As I mentioned late last year, I was going through some tough sh*t in my life, and this week, I finally decided to do something about it. I quit my job! Hurrah! It’s exciting and terrifying at the same time. I have nothing lined up, but I desperately needed a break. I’ve been working non-stop for almost eight years at the same job, and it was taking a toll on me physically and mentally. It’s time for me to relax for a bit until I find my next gig. I’m trying. So far, it’s been interesting. Like the fire that happened my second day at home. MORE »
For those who were interested in my apartment hunt, I have great news. I finally found an apartment, and I’ll be calling the East Village home at least for the next two years. I’ll miss the Lower East Side and the close proximity to Chinatown (I did a late night walk through Chinatown yesterday and it was indeed very sad), but I’m consoled by my new delicious neighbors: Porchetta, Luke’s Lobster, Momofuku, Ippudo, and Veloce Pizzeria. (The pizza part I’m especially excited about. Nights when I craved pizza, it was torturous when all my favorite pizzerias refused to deliver below Houston. I will be pizza-less no more!) The next two years should be quite tasty.
After twelve years since my last visit, I’m going back to the motherland: Seoul, South Korea. Or as I like to say, ‘Where the magic happened!’ I’ll also be traveling to Hong Kong and Beijing. After much drama at the Chinese embassy on Friday, immediately followed by a bizarre case of food poisoning from a harmless looking gyro, I didn’t think it would happen, but thankfully, I just touched down in Hong Kong. MORE »
Time flies and all of a sudden your blog is a year old. (Technically, my blogiversary was last month, but that’s just a minor detail folks. Better late than never, I say.) I remember two years I ago I wanted to start a blog, but frankly, I was too lazy to do anything about it. Then after a year of hemming and hawing, I finally got my expanding ass off the couch and created Bionic Bites. Now, eighty-six posts later, I’m celebrating a year of past deliciousness. I savored jamón ibérico de bellota in Menorca, found dragon beard candy in Montreal, ate a ton of street meat in New York, and through it all, got sick only once. All publicly, for my enjoyment and yours. Thank you to all those who have been reading from the beginning, and for those that just recently stumbled on to my blog, shame on you! I’ll be expecting more from you in the coming year. MORE »
I have some exciting news. Every Thursday, I’ll be writing a weekly column for Serious Eats: New York called “Raising the Bar” on bar food. (Stomach and liver, don’t fail me now!) If you haven’t seen it yet, the first post went up today. Check it out. I’ll be having an extra drink tonight to celebrate. And if you have any recommendations for bars with unbelievably delicious food in New York, please send them my way. Help from my lovely readers is always appreciated.