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SAGE

SAGE

A couple weekends ago one of my besties, Aisha, was in town, and as part of The Welcome to Memphis itinerary (which I’ll share below), I included brunch at SAGE. Now if you are a Memphian, you may be thinking, but SAGE is a relatively…

Barba Negra

Barba Negra

On our island vacay, one of our must-eats was tacos. Not just any tacos though. Some overflowing, juicy, running down your arm tacos. One afternoon after soaking up more than enough sun, we walked into town and into Barba Negra. Truly I wanted one of…

Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery, my birthday, and a perfectly timed conference

Malasadas from Leonard’s Bakery, my birthday, and a perfectly timed conference

As luck would have it, the Hawaii Sociological Associations’ meeting was the same weekend as my birthday. I took that as a sign that I should spend my birthday in Honolulu and quickly submitted an abstract of some of my ongoing work on Korean adoptee…

Memphis Coffee Shops Round 2

Memphis Coffee Shops Round 2

This erratic winter weather has given me plenty of motivation to continue my search for the perfect cup of coffee. On my first coffee shop rounds, I found a favorite – Muddy’s Bake Shop & Coffee. While I still love Muddy’s (and French Truck is…

The Second Line

The Second Line

After Memphis hip hop artist and activist Marco Pavé’s spectacular birthday bash which started with a line up of performances and artist features at Studio on the Square and ended at The Second Line, I knew I had to get back to this New Orleans’…

Phuong Long Vietnamese Restaurant

Phuong Long Vietnamese Restaurant

One of the best things about being back home is returning to some of my food faithfuls but also being able to try new – and new to me – places. Phuong Long Vietnamese Restaurant is by no means new to Memphis (or new to…

Global Cafe

Global Cafe

As is often the case, it was a friend’s Instagram post that put Global Cafe on my radar.  After Googling for more info about this new addition to Crosstown Concourse, I knew I had to check it out. Global Cafe’s mission is to unite Memphians…

Doña Tomás

Doña Tomás

After a successful panel presentation where I presented some of my work on media representation of Korean adoptees as seen via Twinsters, aka Seoul, and Adam Crapser’s deportation proceedings, I Lyfted over to meet Kati and her family for brunch at Doña Tomás. I LOVED…

Chez Panisse, an adoption conference, and finally some good coffee

Chez Panisse, an adoption conference, and finally some good coffee

A couple weeks ago I traveled to Oakland, California for the Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture (ASAC) conference. This conference, like the Adoption Initiative conference, happens every two years. Luckily, this year both conferences were held together. Two years ago I attended…

The Crazy Noodle

The Crazy Noodle

About a million years ago as an undergraduate at the University of Memphis, I studied abroad for a semester at Ajou University in Korea. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they sold ramen in the university’s cafeteria. But, not any kind of ramen. Ramen…