Sushi and more at Intown Sushi in the Midtown Global Market

My friend Abbas, chef at the Atlas Grille, loves sushi, so when he insisted that I join him for a bite at the new Intown Sushi in the Midtown Global Market, I didn't hesitate. The selection of nigiri and maki rolls at Intown Sushi is pretty basic, but the fish is very fresh, the sushi very well prepared, and the menu offers some items that you can't find at most little sushi … [Read more...]

Iran: the See For Yourself Tour

Day 1-2: Tehran Arrival at Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA),where we will meet our guide and transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, we will have a tour to visit some highlights of Tehran such as the National Museum, Golestan palace and bazaar.  Before we leave Tehran, we will also visit the Milad Tower, an art gallery, the award-winning Tabiat Pol bridge and … [Read more...]

Moroccan Flavors: Beyond the Menu

I have long enjoyed the cuisine of Hassan and Raja Ziadi at Moroccan Flavors, the little counter-service cafe they operate inside the Midtown Global Market. But their ready-to-eat menu is limited, and I always wondered what the Ziadis could come up with if I gave them carte blanche and a little advance notice. So that is what I did last weekend. I called them Friday evening, … [Read more...]

Green Card Voices: Thorunn Bjarnadottir

When she came to the United States, Thorunn Bjarnadottir didn’t think she would end up staying. Thirty years later, she has her American citizenship and a family here. Ms. Bjarnadottir was born and raised in Iceland. She grew up in a large family with three other siblings and enjoyed a carefree, independent, and nature-filled upbringing. When it was time for college, Thorunn … [Read more...]

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