Category Archives: Restaurants

Bookshelves and Veggie Meatballs

Say what you like about the Swedish megastore chain Ikea, I’ve been a fan for decades. Just looking up from my desk I can count eight Ikea bookshelves, two file cabinets, and the actual desk that I’m sitting at. And … Continue reading

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Leave the gun, take the cannoli

One of the joys of travel is the opportunity to sample new foods or variations on edibles that you’ve enjoyed all of your life. Unfortunately lapses in language skills, confusion about what exactly to ask for, or even widely differing … Continue reading

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Philly: Come for the history, stay for the food

For decades, many of us in the Philadelphia area have been baffled by the inability of anyone to make good use of the old Bourse building in the heart of the historic district. The beautiful 19th century Beaux Arts landmark … Continue reading

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London is the pits

While some folks may think that the who;e avocado toast trend is over, the World Avocado Organization (yes, it’s a real thing) has other ideas. And to underscore their faith in the continuing allure of the tasty fruit, the WAO … Continue reading

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New York Secrets

If you can’t live in New York City, or even visit whenever you want, the next best thing may be this brand new periodical about NYC life. Civilization,  which is co-edited by Richard Turley, Mia Kerin, and Lucas Mascetello, is a … Continue reading

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Coffee Makes The World Go Round

Folks who know me will vouch for my life-long love of coffee. For the most part, I’m a coffee purist; I tend to stick with simple and direct caffeine delivery systems. Give me a doppio espresso, a Red-Eye, or just … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism Philadelphia

It’s always a happy occasion when a new indie bookstore café opens, but it’s even more exciting when one launches in an under served area.Last week, CNN political commentator and author Marc Lamont Hill opened Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books … Continue reading

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See Your Sea Food Up Close In Norway

The Norwegian architecture group Snøhetta has released images of its design for Under, Europe’s first underwater restaurant in Lindesnes, Norway. The project is set to begin construction in February 2018, with a concrete cuboid  half-submerged like a monolithic shipwreck off … Continue reading

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Is it still street art if it’s on the highway

A highway rest stop may seem like an unlikely venue for a major art exhibition, but this year’s La Triennale in the Swiss Canton Valais was held at the Relais du Saint-Bernard on the A9 Autoroute  near Martigny. Some thirty … Continue reading

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Bookstore Tourism + Coffee

For hopeless bibliophiles and coffee addicts like me there’s no place better to while away the hours than a bookshop with its own café. One of my all time favorites, the Housing Works Bookstore in Manhattan, is included with eight … Continue reading

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