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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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Italian-Style Brunch in San Francisco

SPQR is well-known for its hearty Italian dinner menu. Few, however, know about its equally-satisfying brunch offerings.  The restaurant is small, but exudes sophistication with its sleek minimalist décor.  On a nice day, you can dine curbside and get in some good Pac Heights people-watching.  The indoor tables and bar set-up are otherwise equally inviting […]

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Boozy Brunch in a Hidden Cocktailgarten

In New York City, weekend brunch is more than just a meal; it’s an institution.  After a long night of serious partying, drag your hangover to a cocktail-filled brunch for that extra pick-me-up (or prelude to a siesta).  Cocktails bars are an often overlooked but sumptuous choice for a convalescent brunch.  After all, you already […]

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A Luxury Breakfast Platter in Copenhagen

Behold the leftovers of one of the most fabulous breakfasts that I have ever had! This is the Danish Luxury Platter, and it is something to be experienced. To start, there are three different kinds of smoked herring, deviled eggs with shrimp and caviar, smoked eel (this was so good I almost cried), plus two […]

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Happy Hour, and Brunch, in Phoenix

Circumstances unrelated to this blog brought your correspondent to Scottsdale, AZ. By no means a local to Scottsdale, nor to Phoenix, he sent an SOS to a fellow correspondent vacationing in Sedona, AZ. There, during brunch, a culinary savior provided three […]

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Breakfast in the Red Rocks in Sedona

Executive Chef David Schmidt put his philosophy on chef-ing this way: most restaurants can get the same ingredients, so you need to do something special to distinguish yourself. To wit, David brushes his applewood smoked bacon with a homemade citrus sauce two minutes prior to its coming out of the oven. It’s this special care, […]

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