Vietnamese Pho Sandwich with Roast Beef, Hoisin, Sriracha + Herbs

This tasty Pho Sandwich is made with Roast Beef, Hoisin, Sriracha and Herbs!

A few weeks ago, Jerm and I went to NYC for some gluttonous adventures grilled cheese pop-ups and a city-wide sandwich tour for The Spruce Eats (formally known as!). And even though I lived in NYC for most of my 20s and had eaten way too many sandwiches, I knew there were some new creations that had escaped my radar. So like any hungry gal with 34,000 foodie friends, I decided to reach out to my homies and ask they what their fav sandwiches of the big city were. We got dozens of straight up baller recommendations but since both Jerm and I are obsessed with Vietnamese food, we got super excited when we heard about this infamous pho sub in the East Village… That I somehow overlooked all those years.

So what did we do? We grabbed a coffee from Milk Bar, walked to the L and hopped on the Manhattan bound train. 5 minutes later, we got out at first ave and headed straight to Sunny and Annie’s Deli in the East Village. From the outside, this unassuming cult classic on Ave A looks just like every other bodega on the block. There’s colorful buckets of fresh flowers wrapped around the entrance, layers of chromatic fruit crates stacked high on top of each other, fifty beverage coolers lining the south side of the store, and on the north side, the most important part — the deli.  Continue reading

Food Network Facebook Live Episode 8: Mother’s Day Summer Squash Frittata + Pimento Cheese Ham Sliders

This easy DIY Mother's Day Brunch Spread is to die for! Summer Squash + Goat Cheese Frittata with Pimento Cheese Biscuit Sliders

For years my mom and I lived over 1,000 miles away from each other. And although we talked about 3 times a day, it was still a super long distance to be separated from my bestie. SheShe (her nickname) is not only my idol but she’s also my biggest supporter, cheerleader, and all around best friend. These days, things are a little bit different. Not only do we live right next door to each other but we also work as a team at my family’s bnb, Black Dolphin Inn. Continue reading

Food Network Facebook Live Episode 7: Summertime Galette with Heirloom Tomato, Sharp Cheddar + Fresh Thyme

Summertime galette with Heirloom tomatoes, sharp cheddar and fresh thyme

I’m such a sucker for summertime food. From drippy rocket pops to decked out hot dogs on the grill, I melt at the thought of it. Literally. But with all the junk that comes with grill-outs and pool parties, there’s also some super delicious produce that screams of the season, too.

Down here in Florida, tomato season is just beginning and we’re getting the prettiest, tastiest tomatoes we’ve had all year. You might have seen on my insta-story the 10 lbs of organic sun golds that my neighbor brought me a few days ago. We had so many that I had to make a big batch of sweet and smokey tomato jam… which will definitely be making an appearance on the blog soon! It’s insane how crazy they’re growing… I can’t even eat them fast enough! That’s part of the reason I’m obsessed with this summertime galette. They’re the perfect way to use up lots of cherry tomatoes or other overflowing produce that you might have on hand. Continue reading