Our day in Napa Valley had some ups and downs. Literally, since we took the aerial tram up to Sterling Vineyards and then back down to the parking lot. But ultimately, Sterling was a bit of downer because we were disappointed in the wine. The view was gorgeous, but we did not come to Napa […]
When we went to the restaurant Nepenthe in Big Sur, the view was better than the food. But that was okay because the view was utterly spectacular and the food, while nothing special, was enjoyable. As you might have figured out by now, I'm a big fan of scenery. So when I was planning our […]
When this is the restaurant’s view, it would be almost impossible for the food to trump the spectacular vista. Luckily, our meal at Big Sur’s Nepenthe wasn’t bad at all.
(photos by Liz Curry) I'm always excited whenever Liz Curry takes a trip because I know that I will have an online album full of funny captions to look forward to upon her return. Here, she writes about her family's trip to Ireland last spring and their search for a pub that felt truly authentic. […]
This is the third in a series about my three-day jaunt to London in November. Read about my arrival, hotel and first evening here, and my first day of Kensington Gardens, shopping and Tate Modern here. After a full day, I returned to my room at the Sheraton Park Tower, where I found my husband […]
After transporting us to Rio and Belo Horizonte with his videos, Ivan (aka The Food Poet) takes us around his neighborhood, the Upper West Side of New York City. This is a useful — and entertaining — culinary guide whether you live in NYC and are looking for new places or whether you’re just visiting […]
In another four-minute video (his last one was of Rio), Ivan takes us to Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third largest city and home to the original Fogo de Chao restaurant. Ivan also visits the city’s largest market (live chickens, anyone?) and some botecos, which are lively outdoor bars unique to BH.
(photo by Jill — Glossy Veneer) You’ve probably had a drippy slice or two from Domino’s or Papa John’s, but have you ever had a true Neapolitan pizzamaker — who’s a member of the Vera Pizza Napoletana organization no less — pile your personal pie with pancetta, wood oven sausage, roasted mushrooms, pine nuts, crushed […]