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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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A Simple Sandwich in Amsterdam’s Nine Streets

A Simple Sandwich in Amsterdam’s Nine Streets

Amsterdam is a city for strolling. Especially along the nine streets district in early fall when the weather’s nice and the crowds are light. Small streets lined with boutiques, quirky, trendy, old and new, criss cross with the city’s peaceful canals. The canals’ water keeps the air crisp and cool, the pathways light and breezy. […]

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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 Gothic Café in Barcelona

When hot and tired and walking in a strange city there is no better feeling than spotting, in the distance, an unexpected refuge. A spark of hope lights up inside and one either exclaims and points immediately or, more prudently perhaps, catches and then quiets oneself in the superstitious belief that he who names luck […]

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Destination Dining Near Table Mountain

“Make a plan” is the phrase used by South Africans of all stripes to convey that someone is arranging something on one another’s behalf. When your Correspondent had business in Cape Town, he checked in with some old friends to see if they were available to reconnect over lunch or dinner.  Given the dynamism of […]

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A Classic Gin Joint in Barcelona

Barcelona seems to have a special affinity for gin.  When one walks into any watering hole in the city, the liquor most represented behind the bar will undoubtedly be gin.  It’s no surprise since a gin cocktail of any sort helps beat back the balmy heat of Barcelona.  And if a martini is your gin […]

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A Rustic Fare in Barcelona

Just steps inside the main entrance of one of Barcelona’s busiest municipal food markets sits the small counter resto Bar Pinotxo where one can enjoy some of the best eats on offer in the city. Once you fight your way through the crowds of the cavernous Boqueria Market off Las Ramblas and score one of […]

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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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