Eating out

Restaurants, cafes and bars, and places for enjoying street food

Mad about mezze

Mezze are those delightful appetizers integral to the cuisines of the Middle East, Turkey and Greece, numerous small tasters brought to the table to...

Tangia or tanjia—either way, it’s Moroccan pot roast

Sunday dinners after church were wonderfully predictable when I was a kid: if it was Sunday, it must be pot roast.  The meat seared...
Cuisine Wat Damnak logo, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak – Classy, Cambodian and locavore

It was the best meal I had in Cambodia. Cambodian cuisine derives from several sources—Khmer for sure, but with significant influences from the kingdom’s neighbors....
Banh xeo

Banh xeo… Let them eat pancake!

Vietnam’s crepe-like pancake, banh xeo, is a delightful, messy, savory culinary experience. From Saigon pancake in the south to the smaller rounds served up in...
Ben Thanh market at night, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ben Thanh Market’s metamorphosis

In the evening, the streets on either side of Saigon’s Ben Thanh Market sprout bustling restaurants, set up after the daily market closes at...

Gulf Coast seafood heaven

After a sunny February morning’s visit to the Fresh Market in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, my companions and I were in search of seafood. We...

Flying South? Try Concourse E

Earlier this month, I paid my second visit to One Flew South, an upscale restaurant in Concourse E of Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport, recently listed...
The David, Piazzale Michelangelo, Florence, Italy

Fine-tuning Florence

The #12 bus from Santa Maria Novella station rounds the Fortezza da Basso, then turns back and crosses the Arno, before winding its way...
Vineyard in Baden, Germany

Straussi time in Baden (DE)

With daylight lingering into the evening, it’s tempting to stay outside as late as possible. A great place to do this is in one...
Nettle terrine, La Couronne d’Or in Leyman, Alsace, France

Nettlesome Spring

‘Annoying’, ‘vexatious’, ‘irritating’, ‘teasing’—Spring this year is all of these things. After a few glorious weeks of forsythia, daffodils and crocuses, came the rains,...
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