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Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Don’t think you’re going to read this article about the Panama Canal and not have to go and see it.  Many consider it the 8th wonder of the world.  Consider this your primer if you do go, so you won’t have to listen so hard or that you’ll have notes..
Girin
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Girin

Well, it’s been ages, folks, but I’m back.  It’s hard to focus on writing when there’s so much going on.  We are on a 6-week road trip in our Airstream Interstate, and since I’m writing for Dave (Rvroadies.com), I may as well write for sflocalsguide.com.  Girin in Seattle will be..
Casa Caponetti

Casa Caponetti

What an AMAZING treat to find Casa Caponetti.  We bought three nights that the kind proprietors of Casa Caponetti donated to the San Francisco National Maritime Park Association, part of the National Parks System.  (By the way, the major source of funds to support the National Parks maritime arm, the..
Ivan Ramen – New York
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Ivan Ramen – New York

If you missed Season 1, Episode 1 of ‘The Mind of a Chef‘, a PBS creation now in its third season, you’re going to have to pay $1.99 to watch it.  It’s all about noodles – RAMEN!!!  David Chang of Momofuku (and others) and his cohort, Peter Meehan, headed to Japan..
Gramercy Tavern – New York
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Gramercy Tavern – New York

I don’t like to write about the same restaurant twice, but Gramercy Tavern is an exception.  Gramercy Tavern is, in my opinion, the best restaurant in the United States.  Although my job requires visiting different restaurants, I always make a point of going back to Gramercy Tavern whenever I’m in..

Austin Land and Cattle Company

Austin Land and Cattle Company was pretty darn quiet the night we were there.  Amy says it’s always like that, and it’s been around for ages.  As you can imagine, there must be a gazillion steakhouses in every city and town in Texas. We had the usual fare at Austin..
Around Austin

Around Austin

We had a whirlwind trip to Austin this past September.  We were looking at potentially moving there, so we looked at real estate, and we ate and drank like crazy!!! We managed to get into Vespaio’s, a wildly popular Italian restaurant near where my friend Amy lives.  Amy told us..

Peter Luger Steak House

Peter Luger Steak House is easy to write about as we always have the same thing.  I think Peter Luger is one of the best steakhouses in the country.  The subway to Brooklyn’s first stop over the Williamsburg Bridge is where you’ll find Peter Luger Steak House.  Be sure to..
Donostia
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Donostia

Turns out that the extraordinary bartender at The Nomad Hotel, Will Peet, is also a partner at Donostia, perhaps Manhattan’s first sherry bar.  I couldn’t wait to go.  Sherry and Tapas are the best thing about Spain.  I’ve written about it from Sherryfest, my CIA Sherry class, and dinners I’ve..
Katsu-Hama
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Katsu-Hama

Katsu-Hama is in Midtown New York at 47th off of 5th Avenue.  I wish I could remember where I read about it.  The article suggested to try the pork cutlet lunch special.  Katsu is pork cutlet, so obviously this restaurant specializes in the Japanese dish. So wow!!!  What a great..