This morning, David Coggins published a post on his blog, The Contender bemoaning the closing of a staple West Side Manhattan watering hole, The Rusty Knot. Click through to read. I had visited the bar several times when I still lived in New York. They made a mean Michelada. The context and emotional connection David … Continue reading Where Everybody Knows Your Name
The end of social distancing can't come fast enough for several reasons. People need to get back to work. Kids, mine included need to get back to school. And we all need a little social interaction. One of my favorite social interactions is having a drink and dining in hotel bars and restaurants. A hotel … Continue reading The Whitfield, ACE Hotel, Pittsburgh.
Sometimes the language barriers that exist when we travel can be a good thing. It forces us to move outside of our comfort zones - try new things, navigate cities by feel. I first visited Paris in the spring of 2010. Almost exactly a decade ago, to date. My wife & I took the trip … Continue reading Travel Throwback. Eating in Paris.
I'd seen Legends of the Fall when I was a teenager. Thought it was a good movie. Wasn't much of a reader at the time, so I didn't even think to pick up the book. Fast forward to my 20's - I really started to enjoy reading and then cooking. Now fast forward again to … Continue reading Eat This Book. The Raw And The Cooked, Adventures of a Roving Gourmand, Jim Harrison.
The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world has got me thinking about a lot of things. Mostly health - my own, that of my family & friends, citizens of the world - but also travel. I've been thinking about the places I've been, those I would like to visit, and those I would like to … Continue reading Travel Throwback. Milan.