Category Archives: Outside DC

Moghul Express, Edison, New Jersey

Moghul Express, Edison, NJ, web site, 1670 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ, 732-549-6222 [Google | TripAdvisor | restaurantji | Zabihah | Ylp] It is the best biryani I have had outside of South Asia, plus the arrangement for outside dining … Continue reading

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It’s a Good Summer to Explore America at Random

That is the topic of my latest Bloomberg column, here is the premise: With my summer trips abroad canceled, I decided to be resourceful about travel. Having lived in Northern Virginia for 30 years, I asked myself a simple question: … Continue reading

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Lubbock, Texas notes

Hill BBQ is perhaps the best I have had — ever. It is open Thursday and Saturday only, get the burnt ends and beef ribs. Next in line is Evie Mae’s, better known on the barbecue circuit, but still mostly … Continue reading

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Airline markets in everything – AirAsia’s Santan

  AirAsia’s Inflight Food Behind-the-Scenes   Out of the many repulsive things about air travel, airline food probably ranks high. But not for AirAsia. Asia’s largest low-cost carrier is betting people love its food so much that it opened its … Continue reading

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Dining out in Karachi

The general standard is very high, though trying to chase after “the best place” does not seem worth the effort — it is more about choosing the best dish to order. As in India, the hotel restaurants are excellent, and … Continue reading

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Karachi, Pakistan bleg

Guidebooks on Karachi, at least in English, are rather hard to come by. So what should I see and do, and where should I eat? I thank you all in advice for your usual sage counsel. Originally posted on Marginal … Continue reading

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Warsaw bleg

It turns out I will be there for a few days, unexpectedly. I haven’t been in about fifteen years — what do you recommend? I thank you all in advance for your wisdom and counsel. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution … Continue reading

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Taipei notes

My other visit here was thirty years ago, and most of all I am surprised by how little has changed. The architecture now looks all the more retro, the alleyways all the more noir, and the motorbikes have by no … Continue reading

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Chengdu bleg

Your suggestions are most welcome, this short trip will follow the time in Taipei. Where in particular should I eat and what should I eat? I have been to Chengdu once before, four years ago. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution … Continue reading

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Jungle Bird, NYC

Jungle Bird, NYC, web site, 174 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 646-868-8422 [Google | Ylp] That is my brother’s new restaurant in Chelsea, southeast Asian food, it has made the Approval Matrix and after three weeks is already a big … Continue reading

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