¡Ay Mamita!

If you want to see a fiesta on your plate go to ¡Ay Mamita!, located in the Gaeksa area of Jeonju. This authentic Mexican restaurant tries to replicate the flavors and atmosphere of a summer day on the gulf within the heart of Korea. With a simple menu comprised of Tacos, Quesadillas and Chilaquiles among…

TAP: The Ale Project

TAP is an awesome ale house within the bustling area of Mong Kok, Hong Kong. TAP has over 15 beers on draft, meaning that you will definitely find a brew you like. The Ale Project also has a large selection of delicious sandwiches for you to choose from and pair with your beverage. When I…

Kara Adoption Cafe

Kara’s Adoption Cafe in Mapo, Seoul is less a of a coffee shop and more of a place where you can meet a group of loving dogs. With over 50 canines available to pet or admire, Kara has a personality for everyone. Each dog has its own story and is open to going home with…

Mechanic Cafe and Bar

Mechanic Cafe and Bar is a wonderful little joint with a lot of character. This late 70’s inspired pub reminds me of an old American garage on a hidden side street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Their beer is pricey by Korean standards but they have many rarities not easily found on the peninsula. Mechanic’s Mexican menu…

Mapo: Korean BBQ At Its Best

Seating For Two I first discovered Mapo three years ago after returning from South Korea. My travel buddies and I were pursuing the same flavors or quality in NYC which triggered one of two searches. The other was not food related and despite their best efforts ended without an additional passport stamp. We tried several…

Asian Fusion Done Right

Despite the wonderful variety of restaurants in Brooklyn’s Chinatown, I have always felt like two things were missing: a respectable bar and a good sushi spot. With the opening of Asea (pronounced A-Sea) , Sunset Park gets both and more. Most of the Pacific Ocean seems to be on their menu, so bring your passport,…

Artist Eclogue: Canei Finch

When Earth, Wind and Fire sang the words “Negative wins when I give in” they inadvertently created an anthem for Canei’s life and musical career. This tri-state hip hop artist wore the mantra as he journeyed through all five boroughs and New Jersey. As a struggling youth, he aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps,…

Top Five Chocolate Stouts

1. Young’s Double Chocolate Stout – This smooth  full bodied stout is smooth, not overly bitter and comes packed with a roasted sweet finish. 2. Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout – Balanced & slick with mildly carbonated flavors surrounding the chewy burnt coffee/ chocolate taste. 3. Rogue Chocolate Stout – A black coffee roasted brew with…