I am ambivalent about social media culture. We joke about people taking photos of their food just for the ‘Gram, but when a restaurant concept caters to the phenomenon, I feel icky. But I could be wrong and perhaps the many invitations to take photos was just Lazy Bear being welcoming and casual, and it’s… Continue reading Lazy Bear, San Francisco
I loooove dining alone. To celebrate my 33rd birthday, I did just that.
This is more a review of the experience than of the food. #sorrynotsorry
On hindsight, I didn’t really appreciate the creativity and the vast possibilities for the culinary arts until I had a six-course dinner at La Degustation in Prague.
If you’re planning to run the Chicago Marathon (as I had in 2016), you must add two other activities to your agenda: coffee at Intelligentsia and dinner at Alinea. Trust me on this one.
There is no other experience in the world that is as memorable or feels as vivid as dinner at Fäviken in Sweden. It took place almost two years ago, but it feels like last week. I’d planned to run the Stockholm Marathon in June 2016, and then I thought, since I’ll be there, why not try… Continue reading Fäviken Magasinet, Sweden
One of my foodie pet peeves is a Michelin-star restaurant that doesn’t deliver its Michelin-star promise: exceptional food and an exceptional experience. Madera in Menlo Park is one of those.
I found this cute little restaurant by searching “authentic Dutch food.” Surprisingly quiet and vacant, Restaurant Greetje (it’s a throaty hard g followed by a throaty hje, and not easy to pronounce at all) was warm and welcoming—a long wooden bar, uneven and steep wooden stairs to the upper floor, cute little tables draped in… Continue reading Restaurant Greetje, Amsterdam