Korean mandu – the other dumpling
for dumpling lovers in NYC, Mandoo Bar has brought some fresh flavor to the scene. a small café on 32nd in the heart of the city’s best known strip of Korean restaurants and shops, Mandoo Bar features several varieties of delicious handmade mandu/dumplings (made right in the front window by friendly workers.) these dumplings have a slightly thicker skin than the Chinese variety we love at places like the Dumpling House, and are usually steamed. all kinds of wonderful fillings, our hands-down favorite are the pork and kimchee. around $7 for 10, restaurant is simple, clean and friendly and offers other tasty dishes but for us it’s all about the mandu. if you’re a dumpling lover (or kimchee lover) these are a must try!
32nd St also offers some of the best Korean BBQ in the city. one of our favorites is Kunjip, but we frequently search Chowhound for new ideas. and you can pick up kimchee and other great Korean food at any of a number of shops on the strip.
to learn more about mandu and other Korean food check out FatMan Seoul. a great GREAT Korean food blog with pages of amazing foods described and photographed in detail.
sugar sweet lovin’
Buddy gets some lovin’ from the owners of Sugar Sweet Sunshine
RNC Coverage: A round of applause for the Gothamist please!
the Gothamist’s coverage of protests and other RNC related events has been nothing short of phenomenal. from tons of links to amazing photoblogger sites, to in the moment updates on what’s happening around town – there is no better single source out there for New York RNC coverage! this is the type of journalism we’ve been missing in media (national and local) – committed, well written and tremendously thorough. Gothamist, you’re hitting our RNC news needs perfectly, and making us proud!
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cheap and easy anti-Bush t-shirts!
having procrastinated on picking up a t-shirt for today, we came up with our own anti-Bush urban wear… think up your own protest phrase or copy one you’re feeling from a flyer or t-shirt website, grab a sharpie from the back of the junk drawer, and an old t-shirt, and viola!…
– NO RNC posters.org
– RNC Not Welcome flyers
– Not in Our Name resources
– Who would Jesus bomb?, How’s My Lying?
– No More Bushit, Operation Enduring Stupidity
– George Bush You’re Fired!
– Worst President Ever, Pro-Choice Pro-Kerry
or feel free to copy CityRag’s “BUSHWHACKER” !!
a lovely person has been writing us about Adam Purple and her own circular garden created in his honor “finally have fragrant, night blooming moon flower vines, in bloom, and morning glories blooming. Hummingbirds are dive bombing each other around the feeder”. her note inspired us to put up some pics of these florescent morning glories overtaking our porch upstate…
thigh guy made us cry, and other friday links
His Royal Thighness is our main go to guy for juicy and hilarious commentary on all kinds of media punditry. but he caught us with a hook punch this week with his incredible piece about hanging out with his niece last weekend. funny, real and touching stuff. someone should hire this guy to write full time.
and then later in the week he goes and posts this heartbreaking video of “the most amazing dog you’ll ever see”
a reader was inspired to start her own blog and sent us a link to some cool kick off content. clicked a link on her site and stumbled on this amazing story a called “Allow Us to Detain You” that was written by a guy who was detained by police this past Wednesday for taking pictures of the CitiCorp building. it’s a CRAZY story! (and nicely written, with his blow by blow conversation with the cops, including their commentary on his photos as they looked through his camera!)
good post on NYC Blogger called Get Out of Town about Phoenicia, a cool little town in the Catskills that we also love and recommend.
growing up in NYC we’ve seen RIP murals all our life (there’s been a bunch over the years around the EV and LES) – Metro Plus has excellent photos that capture the style and intense passion of a series in the Bronx.
sign of the times
a scene we’d love to see more of in NYC!… recently spotted some healthy looking weed budding on top of an air conditioner in the LES. this, and the low flying police helicopters upstate, reminded us that east coast harvest season is around the corner!
High Times Activism Center