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Laura Siciliano-Rosen

Food Culture NYC

Eat Something New in Queens Recap

March 9, 2021
A recap of the Eat Something New in Queens challenge

What happens when neighbors inspire neighbors to eat something new. Two weeks ago, we hosted our first Eat Something New in Queens challenge, and it was so incredible to see so many community members inspiring each other regarding what and where to eat. I didn’t announce it very far in advance, so I was a little concerned about how many people would sign up to participate, but we…

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Where to Get Takeout + Delivery in Queens Right Now

January 22, 2021
Thai takeout from Queens, NYC

Eds. note: This article currently covers 120+ restaurants in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst. Last update: Jan. 2021. If you’re like us, preparing three meals a day gets pretty old by Friday, so every weekend we support local restaurants in Queens via takeout or delivery. For us it also injects a bit of normalcy into our week—Friday night has always been delivery night; Saturdays are for takeout. More than…

Africa Food Travel

Quintessential Dakar: What to Eat in Senegal

January 21, 2021

Perched on the edge of West Africa, Senegal has long gone quietly about its business while its neighbors get into all sorts of trouble. Quietly, of course, is a misleading word in the context of Dakar, the sultry capital city and dust-ridden domain of all-night music clubs, infamous traffic, relentless hustlers, and nonstop construction, where the dead silence of night is regularly punctured by soaring muezzin calls to…

Holidays NYC

Gift Guide: 10 Ways to Support NYC Restaurants This Holiday Season

December 7, 2020
Biang-Biang hand-pulled noodles from Xi'an Famous Foods in NYC

This holiday season, here’s how to give the gift of food and simultaneously support a small New York City-based food business. It’s finally happening: 2020 is almost over. But first we have the holidays before us and, if you’re shopping for gifts, one simple fact to remember: There has never, ever been a better time to support a small business—restaurants and food shops included. Gift cards to your…

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Thrive Market Review: Why We’ve Been Members for 2 Years

November 19, 2020
hrive Market food delivery box

This article contains affiliate links. There are lots of choices these days for where and how you get your food. But it seems going to the grocery store is increasingly falling out of favor: Even before the pandemic took over our lives, studies showed that millions more Americans—roughly one-third of U.S. households—were shopping online for groceries. We have personally retained regular in-store grocery shopping along with a Sunday…

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Greenwood Lake: Things to Do

September 2, 2020
View of Greenwood Lake from a lake house

What to do, eat, and drink in pretty Greenwood Lake, just a little over an hour’s drive from New York City. Summer 2020 has been, among other things, the summer of local travel for many of us. We’ve explored parts of New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut that we’ve never seen before, and rather than jet off to Europe for a big summer vacation,…

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Black-Owned Restaurants in Queens, NYC

June 4, 2020
Black-owned restaurants in Queens, NYC

Eds. note: This article currently covers 80 Black-owned eateries in Queens, NYC. It is by no means comprehensive. Please consult the spreadsheet referenced below for a more exhaustive list while we continue to add to this! Earlier this week, when thinking about what we can do specifically on this platform (beyond social media) to support racial equality and Black Lives Matter, we thought about local restaurants and were…

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10 Kitchen Tool Essentials, Quarantine Edition

May 27, 2020
A home kitchen food scale measuring flour

While we live for weekend takeout/delivery, most of the week I am cooking three meals a day for our family of four, like everyone else. We try to buy all the right groceries to get us through a week or more with no return visits to the store—and without wasting a thing. At the same time we want to cook a wide variety of foods that the whole…