Latest Posts in restaurants

TAPAS AT MATEO

HOLA! As I mentioned in my last post, Durham, North Carolina has become somewhat of a “Foodie Town”.  Perhaps youth-driven, vis-à-vis the college town influence of nearby Duke University,  or by virtue of the fact that Durham is enjoying the growth and prosperity of the so-called “Research Triangle”, this quaint southern town is not lacking […]

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LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN – THE DAILY BREAD

Bon Jour! A friend of mine is planning a trip to Paris and wanted some advice.  I love helping friends with their travel plans because, not only do I get to relive some of my own journeys around the world, but I also get to live vicariously through their travels. So, my girlfriend and I […]

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HAPPY “BIRTH” DAY AT CAFE MILANO!

Today is a happy day! Why? Because I am a new Grandmother.  My son Nathan and his beautiful wife Louisa had a new baby boy on March 1st.  His name is Wills. Wills has a big sister, Elle, who you may remember recently celebrated her 1st birthday.  I shared with you her Panda Birthday Party […]

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QUITE SIMPLY THE FINEST RESTAURANT IN LAKE TAHOE

Hello! As I told you in a previous post, my husband Brad and I have recently returned from Lake Tahoe, where we watched our son, Austin, ski race in the California State Championships. This trip we rented a condo in Northstar Village which technically is located in Truckee, California.  But, on a previous trip to […]

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DINNER AT THE OLDEST RESTAURANT IN THE WORLD – MADRID, SPAIN

Just up the street from Botin lies another of Madrid’s famous restaurants, Las Cuevas de Luis Candelas. http://www.lascuevasdeluiscandelas.com/ Las Cuevas means “the caves” in Spanish and this restaurant is actually housed in caves located under the Arco de Cuchilleros. In the early 1800’s these caves were a hideout for a famous bandit known as Luis Candelas. The legend of Luis Candelas lived on when in 1949 the caves were purchased by a famous Spanish Bullfighter named Felix Colomo Diez and turned into the restaurant it is today. I have vivid memories of enjoying delicious meals here too when I was a young girl visiting Madrid with my dad. At that time the bullfighter himself greeted the guests and meeting him left a lasting impression in my memories of Spain. I remember the walls of the restaurant being decorated with bullfighting paraphernalia which was impressive to a wide eyed 11 year old. I returned here many times on subsequent visits to Spain but did not have time for a visit on this trip.

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CHOCOLATERIA SAN GINES – CHURROS & CHOCOLATE IN MADRID, SPAIN

CHOCOLATERIA SAN GINES – CHURROS & CHOCOLATE IN MADRID, SPAIN As a first generation American of Spanish descent, I have visited Spain many, many times over the course of my lifetime.  My father was raised in Spain and although he no longer lives there, Spain will always be his home.  At the age of 11 […]

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