Category Archives: Outside DC

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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Ghent travel notes

Ghent is one of the loveliest small- to mid-sized cities in Europe, perhaps lucky to have never received UNESCO World Heritage status, unlike Bruges. Ghent was one of the earliest seats of the continental Industrial Revolution, through textiles, and the … Continue reading

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Ghent bleg

What to do and where to eat? I thank you all in advance for your wisdom and counsel. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – click to see comments and suggestions. Related Posts:Ghent travel notesChengdu blegQuito travel notesQuito, Ecuador blegNashville notes

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Quito travel notes

LLapingachos are the way to go: “an Ecuadorian dish of potato patties or thick potato pancakes stuffed with cheese and cooked on a hot griddle until crispy.” Given the landlocked nature of Quito, the seafood — and I don’t just … Continue reading

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Quito, Ecuador bleg

I haven’t been for about twenty-five years, so I very much welcome your recommendations on what to do, see, and eat there. And what should one do with a spare day in Guayaquil? I thank you all in advance for … Continue reading

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Mayura

Mayura, web site 1, web site 2, 10406 Venice Blvd, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA, 310-559-9644 [Google | LA Weekly | TripAdvisor | Ylp] I don’t usually think of LA as a splendid place for Indian food, but in fact … Continue reading

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Nashville notes

  Interview with Chef Maneet Chauhan ’00 of Chauhan Ale & Masala House in Nashville, TN   I strongly recommend eating at Husk (get the vegetables plate) and Chauhan Ale and Masala House (the Indian-Mexican fusion version of a chile … Continue reading

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Nashville bleg

What to do, where to eat, and is there a decent day trip around? Is there a good church outside town for hearing gospel music on a Sunday morning? I thank you all in advance for your counsel and wisdom. … Continue reading

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