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Laura Siciliano-Rosen

North America NYC

Where to Get Takeout + Delivery in Queens Right Now

April 24, 2020
A sign announces a NYC restaurant is closed due to health concerns around coronavirus.

Eds. note: This article currently covers 85-plus restaurants in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst and a handful in Flushing. Last update: May 24, 2020. Many of our friends and neighbors in Jackson Heights have asked us where to get delivery lately, so I started compiling the ones I know about here. If you’re like us, preparing three meals a day gets pretty old by Friday, so that’s the night…

Sustainability

Update: How to Eat + Cook Sustainably for Earth Day, and Beyond (Even During a Pandemic)

April 22, 2020

Updated for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, here are some favorite tips, recipes, products, and ideas for a more sustainable plate and kitchen, including eating less meat and cutting back on plastic—even in pandemic times. Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in the U.S. Every year we try to organize a street cleanup with our kids and their friends in our Queens neighborhood, which feels great and…

North America NYC

Grocery Shopping in Queens: The New Normal

April 1, 2020
A line of masked shoppers outside a Queens Foodtown during the coronavirus pandemic.

In light of these historic times, we want to document some bits of life in Queens during the pandemic. The mundane experience of grocery shopping has changed for billions of people. How has it changed or you? Are you braving the elements or getting groceries delivered for the first time? Let us know in the comments. Everything about it feels wrong. I’m standing on the sidewalk on 37th…

Holidays Products

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Food, Travel + Earth Lovers

December 16, 2019

Try as we might, it’s inevitable that we will be buying a last-minute gift for someone in the next nine days. So if you’re anything like us—and you’ve got friends and family who love to eat, travel, and cook, and in a sustainable way—we’ve got just the holiday gift guide for you, whether it’s a stocking stuffer or a showstopper you’re looking for. For the dinner party thrower…

Food Travel North America

What to Eat in Houston: 8 Iconic Foods

November 22, 2019
"I heart HTown sign" photographed in Houston, Texas

Houston is America’s most diverse city, and—in not unrelated news—it’s increasingly touted as one of the country’s best cities for food. And yet it still flies under the radar for many people. Perhaps the city sprawl frightens them away, or the prospect of having to drive (a minimum of) 20 minutes to get pretty much anywhere. But that’s a small price to pay to experience some of the…

Europe Food Travel

10 Iconic Czech Dishes in Prague

June 20, 2019

Pub snacks, main dishes, sweets: Look for these 10 classic Czech dishes to eat like a born-and-raised local in Prague. Letenské sady (Letná Park) in Prague. It’s a city that’s the “heart of Europe” and the “city of a hundred spires,” a romantic legend dripping with history and beauty. No one talks about the food in Prague though (beer, yes, but not food). Czech cuisine is, understandably so,…

Food Travel North America

A Perfect Afternoon in Wynwood, Miami: Art, Restaurants + Breweries

March 16, 2019
Colorful street art in Wynwood Arts District of Miami, Florida

In the past decade, Wynwood has transformed from industrial garment-district ’hood filled with warehouses and auto shops to an incredibly coveted, trendy, must-visit part of Miami—not only for its jaw-dropping large-scale street art, but also for its exploding food and drink scene. There’s so much crammed into the few lively blocks around the famed Wynwood Walls that you barely need to leave a four-block radius to experience some…