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Month: April 2018

DiPasquales Italian Marketplace

DiPasquales Italian Marketplace

While watching some Food Network show, one with Guy Fieri, I think, I saw DiPasquales Italian Marketplace. I’m pretty sure it was Guy, and he made DiPasquales look like an Italian wonderland. An Italian grocery store, prepared foods for purchase, and a lunch counter, DiPasquales […]

Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin

After reading Hello, Sunshine it seemed apropos that the next book on my list was Goodbye, Vitamin. Another story of a 30-something-year-old woman whose engagement comes to a seemingly sudden end. Unlike Sunshine though, Ruth, the protagonist of Goodbye, Vitamin, has not lost her job, friends, and reputation. […]

Charm Thai

Charm Thai

The first time I experienced Charm Thai was during a study day at my cohort bestie’s house in Silver Spring. After hours of working, we decided to order in. She suggested Charm Thai. Who am I to deny Thai food? That was also the first […]

The Bagel Place

The Bagel Place

Person 1: What’s to eat around here? Person 2: There’s a place across the street from campus that sells bagels. Person 3: You mean, The Bagel Place? This was a real conversation that happened in my second year of grad school before the start of […]

Hello, Sunshine

Hello, Sunshine

From the opening pages of Laura Dave’s Hello, Sunshine, I knew I wouldn’t be able to put this book down. Hello, Sunshine is like talking to a girl friend with a really good story. One of those what-had-happened-was stories. The kind of story where you know it’s all […]

Curry Leaf

Curry Leaf

It took about two years of delicious carryout before I ventured into Curry Leaf for dinner. Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with (the inside of) this restaurant. In fact, it is quite lovely and intimate, especially at dinner time with its […]

New Orleans Eats: A Review

New Orleans Eats: A Review

Last week I was in New Orleans celebrating my successful dissertation defense and a new job (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Memphis) and eating yummy food, all under the ruse of attending the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meeting. In fairness, I did present […]

The Leavers

The Leavers

When I selected The Leavers as my next book to read, I didn’t know that I was picking up a book about adoption. All I knew was that there was a buzz around Lisa Ko’s book, and it seemed like it would be an interesting […]

District Donuts Sliders Brew

District Donuts Sliders Brew

Before heading to New Orleans for the Southern Sociological Society’s annual meeting, I was browsing social media and happened upon District Donuts Sliders and Brew. As an avid donut lover, I knew I had to add District Donuts to my must-have-food-list. Even at 8 in […]

My Korean Adoptee Bookshelf

My Korean Adoptee Bookshelf

As a child, the library was one of my favorite places. I loved the endless adventures at my fingertips. There was something comforting, and exciting, about knowing that anything I could ever want to know, and much that I could never even imagine, could be […]