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A Mexican Power Lunch in Downtown Mexico

A Mexican Power Lunch in Downtown Mexico

The Mexican power lunch, the equivalent to a three-martini lunch  down South, is at least three courses long. It is coordinated by at least two staff. It involves at least one bottle of wine. And is most certainly not followed by a return to the office. This sort of lunch thrived some decades ago, in […]

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Real BBQ in Safety Harbor

Real BBQ in Safety Harbor

You may find yourself living in a shotgun shack You may find yourself in another part of the world You may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile You may find yourself in a beautiful house with a beautiful wife You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here? Or, you may […]

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Scrumptious Pastries in San Francisco

Scrumptious Pastries in San Francisco

The line for Tartine Bakery is daunting.  It spills out the door and stops in front of large kitchen windows where bakers are stirring bowls of icing and piping cakes.  Watching the pastries carted off to be devoured, we could already tell it would be worth the wait to sample these morning treats. Once inside, […]

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A Manhattan ‘On Tap’ in Downtown Manhattan

In a city where one is seldom seated unless full party attendance is ascertained, it is very much appreciated when one can simply take a table and sit to wait away one’s companion. Just a stone’s throw away from Pulino’s Pizzeria and Prune is Saxon + Parole. This Correspondent arrived to Saxon + Parole attracted […]

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A Maine-sourced Lobster Roll in New York City

On a list of tough ways to make a living, owning a restaurant in New York City has to be somewhere near the top.  But what’s so great about it is that if you find a niche and that niche has a market, then owning a restaurant is a rewarding experience. So it is with […]

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Epic Hoggery in Los Angeles

Following a manifest destiny of his own creation, Eric Park has worked his way west from earlier stints at Eleven Madison Park then to The Spotted Pig in New York City before opening his own restaurant in the burgeoning foodie scene of Silver Lake in Los Angeles.  As the latest arrival in a neighborhood quickly […]

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A Choice Between 3, or 5 Courses in Cabo

Casianos provides a dining experience unlike any I have encountered before. Tucked away on an unassuming side street in San Jose del Cabo, Casianos is a creative culinary gem. I have now been about 5 or 6 times and, each time, I’m amazed by the creations Chef Casianos Reyes produces nightly. This restaurant is highly […]

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Sustenance for the Artistically-Inclined in Midtown

When in New York City, the artistically-inclined is obliged to make an appearance at The Museum of Modern Art. Once the hunger for aesthetics is satisfied, however, even the most earnest of devotees will find themselves too tired to walk anywhere for lunch. Across the street, Il Gattopardo beckons. One needs but to cross 54th […]

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A “Third Way” Espresso in New York City

There is a perfect little espresso bar in midtown Manhattan, right on 6th Avenue just below Central Park – one of those New York gems that hide in plain sight. Its name is Zibetto and it is pristine. Spanning a single, long lane of shop, with gleaming marble countertops on either side. One below a […]

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Coffee with Soul in Los Angeles

From time to time your Correspondent needs to visit Los Angeles.  It’s an easy trip with generally pleasant weather and lots of places to see and be seen…. it’s all so glossy.  Not so easy, in your Correspondent’s opinion, is to find a place with some soul, much less one that puts some soul into […]

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