Bad For Business/Francis Maling

Summer may be coming to an end soon, but the stories of Summertime Badness live on. Summertime Badness, this year’s summer pop-up series from Bad For Business, has been one of the coolest things I’ve experienced this season. Chef Francis Maling makes amazing BBQ, but he also cooks with conviction for his community and himself. […]

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What to do in Ithaca

I recently went to Ithaca, the lovely city in the Finger Lakes region that I was mostly familiar with  because of two well-known colleges that are housed in the city. My partner and I had quite ambitious plans for our four days in town, but when it came time to drive upstate, the forecast said […]

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City League Coffee Roasters

Dane of City League Coffee Roasters has always been about people. Even before he got into the coffee industry, he was most focused on his family and his community in Sunset Park. Coffee might seem like just a drink to most people. But for Dane, coffee is much more personal; it is a passion that […]

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Lost in the City

New York is a city of art; artists of so many different backgrounds, styles, and motives come out to the city. I’ve often wondered whether it’s the existing network in the city of artists or it’s the city itself that leads to new artists arriving here. Both are probably the case, but there is something […]

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Pastaiolo e Sugo

I came across Pastaiolo e Sugo through the trusty Instagram algorithm that always seems to show me the coolest food businesses. Pastaiolo e Sugo offers fresh pasta and other homemade goods like sauces and fresh ricotta. And I think it really was some kind of social media fate that brought me to their page because […]

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Mustard and Co.

My love for mustard has been a nearly 20-year affair, beginning from the French’s honey mustard that my mom used to put in my ham sandwiches for school lunch. Since then, I’ve tried every kind of mustard I’ve come across, from classic yellow to spicy brown to pickled whole mustard seeds. So when I found […]

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Joy Cho Pastry

When Joy Cho Pastry showed up in my Instagram “Explore” page nearly three months ago, I immediately knew I had to order Gem Cakes. I’m a complete sucker for pretty desserts, as well as expansive flavors that go behind the classic vanilla and chocolate. It actually took me a while to get my hands on […]

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Cafe Moca

Every so often, I find a really special place where I become a pretty regular customer. While I’m a major fan of cafes and coffee shops to start, Cafe Moca is special to me for a number of reasons. Their store was one of the very first places I grabbed a tea and a bite […]

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Sundae Service

What do you get when you have two sisters, a gifted ice cream machine, and an affinity for fun flavor combinations? You get Sundae Service, an ice cream delivery service that drops off some exciting pints at your door on Sundays! Sundae Service started during the summer of 2020 by sisters Liz and Debbie, after […]

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