Category: Wandering Traveler

Why OXFORD, Mississippi, is a FOOD & LITERATURE LOVER’S TOWN

With its idyllic town square and romantic, Southern architecture and small town welcome, Oxford, Mississippi, is a worthy road trip stop for food and literature lovers like myself. Offerings are few but vibrant, even if for those of us who care little about sports the town is too dominated by the University of Mississippi and Ole Miss Rebels games. Despite… Read more →

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DC: Top 7 Places to Eat Now

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. As I recently dug into Baltimore‘s burgeoning food scene (more on the city’s top cocktail bars this spring), I now explore the exciting scene that is D.C. dining right now. With Michelin arriving for the first time to the nation’s capitol in 2016 (for perspective, the venerable… Read more →

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10 Taiwanese Dishes And Drinks You Need To Know, A Primer

Here is my second feature on Taiwan (yes, there is another one coming) at Food Republic, published on December 12, 2016 — my other Food Republic Taiwan articles here. I dig into Taiwan’s diverse food and dining offerings, Taipei’s on-the-rise cocktail scene, forward-thinking malls, night markets and Taiwan’s island culture (a fusing of cultures, creating its own unique expression) represented… Read more →

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NYC: 11 Bars Worth Drinking At Now

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. Another visit to my youthful stomping grounds of New York (partly growing up in Jersey suburbs) and another round of good to great bars, new and old (past NYC bar recommends and dining reviews here). While there were disappointments (like Garfunkel’s intimate, upstairs setting but mediocre, pricey… Read more →

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Where To Eat And Drink In Taipei and Taichung, Taiwan

Here is my first feature on Taiwan (yes, there is another one coming) at Food Republic, published on November 15, 2016. I dig into Taiwan’s diverse food and dining offerings, Taipei’s on-the-rise cocktail scene, forward-thinking malls, night markets and Taiwan’s island culture (a fusing of cultures, creating its own unique expression) represented in both the massive city of Taipei and… Read more →

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The Underrated Glories of Lisbon & Porto: My Top 10 Food & Drink Spots

Stay tuned for more on my recent travels in Portugal around the stunning Douro region in Food Republic next week. Portugal was one of those few countries left in Western Europe I hadn’t been to… and one where I had little expectation, which was ideal for allowing the varied hills, cliffs, lush green, rivers and oceanside of Portugal’s Douro region,… Read more →

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