celery root and fresno chile. Sweet and succulent. Is there nothing […]

P.S., I Love You

P.S., I Love You

The Terri folks opened up a fancy pants eatery in Times Square, P.S. Kitchen.  And the all-vegan menu has plenty of delicious options to which words don’t really do justice.  But the thousand words of a picture may help.  So let’s look at the pretty, […]

Greetings From Nashville, Tennessee

Greetings From Nashville, Tennessee

I arrived in Nashville in the early a.m.  One, because of entering the Central Time zone and two, more so, because I left Sweetwater, TN at the crack of dawn. I just didn’t know what to expect as far as traffic. But it was smooth […]

Last Day in LA LA Land

Last Day in LA LA Land

On my last day in my second favorite city I headed to Chinatown. Mostly because when I saw the huge drive-in line at In-n-Out Burger I felt slightly disappointed I couldn’t partake in such a characteristic LA sociological gathering. But my friend told me that […]

Cienfuegos

Cienfuegos

I had been patiently waiting for restaurateur Ravi DiRossi’s Cienfuegos to go all-vegan… then I forgot about it. But then I remembered and went relatively soon thereafter for a friend’s birthday soirée. We tried most of the small plates on the menu. They were all fantastic, […]

Visiting the Isle of Manhattan

Visiting the Isle of Manhattan

A trip to Manhattan to visit to all-vegan eateries started with killing time at By Chloe’s Sweets shop. I was impressed with their extensive selection. Pies, bars, cookies, layer cakes, cupcakes… Everything sitting pretty.  I got a couple of old fashioned chocolate chip cookies. They […]

American Football in London

American Football in London

Yes, American football in London. It’s a thing. The NFL International Series started in 2007 to promote the game and its brand abroad. The American Bowl, preseason exhibitions games, were not doing enough. The International Series are games held in London during the regular season. […]

Out & About London on my Birthday

Out & About London on my Birthday

After two days of walking about London, we bought an Oyster Card and went to the underground. Our room is just a couple of minutes from Baker Street station, of Baker Street (the song) fame, which plays eerily from some unknown source. The London Underground is […]

Good Things I Ate Recently

Good Things I Ate Recently

Tofu is only going to be as good as you make it. It’s ready to suck in flavor and build its texture–but that takes you. After creating a powerful marinade and letting these Lincoln logs bathe in it all day, I build texture, roasting each side 25-ish […]

Moon Flower / 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

Moon Flower / 3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

The start of a new school year is a taxing time. From freedom to strenuous furniture moving, room design and set-up, to planning units of study.. then the delivery, and all teaching entails. No one day alike, ever-changing variables and constant stimulation. And with the […]

Final Day in California

Final Day in California

With a limited time before having to catch a flight, we seized the afternoon one last time with another hike in nearby Griffith Park. The park is huge, with a ton of different attractions set apart within the mountains. This time we opted for a […]

A Vegan Staten Island Excursion

A Vegan Staten Island Excursion

Finally! Some Staten Island reporting! Staten Island is a borough of New York City, but besides the familiar MTA bus signage and towering NYCDOE public schools, the Island is an island unto itself. The hilly land contains a city-suburb hybrid mix of residential spans and all […]

Various Vegan Product Reviews

Various Vegan Product Reviews

New vegan-friendly products are springing up all the time. Here are an assortment, old and new, that I’ve purchased recently. It’s always a welcome site to see vegan specialty items at my conventional super market. Bee Free Honee, a sweetener made from apples, has that honey look and honey […]

My <i>Empire</i> of <i>Dirt</i>

My Empire of Dirt

Every now and again, walking through her streets, I remember that this city is the best one in the country… that the books and movies and art and culture and subculture that praise her are for good reason. And I am grateful to have known […]

Dirt Candy Revisited

Dirt Candy Revisited

I went to Dirt Candy back in 2012 when they were a tiny, dark, bustling space. Sadly, the tiny, dark, bustling space was all I could remember years later. But now–Dirt Candy is in a much, much larger space. It was quiet and relaxed on […]

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant / <br>   Avant Garden Review

Bday 2: The “Disconnect” Rant /
Avant Garden Review

It annoys me how NYC food culture vultures and foodie scenesters so often snub vegan food… especially when they really have no experience with it. Well, wait. That’s not necessarily true. They have no experience with it as cuisine genre. Those who think that “vegan” […]

It’s a Helluva Day at Sea, Sir / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 2

It’s a Helluva Day at Sea, Sir / Vegan on Holland America Cruise, Day 2

Today was our only day at sea without Alaskan scenery, not counting the glorious expanse of lapping waves that we are riding on. It was a day to explore the ship, to relax, to eat. The cruise seems far less booked than the other cruises […]

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 3: O.H./K.Y./T.N.

On V.V. Summer Assignment, Day 3: O.H./K.Y./T.N.

I woke up in Cincinnati ready to say goodbye to Ohio. Ohio is chock full of metropolises… Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and other such C-words. But with this being my third day about, the inevitable turn back east had to be soon. So it was fare […]

V.V.V. Day 2

V.V.V. Day 2

We were not the only folks looking to doorbust for one of the all-vegan breakfast options at Pingala Cafe & Eatery in Burlington, an Earthy spot for simple vegan fare. Two minutes after opening time, there was a line at the counter. Perhaps if this sculpture and the wild […]

Vegan Victuals in Vermont

Vegan Victuals in Vermont

Last time I spent any time in Vermont, I was just a young punk snowboarding on the motel bed.  This time, like twenty years later, it is summer here in Vermont. The blazing sun, blue sky, and green mountains made for a beautiful scenic drive–off […]

A Korean Donut / Caribbean Crown Heights

A Korean Donut / Caribbean Crown Heights

You come upon things… in the best way: naturally, without looking. You’re going about your day… and there it is. Something new for you. It’s special because it found you. No google searching. Just life’s natural search results delivered to your path. [pause for a […]

Heading For the ‘Frisco Bay / These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: <b>Bison</b>

Heading For the ‘Frisco Bay / These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Bison

I never really spent much time in San Francisco. As a reporter of vegan food all about this great country, why wouldn’t I have spent more time in the very veg-friendly Bay Area? It just didn’t sit right with me. No need to fret. The […]

Connecticut Day Tripper

Connecticut Day Tripper

Connecticut, New York’s northern neighbor, has plenty of vegan eats to feast upon. It’s an ideal destination for a day trip. I can get to Connecticut without heading far into the New York City area and her more messy crossings. The Throgs Neck Bridge is […]