Category Archives: Outside DC

One reason why the Seoul dining scene still has so many nooks and crannies

There are so many places with dishes you’ve never tried before. And they are deep into alleyways, or on the second or third floors of retail establishments. In these places I never see people take out their cameras and photograph … Continue reading

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Bangladesh YouTube food facts of the day

The channel behind this operation is called AroundMeBD, and its success has created a whole new economy in Shimulia, which has since been dubbed the YouTube village of Bangladesh. The YouTube village is a prominent example of a niche but … Continue reading

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Cafe China – NYC

Cafe China, web site, 59 W.37th St. NY, NY, 212-213-2810 [Google | NYMag | TripAdvisor | Ylp] Recently opened, still in “soft launch” phase. Sichuan, but fragrant rather than “knock your socks off hot.” The smoked tofu is amazing, the … Continue reading

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Where to dine in Austin

The city is right now one of America’s better food scenes, and perhaps America’s most dynamic city overall? It is radically different from even my recent visit a few short years ago. Here are a few recommendations: Loro [TripAdvisor | … Continue reading

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The New Top Chef

During the pandemic a pasta restaurant launched on UberEats in Paris. Cala quickly attracted a top 1% rating for it’s high quality to price ratio. Only now has it been revealed that the chef is a robot. “We wanted to … Continue reading

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“You have to order all at once”

Boia De, web site, 5205 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33137 [Trip Advisor | 4 CBS | Ylp] Lung Yai Thai Tapas, web site 1, web site 2, 1731 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135 [Trip Advisor | Ylp | … Continue reading

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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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