Why Did You Eat That: Bond, BondST

By |November 1st, 2010|New York, Why Did You Eat That?|

While in NY last week, I took my boo to a New York City institution. I figured he needed to really see the city and have some pretty delicious sushi in the meantime… so, off to BondSt we went. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you may miss the front door. Tucked in a townhouse on… you guessed it, Bond Street, you enter the main dining room via the stairs or the lounge below by taking a few steps down.

Upon entering, the room is abuzz with attractive couples and groups of suits. The staff is startlingly attractive and the ambiance is magical. If dining upstairs, you’ll be whisked to the elevator and seated in yet another beautiful room. While I’ve eaten just about everything on the menu, a few star players are the Wagyu Tataki, Tuna Crispy Rice, Broiled Chilean Sea Bass, and the Banana Milk Chocolate Dim Sum for dessert. You’re welcome. I’ve ordered for you.


6 Bond Street

New York, NY 10012


So, what’s a girl wear for date night in the Big City? The trick is to look amazing without looking like you tried at all. You don’t want to be squeezed into your tiniest mini as if you’ve just arrived on the LIRR. Here’s a thought for looking effortlessly sexy:

Elizabeth and James Tokyo Chiffon Blouse, $132.50

Seven For All Mankind Leather Pull On Legging, $598

Charles by Charles David Night Light Lace and Satin Bootie, $124.95

Cece Cashmere Flannel Drape Front Cozy Cardigan, $143.20

Fossil Montreal Zip Multifunction, $50



Why Did You Eat That: Cha Cha Chicken

By |August 9th, 2010|Los Angeles, Why Did You Eat That?|
What does one need more after a grueling day at the beach than some delicious food and serious refreshment? Okay, maybe some aloe, but probably much more of the former. I was delighted to be introduced to Cha Cha Chicken in Santa Monica a couple of weekends ago. Not only is it totally adorable, the food is a refreshing change from your average beach eats.
It is true to the beach feel serving up Caribbean fare, so there is no need to gussy up or make a reservation. Just stroll up, take a gander at the menu, order, and find a table to enjoy. I am partial to the jerk chicken enchiladas with beans and rice and fried plantains. It’s just spicy enough without needing to call the fire department.
You can not forget to wash it down with their fresh juices. I am a huge fan of the watermelon or strawberry ginger lemonade. We actually ended up combining both for an even more delightful drink.
Cha Cha Chicken
1906 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Dress Code:
This is a beach crowd, so easy, breezy, beautiful would be my suggestion. Feel free to toss on a cute cover up over your ‘kini.

Why Don’t You Eat Me: Let Me See Your Lobster Roll

By |April 12th, 2010|Guest Blogger, Why Don't You Eat Me?|


Summer is almost upon us, people and what does one crave during the summer (or really anytime of year)? LOBSTER ROLLS! Below I’ve compiled a list of my very favorite places in NYC to munch on these yummy rolls. So put on your lobster bib cause you’re going to get hungry!

1. Luke’s Lobster: This is the lobster roll newcomer and has made its the presence known. People are saying screw waiting in line for Caracas (another fave) and heading to Luke’s. At Luke’s, they don’t pile on the mayo, but do pile on the delicious lobster meat which gets an A+ in my book. (They also follow me on Twitter which makes me heart them. You follow me on Twitter, you get brownie (lobster?) points!).


2. Ed’s Lobster Bar: Ed’s goes a different route and does use a lot of mayo, but they also STUFF the bun chock full of delicious lobster meat. It’s mighty good and what makes it even better are the pickles that they include. What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good pickle.

eds lobster

3. Xie Xie: You might ask why I dare have an Asian restaurant on this exclusive lobster roll list, but look a little closer at the menu and you’ll find that they have an Asian Lobster Roll (and it is AWESOME). With Kewpie mayo, tarragon, and crispy shallots, they’ve created an outside-the-box lobster roll.


4. Mermaid Inn: This is an old standby that unfortunately has been overshadowed by all the newbies. I still wanted to include it in my list, however, because it’s been a staple in my life for many years and is still a solid lobster roll even if no longer at the top of the list.

mermaid inn

5. Pearl Oyster Bar: I was taken on a date here years ago by a banker trying to make a good first impression. While the date was anything but memorable, the lobster roll made a lasting impression! I formed zero interest in my banker date, but I did form a lifelong bond with this fabulous lobster roll. Thank goodness for good food because good food can make any bad date bearable.

pearl oyster bar

Now there’s one place that I haven’t been yet, but have heard enough about to know that it should be mentioned. That place would be Mary’s Fish Camp. You may ask why I haven’t been and that’s a good question. I don’t know. It’s a fluke, but I plan on correcting this mishap ASAP.

Now go on and pick one of the above-mentioned places and eat until your lobster-roll loving heart is content! Come on.  You know you want to!

See you next Munchin’ Monday!