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Jersey City and Soup Dumplings

Selling the car has brought us to a few places we might never have seen Earlier today we tried for xiao long bao in Brooklyn at Fei Food Market on 8th Avenue between 63/64. No parking but a reverse Citimapper search showed its 45 minutes on the N […]

GLENSTONE and a Waffle House

It’s Easter Sunday and the Waffle House in Fredrick Maryland is packed. Oddly there was no huge sign visible from the highway but we had googled and knew where it was. Gotta love the Waffle House Some well done hash browns with onions and a sweet tea. A […]

A Day in DC, yes, Xiao Long Bao

We stayed in Rockville, near he Glenstone. We were only coming in for the night but found ourselves with an extra day so came down Friday and had today, Saturday, to see what’s what around here. Breakfast (lunch) was at Bob’s Shanghai 66. We ordered both chicken and […]

Driving to DC

Just some notes in case we ever take the drive again.  Things I saw out of the corner of my eye, places to stop next time around.  I apologize if you are reading this but for now I haven’t the “thing” i need to make it pretty.  I […]

Soup Dumplings- again

waiting for 45 minutes so far outside the Shang Hai Dumpling in Edison NJ on our way to DC and the Glenstone Museum On the way we plan a stop in Doylestown for the Mercer Museum. We have no thoughts on dinner or how to spend the day […]


Perhaps we have hit the most authentic or at least designed for locals soup dumpling shop Located in a tiny rustic storefront in flushing we are the only diners at 3 pm on a Thursday afternoon. The menu is a challenge. The young waitress has a complete command […]

Shanghai Asian Manor

Once again today it is a search for the Xiao Long Bao. And I searched out a new list. Written by a native of Shanghai his purpose was to find the most authentic Xiao Long Bao. His top rated was The Bao which we discovered serves these soup […]

Back in The City

Last month we went to London, from there a few days into Miami turned into a few weeks. What a lovely thing to arrive back to the city and walk and wander and just be here. OUR WANDERINGS STARTED AT THE PHILLIPS GALLERY, I LOVE THE HUGE CHESS […]