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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..

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..
Franklin BBQ

Franklin BBQ

Ah, Franklin BBQ.  It’s been written up just about everywhere – Food & Wine, Budget Travel, Texas Monthly, Cowboys & Indians.  But is it worth the 6-hour wait??  Probably not, but I’ll hold that judgement until the end. Dave and Amy got to Franklin BBQ at 9:15am on a Saturday,..
Terry Black’s BBQ

Terry Black’s BBQ

Terry Black’s BBQ is relatively new in Austin but comes from a long line of BBQ family, originally in Lockhart, TX, about an hour away from Austin.  I worked for Dell for ten years, and it wasn’t until my seventh year traveling to Austin that my husband finally agreed to..
Sunset  Celebration Weekend

Sunset Celebration Weekend

It’s probably been 10 years since we’ve been to the Sunset Celebration Weekend.  Located At Sunset Magazine’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, the two-day weekend show features food, wine, travel, gardening, remodeling and crafts. We chose to get the VIP access pass for this year’s Sunset Celebration Weekend.  For what..