Category Archives: Restaurants

The price of popularity

The Shore by Rob A. Mackenzie It’s why the tourists arrive and why Time Out called Leith “one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods”; why the sky is permanently blue and the sun flaunts the burnished stonework; why a red light area … Continue reading

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Recognition At Last

Each day, nearly 12 million French consumers visit a bakery and leave with an iconic loaf of bread. Each year, French bakeries produce more than 6 billion baguettes. It is an international symbol recognized as part of the daily life … Continue reading

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Some You May Like, Some You May Need

What better way to start the week than unexpected photographs of animals being amusing from the 2022 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. Who wouldn’t love to spend an afternoon riding a tourist train in Japan’s verdant countryside powered by leftover ramen broth. … Continue reading

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Book of Joe

I am not a big hobbiest, but about five years ago I became mildly obsessed with the process of home coffee roasting. Now I am on my second roasting machine and quietly researching a larger capacity replacement. Of course I … Continue reading

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Taste The World

Taste Atlas is a website based on a map that will help you discover delicious local food around the world. The next time you are planning a trip, consider checking the taste atlas site to locate a tasty new treat or … Continue reading

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A Real Writer’s Cafe

Every coffeeshop in the world these days seems to be populated by folks busily working on writing projects of some kind. Now a café located in the Koenji district of Tokyo has opened to help writers meet their project goals.  … Continue reading

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What Time Do We Eat

A big tip of the hat to @loverofgeography for this very helpful and informative map. When I travel I try and adjust meal times to coincide with local eating habits, but I just can’t do the late night dinners in … Continue reading

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NYC Coffee Culture

There have been coffee houses in New York City since the Dutch “bought” Manhattan from the local Algonquins. One of the first successfull coffeeshop chains actually predated Starbucks by half a century and surprisingly had an intimate connection to the … Continue reading

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A National Icon

Regular visitors to TBTP know that I am very serious about coffee. I am so commited to drinking good coffee that I actually roast my own green coffee beans. When I travel, the first thing that I research after  accommodations … Continue reading

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Our Kind of Hotel

Last year while I was under the delusion that I’d be taking a trip to Japan, I ran across a fantastic hotel in Nagoya called the Lamp Light Books Hotel. That amazing looking facility combined a bookstore, a 24-hour cafe, … Continue reading

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