While we went to Target to get Zoe her prize for sleeping in her own bed, a snow storm hit and we needed to stop somewhere warm and cozy to eat. What better cold-weather dish than broth and noodles in this the more authentic Chinatown of Queens? We did a bit of walking around to find an underground ‘mall’ of more restaurants, and discovered how dumplings are made. Biang’s panda prints and green dumplings are hands down the best!
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Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, Travel, tagged biang restaurant nyc, children, chinatown, Chinese New Year, duck, dumplings, Flushing, food adventures around NYC, kids, noodles, parenting, Queens, snow storm, soba on March 13, 2015 | 3 Comments »
Posted in Cooking, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Kid style, Parenting, tagged band, bbq, Blue Smoke, children, home cooking, horns, jazz for kids, jazz in NYC, Jazz Standard, parenting, piano on February 16, 2015 | 1 Comment »
We’ve been meaning to do this for a long time now but finally both Ezra and Zoe are old enough to sit still and appreciate a live show. Every Sunday from 2-3 pm Jazz Standard (under Blue Smoke restaurant) has a kid’s live jazz show – starring other kid jazz performers! Inspiring to watch – especially for kids who are also learning to play an instrument. And of course Ezra had the sample the city’s best beef ribs, which are on the kid menu!
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged architecture, children, costumes, downtown, Goth, Japanese street food, kids, Manhattan, NYC, punk on January 31, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
It’s nice to see the Lower East Side hasn’t changed as much as I thought, and to share my old ‘hood with my kids? Well, that’s just the icing on the cake. We got a clear day to enjoy gazing at downtown architecture, stopped to check out books at The Strand and popped into punk rock and Goth shops with costumes (and a room of glow in the dark clothes that Zoe really loved). We even tried some new-for-us food faves like Japanese street food from Otafuku.
Posted in Alley life, Food Adventures, Parenting, Queens Life, tagged blizzard, fun in the snow, kids, NYC, parenting, Queens, school's out for snow day, snow, winter on January 28, 2015 | 1 Comment »
Even though our blizzard petered-out, the kids stayed outside all day and got good and tired from snow play. Ambitious dads made snow forts, Ezra repeatedly heated up maple syrup and poured it into snow, and neighbors on our alley were shoveling for hours.
Posted in Beautiful Things, Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Parenting, tagged Alice's Tea Cup, birthday, fairy dust, fairy wings, fun for girls in NYC, Manhattan, tea time on January 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment »
We went back to Alice’s Teacup where cupcakes were enjoyed, tea was gulped down and fairy dust was sprinkled on these little ladies… then Zoe came home to her favorite pile of pink things acquired during her birthday!
While in Chinatown last weekend we saw this dragon fruit … and of course Ezra had to try it. It’s seedy and pulpy and I hear it was supposed to be sweet. It must’ve been good because no one left me a piece. I now see why it may be called dragon fruit .. that red juice will stain everything! Another notch on Ezra’s ‘strange fruits and veggies to try’ belt –
Posted in Food Adventures, Fun in NYC, Holidays, Parenting, tagged children, city fun, holidays, kids, Manhattan at Christmas time, NYC, pizza at Fiores, The Market NYC, Umanov Guitars on December 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment »