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A weekend of gluttony!

Taurin’s brother came up to NY for the weekend, and the first thing we did was to take him to grab some fried chicken at Pies n Thighs. We also ate some ginormous biscuits with buttery mashed potatoes, baked beans, and smoked pork collard greens.

We spent the rest of the weekend eating, walking it off, eating, walking it off…such a good excuse to explore my neighborhood!

I think the highlight of all our weekend meals was the single ShackBurger at Shake Shack, accompanied by fries and cold beer. The Brooklyn location was not nearly as crowded, which was a pleasant surprise.

The juicy innards..

Strawberry frozen custard shake!

I want to do this to my wall.
I met up with Jannese for a lunchdate at Ashbox, a small Japanese cafe in Greenpoint. I had a big mug of frothy matcha latte, a spicy salmon onigiri, and a homemade tofu salad. I’ll definitely be returning, especially on a sunny day!


It was so windy!

The Manhattan skyline. Evenings are warm enough that I can brave the wind and watch the sunset from my rooftop. It’s starting to feel like late winter, and I’m realizing it’s been almost a month since I’ve moved up here.


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    February 27, 2012 at 11:09 am

    haha this is why I love your blog so much.. these amazing food pics! Makes me so hungry! Luckily it’s almost dinnertime overhere 🙂

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      March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Ah, I love thinking about how everyone is doing different things around the globe. 🙂 Hope your dinner was delicious~

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    February 27, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Ha, Ashbox. it’s literally next door to my friend Johnny’s house. that’s where I met him when, exhausted and just arrived from Korea/Beijing, I had arrived in NYC last August.

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      March 1, 2012 at 10:05 am

      What a distinct memory attached to a place. Hm, Ashbox must have felt quite familiar, though. There are so many small little cafes in Beijing and Seoul..

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    February 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    A name like “Pies and Thighs” automatically makes me feel hungry hahaha I adore all of your photos, always! Even if they make ME want to just eat and eat 😉

    I really love that photo of the trees! Very calming 🙂

    Oh and also, I miss fried chicken! Nothing compares to the fried chicken in Korea so I just don’t bother anymore!

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    Veronica Fish
    February 27, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Ooh I love your photography! It’s all so inspiring!

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    February 27, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    It all looks so wonderful, I can’t wait to explore new york again!

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    February 27, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    beautiful pics as usual! did you go back to Ashbox? I see sunny pics, it was so gross out when we went. You know it’s weird I have Shake Shack only four blocks away and I haven’t tried it, gonna have to go now after your pics. And I just read you speak fluent Spanish, wha?! So do I, but my folks are Cuban 🙂

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    February 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    that picture of you is beautiful! and so are the other photographies 🙂 the onigiri looks soooo delicious and cute!!

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    February 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    lovely pictures, especially the Manhatten skyline! The burgers are making me VERY hungry!

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    February 27, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    The food! All the pictures looks so yummy! The salmon onigiri, my god! I never saw a small restaurant here ._.

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    kelly zarb
    February 28, 2012 at 3:15 am

    I love the name of “Pies n Thighs,” its sounds fattening, love it!! Amazing photos as always too Sewon.

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    Studio Meez
    February 28, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Oh my, all that food is making me hungry! Love that picture of you!

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    February 28, 2012 at 6:07 am

    I have missed sooo many of your posts! aah, what a bummer. :3 but now i’m going back to see all of them hehe. i cannot miss any of your photographs, they put an instant smile on my face. <3 i'm glad to know that i'm not the only one who loves food so much! the last photo is beautiful. <3 it's my dream to live in New York, or at least just travel there. 🙂 xxxx

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    February 28, 2012 at 7:03 am

    The food looks so amazing. Sounds like you had a really good weekend! It’s amazing you’re living in New York, I can’t imagine being able to live there.

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    February 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Oh my gosh, that first picture and the description of the food…my mouth is watering, I love me some country cookin. New York sounds like an awesome place for the food glutton, I need to get there lol.

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    March 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

    You and your food photos are amazing, they make me go so hungry! andi just ate! haha.
    Manhattan looks amazing, i wish i can visit. I got so envious and wanted to go there after watching woody allen’s “Manhattan” 🙂

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    March 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    What a cute video!! I knew right from the start that it was the Yamasuki Singers! Recently, I started listening to them A LOT, I especially love their kono samourai song. : ) I would love to take a food vacation in New York, and SeWon would be one of my guides!! I’m glad you’re enjoying New York!
    p.s I got your zine in the mail a few days ago!! I was all smiles, and loved the little extra things. Everything made me so happy! Thank you times A BILLION!! I’m really happy to go along with you on your adventures and such!

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    March 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Beautiful sunshine-y photos, it looks like great weather in NY. I just wish it would hurry up and get warm in Tokyo too!!!

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    March 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

    May I just express my extreme and sudden love for your blog. I adore your pictures and your love for taking pictures of food. Your blog is amazing and I am going to follow you and stalk it from now on.
    🙂 ~ x

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