All posts filed under “Eat

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Family ties

Partial, yes, but perfection, no? A glimpse of the dinners to come at my family’s winery in Paso Robles, California—Niner Wine Estates. The new landscaping schema frames the vineyard’s iconic heart-shaped grove of blue oaks with an allée of old-growth olive trees, a design that… Read More

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Good egg

  My spirit restaurant: Elizabeth Street Café in Austin, a mashup of French patisserie and Vietnamese phở shop, the perfect place (and palette) for reminiscing on Easter. I retreated here to drown my cold in noodle soup, and found myself revived by so much more:… Read More

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On the waterfront

  Labor Day is for sun soaking and bacon eating – boxes I could check at the Gorbals, a new restaurant and bar perched atop Space Ninety 8, a Urban Outfitters concept complex, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Eight years ago, Ilan Gold won the second season… Read More

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Amazing grace

                                      In honor of the amazing grace (not to mention style) of my mom, on her birthday. While celebrating at Balthazar would be wonderful, our Wyoming backup… Read More

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See Jane

  The chapel of a former military hospital now hosts the newest gastronomic adventure in Antwerp, Belgium. At The Jane, beneath the crumbling barrel ceiling and Sputnik-style chandelier, Michelin-starred chefs Sergio Herman and Nick Brill plate ambitious fare. “Food is our religion,” proselytizes the website.… Read More

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Pearls of wisdom

                                      In the 19th century, barges piled high with just-dug oysters would dock along Manhattan and sell their wares to hungry New Yorkers directly from their decks.… Read More

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Frayed perfection

            This dress seems perfect to me, fitted yet frayed. It reminds me of a jacket I had tailored while living in Việt Nam: a blue jean blazer that shed white strings every time I wore it. Ergo a personal… Read More

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Wheel and deal

            This mise-en-scène gives a whole new meaning to rolling out of bed. Rusty wheels, weathered wood, hand-dyed linens (the new Brooklyn Collection from The Oriole Mill) and a steel guitar waiting to be strummed. I can hear the bed… Read More

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Asado Arcadia

            Rolling the grill out of the garage yesterday fired me up for the charbroiled parade of summer. With meat on my mind, I sought out an exotic outlet for my carnivorous cravings and found this Arcadian jewel in the… Read More

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Hybrid bird

            Daylife. Nightlife. Lifestyle. This is the triad encapsulated by Fuglen, a Tokyo outpost which takes the coffee it presses as seriously as the cocktails it shakes and the mid-century finds it sells. The immaculate mix that is Fuglen –… Read More