John Luong

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Kitchensurfing Same-Day Dinners: Your Meal, Your Kitchen, No Effort

    As any grizzled city-dweller knows, the promise of delivery is not without caveat. Chief among the numerous potential contributors to a suboptimal home dining experience are the risk that contents may have shifted during travel, and the risk that your meal may no longer be of ideal temperature as it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Midtown Delivery: A Novel Chip Off the Butcher Block

    Of the occupational hazards associated with making a living in Midtown, a prevalent but understated risk is lunch. The path of least resistance is sometimes the hot plate buffet at a deli, but nobody wants to admit that they partake. I can't remember the last time I saw an Instagram of tuna salad ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Our Five Best Cheap Eats This Week

    Strapped for cash? We're serving up a fresh platter of five restaurants where you can eat for under $10. Check out dozens of other suggestions in our Cheap Eat of the Day archives.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    Croque Madame at JFK Airport: Non, Merci

    In this occasional column, we tackle the options at New York City's airports. Among the great travails of travel is the challenge of finding nourishment prior to an impending flight. With the trend of carriers debundling amenities and moving to an a la carte model for inflight food, is it better to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014 Mindful Snacking Without Losing Your Head

    Snacking can be a risky proposition. Eschewing a snack may put you in a foul mood. A snack too substantial may ruin your appetite for actual meals. Choose unwisely and you may contribute negatively to your waistline. Make the same selection on a daily basis and the clerks at the bodega may smirk qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Mooncake Delivers Meals with Healthy Resolve

    The conclusion of the first month of the new year serves as a major milestone for those that made fitness-related New Year's resolutions. And while behavior change is always a challenging endeavor, the phenomenon of the Polar Vortex hasn't aided the cause. The cold leads to discomfort, discomfort le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Savory Delivers Thanksgiving for One

    If you're lucky, one of the few things you and your parents will be able to agree on is that the prospect of you traveling out of New York for Thanksgiving is too hectic, too expensive, and, simply put, not worth the hassle. If you have not established this understanding, our first suggestion for fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Pho Viet Huong Delivers Raw Meat in a Carton (on purpose)

    The winter months mean vastly different things to different people. As the weather chills, the days shorten, and the holiday festivities commence, I am weary yet unchastened by the memories of holiday party benders past.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Antalia Mediterranean Turkish Restaurant Delivers from Head to Tail

    Devotees of Iron Chef are well familiar with the aphorism attributed to French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin: "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are." While your dining partners likely have an idea of what you are, there are scenarios in which you are required to dine in ... More >>

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    October 16, 2013
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    October 16, 2013