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Recipes Gone Wild: Yana Gilbuena’s Sinuglaw

Spring meditation exercise: Close your eyes. Picture yourself clothed in billowing white linen, ocean waves spanning before you, skin kissed by rays of golden sunlight. One hand holds a frosty piña colada, the other a frivolous periodical. You gently rake your outstretched toes through the warm, white sand. Ahhhhhhh, Key West. Wish you were here, my friends… SMACK! Yeah, I slapped you. Snap out of it! A) You’re still in freezing-cold New York and B) since you’re still in the city, I’m guessing you don’t have time to meditate. But one lucky Greenpointer, Yana Gilbuena, of the Salo Project, has escaped frigid NYC and is in that crazy city of Key West, kicking off her 50 states/50 dinners series tonight! In celebration, she shares with us her recipe for sinuglaw–a spicy ceviche of pork belly, cucumber, fresh tuna, and spices– a dish native to Davao, Philippines. Continue reading

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Daring Underground Eaters! Join SALO TATLO Supper Club Sunday (8/18)

What choo want? Yana’s got chicken butt, chicken wings, legs, skin, feet, eggs, neck, intestines… All in the name of Filipino Street Food!

Her Salo Tatlo Supper Club will be this Sunday August 18, 2013 at 6pm at The Mother Ship (I know what’s that?) in Greenpoint.

Yana impressed Greenpointers at our Sunday Supper #6 at Domestic Construction with her dreamygarlic fried rice and cheese! ice cream.

The avocado popsicle sticks on this Sunday’s menu look very intriguing, too. Plus it’s Yana so it will be a crazy great wild time! Guaranteed!

Get tickets for this truly unique and perfectly fried dining experience.

Happy crazy eating!

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Epic Ride via The Yana Banana Voyage (Photos!)

the 20 miler mark
20 mile mark

To wake up at 6:30 am on a Saturday, you must be nuts, you say?  Maybe I am.  But I woke up hella early because I was going on the Epic Bike Ride! Just a quick rundown:  it’s 40 miles, from Williamsburg to the Rockaways, taking the coastal route of Brooklyn.

Epic Bike Ride was organized by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.  These are the fine folks who have been working with the DOT on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, which is a 14-mile landscaped route, physically separated from traffic with separate paths for pedestrians and cyclists.  When complete, the greenway will connect neighborhood parks and open spaces from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. IMAGINE!  Oh, the places we’ll go! Continue reading

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Yana’s Picks: Best First Date Spots for Singles in Greenpoint

Dating is always tough, but it’s tougher in New York – especially Brooklyn.  Now for us single ladies, it’s always a different story. Before I give you my list of  “first date spots,” these are the prerequisites:

a.  Incognito status: places where friends / exes do not troll aka I-won’t-bump-into-anyone-I-know.  I want to save myself and my um, date, the embarrassment of saying “Uh, yeah. I’m on a date.”

b.  Big open spaces:  Well, I’ll be ok as long as it has a number of easy exits – especially on a first date.  Big windows count. Continue reading

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Yana (Obviously) Bikes and Tells For Brooklyn Cruiser While Repping Greenpoint Hard

Originally posted on Brooklyn Cruiser:

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“One thing about living in Brooklyn — there are always a lot of neighbors to love.  But every once in a while, you meet that one who’s got the je ne sais quoi thing going in spades.  Enter Yana.  She lives in Greenpoint, bikes Greenpoint like it’s falling off the map, contributes to Greenpointers, and more or less embodies everything there is to crush on about the nabe.

But part of being a local in these parts means embracing the world beyond — The almighty commute factors into Yana’s lifestyle (she works in Soho, “and I absolutely love it.”), as does keeping her heritage close by way of spreading some culinary delight (She does a quarterly pop-up Filipino dinner called SALO — click that, for sure!)”

Read the rest of the story at Brooklyn Cruiser…

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