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…

Cheap Eats: @Union

Who doesn’t love brunch? No one, that’s who. I personally love breakfast foods without having to wake up at breakfast times (read: before noon). That’s why I’m happy to live in a college town; I’m not alone in these beliefs. I’m also not alone in being frugal (read: broke), and when I heard about @Union,…

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: The Hop, Beacon, New York

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to get to go home and see my parents for a bit. I didn’t just steal my mom’s recipe from her, I also went out into the town as well. I’d been meaning to try The Hop for a bit, since I’ve only heard good things from friends that…

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…

A Great Birthday

So it was my birthday last Saturday, and I don’t really like making a big deal over my special day.  Luckily for me, The Russian is an awesome guy and hooked it up.  Knowing my love for local chef Ken Oringer, he took me to Clio, Oringer’s flagship and an institution in Boston restaurants (the…