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Mrs. Dorsey’s Kitchen

(Written by Gabby Coles, The Hungry New Yorker contributor.) Next time you visit the Brooklyn Museum, The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, or even Prospect Park, make Mrs. Dorsey's Kitchen (a.k.a MDK) your meal destination. Originally from Ohio, shop owner and chef Ron Johnson Jr. has been making homemade grilled cheese sandwiches since October of 2014. The small restaurant is named after his grandmother, whose good memories of eating at her house inspired him to open the restaurant. His dream to bring…

The Best Pizza and Where to Find It

Opinions on pizza run deep with people. New Yorkers say it’s in the water, Chicagoans like it deep, Brazilians eat it with a knife and fork and Italian’s wrote the book on it. There is such a thing as bad pizza and everyone has their preferred level of crispiness and choice of toppings. Here is my guide to pizza and where to find the best of each kind. Regular Dollar Slice These are the slices you inhale like a vacuum…

Cafe Zaiya: Japanese Cafe and Bookstore

Cafe Zaiya first started serving up fresh Japanese pastries in New Jersey, in 1990. Over a decade later, the brand has expanded to multiple locations in Manhattan. With the move, they have also broadened their menu, adding affordable and authentic savory Japanese dishes to their menu, such as Pork Katsudon, a rice dish with fried pork and vegetables, and triangular rice balls with various fillings called Onigiri. The best Cafe Zaiya location can be found across from Bryant Park, on…

Top 10 Dive Bars in NYC

Dive bars come in all shapes and sizes; dark and dank or brightly colored and loud. Dive bars don’t care about what they look like or what people think of them. They care about the people, plain and simple. If you respect them, they’ll respect you and show you how to have a good time. Here is a list of the Top 10 Dive Bars in Manhattan. ` 1. The Iron Horse Friday nights are usually loud and wet at…

Finding Paradise in Costa Rica Part 1: The Westin

Spending a week in paradise changes you. Your memory becomes a little more keen and you realize you want to remember these moments forever. You learn to appreciate nature and clean air, and silence. And if you are in paradise with someone you love, you grow closer because nothing is more pure in that paradise than love for all things beautiful.  PART ONE: THE WESTIN AT PLAYA CONCHAL I found paradise on our vacation to Costa Rica in May of…