There are three things I love to do in any city I visit: (1) eat my way around town, trying as many different spots as I possibly can (2) absorb as much of the culture the city has to offer (3) find really good, hole-in-the-wall stores to visit.

My friends often ask me for recommendations whenever they’re traveling or whenever they have someone visiting them in NYC. I started by writing a weekly newsletter sharing my dining adventures in the city, but later expanded it to include weekly cultural activities and events. I started doing the same for cities I planned to visit and over time, even friends who live in the cities I have visited started turning to me for recommendations. All of this ultimately led to these city guides.


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coffee, tea & breakfast