Archive for Category: "Food & Drink"

25Feb
2012

Willie Mae’s Fried Chicken (or, This Is Why I’m Moving to New Orleans)

There’s fried chicken, and then there’s fried chicken. Willie Mae’s Scotch House serves the latter. You will find things like chicken-fried pork chops and some kind of veal on the menu, but that’s not why you came. You came to Willie Mae’s for the fried chicken, and you’re going to order: 3 pieces of fried chicken a side that comes with your order of fried chicken–your choice between green beans, red beans and rice, butter beans, french fries and a […]

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20Feb
2012

New Orleans’ Famous Po’ Boys

I am lying on the couch, belly up, breathing heavily, and fighting food coma. I finally made it to the famous Domilise’s Po Boy Shop & Bar in New Orleans, and I don’t know if I’ll ever recover. Fried oyster po boy, $13

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23Jan
2012

Tasting Fernet

Argentines throw around the numbers seven and nine when discussing the minimum tries or tastes required to start liking fernet. I pretended to tolerate it and be a fan for many months, but it took me about a year of life in Argentine before I, of my own volition, ordered or poured a Fernet and cola for myself. I am now a fervent convert and lover of fernet, to the point that I wrote an article for The Atlantic’s health […]

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6Jan
2012

Your Dream Saturday: A Pizza Tour of New York

Pizza’s history may seem simple. It starts in Italy and migrates to NYC, right? Turns out, it’s far more complicated and fascinating!

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30Nov
2011

Little Italy’s San Gennaro Festival

As Little Italy’s most famous festival, the Feast of San Gennaro turns Mulberry Street into a madhouse. Unlike most street festivals, where a visitor can expect to stroll along a wide avenue, pick up a lemon ice and browse racks of jewelry, no one was kidding when they named San Gennaro a “feast”—there is no jewelry to be had here, and no one comes looking for it, either! The Italian restaurants on the block set up tented booths on the […]

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24Nov
2011

Cocina Sunae in Buenos Aires

The final photo-centric supplement to my BBC Travel story on Buenos Aires closed-door restaurants is here, and the featured puerta cerrada is Cocina Sunae. South Asian food, especially Thai food, is hard to come by in this city. I went from consuming Thai food  probably an average of once a week during college (BYO Thai places! How college) to going months without it in Buenos Aires, so I was more than looking forward to this dinner. Beyond the food, I […]

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13Nov
2011

Casa Saltshaker

The third installment of the food photography-laden posts on Buenos Aires closed-door restaurants (puertas cerradas) is Casa Saltshaker. Casa Saltshaker’s chef Dan Perlman is seen as a pioneer in the Buenos Aires closed-door restaurant movement. Though numerous similar operations were in the works before he opened his Barrio Norte home to dinner guests, he was one of the first to bring the genre of restaurants into the mainstream, as in traveler consciousness. Below are photographs from the meal I attended […]

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10Nov
2011

San Gimignano Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Once monthly from here on out I’ll be featuring a different Argentine wine, and first up is the San Gimignano Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 . While Malbecs are usually my red wine of choice, I really enjoyed this Cabernet Sauvignon. I often find Cabernet Sauvignons to be too powerful or overwhelming, but I thought this one to be a good balance of fruity and spicy. San Gimignano actually is a town in Italy, but Bodega Mevi in the Maipú region of Mendoza […]

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25Oct
2011

Exploring Cuba’s Simple, Yet Tasty, Fare

Remember back when I blogged about Cocina de Lilliam in Havana on here? Well, I finally worked that delicious dinner into an article for BBC Travel entitled Exploring Cuba’s simple, yet tasty, fare. With all the recent and impending changes in travel regulations to and from Cuba, you might find yourself planning a trip to the island sooner than later. Places featured in the piece: Paladar Cocina de Lilliam La Bodeguita del Medio La Terraza de Cojímar Heladería Coppelia –Karina

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