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My friend Anthony took this photo of me outside of Dim Sum Go Go, where my co-workers past and present and I met for our monthly dinner club a couple of weeks ago:

Look how freakin’ excited I am about pork buns! And look how hard Meredith‘s pretending not to know me.


  1. caropal says:

    I love how you’re wearing a button for your own blog. Shameless self-promotion FTW!

    Additionally, pork buns ARE that exciting, so there you go.

    • Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat’s embarrassing.

      One of my friends asked me the other day, actually, if I move the button from that hoodie to whatever jacket I might be wearing that day. And I don’t! I swear!

      I think I was probably grabbing my crotch in this photo in anticipation of those buns.

  2. Mer says:

    THAT is a classic photo! I feel that way about food in general. I went to a bunch of tapas places in DC about a week ago, and that was pretty much my look the entire time. Go, you!

    • Some of us went to a Serbian place a few weeks ago, and when the waitress said their daily special was a burger filled with ham and cheese, evidently the look on my face said it all. My friend Jack said, “I knew that you liked food enough to have a food blog and all, but I don’t think I understood that you love it until just now.”

      Anyway, tapas are the best! Such a great way to try a ton of food in one sitting, just like dim sum.

  3. Jessica R. says:

    I’m not sure what makes me happier about this photo… your expression or the fact that you live somewhere were you can eat dim sum. Either way, happy!

    • I DIDN’T KNOW YOU HAD A BLOG!! And a great blog at that! Obviously it’s a recent occurrence. I’m surprised Kel didn’t have an entire week’s worth of posts dedicated to your coming out.

      I was under the impression that you could eat ANYTHING in NYC. But today, Kamran showed me deep-fried coke, and I scoured the Internet wholeheartedly, but I can’t find it here. I NEED IT! I need it way more than dim sum, in fact. But the dim sum was still good.

      • Jessica R. says:

        Yes, the blog is a new project! I’ve had a livejournal for years and years and decided it was time to pull up my big girl panties and get a real blog.

        And how in the hell does one fry Coke? Now that, I bet, you CAN find in Louisiana… Mudbug Madness is coming up, in which we celebrate all things crawfish, and I will be on the lookout.

  4. Serial says:

    I’ve learned how to make my own pork buns. They’re supaheffing good. And also supaheffing tedious.

    Course, if I lived in NYC, I wouldn’t have to make my own. Bah.

    • You wouldn’t have to make your own and you could get them delivered to you. Not to, um, rub it in.

      I’m pretty impressed by anyone who takes the time to make something that takes more than 5 minutes to cook, though. Between your running, your cleaning human crap off your dog, and your kitchen skillz, you are my idol.

  5. Kim says:

    So, if macarons are the new cupcake, pork buns are the new … what?

    I’ve been trying to figure this out since February or so, tossing around such possibilities as grilled cheese sandwiches with truffles, oyster shooters, brussel sprouts and Kobe sliders (I suppose that one fits best) but nothing seems RIGHT.

    • I don’t know who decided to make macarons popular in the first place. They may be pretty to photograph, but even in that regard, they don’t top cupcakes.

      I appreciate that you think about these things and fully trust whatever you settle on.

  6. meredith says:

    I was glancing around anxiously, trying to anticipate [and prevent] photographic evidence of me at a dim sum place. Blast! I failed!

  7. Tracey says:

    That’s one mighty fine Ohio-themed t-shirt you have on.

    • No one but you would recognize it as such. I really need more of these things. Or I just need to make my own. Because you know there’s a huge market for them in Brooklyn.

  8. Sandy says:

    I am both embarrassed for you and delighted for me when I see this picture. And, my last final is next Thursday. Then I will update my blog.

  9. Kirsten says:

    I LOVE THIS. I’d be that excited too. I dont know what pork buns are but I bet I’d like them.

  10. bluzdude says:

    I always look like that when there’s pork in the near future.

  11. Dishy says:


    Funniest photo EVER.

    Those pork buns must be truly spectacular.

  12. Mike Lowrey says:

    Sorry that I couldn’t make it. I had dinner at a spot over on Delancy that night. Stop changing the dates at the last minute and I’ll be there next time.

    Should I take the lack of photos from the evening as a hint that you were bored out of your skull and I didn’t miss anything?

  13. See, this is why we should live nearer to each other. I need you around so that whenever anything awesome happens, you can make that face.

  14. pork bun? pork inside a bun? is it like a pork donut? i’m feeling faint. the room is beginning to spin…