Veselka

One evening, I came across an episode of United Tastes of America on the Cooking Channel, and it was all about dumplings from different cultures. I couldn’t resist watching the entire program since I LOVE dumplings. One type the host talked about was the pierogi, and they visited a New York City restaurant that was well-known for them—Veselka.

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor

The first time I heard about Nom Wah Tea Parlor was from a Tasting Table article I received through email. After that, I kept seeing the name pop up in a number of other articles, websites, blogs, and Twitter feeds. I was intrigued; it immediately went on my to-do list.

One thing I immediately noticed that makes Nom Wah different from other dim sum places I’ve visited is their presence on the Internet. Unlike some of its Chinatown competitors, the restaurant has taken advantage of what social media and technology could contribute to their business. Nom Wah has a website, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. How many dim sum places do you know that use Facebook and Twitter?

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