The Ice Cream Renaissance of Chinatown

Be it for Instagram or just to eat, people in NYC flock to dessert spots like little else. In the past two years alone, there has been a massive increase in the number of Asian dessert shops that have opened featuring rolled ice cream, bubble waffles, and ube… everything. Most compelling, though, are the founders behind them. All are young New Yorkers, many with a background in finance who decided that they wanted to pursue something more creative and fulfilling in partnership with their best friends. Ice cream became that channel, but each put a unique and Asian-inspired twist on the classic American dessert.

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8 Spots for the Perfect First Dinner Date

Picking out a restaurant for a first date can be really, really hard. There are seemingly endless choices and selecting somewhere with the vibe you’re looking plus snagging a reservation can be overwhelming. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite date spots for every category (and type of person) to hopefully make the search a bit more manageable.

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NYC Import Restaurants We’re Digging

New York City is known to be home to one of the most global and diverse food cultures, so it isn’t much of a surprise that there are a plethora of offsets of popular restaurants from all around the world that have landed in New York. Here are some of our favorites from just the past year:

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National Refreshment Day – Hilton Garden Inn Hotel

In celebration of National Refreshment Day (yes, that’s a thing) and the new F&B program at Hilton Garden Inn, I stopped by their relaunch event yesterday to check out some of the hotel’s newest features.

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Your 3 Day Guide to Barcelona:

You probably all know how much I loved Barcelona during my few short days there, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. If you’re stopping in Barcelona here’s everything you need to eat and see while you’re there:

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The Best BBQ in NYC

While not as conventional of an NYC staple as pizza or bagels, there are certainly authentic, Southern BBQ places in the city that are worthy of pleasing any ‘cue critics. Whether it be for baby back ribs, brisket, or pulled pork, here are some of our favorite BBQ joints in the city:

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My Experience with Newark Airport Terminal & United Polaris

I’m not sure why New Yorker’s (including myself) have a stigma with flying out of Newark Airport. Let me start by debunking this myth: Newark is not farther than JFK or LGA. Seriously, take your phone out right now and search the driving time. Now that that’s out of the way, the United Terminal at Newark is, simply put, an outstanding experience. It’s more reminiscent of a world class food hall with top quality restaurants than a dismal terminal where you eat a sad tuna sandwich before getting on a plane.

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