Javelina

I hate to be too optimistic but I really think we might be on the cusp of a Mexican food breakthrough in New York City. Or at least, I am. Sure, we still have way too many of those unnecessarily upscale places, and just because you had a killer prickly pear margarita at Dos Caminos…

Tomato-braised chicken tacos

Guys, it’s officially Mexican Food Appreciation Week! Didn’t you get the memo? Ok well it’s not like it’s a worldwide or national or even state-level initiative. It’s contained to a pretty local area. Specifically, this blog. Yep, that’s right. For this week and this week only I’m going to be sharing all things Mexican food. It’s…

Rosé slushies

It’s past 5 on a Friday which can only mean one thing… …I’m sitting at home blogging. Whaaaat? I know. I’m just that committed. But last Friday evening I was deeply committed to preparations for my book club – you know, the one where we eat delicious things and drink copious amounts of wine and forget…

PB+J overnight oats

I have a tough time picking a favorite meal. Lunch is a dud and clearly out of the running. (But any lunch advocates out there: please discuss.) However, deciding between breakfast and dinner is tough. I mean, dinner just has so many options. You can have sashimi or tagliatelle bolognese or crab cakes or ratatouille. You can even have…

Za’atar salad

Guyyyys I made a salad for lunch this week and it wasn’t terrible! What a great way to start a post, right? But actually this salad is great. Because it turns out the key to making a great salad is asking yourself what kinds of things you like to eat and putting them together in…

Collard-wrapped turkey burgers

Today marks the official one-year anniversary of the end of a self-imposed hell known as, “The Time Callie and her Sister Did a Two-Week Buzzfeed Clean Eating Challenge.” We’ve talked about this before so there’s no need to rehash the gritty details. Suffice to say, it was pretty miserable-though not as bad as the time I…

My favorite cocktail (and some Chelsea recommendations)

The older I get, the fewer drinks I like It’s not a “bad experience on vacation that one time” kind of thing – I think I’m just getting pickier. These days I pretty much only drink gin or wine (red October-February, rosé the rest of the year). That said, I’m a sucker for a fancy cocktail and…

Shrimp pad thai, and a parable

Remember a few weeks back when I promised to share a recipe for zoodle pad thai? No? Good, because this is not that recipe. I did intend to make zoodle pad thai. I even bought the zucchinis. But then I had an open jar of tomato sauce that I needed to use and ate zoodles…

Fried goat cheese & strawberry salad

(Disclaimer: Apologies for lack of beautiful photos in this post. I was so excited about eating it I got carried away. Sorry not sorry) I recently made a life-changing discovery: I can eat goat cheese. It’s wonderful, and true! Goat cheese has low levels of lactose meaning I can actually consume it in small-ish quantities….

Mission Chinese food and tingles

Last week a good friend of mine headed off to Italy for an incredible adventure that (I hope!) she’ll be sharing via guest posts on Whisks & Wit. To send her on her way, we ate (obviously). At her favorite restaurant, Mission Chinese. I’d never been but I did have her leftovers once and the…

Banana nutella popsicles

I’m a big fan of accidental traditions. Here’s a recent example: my boyfriend and I were about to celebrate 3 years of dating when I remembered that last year I got caviar for the occasion so I thought, “Hey! That was fun, why not do it again?” Hence, tradition. Here’s a less aggressive one: last…

Bollywood and curry: a match made in India

This story begins back in December when I made it over to Avenue B to the Indian place I had been hearing so much about. Spoiler alert: it was closed for a holiday party. Womp womp. But last week I finally got to eat at Babu Ji and it was a revelation. It’s like they…