Bento by Bessou, Coney Shack & Baked Cheese Haus at Urbanspace’s Broadway Bites
October 16, 2017 by Aseah Khan
This past weekend, Michelle and I had the chance to stop by Broadway Bites, Urbanspace’s seasonal outdoor market in Greeley Square. We were able to check out some new additions to the market and get our hands on the most popular foods they had to offer. First stop was Bento by Bessou, which offers Japanese comfort food with a modern touch. Their owner Maiko recommended the fried rice balls, which was a trio of chickpea curry, pulled pork and salmon, and the fried chicken bento.
Urbanspace’s Broadway Bites Fall 2017
October 16, 2017 by Michelle Mengo
One friend wants Japanese, one wants Chinese and the other wants Mexican. It’s a painful process having to choose sometimes, so make things easy and head to Broadway Bites! The outdoor market run by Urbanspace is back in full swing this season, eager to feed you with new and returning vendors (full list below!)
Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Paratha Taco
October 12, 2017 by Jen Balisi
Today is officially my 28th birthday. It feels pretty weird considering I’ve just made a huge move to the other side of the world, and I’m separated from my family and most of my closest friends. Normally I’d plan a big trip out of the country followed by multiple celebrations for myself across my whole birthday month, but this time others are planning things for me and inviting their friends since I still don’t know too many folks here in Hong Kong. It’s actually a pretty welcome change from the hyper-planned and borderline stressful life I led in NYC.
Changing for the better is exactly what I wanted to make this move and my 28th year of existence about, which is why I started my birthday by cooking up this breakfast paratha taco and immediately sat down to write the recipe after I finished eating it. I had gotten into a poor habit of letting my NYC social life interfere with writing. Now that I have days to myself in Hong Kong, I’ll be cooking up a lot more recipes and posting them here, starting with this one.
Hiring an Intern!
September 13, 2017 by Jen Balisi
I started Indulgent Eats purely for fun and primarily as a way to document all the great experiences I had living in NYC & traveling the world. I’ve done it all myself for 3+ years, but it’s finally time that I get some help!
Get Ready for the 2017 National Fried Chicken Festival in New Orleans (Sponsored)
August 15, 2017 by Jen Balisi
This post was created in partnership with New Orleans Tourism & Fried Chicken Festival. All opinions expressed in the post are my own and not those of New Orleans Tourism.
Are you drooling yet? Because I know I am. There’s something just SO crave-worthy about crispy, juicy fried chicken. Luckily for all of us fried chicken lovers, there’s a whole festival dedicated to it! The second annual National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane’s is happening this September 23 and 24 in New Orleans, and I am so looking forward to heading back to the Big Easy for it.
August 5, 2017 by Jen Balisi
Last time I was in D.C., I was in 8th grade on a school field trip, visiting all the national monuments to enhance our appreciation for the government. This time around, I could give less of a crap about those buildings and instead came to get out of NYC and eat great food, drink, and party. Daikaya ended up being the perfect choice to fulfill on all of these things, as the Japanese izakaya brought awesome and unique eats, a stellar whiskey and sake menu, and a party in the atmosphere and in our mouths. Continue Reading
Fuku Wall St.
August 4, 2017 by Jen Balisi
Fuku is the fried chicken-focused outpost of David Chang’s Momofuku empire. What started with just spicy chicken sandwiches in the East Village has since expanded to the Financial District, bringing a bigger space and kitchen that’s allowed them to offer some unique and frankly better dining options. Continue Reading
Grilled Shrimp & Mexican Street Corn Tacos (In Collaboration with Men’s Health)
August 1, 2017 by Jen Balisi
Mexican street corn is one of my favorite things to eat. The tart lime and cheese with that charred corn and chili powder make such an addictive dish that I call it crack corn. I’ve already written two different recipes for it, so when Men’s Health approached me to help them create something perfect for summertime grilling, I came up with these Grilled Shrimp and Mexican Street Corn Tacos. Not only are they tasty, but they’re lighter on the waistline and packed with protein for bikini season. Continue Reading
National Refreshment Day with Hilton Garden Inn (Sponsored)
July 27, 2017 by Jen Balisi
The hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan can be overwhelming thanks to the hordes of office workers, tourists, and everyday New Yorkers crashing into one another. Since July 27 is National Refreshment Day, Hilton Garden Inn decided to provide everyone in the area with some refreshment by taking over a double decker bus parked right across from the iconic Radio City Music Hall, where they shared complimentary snacks and drinks from their new menu. Continue Reading
July 27, 2017 by Jen Balisi
If you’ve been following me at all, you know that I love steak. But sometimes to get a really great steak, you end up paying a ton to sit in an old, stuffy restaurant. Quality Eats knows this, and decidedly brings a more casual, modern approach to a steakhouse that is highly successful, so much so that they’ve expanded from their original location in the West Village to the Upper East Side. While I haven’t dined at the West Village location, both sport many of the same hit dishes and offer the same laid back vibe to cater to the neighborhood. We got to try a wealth of the menu on the Upper East Side’s sidewalk patio, which made for a perfect summer meal. Continue Reading