By Kristy

Artist

Burgers I’ve Tried in NYC

1. Shake Shack (chain) good: juicy flat-ish patty, potato bun, addictive sauce, a refreshing yet un-distracting lettuce and tomato
2. Steak & Shake (chain) good: thin smashed burger
3. Schnippers: get the Schnipper’s classic with blue cheese and arugula
4. McDonald’s: I’m embarrassed that I still go here once in a while, but it has that classic McDonald’s-y taste…I don’t want to think about what it is
5. Umami Burger (chain): The bun is sometimes too stale and bready, and the heavy reliance on truffle-laced parmesan may be…heavy handed
6. BRGR (chain): juicy, a standard thickness (not smashed thin but not a tall patty), classic toppings–pickles, onions, lettuce, tomato
7. Eats: the patty itself is a little bland but with caramelized onions and cheese it hits the spot
8. Breakroom: one of those burgers that become infamous because of their toppings rather than the quality of flavor itself.  But even with an average-just-fine experience you start craving it a couple months later
9. Brindle Room: deemed the best burger by some list I don’t remember, the discerning quality is the excessive fatty taste–which I’m not complaining about but is sort of a cop out in terms of technique.  I mean otherwise the burger isn’t exceptionally moist or anything and the hand cut fries taste sorta pedestrian.  Anyways I’ll be back again.
10. Mikey’s Burgers: Classic, potato bun, juicy patty, iceberg lettuce.  That perfect cross between fast food and diner.
11. Bareburger: Just a flavorful, juicy, tender burger.  Soft bun. 

 

Need to Try:

JG Melon
Minetta Tavern
Spotted Pig
Emily
Church Street Tavern
Alder’s
NoMad Bar
Ramen Co
P.J. Clarke’s

 

 

Popcorn Ideas

1. Nutty Buddy Popcorn (Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate, Powdered Sugar)
2. Gorgonzola Honey Popcorn (Gorgonzola, Mild Honey Comb, Parsley)
3. Chocolate and sea salt Popcorn (Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt)
4. Spicy Nutella Popcorn (Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate, Smoked Chili Powder)
5. Tika Masala Curry Popcorn (Tumeric, Masala Powder)
6. Sichuan Mala Popcorn
7. Furikake Popcorn
8. Fried chicken Popcorn
9. Duck fat Pecorino and Rosemary Popcorn
10. Chocolate and Dried Cherry Popcorn
11. Truffled Popcorn
12. Mustard Popcorn

I Love Chips and Dip

A thick hardy dip scooped up by an equally hardy corn or pita chip. Perfection.

Chips and Salsa

Chips and Guacamole

Chips and Hummus

Chips and Baba Ghanouj

Chips and French Onion Dip

Chips and Sour Cream Dip

Chips and Melted Cheese

Chips and Tzatziki

Chips and Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Just enough to feel like a treat.

Theater Shows I’ve Watched

Broadway (esque)

1. Phantom of the Opera
2. Aida
3. All My Sons
4. Mary Poppins
5. Newsies
6. Catch Me if You Can
7. Avenue Q
8. Fuerza Bruta
9. Matilda
10. Les Miserables
12. View from the Bridge
13. Warhorse (London)
14. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
15. Spring Awakening
16. Sylvia
17. Once
18. An American in Paris
19. The Crucible
20. The King and I

Opera
1. Carmen (Met Opera)
2. La Nozze Di Figaro (Met Opera)
3. Roberto Devereux (Met Opera)
4. Die Mahler (Dresden Opera)

Spanish Food I’ve Tried in NYC

1. Boqueria (Pricey, but good)

2. Tertulia (My favorite so far.  flavorful yet comforting and satisfying)

3. Cafe Española (nothing to write home about but will get the job done)

4. El Pote (feels really authentic lots of comforting stewy bowls here)

5. Nai (not amazing but edible Paella too salty)

 

Need to try

1. Casa Mono

2. La Nacional

3.

 

Styling in Me Earl and the Dying Girl

ok so i can’t get over how perfectly kitschy everything was in this movie like i can’t describe it, it was almost too perfect like it was ready to be worshipped on tumblr and Rookie Mag. It was like art imitating life imitating art.  It was as if all the hipster mood boards were thrown up in a movie to be consumed by the same community that produced it.  It was like a regurgitation of a regurgitation.    What is this world of 2015 where everyone dresses in 90s and 70s clothes? This can’t be unironic can it?

Like Earl and Rachel’s clothes.  I can smell the Netflix screen shots peppering everyone precocious 11-18 year old’s tumblr feed.

The stop motion! Their movie parodies! It was too perfect it was almost barf-inducing

The artsy-craftiness

The token black best friend and the pretty-in-a-smart-way tragic love interest girl that will change your life forever

The badass intellectual teacher

The hippie but well-meaning parents

Like, haven’t I seen this movie before?

And yet, the dialogue, the feelings felt authentic.  For whatever reason, the well-tread territory didn’t feel trite.

Plus, the cinematography was pretty fresh.

This movie reminded me of: 

Juno

Ghost World

Perks of Being A Wallflower

Spectacular Now

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) food chart

I don’t know if this is the most accurate one but it’s accurate enough for ME

Cooling foods

Fruits Vegetables Grains, Legumes & Seeds Meat, Seafood & Dairy Condiments & Beverages
Apple
Banana
Grapefruit
Kiwifruit
Lemon
Orange
Pear
Persimmon
Star Fruit
Strawberry
Watermelon
Alfalfa sprouts
Asparagus
Bamboo Shoot
Bitter Melon
Celery
Chinese Radish (Daikon)
Cucumber
Eggplant
Green leafy vegetables
Kelp
Lettuce
Lotus Root
Mushroom
Spinach
Swiss Chard
Tomato
Water Chestnut
Watercress
Winter Melon
Barley
Buckwheat
Millet
Mung Bean
Soy Bean
Tofu
Wheat bran
Whole wheat
Clam
Chicken Egg
Crab
Duck Egg
Rabbit
Seaweed
Chrysanthemum Tea
Green Tea
Peppermint Tea
Salt
Sesame oil

2) Effects of warming foods

Warming foods have the effects of raising the yang, energy (qi) of organs and warming and improving the circulation and dispelling the cold. These types of food are suitable for people who are yang deficient. Usually with the following symptoms; cold hand, cold feet, cold body, diarrhea, stomach pains or discomfort after eating or drinking cold things, bloating after eating, lack of energy, sore joints, oedema and fluid retention.

If you have any of the following symptoms listed above, it is suitable to eat more of the following warming foods:

Warming foods

Fruits Vegetables Grains, Legumes & Seeds Meat, Seafood & Dairy Condiments & Beverages
Cherry
Chinese Red Dates
Coconut meat
Coconut milk
Guava
Hawthorn Fruit
Longan
Lychee
Mandarin peel (dried)
Mango
Nectarine
Peach
Raspberry
Chives
Leek
Mustard greens
Onion
Pumpkin
Squash
Caraway seed
Chestnut
Glutinous Rice
Malt
Pine nut
Pistachio nut
Walnut
Butter
Chicken
Deer (Venison)
Eel
Goat Milk
Ham
Lamb
Mussel
Prawns (shrimp)
Basil
Brown Sugar
Chilli
Cinnamon
Clove
Coffee
Coriander
Fennel seed
Garlic
Ginger
Ginseng
Nutmeg
Pepper
Rosemary
Spearmint
Vinegar
Wine

3) Foods which are neither warm nor cold, and are suitable for any type of body;

Neutral foods

Fruits Vegetables Grains, Legumes & Seeds Meat, Seafood & Dairy Condiments & Beverages
Apricot
Figs
Goji Berries
Grape
Olive
Papaya
Pineapple
Plum
Black fungus mushrooms
Carrot
Chinese cabbage
Corn
Potato
Pumpkin
Shiitake mushroom
Sweet potato
Taro
Turnip
White fungus
Adzuki Bean
Almond
Black sesame seed
Black soybean
Broad bean
Kidney bean
Lotus seed
Peanut
Peas
Rice bran
Rye
String bean
Sunflower seed
White rice
Yellow soybean
Abalone
Beef
Cow’s milk
Duck
Fish
Oyster
Pork
Scallop
Peanut oil
Honey
Saffron
Licorice

source: pingminghealth