Category: Wandering Traveler

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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Baltimore: The 7 Places to Eat Now

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. As a first time visitor this November, Baltimore was not what I imagined after years of crime reports and The Wire. Founded in 1729, the city’s industrial past and poverty are present, to be sure, but what dominates is its waterside setting, Colonial architecture, cobblestone streets in… Read more →

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6 NYC Restaurants Worth Visiting Now

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. This year’s return to my youthful stomping grounds was one of my most “successful” trips to NYC in years on the food side. There is ever the over-hyped in the NY dining scene and always a couple “misses” each visit, despite my aggressive research and vetting of… 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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Journeying Through Portugal’s Douro Region

Here is my Food Republic on Portugal’s dreamy Duoro wine region, published on December 2, 2016. I explore the region from the fantastic home base of the one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly Monverde Wine Experience Hotel set in the middle of Vinho Verde vineyards. Then I talk about a few key and diverse wineries of the region (well beyond alvarinho!), the fine dining… Read more →

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Where To Eat in NYC: 4 Top Newcomers

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. This year’s return to my youthful stomping grounds was one of my most “successful” trips to NYC in years on the food side. There is ever the over-hyped in the NY dining scene and always a couple “misses” each visit, despite my aggressive research and vetting of… 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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New Orleans: 8 Top Places to Eat & Drink Now

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. My beloved New Orleans, the one US city in my adult life that has been calling to me for a decade, continues to tempt me to move there or dream about a second home in its sometimes gritty, ever-atmospheric and inspired streets. The modern wave in dining… Read more →

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