Dizon Snacks, Food & Drink, Some Things We Love, sullivan street

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A block away from the Dizon Inc. office in Greenwhich Village you can find Miss Lily’s Bakeshop and Melvin’s Juice Bar! It is our favorite place to grab a bite or get a healthy organic juice. Some of our favorites at Miss Lily’s are the ‘Sweet & Dandy’ and the ‘Jamaican Green’. They are a perfect summer treat at our office!

To learn more about Miss Lily’s Bakeshop and Melvin’s Juice Bar, take a look at these articles in the NYTimes and Guest of a Guest.

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Photography by rubenvdb, image of Melvin by Guest of a Guest.



Food & Drink, NYC Culture

Tis the season to be THANKFUL…
We wanted to share some of the things, small and large, that we here at Dizon Inc. are thankful for:

At the top of our list is
1. Our team of SUPERHERO FREELANCERS
who come in every season and kick fashion #$@!!
2. The fact that NYC comes together in the best way under the worst of circumstances.

But what we are truly still savoring over here is this guy:

3.Thank God Barack Obama is still our President!!

then there are the little things like:
4. Hot Toddies on cold nights
5. Cappuccinos from La Colombe
6. Wolford wool tights
7. Homeland
8. Panna Cotta with aged balsamico from Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria



Food & Drink, NYC Culture

As you have probably noticed by now, NYC is experiencing some major heat waves lately! Even indoors it seems as if you just can’t cool down. Well we here at Dizon Inc have discovered a neighborhood spot that has us dreaming of snow in the middle of summer, snow-cones that is. The local Imperial Woodpecker Sno-Balls, located at 124 MacDougal Street, is just the place to satisfy your ice cold treat needs! Enjoy!

Visit them on twitter at: http://twitter.com/ImperialSno/



Film, Food & Drink, Inspiration, NYC Culture, Uncategorized

Watching “jiro dreams of sushi” was like a sweet escape. Jiro, his sons, and apprentices are irresistible and remarkable in their singular focus and dedication, especially in comparison to our overstimulated multitasking lives. Go see it at IFC before May 10th if you can. It is time well spent. This quiet and elegant film is a meditation on work, family and the art of perfection. It centers on 85-year-old Jiro Ono’s restaurant, inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station, which has been honored with three Michelin stars.



Dizon Snacks, Food & Drink

There is nothing better then having some chilled juice or a refreshing milkshake on a hot spring day. Last weekend I discovered an even better and healthier alternative; Mango Lassi. An Indian drink that combines fruit (often mango) with yogurt and milk. Easy to make and delicious!

Lassi is a popular and traditional yogurt-based drink of the Indian subcontinent. It is made by blending yogurt with water and Indian spices. Traditional lassi (salted lassi) is a savory drink sometimes flavored with ground roasted cumin while sweet lassi on the other hand is blended with sugar or fruits instead of spices.

Ingredients:
9 fluid ounces plain yogurt
4 1/2 fluid ounces milk
4 1/2 fluid ounces canned mango pulp or 7 ounces from 3 fresh mango, stoned and sliced
4 teaspoons sugar, for taste, or cardamom seeds

Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend for 2 minutes, then pour into individual glasses, and serve. Adding salt and sprinkling some cardamom seeds adds great flavor. The lassi can be kept refrigerated for up to 24 hours.

Alternatives to this Mango Lassi recipe are Ginger Mango Lassi or Mango, Chile and Lime Lassi. Enjoy!

-RVDB