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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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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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Noah’s Ark along the banks of the Thames

Your Correspondent has provided many a coveted recommendation to clarify the somewhat byzantine London bar and restaurant scene and bring your attention to the crème de la crème.  Your Correspondent might provide one or two more reviews for you but, really, what’s the point? He may have more suggestions than you have time in London. […]

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Superbly-Prepared Italian Fare in Boston

It’s rewarding to see good things happening to good people, particularly when these good people prevail in spite of harsh conditions. The harsh conditions for Charles Draghi and Joan Johnson, co-owners in the role of chef and hostess respectively of Erbaluce, located in Boston’s Bay Village neighborhood, were among the worst for businesses in general […]

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Virtuous Steers and Cows in Buenos Aires

Your correspondent supposes that if a bull is particularly virtuous, noble, and honorable during its lifetime, it will meet its end at the Madrid bullring during San Fermín, the city’s most important festival, with its virtue, nobility and honor intact by doing what it was born to do — fight. In the case of particularly […]

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Standout seafood in tricky-to-navigate Boston

Though the fishing docks of Gloucester are a mere 45 minutes away, the seafood scene in Boston is tricky to navigate. Certainly a solid franchise with quality and predictable seafood fare exists from omnipresent Legal Seafood, but moving beyond that tourist event there are fewer restaurants dedicated to serving a seafood only menu.  B&G Oysters […]

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Classic Dining in Adams Morgan

  Cashion’s Eat Place is so nice you don’t even realize that you’re in Adam’s Morgan. And I say this lovingly, having spent two years in that neighborhood, dancing downstairs at Sake, eating ribs at Pharaohs, and drinking bourbon at Bourbon. But it took me a relocation and a celebration to finally make it to […]

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Comfort Food in Mouliets-et-Villemartin

Located off the beaten path, away from the sleepy town of Castillon and overlooking the Dordogne river, La Table Rouge is one of those restaurants you remember for the rest of your life. Run by a husband and wife team (Kate is from Liverpool, but we will forgive her that), the place is nothing short […]

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Seafood Dominated by Regulars in London

Travelers to London may be intimidated by the number of choices available to put an English spin on the typical daily routine of taking a stroll, buying a paper, and sitting down to a distinctive menu in a distinct environment. When staying in the Piccadilly area, a great Saturday morning might start with a leisurely […]

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