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Added by Tripatini on April 18, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments
Call it some kind of fierce, intuitive desire to protect the Olde Continente (e's added here for effecte), aka Die Mutterlande, but I've often experienced a fierce fight-or-flight response when faced with the old travel-writing truism that "Seattle is America's most European city."
Fight generally wins, and I go immediately to sarcastic, Socratic responses.
(Why, because of the medieval walls, pocked and battered by time and war, surrounding the Pike Place…Continue
Tucked snugly in a circa 1910 brick storefront just a 5 minutes walk from the train station on Pelham New York’s 5th Ave., Bistro Rollin recently opened to the immediate praises of the New York Times and local media. “5th Ave desperately needed something more than red sauce Italian…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on February 4, 2013 at 10:12am — No Comments
Once a humble Howard Johnson's overlooking I-95, JHouse is now Greenwich, Connecticut’s newest hotel and live-music hotspot. Resulting from extreme adaptive reuse, the property’s exterior footprint is the only discernible clue revealing its HoJo origins. The rest is a tricked out ultramodern architectural…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on January 8, 2013 at 3:07pm — No Comments
Sitting down to eat or drink at an Italian café costs more than standing at the counter and nowhere will charge you more for the honour than Venice, particularly if you're outside, in somewhere like St Mark's Square and there's an orchestra playing. The mark-up on your bill can be over 500%! Here are a few tips that will help you keep within your food and drink budget.…Continue
Located 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the Fisherman's Outlet is one of L.A.'s favorite seafood lunch restaurants, an iconic L.A. eatery and "fish heaven" to Angelenos and tourists alike since 1961. The location may not be the best in L.A, located near Little Tokyo and Skid Row - so why do people come from throughout the L.A. area to this seedy neighborhood? For mouth-watering seafood cooked to perfection. Open for lunch only, be prepared to wait in line during the lunch rush hour,…Continue
Sometimes even living in a nation with arguably one of the best cuisines on the planet, I still crave something other than delicous tacos and some of the freshest sea food on the planet. After all, variety is the spice of life.
Table with a view
On Puerto Vallarta's malecón (boardwalk) lies one of the my favorite Italian restaurants in the…Continue
Added by Nicholas Kontis on December 2, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments
Traveling to a new destination is about learning more about the culture, by getting to know the locals. And you will mix best with them, by trying to eat what they eat. Unusual and different, trying these local drinks and dishes border with ‘extreme dining’ to many of us. Sure, we all get excited by trying something new and little bizarre, but read on and you tell us where you draw a line.
Get in a cab and take a short taxi ride from Playa Del Carmen for a truly unique experience. Alux Restaurant & Lounge Noy is an underground bar, where you might need to go by a candlelight. Overcoming the stairsis half the battle and brings you to the hall, filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Alux (pronounced “ah-LOOsh») – a whole…Continue
Added by Nicholas Kontis on November 6, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments
Nick and Andrew, the newest Giants fan
As a diehard San Francisco Giants baseball fan and native San Franciscan, if there ever is such a thing as a “sports bucket list” especially for a San Francisco native, mine was for the San Francisco Giants baseball team to win at least one World Series in my lifetime. The Giants moved to San Francisco after the 1957 baseball season. The great Willie Mays, quite possibly the greatest baseball player of all time,…Continue
Tired of the some old greasy burger, boring sandwich, and looking for something other than a pizza slice? Tired of antibiotic -fed chicken. Should you be in New York City's Greenwich Village, there is a unique food opportunity that is gaining fans from all walks of life, Sticky's Finger Joint.
Delta Lake near Rome, New York, is another great getaway in Oneida County. The lake was created when a dam was built in 1908 on the Mohawk River to guarantee sufficient water for the expanded Erie Canal. Today, the lake is a multi-use area great for camping, fishing, hiking and other…Continue
Added by Sandra & John Scott on September 1, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments
Riggies are a local culinary treat in the Rome, New York area. Rome is located in Oneida County in the heart of New York State where vacationers have been enjoying themselves for more than 100 years. The Savoy is a local favorite but many patrons travel out of their way to savored riggies at the Savoy…Continue
Added by Sandra & John Scott on August 29, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
From July 27th to August 12th, England hosts the Olympics at sites in or nearby greater London. Our traveling foodie, David Latt, recently made a stop in London to search out affordable and interesting places to eat. Long disparaged, English food has had a renaissance with innovative chefs following global trends in the pursuit of locally sourced,…Continue
Any restaurant that plans on thriving in Manhattan better not even think about resting on their laurels for a second. But with Empire Steakhouse, this goes without saying. A venerable shrine to not only prime steak cuts charred to perfection but the whole dining experience sprung from the desire of Jack Sinanaj…Continue
Costa Rican chef Randy Siles
and the staff at
Hotel Tropico Latino
Playa Santa Teresa!
The star chef and that hotel’s …
Added by Andres on July 6, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments
Walking tours are wonderful especially if they have a specific topic and cover only a small area. Thus it is with “Burgh Bits and Bites” tour of Pittsburgh’s Strip District. At one time the Strip District, located along the Allegheny River, was home to many…Continue
Back in 1972 when I was in grade school, out across the causeway in Rickenbacker Marina on the way to Key Biscayne, the Rusty Pelican opened, a seafood joint that became a Miami institution. But to paraphrase the old Groucho Marx saw, who wants to eat at an institution? Over…Continue
High above the Rhone Valley, I tried not to look as the bus driver deftly navigated the monstrosity around hairpin turns ever climbing. But there’s a thing about precipices where only a 2 foot high metal guardrail separates you from a vertical drop hundreds of feet into a rock…Continue
Added by Steve Mirsky on May 21, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
by Isaac Gutiérrez
You probably wouldn't associate coming to Spain with chowing down on a big juicyhamburguesa, but the fact is that it's all the rage these days, especially in the country's capital - and even visitors from the birthplace of the burger, the U.S. of A., have…
Added by Iberia Airlines on May 16, 2012 at 11:07am — No Comments