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Sixth Engine, Mount Vernon Triangle, Washington, DC - July 13, 2017

The American bistro Sixth Engine occupies the space of the Engine Co. No. 6, which I was told is the oldest firehouse in the District. The owners k


Roofers Union, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC - July 5, 2017

Roofers Union in the heart of DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood offers classic American fare with great friendly service. I stopped into their


Can the Can, Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, Portugal - June 29, 2017

On my way back from Time Out market, I stopped in one of the many restaurants lining Praça do Comércio for a happy hour nibble. My daughter-in-l…


Lamparilla, Havana, Cuba - June 13, 2017

After our first day soaking in as much of the city as we could, we ended up at Lamparilla, a fairly new small, funky-decorated paladar in Old Havan


Páteo at Bairro do Avillez, Chiado, Lisbon - June 10, 2017

While visiting in Lisbon, I was delightfully invited as their guest to Jose Avillez more casual patio part (The Páteo) of Bairro do Avillez in C


The Dubliner, Capital Hill, Washington, DC - June 6, 2017

For those coming to DC on the train and in need of a bite, head across the street over to the right to The Dubliner, the red brick building visible wh


San Cristobal, Havana, Cuba - May 31, 2017

San Cristobal restaurant is the paladar where Obama ate when he was in Havana. Like La Guarida…, it’s one of the few Cuban places recommend


Cubita, Trinidad, Cuba - May 15, 2017

Do not miss a meal at La Cubita if you visit Trinidad in Cuba. It’s decorated with quirky whimsical artwork and often offers music while yo


La Guarida, Havana, Cuba - April 25, 2017

Most everyone I spoke to who had been to Havana recently recommended the upscale paladar La Guarida for dinner — the place where Cuban directo


Rafael Restaurant, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - April 23, 2017

For our last day in Peru, we headed to Rafael Osterling’s eponymous restaurant in the Miraflores section of Lima, listed on one list, as t


Other Stops in Miraflores, Lima, Peru - April 18, 2017

Thought in addition to telling you about the amazing chef-driven meals that I experiences that I’d share about quick meals in Miraflore…


Central, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - April 14, 2017

Standing outside Santa Isabel 376 in Miraflores, we met a young man in his 20s who had just flown in from Taiwan to also experience the food of Virg…


Don Sebastini & Sons 100% Blue Weber Agave Tequilas - April 12, 2017

Why not start my dinner parties with a tequila tasting, I thought, as I received a bottle each of Don Sebastini & Sons Contigo, El Fumador and…


LIMO Cocina Peruana & Pisco Bar, Cusco, Peru - March 20, 2017

One free evening in Cusco, a group of us headed up to the main square where Limo, also part of the Cusco restaurant group, is located.
While peru


A stop at Chicha in Cusco, Peru while on OAT Trip - March 17, 2017

I’m just back from my second trip to Peru, with visits to Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and more… My first trip in the 70s was not on a tour…


Inka Grill, Cusco, Peru - March 14, 2017

While in Cusco, we visited Inka Grill, part of the Cusco restaurant group, for a light bite. The meal wasn’t the best place I ate in Cusco bu…


La Mar, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - March 4, 2017

Before heading to Peru this winter, I — like a typical food professional — researched restaurants where I wanted to dine. Word had it that th


Olamaie, Downtown, Austin, TX - February 17, 2017

When heading to Austin recently, I emailed my friend Cathy Cochran-Lewis asking for suggestions of where to eat. One of her suggestions was Ola


Kisco River Eatery, Mount Kisco, NY - February 2, 2017

I’m a mom first. So when my friend asked me to come try her son’s latest restaurant, I headed north to Mount Kisco to dine at Bobby Eps


Burgers & Bourbon, Park City, UT - January 29, 2017

After a stop at Park City’s new Escape Room,… we were in the mood for a burger and fries, so we headed up the mountain to Montage Deer Valley re


Amsterdam Foodie Guide - January 25, 2017

The Dutch aren’t exactly known for their cuisine. I’ve heard many tourists complain, and have read many articles expressing displeasure


Guero’s Taco Bar, Austin, Texas - January 19, 2017

We had a very early reservation at Emmer & Rye — which I later learned was mentioned in Kate Krader’s “The 19 Very Best Dishes


Franklin’s Barbecue, Austin, TX - December 31, 2016

Our first day in Austin we headed to the famous BBQ joint where the lines are legendary. Word has it that Obama was the only person to ever cut the lo


Murray’s Cheese for Holiday Gifts - November 30, 2016

As a cheese lover, I have often shopped at Murray’s as the folks behind the counter are amazingly knowledgeable about their goods, givin…


The Next Big Bite: The Media’s Influence on What We Consume - November 23, 2016

The Next Big Bite:  highlighted key trends in a discussion about the media’s impact on food and drink decisions.
This second annual event wa


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