Category Archives: Outside DC

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 notesQuito travel notesQuito, Ecuador blegNashville notesNashville bleg

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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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Which ten restaurants would you most want to live next door to?

Seherli Tandir, in Baku, Azerbaijan is now on my list, but let me first explain the criteria. This is not about the best restaurants, it is about the ones that give you the most consumer surplus. For most of the … Continue reading

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Baku bleg

What should I see and where should I eat? I will be there soon, and any assistance or advice you can offer is much appreciated, thanks! Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – click to see comments and suggestions. Related Posts:Which … Continue reading

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Ethiopian food in Ethiopia

  Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia   I will compare to Ethiopian food in the United States, so I won’t be starting from scratch here. The good news is that the product is tastier in Ethiopia. But the other good … Continue reading

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