Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Here, you will find posts (without a lot of writing and mostly in list form) on the following:
– Food (restaurants, dishes, snacks, ice cream, dessert…you get the idea)
– Drinks (wine, cocktails, liquor, beer)
– Events I attend in NYC covering the topics above
– Interesting facts about food and drinks
Why I Started the Blog
I love to eat and drink. I also like to talk about and take pictures of the stuff I eat and drink….A LOT. When I bombard my friends with stuff like this I’ve often been told that I should start a food blog. Over the years I’ve received many requests for restaurant recommendations so I’m also using this blog as a tool to collect those thoughts and share my pearls of wisdom.
My husband and I were married in Napa Valley in the summer of 2011. To prepare for the wedding, I made 2 trips to San Francisco and Napa. Before embarking on any trip I always do extensive research on the things I plan to eat once I arrive. While researching my Northern California trips I stumbled upon 7×7’s “The Big Eat 2011 – 100 Things to Try Before You Die.” I love this list because the format provides a great summary of everything one should eat while in San Francisco in a very clear cut format. Their site inspired me to create a blog composed of mostly lists and my hope is that the information presented here will be useful and easy to read.
The Rating System
If I decide to rate anything, it will be based on 1 to 5 stars:
**** very good
Who I am
Hi again! My name is Icy Liu. I was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. While living there I used to frequent the city’s night markets and street stalls, training my tummy to be afraid of nothing. Having an adventurous palate has definitely helped as I travel the world and eat the interesting things I find.
I have been interested in the NYC dining scene since moving here to attend college in 2001. I currently reside on the Upper West Side but that doesn’t deter me from traveling to all 5 boroughs to discover good eats, food classes and events. I have eaten at 44 Michelin rated restaurants around the world (total of 68 stars) and 15 of S.Pellegrino’s “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”. Although I love high-end restaurants, my food interests are extremely diverse and I also love checking out snacks, grocery stores, food carts, wine bars, and hole-in-the-wall places.
In addition to contributing to this blog, I’m currently spending my time building a small real estate rental business and walking dogs.
You can email me at: thenummylist [at] gmail.com. I would love to hear from you!