Mu Shu Pork

When my husband and I lived in bigger cities, like Dallas and Houston, we enjoyed dining at a variety of ethnic, hole-in-the-wall-type restaurants, including Indian, Ethiopian, Japanese, and Chinese. The food was fabulous, and wasn’t expensive for us young working folks. My favorite item to order at Chinese restaurants was Mu Shu Pork, sometimes also

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Chinatown, NYC

I’ve been lucky enough to visit Chinatown in both San Francisco and New York City multiple times. I say lucky, because it’s such a unique peek into an extremely different culture from my own. It’s also a foodie adventure, as much of the food isn’t even recognizable to me. When I’ve visited Chinatown, it’s never

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Eataly, NYC

One of the goals during my recent New York City trip was to visit Eataly. I’ve been intrigued by the whole Eataly concept since it was built. It claims to be the largest Italian market place in the world, and at 50,000 square feet, I believe it must be. The famous names behind Eataly include

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My Surprise Birthday Dinner

Recently my husband and I flew to New York City for my week-long 60th birthday celebration. I picked NYC because our younger daughter lives there. Since we hadn’t seen her since Christmas, it was great timing. I typically make all of the dining reservations when we travel, however, I asked that my actual birthday dinner

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Scallop Tomato Gratin

In 2010, I accompanied my daughter to New York City for her interview at Sotheby’s. It was a mandatory part of the application process, which she obviously aced because she was soon after accepted to the London Sotheby’s master’s program. My daughter didn’t need me with her in NYC, but because she had been feverishly

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