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Norman’s, Orlando, Florida, June, 2018

Every year a few million folks go to Orlando to visit Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and Sea World. I go every year or two for Photoshop World and the food, not necessarily in that order. Photoshop […]

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Booth One, Chicago, April 2018

Way back on October 1, 1938, a restaurant called The Pump Room opened in a hotel that was then called The Ambassador East. Over the next 40 years or so, virtually every celebrity that passed […]

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Urban Farmer, Portland Oregon, June, 2017

After a weekend of photography in the Alford dessert in the far southeast corner of Oregon, I returned to Portland to overnight before flying home the next day. I have not spent a lot of […]

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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 Taittinger Champagne Dinner at Sepia

I love Champagne. Real Champagne. Capital “C” Champagne from the region of the same name in France. To my taste, almost all of the great wines that France has given the world have been equaled […]

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Burger Bar, Las Vegas, August 2015

Have you ever wondered what one of those insanely expensive hamburgers ($50—100 or more) is really like? Why do they cost so much? Do they taste 10 or 100 times better than a basic fast food […]

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Allium, Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago, November 2014

Our last visit to Allium was for a 4th of July lunch earlier this year. Valeria and I enjoyed it a lot, so when our friend, Ronie, arrived in town from California, we decided that we […]

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