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Ponche Taqueria Review: Three tacos from Ponche in Midtown

On the way to a roof top bar a few weeks ago, Steph and I walked by a Mexican restaurant that had an A grade in the window. It reminded me of getting a torta from Rinconcito Mexicano because it seems that whenever you walk west of 8th avenue in Midtown, you start to get into better options for Mexican food. What I love about Ponche is that it bills itself as an authentic Mexican restaurant AND it has an A from the health department. How dare they upset my perception of the kind of grades a Mexican restaurant can receive? Seeing as I prefer my bunghole dry instead of wet, I thought it was worth a visit. Lemme be also honest about what attracted me about this place...

Air France airplane food

I've been reading travel blogs and about the tales of travel hackers. There's a lot of folks out there that travel for business, and then take those miles and use them for pretty awesome vacations. They used to get airline miles by tricking the U.S. Mint into an ultimately poor business transaction, but basically you see lots of people who use miles to fly business or first class for long haul flights. For the rest of us minions, we fly coach, because honestly, who the fuck has money for business class. So let's talk about flying coach for a minute. In the U.S., they rename it to 'Economy' class because it sounds nicer. It's coach though. For this trip, Steph and I flew Air France non-stop from NY to Paris, because why spend so much time in airports when you can fly non-stop? Well travel...

El Rey del Sabor 2 (location may change) Review: El Rey del Sabor by Bryant Park

"A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it." The Internets tell me this quote is from Andy Warhol. Of course you can't get foodies to agree on that, because coke in Mexico is supposed to be vastly superior to coke in the U.S., and Obama could probably import some Mexican coke to the White House kitchen pretty easily. The beauty of something like Coke though, is not lost on me. It's not about the type of sweetner, its about the overall taste and experience of enjoying a tall glass of coke. Anyone has access to such a thing because...

New Kam Hing Coffee Shop Review: Chinese sponge cake at Kam Hing

In the complex and always-changing New York food scene, it's nice to visit an old-school hole-in-the-wall. We all cheer for the Bulters and VCUs of the world, and Kam Hing Coffee Shop is an underdog anyone could get behind. Sure, doughnuts are all the rage, and special Chinese lollipops are nice, but it's cool to eat something that's not a fad. Perhaps nothing implies consistency and quality as much as a food establishment that's been around longer than dirt. Judging by Kam Hing Coffee Shop's sign, I venture to guess that it's been around maybe even longer than I've been alive. Once you look pass the worn down exterior and enter the store, you encounter a Chinese sponge cake that never gets old. Inside Kam Hing's, you get access to these great sponge cakes. Reading a comment on Serious Eats revealed that for a short period,...

Blue Sky Bakery Review: Blue Sky Bakery

Over on 5th Avenue in Park Slope, there is a quaint little bakery tucked in the middle of unassuming stores. You can easily miss Blue Sky Bakery, unless you happen to be looking for the Law Office of Jesus and peek next door to investigate the source of the delicious aroma that fills the air. No seriously. It is right next to where a guy named Jesus has a law office. Not only do I pinky swear it is true, but there is photographic evidence to prove as such. I am going to start this off by telling you what not to get. Skip the chocolate chip cookies. They have a plain chocolate chip cookie and one that is oatmeal. Both are really flat, and they really just do not do anything for me. However, they are under a dollar and you can try it for...