Category Archives: Outside DC

Where to eat in Lagos, Nigeria

Much of the food is good but not excellent. For the very best, I recommend two places in particular: The Yellow Chilli: (TripAdvisor) All the dishes seem to be quite good, but arguably the jollof rice and the seafood okra … Continue reading

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Three Manhattan Places

A few places to eat in Manhattan: Hatsuhana, very expensive sushi but outrageously good, (web site) 17 E. 48th Street. (TripAdvisor | NY Mag | NYT) Then try LoLo’s Seafood Shack up in Harlem (web site), 303 W. 116th Street, … Continue reading

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Lima, Peru bleg

Your assistance is humbly requested, noting that the shortness of the trip will prevent any significant excursions outside of the city. Do note I have been there twice, though not in the last nineteen years or so. I thank you … Continue reading

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Is KOKS the best restaurant in the world?

KOKS, web site, Í Geilini 13, Tórshavn 175, Faroe Islands [Fodors | TripAdvisor] I am told KOKS is a Faroese word for “adding something excellent,” though there are varying accounts of the translation. In any case, in terms of originality, … Continue reading

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The culinary culture that is San Francisco

I am all in favor of San Francisco’s $13 per hour minimum wage (which rises to $15 by 2018), plus mandatory paid sick leave, parental leave and employer health care contributions. But labor costs at restaurants are inching past 50 … Continue reading

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Where to dine in London

I recommend two Indian places, neither super cheap but each worth it: Amaya, and Gymkhana Both are good for vegetarians, the former especially. Trishna is another good Indian place in London, though I won’t get to visit this time around. … Continue reading

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Brussels bleg

I’ll be there next week, in fact just in time for the Brexit vote. Above and beyond the obvious guidebook sights, what do you all recommend that I do? And where should I eat? Here is a good Ian Buruma … Continue reading

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Singapore

In any case, I am happy to be here once again. For dining, I recommend Sinar Pagi Nasi Padang, at Geylang Serai hawker centre, get the beef rendang. National Kitchen, in the new National Gallery is also very good for … Continue reading

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Notes from Changsha, Hunan province

Changsha is the ugliest and most ungainly Chinese city I have seen, which is saying something. Nonetheless for a food pilgrimage it is a serious rival for #1 spot in the world, perhaps surpassing Chengdu for the quality and novelty … Continue reading

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Birrieria Zaragoza

Birrieria Zaragoza, web site, 4852 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL. 773-523-3700 [Google | TripAdvisor | Chicago Reader | Ylp | Chicago Food Chat] This small, family-owned Chicago Mexican restaurant specializes in barbecued goat. It is the best barbecued goat I … Continue reading

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