Tag Archives: cheese

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Brunch at Firefly, Washington DC, March 2017

Valeria and I recently paid a brief, but enjoyable, visit to Washington DC to attend the wedding of an old friend’s daughter. We had a little free time when we arrived and enjoyed a (mostly) nice […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 5, Part 2, Ravières to Montbard

As I hope you have already seen in A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 5, Part 1, A Balloon Ride Over Burgundy, we arose early on our 5th day aboard La Belle Epoque for an […]

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Cafe Deluxe, Georgetown, Washington DC, March 2017

Valeria and I had the great pleasure of attending the wedding of an old friend’s daughter in Washington DC this month. The main affair was, of course, the wedding and events around it, but we had a little […]

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Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen, Gold Coast, Chicago

Valeria and I were in the mood for a casual dinner one Saturday night and decided to give Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen a try. As it turns out, they have two locations in Chicago, one […]

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Mercadito Chicago: Delicious Mexican Cuisine

One of the better trends in the United States (and around the world) has been the increasing diversity of the types of ethnic foods available in stores and restaurants. This is not only true in […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 4, Part 1 Ancy-le-Franc, Argenteuil-sur-Armançon, Noyers-sur-Serein, Ravières

It’s time to continue our cruise down the canals of Burgundy, France aboard La Belle Epoque, a luxury hotel barge that is part of the European Waterways fleet. So far, in a series of 8 blog […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 3, Part 2, Ancy-le-Franc, Chassignelles

It’s time to continue our lazy, but luxurious, barge cruise along the canals of Burgundy, France aboard European Waterways‘ hotel barge, La Belle Epoque. While I am confident that every literate person on the planet […]

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Beatrix, Streeterville, Chicago, Oct., 2016

Valeria and I first visited Beatrix restaurant on Valentine’s Day this year. The menu at Beatrix is largely built of fresh, healthy choices based on fresh juices, vegetables, lean protein and the like, but it also […]

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Steadfast, Chicago, October, 2016

After reading several good reviews of Steadfast, a new fine-dining restaurant in the Klimpton Gray Hotel, Valeria and I decided to pay a visit one crisp October evening. The restaurant is small, seating about 70 people. […]

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A Barge Cruise on the Burgundy Canal, Day 2, Part 4, Lézinnes

Shall we continue our leisurely cruise down the Burgundy Canal aboard European Waterways luxury barge, La Belle Epoque? Of course we shall! It’s almost time for dinner. Having spent a lovely afternoon in Chablis, tasting wine and walking […]

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