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James Hook & Co Seafood – Boston, MA

January 16th, 2013 · No Comments

Every once in a while, you eat something and you’re like, “yup, that’s it. that’s the best there is.” And that happened a few months ago – I got back to the same place today and thought the exact same thing. And the thing I thought it about was the lobster roll at James Hook […]

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Tags: Boston · Favorites · Seafood

Bo Bech Bakery – Copenhagen, Denmark

October 1st, 2010 · No Comments

As I mentioned before – the most important thing when coming to a new city is to find all the good bakeries. And at Bo Bech, we found a bakery that while it produces only one product – a loaf of bread – it produces what I would have to consider as the best bread […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Copenhagen · Favorites

Relae (Relæ) Restaurant – Copenhagen, Denmark

September 30th, 2010 · No Comments

This is a new restaurant, and it’s fabulous. Just opened in August of 2010 (I’m writing this in September), Relae is staffed by some ex-members of the kitchen of Noma, the restaurant in Copenhagen that was recently voted the #1 restaurant in the world, and is taking the media by storm. More than one good […]

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Tags: Copenhagen · Favorites · Western Food

Bottiglieria da Gino – Rome, Italy

September 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I still don’t know how D continually manages to find such superb places to eat. She somehow tracked down ‘da Gino’ – and it was truly a memorable meal – one of those places that if you came here at the very start of your trip, you’d come here again before you left. She made […]

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Tags: Favorites · Italian · Italy · Rome

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, West Vancouver, BC

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments

I keep hearing about this place – from friends from the East Coast, from magazine articles, – and I couldn’t believe it, but one actually opened here in Vancouver! We were out with S and F, for a morning hike in Lynn Canyon Park, and F was getting seriously hungry. Serious hunger? Five Guys it […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Fast Food · Favorites · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

L'Agrume – Paris, France

June 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Continuing our tour (here and here) of prix-fixe restaurants mentioned in the New York Times, we decided to go to L’Agrume. Located in the 5th arrondisement, L’Agrume is a small, intimate restaurant – but this is in no way a complaint – it is not overly loud; it does not feel crowded; it is not […]

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Tags: Favorites · France · French · Paris · Prix-fixe

Pierre Hermé – Paris, France

May 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Yes, I know that we’ve been here before, and written about it before. But it’s so good, that it needs writing about again. We were on our way to the very beautiful Musée de l’Orangerie this afternoon when we took a detour and took the M12 Metro line all the way to the Pasteur stop […]

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Tags: Baked Goods · Favorites · France · French · Paris

Refuel Neighbourhood Restaurant and Bar – Vancouver, Kitsilano

February 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Piggy puffs – that was the first thing that caught my eye on the menu at Refuel and so I made my mind up to go there. We have been fans of Chef Belcham from the beginning. We loved Fuel when it first opened but our recent experiences had been more disappointing. With the revamp […]

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Tags: Favorites · Inexpensive · Vancouver

Sawasdee Thai Restaurant – Vancouver, Main Street

February 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

This is one of the best places I have eaten Thai food in Vancouver. The food is more authentic than most of the ubiquitous and relatively forgettable thai restaurants around town. Not only does that mean that the food is tastier, but if you ask for medium hot – it really is medium hot and […]

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Tags: Asian · Favorites · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Cook&Taste Cooking Class – Barcelona

January 30th, 2010 · No Comments

This class was a great way to learn how to cook some traditional Spanish dishes while gaining a greater appreciation for their food. Our teacher used to be a chef at a high-end restaurant but wanted to take a break and try something new and she is great at it.

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Tags: barcelona · Favorites