Tag: coffee

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…

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…

Do-Rite Donuts & a Korean Adoptee Conference

Do-Rite Donuts & a Korean Adoptee Conference

Last weekend I travelled to Chicago for KAtCH’s (Korean Adoptees of Chicago) 10 year anniversary and the IKAA (International Korean Adoptee Associations) Annual Convention. Over 175 Korean adoptees from across the U.S. and Europe gathered at the Hyatt Centric Chicago, Magnificent Mile to share their…

Memphis Coffee Shop Rounds

Memphis Coffee Shop Rounds

In my first few weeks back in Memphis, I’ve been scouting out local coffee shops. Thanks to recommendations from my Facebook friends, I’ve compiled a list of places, including: City & State, Cafe Keough, Otherlands, Bluff City Coffee, French Truck, Tamp & Tap, Muddy’s (Midtown…

Vigilante Coffee Company

Vigilante Coffee Company

Earlier this spring Vigilante Coffee Company opened its College Park location. Conveniently located on Route 1, Vigilante filled a glaring void in the UMD coffee shop category. Even after two glowing recommendations, it took me a while before I dropped in. The first time I…

Pitango Bakery & Cafe

Pitango Bakery & Cafe

I cannot tell you how many things I’ve purchased or places I’ve been to based off of an ad or account I saw on Instagram. It’s sad really. But, some kinda way I started following Pitango Bakery & Café on Instagram (@pitango_bakery_cafe and they also…