Half a New York Roundup

2014.Jul.22 Tuesday

After my last post and a truly great meal at Yerba Buena, I was looking forward to sharing all our great food adventures in the city, as I generally do on trips to the big apple. Now, I knew that the choice of places might be a little more downscale for the most part this […]

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The Good Herb

2014.Jul.20 Sunday

I’m going to jump on to NYC. It’s not that we didn’t eat anything else in WDC, just nothing to write home about, so to speak. We had an interesting lunch at Mitisam, the, well, cafeteria in the National Museum of the American Indian, with tasty combinations of native ingredients from around the country prepared […]

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Tapas On 14th

2014.Jul.18 Friday

I’m sure there’s a reason behind the name of Richard Sandoval’s Masa 14, 1825 14th Street NW, but I have no idea what it is. I remember him from the start of his soaring career trajectory when he opened to contemporary French restaurants in NYC, Savann and Savann Est, and recall liking whichever of the […]

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Argentú or Pertinian?

2014.Jul.16 Wednesday

I’m going to switch over to mostly food stuff probably for the rest of the trip in the States – over the years I’ve posted enough photos from New York, and we didn’t really see anything in Washington that you haven’t seen a zillion photos of before. Our first night in WDC we met up […]

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And All That Jazz

2014.Jul.06 Sunday

We’ve been on to three days in Chicago – the botanic gardens, fireworks, and the architecture boat tour, and of course visiting with family were the highlights. Some of you probably have seen posts and tweets and such about Anthony Bourdain’s recent criticism of folk who take photos of their food and share them on […]

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Miami ‘eat

2014.Jul.04 Friday

It’s not all about food. We did a bit of wandering, a lot of shopping, and took one day on one of the hop-on hop-off buses to get an overview feel for Miami Beach and City. For those who don’t (which I didn’t), Miami Beach is pretty much a separate city, on an island to […]

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The Bazaar… Bizarre?

2014.Jul.02 Wednesday

While our first day in Miami started off with a bit of wandering and a whole lot of shopping, some casual food (more later, perhaps), the heavens opened up in late afternoon turning the streets into flood zones and pelting anyone who ventured outside with massive amounts of water. There was talk of a sort […]

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New Sandboxes

2014.Jun.27 Friday

“It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.” – Eric Hoffer, philosophical writer Initially I was going to call this “New Kids on the Block”, but then I realized that the kids aren’t […]

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Roundup of Bites

2014.Jun.18 Wednesday

It’s time once again to play that game, Roundup of Bites. Not that we have that game, but hey, let’s make everything a game. Speaking of which, a couple of people asked about what happened to our new online TopMasterChoppedIronChef series (seriously, one of you has to give me a better name for that, and […]

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