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Laura Siciliano-Rosen

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Eating in Rockaway Beach, Queens

June 30, 2023
View of Rockaway Beach, Queens, right after sunset

Food vendors and restaurants in the Rockaways have only gotten better over the years. Here’s where to eat this summer, and beyond. For New Yorkers, hitting the beach on sunny summer days offers some much-needed wide-open, saltwater respite from the urban jungle we call home. But when it’s a beach you can take public transit too, we are rightfully a little smug. Rockaway Beach, right off the A…

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Typical Foods in Puerto Rico, From San Juan to Fajardo

February 10, 2023

Prior to spring-breaking there with the family in 2022, I hadn’t been to Puerto Rico in nearly two decades. And while I have a strong memory of eating excellent mofongo in the mountains while driving around the island for a travel article (as well as some terrific ice cream in Ponce), my recall of delicious and typical foods in Puerto Rico was pretty … nonexistent. I wasn’t sure…

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What to Do (and Eat) in Laramie, Wyoming

August 17, 2022
View from the Laramie Railyard Pedestrian Bridge

Laramie, in southeastern Wyoming, is on the opposite side of the state from such big-name tourist draws as Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole. But there’s enough to do (and eat!) in Laramie to make it a destination in its own right. Here’s why you should go there. This post is sponsored by Visit Laramie. Laramie, Wyoming, is a small, youthful college town, home to Wyoming’s only university…

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South Richmond Hill: A Self-Guided Food Tour for the Senses

June 16, 2022
An Indo-Caribbean aloo pie stuffed with channa, chickpea curry, from Richmond Hill, Queens

South Richmond Hill, where Little Punjab meets Little Guyana in southeast Queens, is one of the most fascinating, diverse—and, at times, overwhelming—neighborhoods of New York City. But getting to know this cultural and culinary treasure trove is rewarding and easy if you know where to go, whether it’s an afternoon food adventure you’re after or just a great spot to eat near JFK airport. Here’s how to eat…

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The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark in NY, Plus Monticello Restaurants

May 25, 2022
Dinner at Harvey's Wallbanger at the Kartrite Resort and Indoor Waterpark

Just two hours north of New York City, the Monticello area offers families an incredible weekend escape, thanks to the Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark, Resorts World Catskills, and local downtown restaurants.  This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors’ Association. Seventy-five miles north of New York City, the Monticello of New York (pronounced “Mon-teh-seh-low,” in case you’re wondering) has long been best known for its Raceway,…

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The Lake Worth (Florida) Restaurants We Love

January 26, 2022
Creole-style crab and shrimp boil with corn and potatoes from Haitian home cook in Lake Worth, Florida

The restaurants in Lake Worth Beach that we love aren’t all fancy or even brick-and-mortar establishments, but they are delicious, diverse, and reflective of the cultural community in Southeast Florida. Lake Worth Beach may be located in Palm Beach County, on southeast Florida’s coast, but it never quite achieved the name recognition of its neighbor cities to the north, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. And that’s not…

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The Winter (and Holiday) Guide to the Sullivan Catskills

December 9, 2021
A snow-covered hand-painted dove on the Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail

From skiing and snowshoeing to holiday light shows and local mulled cider, here are all the top things to do this cold-weather season in the Sullivan Catskills. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association. Tis the season to bundle up, wander the snow-covered woods, and sip a hand-warming drink afterward. Or shop till you drop at a holiday market featuring local artisans and food producers.…

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Where to Eat in Queens, According to Locals

October 25, 2021
Where to eat in Queens on a new map

Our fully interactive and user-generated map will guide you to the best local restaurants and street vendors in Queens—according to the people who live and eat there. Queens is a literal treasure trove of cuisine and culture. And yet so many people miss it, or skim over the surface of it, perhaps because they’re busy or distracted, or maybe intimidated by where to start. Via food tours, posts…

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Best Places for Fall Fun in the Sullivan Catskills

October 7, 2021
A beautiful early-fall shot of a lake in the Sullivan Catskills with end-of-summer wildflowers and colorful-leaved trees

Apples, pumpkins, leaf-peeping, cider drinking, hiking—tis the season for some of our favorite seasonal activities, in one of our favorite parts of New York state. Here’s how to do fall in the Sullivan Catskills, just two hours from NYC. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association. Fall is a magical time in the Northeast. But there’s something about the tree-carpeted Sullivan Catskills—crisscrossed by rivers and…

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Good Chop Review: High-Quality Meat + Seafood Delivery Service

September 27, 2021
Packets of raw meat and seafood from the Good Chop delivery subscription service.

Do you struggle to find good-quality proteins near you? Read on for our review of Good Chop, a brand-new meat and seafood subscription delivery service, and a special discount for readers interested in trying it. This article contains affiliate links. We may receive a commission if you purchase through some of our links (at no extra cost to you). Good ingredients aren’t easy to come by—especially when it…