Krakatoa Restaurant and Bar!

While we’re spending the weekend here in Youngstown, Ohio visiting family, my husband and I decided to explore the area a bit and found a really nice bar/restaurant called Krakatoa!

For those that don’t know, Krakatoa was an Indonesian volcano that had one of the most massive eruptions in history in 1883. The volcanic eruption was so loud that people who were 3,000 miles away could hear it! That’s crazy right?! There’s some history for ya!

We ordered some drinks! My hubby ordered a Founders beer and I ordered a Green Tea “Adult Slushy”.

My hubby ordered the Classic Burger and I ordered the Carnivore which came with pulled pork, bacon, and cheddar cheese! 😋

I will definitely be coming back here again! If you’re ever in Youngstown, you should definitely check out this place!

My 3 Year Wedding Anniversary!

So yesterday was my 3 year wedding anniversary on January 22! But my husband and I have been together for a total of 8 years! I can’t believe it’s been that long! Time is surely flying by!

We went to BH Kitchen and Bar in Manhattan. I ordered their BH Burger and my husband, Danny, had chicken and waffles. The food was so delicious!

We’re sort of an unconventional couple so instead of going on a vacation or to a fancy dinner, we went to Dave and Busters! We played a bunch of games and we had a good ol time! We practically had the place to ourselves so that was a plus!

We ordered the Carnivore Pizzadilla appetizer, I had their Fire Grilled Salmon with Spicy Rice Medley and Sautéed Spinach and my husband had Bistro Steak and Shrimp With Lobster Alfredo Linguine (substituted for marinara sauce)! And for a bar/game play facility, they have really tasty food! Everything was so delicious! If you’ve never ordered food from Dave and Busters then you’re missing out!

We actually have a dining room table that converts into a pool table/ping pong table so we played each other in pool and ping pong when we came home. We’re pretty competitive so it was definitely a good game!

We may not have the house of our dreams, we may not have a house full of kids yet, we may not be able to travel all over the world, and we may not be as wealthy as we’d like to be.

But we have built a great life together so far, and we are grateful and blessed with what we already have. We have such a good relationship that keeps growing stronger each day and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us! 😊

BH Kitchen and Bar Restaurant in NYC!

My colleague told me about this place called BH Kitchen and Bar in the city. When I saw their Instagram page and saw all the delicious food that they have, I knew I just had to check this place out!

The decor is very elegant and modern but the 2 things I loved the most was that it was very spacious AND it had 2 levels! How awesome is that!

We ordered chicken sliders as an appetizer which came with 3 sliders that came with lettuce, creamy sauce, and blue cheese!

My husband ordered chicken and waffles and I was able to grab a bite before he ate it all! LOL

I asked our waiter, Camilo, what burger would he recommend and his first recommendation was the BH Burger but said the Maytag Blue Burger is a great option too. I ended up going with the BH Burger and had a side of Sweet Potato Fries! My burger was very moist and it tasted amazing! The fries were pretty good too!

I’m already planning my next visit here LOL! But if you’re ever in the area, I’d definitely recommend checking this place out! Im sure you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! 😊

6 Best Cheap Eats In NYC!

($) 1. SHAKE SHACK  Upper Westside

Shake Shack continues to be one of the most popular post museum pit stops for its nostalgic beef patties, crinkle fries, and frozen custard! 

($$) 2. GOTHAM WEST MARKET – Hell’s Kitchen 

The building that houses this ground floor food hall may be of the luxury variety, but the all-star eats inside are wallet-friendly. Try Seamus Mullen’s shareable tapas, including a classic egg tortilla ($6) or an Italian spicy hoagie ($14)! 

($) 3. THE AREPA LADY – Queens

Colombia-born Maria Cano has amassed a devoted following from her sizzling, buttery corn cakes with a crunchy too and an oozing queso center! Her sweet and savory pockets of cheese, along with chorizo drizzled in garlic sauce and shish kabobs with grilled potatoes, are perfect for any affordable meal on the go! 

($) 4. LOS TACOS NO. 1 – Chelsea

Hand pressed corn tortilla arrive popping hot, dressed with spit-roasted adobada Pork and sweet pineapple batons ($3.50) or succulent, charred carne asafe and creamy guacamole ($3.75). You can also munch in nopal plates (cactus, beans and cheese for $6) and thirst quenching agua fees as ($3.75)!

($) 5. EL REY LUNCHEONETTE – Lower East Side

Nicholas Morgebsterb transformed the former El Rey cafe bar into this modern lunch counter, where he served California coast-inspired bites like avocado del due with chimichurri sauce ($8) and a Farris-filled grain bowl ($13). Grab a kale sale with almond dressing ($10) or a Japanese-style honey toast ($7) while you wait for the barista to prep your Mexican mocha iced coffee ($3.75), spiced with chili flakes  and called with sweetened condensed milk! 


 ($) 6. PAPAYA KING – Upper East Side

The King is the original, Upper East Side mainstay since the 1930s! Amidst the multicolored tiles and neon signs, find hickory-smoked hot dogs and milky papaya juice in a variety of combinations: The $5.44 “original” consists of two franks crowned with kraut, onions or relish along with a 16 oz drink! Or you could try the “Grand Slam” which gets you two specialty dogs (chili and cheddar, coleslaw and pickle), a papaya drink and curly fries for $11.97.

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Favorite Irish Pub Restaurant in NYC! 

One of my favorite restaurants that I’ve been to since living in NYC is:

Burke’s Restaurant and Bar!

The staff are super nice and friendly! The restaurant welcomes all people from all ages and backgrounds!

The restaurant has a fun atomesphere whether you’re there with your family enjoying dinner or you’re there with your boys watching the UFC fights! 

They have a live band perform on certain nights, free burger nights, deals on drinks, and birthday specials too! 

My husband is a big fan of beer and I threw him a surprise birthday last year here and reserved the Personal Draft Table!

This Draft Table offers you 2 choices of unlimited beer that you can have all for you and your friends! 

I recently went here earlier this week to celebrate my brother in law’s birthday! 

My beer of choice for the night was Shock Top! This is one of my favorite beers because I love the hint of citrus! 


I decided I wanted to order a nice juicy burger with yummy fries! It was delicious! 


It’s always a good time when I dine here! If you’re in the Yonkers area looking for some good food, great entertainment, and a great atomesphere, come over to Burkes!