My Top 10 in New York City

This summer, differing from my normal intentions of plenty of beach time and music, I spent my summer working hard during an internship, a taste of what my life is to become in the coming years post culinary school. I was lucky enough to land an internship at Gramercy Tavern, a New York institution as…

Frugal Foodie in the Land Down Unda

It’s about that time again, when people start to go home and bundle up for the holidays. Not me. I hate the cold. Hate it. I can deal with cold weather for a little, after I first step outside, but as soon as that cold wind slaps me in the face, I’m done. There’s little…

Cheap Eats: Cutty’s

Even though it’s unofficially summer, it’s still kinda cold and rainy this week. No matter, as soon picnic weather will be upon us, and what’s better for a picnic than a sandwich you don’t have to make? Not much guys, not much. Cutty’s is an awesome sandwich shop in Brookline that has gotten rave reviews…

Restaurant Week Bliss: Kitchen

Restaurant Week was last week, guys. As I have stated before, I love Restuarant Week. Although the prices are a little north of what I usually post, since its still a steal (apps, entrees, and dessert at these places is definitely more than $38 a person) I think it still applies as frugal. This year,…

Cheap Eats: Fried Scallop Sandwich @ Bento

It’s a lazy Friday kinda day, at least for me, and I’ve needed one. I’ve been working myself crazy in the kitchen, and loving every second (not the same can be said for my feet, however). On my days off, I get a little lazy, because I’m pretty active on the days I work. Sometimes…

Cheap Eats: Stacked Donuts Pop-Up

Last weekend, I did the impossible and I got up early. Why, you say? I had a good reason: donuts. Lots of donuts. I checked out Stacked Donuts, a pop-up donut shop that was the brainchild of Chef Stephanie Cmar, one of my favorites from Top Chef last season ( and who happens to be…

Repost: 3 Must Experience African Vacations

This article was passed on to me by a friend, and I’m just helping out and getting their word out there.  Like travel? Check it out.  I’ve wanted to check out Africa for some time now, and this article only makes me that much angrier I still haven’t been.  Enjoy!-L Find yourself looking up the…

Cheap Eats: Shake Shack

First off, today is Frugal Foodie’s one–year anniversary! Super exciting, and the year has gone by super–fast. I certainly have a lot more to do in the kitchen so here’s to many more! Speaking of stuff to say about food, The Russian and I went to Shake Shack, finally, last week.  Everybody lost their minds…

Trying Something New

I don’t usually go out. I’m not anti–social or anything, I just like hanging out at home and eating and drinking with a few friends. You’d be hard pressed, however, to find me out at a bar on a typical Friday (or any day). I’m just that lazy.  When I checked my Twitter last week,…

Turkey trimmed to the nines: Thanksgiving at five luxury hotels

Guys, click the link below, it was passed on to me by a travel site for those who cannot cook this year, there’s still time for you to head to one of these luxury hotels (I wish!) and try some delicious food without lifting a finger.  It’s not exactly frugal, but it’s the time of…

Cheap Eats: Hummus Sandwich @ Cafenation

I love a good sandwich, guys.  Who doesn’t? Honestly, how could you not? Delicious fillings between bread with the perfect spread (look at me rhyme) is always a good idea for lunch, and I’ve found another one worth talking about. On days I go to yoga I like to come home and eat something healthy,…

My New Life as a Chef

A few weeks ago I started my new second job at The Regal Beagle, and I finally feel like I am getting into the groove of things, and I want to chat about it a bit.  I work the Garde Manger station, which is cold appetizers, salads, and desserts. My days at work usually consist…