What a trip …

My cankles are throbbing. My glands are slightly swollen, and that weird little cough I get when I’m exhausted and have been drinking too much coffee and wine is back. I might have taken 4 naps today. But to my advantage, I did also do some leg lifts and swam about 4 laps in my…

New Orleans Restaurant Scene Rises – NY Times

New Orleans Restaurant Scene Rises, Reflecting a Richer City – NY Times I’m not sure I could ever live in NOLA, for some reason. My mom lived in the French Quarter for a while, and I’ve spent time there. It’s a precious gem in this country, but it engulfs me and I can only stay…

The 38 Essential Austin Restaurants, July ’13

And now for our quarterly update of the Eater 38, your answer and ours to any question that begins, “Can you recommend a restaurant…” This highly elite group covers the… The 38 Essential Austin Restaurants, July ’13

Tickets – A Melt-in-Your-Mouth Experience

I hate the word whimsical. But here is where it actually makes sense. The feeling of olives exploding in your mouth. The oooooze of cheese sliding around your tongue. The refreshing aroma of peas and mint. All of the ocean’s wonders wafting across your palate. The ching ching of the ice cream vendor’s bell as…

Eat at Le Richer! My lovely friend Val and I recently enjoyed a superb dinner at l’Office, Charles Compagnon’s first 9th arrondissement restaurant. This article from Pascale at C’est Moi Qui l’Ai Fait speaks (in French) about how amazing Le Richer is. Mr. Compagnon’s latest jewel, opened in December 2012, is yet another success on…

Seattle’s James Beard Winners

Looks like it鈥檚 another bright day in Seattle. This time via the James Beard Awards with the sun shining on some of our mastermind foodists. Congrats to Tom Douglas, Matt Dillon, Nathan Myhrvold and Maureen O鈥橦agan!!