Privy 5 New York Alice Wu

Director, Writer, Editor

Alice Wu was born on April 21, 1970 and raised in San Jose, California, then moved to Los Altos, California where she graduated from Los Altos High School at the age of 16. In 1990, she received her B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Two years later, she completed her Master's degree in Computer Science at Stanford. Before becoming a filmmaker, Wu worked as a software engineer for Microsoft in Seattle. She then left the corporate world to pursue a filmmaking career full time. Alice Wu's most noted work is the 2005 film Saving Face. It was inspired by her own experiences coming out as a lesbian in the Chinese American community. In 2001, the script for Saving Face won the CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) screenwriting award.

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  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Little Italy/Nolita

    Cuisine:French, Moroccan

    242 Mott St (between Houston St & Prince St) New York City NY 10012
    (212) 334-9552
    Cafe Gitane is a chic spot for great food in New York. The cafe is ideal for out-of-towners looking for an awesome piece of New York style cuisine. When you take a trip to Cafe Gitane, you must get the coffee as it is served with a little piece of chocolate, and a bowl of sugar cubes. Other must-orders include the avocado toast, the brie and apple, and the herbed goat cheese. If it's breakfast you ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Brooklyn

    Cuisine:American (New)

    391 Van Brunt St (between Coffey St & Van Dyke St) Brooklyn NY 11231
    (718) 643-6636
    The Good Fork is a warn and inviting type of restaurant in Red Hook that specializes in serving up forkfuls of delicious food. The hugely popular restaurant was featured in an episode of "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" where the host aimed to best The Good Fork's famous dumplings. The tender meat and flavor of the dumplings is just can't-miss delicious. The Korean Steak and eggs are also fantastic and ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: Upper West Side


    283 Amsterdam Ave (between 73rd St & 74th St) New York City NY 10023
    (212) 877-4800
    Salumeria Rosi is a popular Italian meat market and restaurant in New York City. It is so popular in fact, that Anthony Bourdain visited this place to feature in his "Food Porn" episode of "No Reservations. All plates are in sharing portions that feature meats of various types, each type about 2 to 3 slices including the Porchetta Toscana, Mortadella di Boglona, Finnocchiona, Culatello di Zibello, ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: East Village


    5 Saint Marks Place New York NY 10003
    (212) 228-5086
    Yakitori Taisho may be famous or perhaps infamous for their mysterious “chicken chunk" and for waiting time. But patrons are flocking here for their own peculiar brand of Japanese soul food. The spectacle of sizzling chicken-gizzard skewers, fireballs and flaming fire-brands blasting by boisterous grill masters makes anything you order worth the wait for the sake of the floor-show. It is subterran ... read more >
  • Categories: Restaurants

    Neighborhood: East Village

    Cuisine:Japanese, Japanese Soba/Udon

    163 First Avenue (between 10th and 11th) New York City NY 10003
    +1 212 475 7899
    This first avenue critics pick encompasses more than just Japanese noodles, the genre is Asian: Southeast, Chinese, Japanese, Sushi and Korean; you may even find a soupçon of French skill.  Momofuku Noodle Bar is a hot-spot as all Momo's are, with a notable chef (David Chang). Ramen broth here is long simmered with chicken legs (70lbs), slabs of succulent Berkshire pork shoulder and fatty belly, r ... read more >

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