Chef Lucas Sin wants you to respect Chinese food

 Lucas Sin opened his first restaurant when he was 16, in an abandoned newspaper factory in his hometown of Hong Kong. Despite spending his Yale undergraduate years in the Cognitive Science and English departments, Lucas spent his weekends running restaurants out of his dorm, known … Read more

This Neighborhood Has Always Been for Foodies

These days, there are plenty of “Top Ten Best” lists and foodie Instagram accounts to show you all the exciting and diverse culinary options of our Lower East Side/Chinatown/Loisaida neighborhood. It seems like everyday a new bakery or cafe or pizzeria is opening. The buzz … Read more

The Egg Cream: an iconic drink with staying power

In honor of National Egg Cream Day on March 15, we’re reposting this blog from 2019, with some edits and new information about an upcoming egg cream program! Dear Reader, Please let me be the first to wish you a happy National Egg Cream Day! … Read more

Hamantaschen’s New York Times debut

This blog post originally ran in March 2020. We’re reposting today, with some edits. Enjoy! Not everyone dresses up for Purim or even knows the Purim story. But one culinary tradition seems to have transcended all other elements of the early springtime holiday. Even if … Read more