City Paradise

NYC Food with a side of Thought.

Macondo – mighty Latina bites by Landmark Sunshine

Macondo Edibles –  7/ 10  Hot kicks on the smaller side Vibes – 8/10 – Lively music; open spaces; communal tables means perfect for Girls night out or Couples lookin’ … Continue reading

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Traffic Bar + Yum Yum 3 – Afternoon Delights w. AK

For a girl who seldom misses my posts. She’s silly and thoughtful and wild; her heart is bigger and kinder than most. … Midtown Manhattan; Bright lights big City = Tourist … Continue reading

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Joe’s Shanghai – Delectable and Deceptively Dangerous

To the fan(s) and reader(s) of CP I’m sorry I’ve been a naughty nelly about updating. But really who am I kidding my mom is my only reader…is the hackneyed … Continue reading

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Shake Shack – a – lackin with SANDY ’12

10.28.2012 at 1pm in Madison Sq Park, home to the original Shake Shack, had the shortest SS line ever. 4 people deep. 15min from Line, Service, Eats. This was probably … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

$1 Schnipper’s Burgers for my Flatiron bound Friends

Schnipper’s Quality Kitchen – Flatiron Location is celebrating their 1 year anniversary with $1 Burgers and after 5pm $1 PBR’s ALL DAY!  Acquaintance-Friends you wanted to catch up with? Perfect. … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Papa John’s Pizza 20% off Promo + Lupus Research = DELICIOUS SOCIAL GOOD!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye. With the arrival of chilly autumn is the whirlwind of ball games and cheesey comfort food. Because there is no sport on earth that cannot be … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

You’re Invited- NY Cookbook Release Party! The Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook by LEEANN LAVIN AND feat. Chef JOE ISIDORI

Tonight marks the book release for a fellow food-super-enthusiast, Leeann Lavin and her book The Hamptons & Long Island Homegrown Cookbook! Join us if you can! THE HAMPTONS & LONG ISLAND HOMEGROWN … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Smorgasburg Showdown: Dumbo

Smorgasburg DUMBO The newest extension of the Brooklyn Flea just opened this crisp fall. Situated in the up and coming Dumbo area between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridge– Gorgeous Views … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Magnolia – short n sweet: Get The Banana Pudding!

Its 4am. Well, 4:59am. I might have accidentally forgotten to sleep while I was trying to perfect and edit the cover picture. While I’m up I might as well say … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

in which Jenn is Pie Face ‘d

Look’s like The Australia is getting a new neighbor: PIE FACE is coming to Murray Hill on the corner of 34th street and 3rd Avenue, right next to Carl’s Steaks … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

CBS: Person of Interest FILMING 9.17.2012 in MIDTOWN!

CBS’ Person of Interest will be filming near/on 38th street and 6th Ave tomorrow 9.17.2012! Deets here:   Happy Stalking!        

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Big Star: tacos in windy city paradise

Big Star  Edibles –  3.7/5  Pretty tasty for the price, perfect late night food Vibes – 4/5 – Situated Wicker Park it had a lively day drinkin’ , sun soaking … Continue reading

September 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Glazed and Infused : Windy City Paradise

Edibles –  9.5 / 10  It was so, damn, delicious. Vibes – 8/10 – Situated in the hipsterville of Chicago, Wicker Park Services – 9 /10 – Super Friendly and … Continue reading

September 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Windy City Paradise – Aperitifs

Hi Hello, Hello. It was bound to happen. All this time, all those words. Words that rhymed and words that chimed. My first drunk post. I have just had a … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Jane Restaurant – Americana enhanced

Edibles – 8.5/10  New American done deliciously with classic presentations. Vibes – 8/10 – Perhaps a perfect balance of  lax n’ chic , its where Don Draper would run a low-key … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

Side Dish: Peter and the StarCatcher – An extraordinary boy you can believe in

Life in NY can be busy and loud and just too damn serious; we’re occupying lower east streets, overpaying to run on glamorized hamster wheels and what’s up with this … Continue reading

August 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

NY Side Dish: White Collar filming Aug 27th!

Good Morning NY, White Collar fans will be happy to hear another spotted shoot on August 27th, 2012! Details pictured below:                   … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Love is… Wafel and Dinges

Love is… Love is Sunday morning with a girl; still pretty Love is ‘wandering’ in a familiar city Love is brunch off a truck with a new sweetie. Love is. Love … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

8.23 Cake Day!

Hii LOVES! Thanks stopping by my work in progress, updates about once a week, every week. Hope you like it! -Jenn Z.

August 22, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tra-La-La Ladurée !

Ladurée, NYC Edibles – 9.5  – Ladurée’s Pierre Desfontaines invented the Macaron, “the double-decker”, la délicieux! (of course, the .5 means there is always room for improvement and delicious deviation from the … Continue reading

August 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Where to see White Collar LIVE in NYC!

As promised, a Side of Thought in NYC. But really, who the hell cares what I think? I KNOW, White Collar will be filming in NYC August 9th and August … Continue reading

August 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

Naughty Korean Drinks

As an Asian-American who grew up in a bi-lingual world and studied in China for a period of time, I’ve seen some interesting interpretations of what constitutes as comprehensive English. … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · 3 Comments

Brunching at The Shop in The Andaz

Edibles – 8/10 Fresh Farm-2-Table ingredients, flavorful; the way breakfast should be, if a little pricey. Vibes – 8/10 – Cool and chic, high ceilings, windows, dark heavy mahogany and stainless … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sweet Revenge …dreams are made of these.

Sweet Revenge Nibbler: Edibles – 8/10 In regards to their cupcakes, daring and delectable Vibes – 9/10 – Like a cozy little french cafe; perfect for dates and girl talk … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Marhalika – Filipino Love in the City

Marhalika  Nibblers: Food- 7.5/10 great mix of native flavors and exciting reinterpretations. Atmosphere- 8/10 quick highlights of filipino culture, intimate setting Service- 9/10 Helpful staff and Bartender; trust their recommendations! … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · Leave a comment


I’m Jenn Z. Turning 23 Raised in NYC I was moving fast on a comfortable track and I accidentally fell off. Now, with no job, no money, no love, and … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · 3 Comments

Tongzhi Today, Tomorrow

Tongzhi Today, Tomorrow Date of Award Spring 5-2-2011 Degree Name Bachelor of Arts Major International Studies First Advisor Michael Lestz Second Advisor Beth Notar Abstract This is a multi-media project … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

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