Work Happenings

Americans’ Snacking Habits

I spent around eight hours (yesterday and today) on figuring out to how best to present this data and then executing my vision. I knew very little about Photoshop before I started this job, but now I’ve gained a good amount of experience in it–just by visualizing what I want and then Googling for tutorials to see if I can make it come true. Continue reading

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Work Happenings

Just-For-Dad Restaurant Specials

I spent a good chunk of this week (and last week) contacting PR people to get images for this Father’s Day gallery, writing it up, and then assembling it. A lot of the deals involve steak and beer, haha (Hey! Moms like steak and beer too!). Continue reading

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Just for Fun

Oscar’s Place: British and Belgian

I went to a restaurant in West Village recently for brunch. I rarely go to this area (quite a long journey from my home), but it’s a great location for restaurants. My friends and I tried Oscar’s Place, a place for British and Belgian food. Continue reading

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Work Happenings

Restaurants Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Menu Specials

I’m pretty cinco’ed out. I spent the last week or so gathering images and info about restaurant deals for Cinco de Mayo, so I’m pretty tired of the words “Cinco de Mayo,” “margarita,” “tequila,” and “tacos.” My friend in Mexico told me that only the state of Puebla celebrates the holiday there. I’ve never celebrated Cinco de Mayo and I’m not sure how or why Americans have latched onto this day, but maybe we all just like an excuse to get drunk and eat tacos (no judgment there).

See how restaurants are partying it up for Cinco de Mayo!

Photo: Morrison Pub/Facebook

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Work Happenings

Happy Hour at Bar Fogo: Caipirinhas & Brazilian Bites

Last night, I attended a media event at Fogo de Chão (on 53rd St.) to check out the new menu selection at their bar, Bar Fogo. Fogo de Chão is a popular Brazilian steakhouse known for its churrasco and I’ve heard about the brand numerous times from my friends and my co-workers, but this was my first time at the restaurant. Continue reading

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Just for Fun

Cajun Boil in Fort Lee

I treated my roommate to a belated birthday dinner since I was away in Mexico when she celebrated it with our friends. We went to The Boiling Pot in Fort Lee, NJ. They do Cajun-style boil but the place is owned by Koreans so in addition to snow crab legs, crawfish, shrimp, mussels, clams, sausages, potatoes, and corn, there are also fish cakes (오뎅) and rice cakes (떡). It’s quite yummy. We got a bag plus Cajun french fries and beers. I love seafood and anything spicy, so I like coming here. The perks of living so close to Jersey is that I can just hop on a bus and get good food for a lower price and cheap beer (At this restaurant, Corona is $3, Heineken is $4, Stella is $5!).

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