sierra llorona

Breakfast with a View

My meals at Sierra Llorona Lodge outside Colon were amazing. And the views from the back porch of the main house out into the...
sichuan china

Yak of All Trades

Riding a yak along the roadside in Sichuan province.

Feast at 15 Fox Place

An exquisite 10-course Italian dinner at 15 Fox Place in Jersey City, New Jersey.
coastal city shenzhen

Chinese Supermarket Madness

Some important notes and experiences on grocery shopping and going to supermarkets in China.

A Very Taipei Thanksgiving

"Turkey: A large bird whose flesh, when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude." - Ambrose Bierce, The...

Chili de Mayo

Yesterday was the Jersey City Chili Cook-off on 4th Street. There was chili, music, and artsy vendors. All I could think about was Homer...
pineapple thailand

Pineapple Anyone?

I traveled with my parents on my second trip to Bangkok--they wanted a few days in Thailand since it was a short flight from...
monkfish iceland

Thanks for All the Fish, Iceland

A sampling of the great restaurants Iceland has to offer, filled with plenty of fish and even smoked puffin breast.
fugu sashimi tokyo

The Foods That Tried to Kill Me

I had to go out and eat deadly fugu and some super spicy ramen (just to prove a point) while staying in Tokyo, Japan.
dog soup korea

It May Be Healthy, But I’m Not Eating It

Travelers love talking about "comfort zones" and "getting out of" that zone, but sometimes you have to draw the line, especially when it comes to food.
conveyor belt sushi

Taste of Tokyo

A sample of the foods that I can identify during my stay in Tokyo. Conveyor belt sushi, ramen, and okonomiyaki are included in this food tour.

Yankees Fan Goes to Boston

A Yankees fan's first impressions of Boston during July 4th weekend. A great hostel and some fireworks and beer.
saigon market

Eating Banh Xeo in Saigon

For all the complaining I do about Anthony Bourdain mocking me with all his recommendations that don't seem to exist, I did manage to...