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Off the Beaten Path: Photographic Missions (Queens)

Off the Beaten Path: Photographic Missions (Queens)

Like many neighborhoods along the L-train, Ridgewood, Queens, which sits next to Brooklyn’s Bushwick and East Williamsburg, is pretty hipster-invaded. There’s nothing that a natural born weirdo dislikes more than someone who is simply in a weirdo costume.  Eh.  If you still have your appetite, […]

New Vegan Eats at Citi Field

New Vegan Eats at Citi Field

At Citi Field again… and in the rain again. I’ve gone to 3 games this season and it has rained each time!  The Mets have also won each time, too, so I won’t complain about the pattern.  Anyhow, this game was completely packed. No, it […]

Spring’s First Visit to Citi Field

Spring’s First Visit to Citi Field

Veggie dogs are more a vehicle for fixin’s. Even more so now as Citi Field now seem to have a new dog that is very, er, tasteless. Not exactly sure of what changed from previous years? Perhaps it is no longer from Yves Veggie Cuisine or maybe they changed […]

Authentic Vegan Empanadas on Long Island

Authentic Vegan Empanadas on Long Island

My favorite way to find vegan food is by chance. ‘By chance’ as in we were by chance driving from weekend errands discussing lunch when we drove past a big window sign that read “VEGAN OPTIONS.” After a couple of U-turns, we pulled into the small […]

My Frosty Valentine

My Frosty Valentine

With record cold this Valentine’s morning, the windows were intricately frosted by Mother Nature. The Atlantic ocean in the winter from the Robert Moses Causeway. Orchids are beautiful–and other such understatements. You are my Everything. A batch of Brooklyn’s Dunwell‘s. At like 1030 on Sunday, they […]

Throwback Thursday: 2005 Vegan Restaurant Guide

Throwback Thursday: 2005 Vegan Restaurant Guide

Such a trip to look at this guide from 10 years ago. To see my checkmarks. I had to update it. It is nice to see that many eateries are still around!

Even Hotter in the Citi

Even Hotter in the Citi

Apple up. Veggie dog with the fixings.  

NYC Exploration: Dead Horse Bay Beach

NYC Exploration: Dead Horse Bay Beach

Despite the rampant loss of character New York City has been undergoing for decades now, there are still lightly treaded, special places in the corners and underneath the rocks–or in this case, underneath a layer of broken glass. Dead Horse Beach–part of Floyd Bennett Field, […]

Night Game–Citi Field Vegan

Night Game–Citi Field Vegan

The second to last row in Citi Field is first row for the sunset viewing. First course munchies: A slice of V for Vegan from Two Boots‘s stand. Though I’m not a fan of the Daiya fake cheese, it’s a rule you get to splurge at the ballpark. […]

New York City Treats

New York City Treats

Sometimes you leave your neighborhood and do things in “The City.” Other times you drive in, illegally park next to the things you want to do quickly, without hullabaloo, and get the heck outta Dodge. That is how I feel about Manhattan these days. You […]

Vegan Queens Reporting

Vegan Queens Reporting

Queens is more often an in-between. But once my bookmarked leads were a bit brimming, it was time to purge with a vegan tour of Queens, starting at Richmond Hill’s Veggie Castle, the Queens version of the long defunct Veggie Castle on Flatbush avenue in Brooklyn.  I […]

Sport-inspired Vegan Treats

Sport-inspired Vegan Treats

Coming up for air from the chaos of a new school year, I baked some “12 Men on the Field” cupcakes: rich chocolate cake (I used Chloe‘s celebration cake), vanilla buttercream filling, chocolate ganache-topped with a vegan royal icing football laces. 3 types of icings […]

The V-train to Queens & Brooklyn [pictorial]

The V-train to Queens & Brooklyn [pictorial]

Thirsty Koala‘s vegan tacos in Astoria, Queens… and their vegan Moussaka. Sweet Jane’s, a new ice cream shop with soy, coconut, and almond-based vegan ice cream. Also in Astoria, Queens. Did I mention vegan fudgesicles? My favorite sample was the mango basil. We sampled most […]

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Before the baseball game, we hit the all-vegan bakery on Long Island, Sweet to Lick. I got the orange creamsicle cupcake. Then a vegan hot dog at Citi Field, with all the fixins. A delicious day topped with a free canvas of David Wright’s tongue. 

Retro Vegan: The Way It used to Be (Part 2)

Retro Vegan: The Way It used to Be (Part 2)

Growing up on Long Island, Chinese food was an early source of vegan sustenance for me.  On this massive suburb benefitting from New York City’s proximity, you can get good bagels, good pizza, and good Chinese food. Three staples you learn, with time, that the rest […]

Perfect Day for a Baseball Game

Perfect Day for a Baseball Game

Somehow the baseball season is now upon us! With 2012 lying fast and the spring sun shining strong, the second day of the Mets season proved to be the perfect day for a baseball. With nary a cloud in the sky, the Mets would continue […]

True Thai Food: Sripraphai

True Thai Food: Sripraphai

Sripraphai in Woodside, Queens could be the best Thai food in New York City. And I’ve eaten a lot of Thai food through the years. At Sri Pra Phai, named after the owner, you’ll find Thais dining in, as well as countless other ethnicities within the melting […]

I’ve gone to Rockaway Beach for years…

I’ve gone to Rockaway Beach for years…

…but, this time, I was a little scared to. The NY Time’s article on how it’s the new “anti-Hamptons”–the boardwalk being the “new Bedford Avenue”–seemed to promise  a mob of hipsters… and local backlash of the influx threatened an old fashioned culture clash, ripe with all […]

Hot in the Citi tonight

Hot in the Citi tonight

My first Mets game of the season and I chowed down on two loaded veggie dogs. I may have gotten a bit over-zealous with the fixin’s stand.

Holy de Mole

Holy de Mole

It was time to find more vegan options in Queens. With a good friend moving to Woodside, we took occasion to explore a vegan lead for dinner… Woodside’s De Mole. As we entered the dimly lit restaurant, I was eager to sit down. For squeezed between […]

Eastern Island Retreat

Eastern Island Retreat

I spent the week at an island retreat. Not an exotic island by any means. I have lived on this geographic island for 97% of my life [fraction to decimal conversion: 32/33 = 0.96969697], the latter 9 in Brooklyn proper, its western tip. But with […]

A Farm With a View: Long Island City’s <i>Brooklyn Grange</i>

A Farm With a View: Long Island City’s Brooklyn Grange

Long Island City’s Standard Motor Products building takes up the majority of Northern Blvd. between 36th and Steinway streets. Its huge, sturdy and unassuming slab of industrial grey, located off one of Queens’s busiest streets, has a unique claim to fame: It is the foundation […]

Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock <i>Rockaway Taco</i>

Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock Rockaway Taco

Far beyond the bustling A-train of Manhattan is the line’s near-end in Queens: the Rockaways. A cluster of beachside neighborhoods on a narrow peninsula off of Long Island’s far-west south shore, the Rockaways is home to the well-known Rockaway Beach, as well as the lesser known […]