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Some places to eat, drink and shop for food in the US.


Yesterday I visited Said, the uber famous and super delicious chocolate shop/factory in San Lorenzo. The weather in Rome has been heating up, so I knew it was my last chance to eat some fine chocolate before it becomes impractical/unnatural (more…)

Giovanni Bernabei

Yesterday was a good day. I had lunch at the American Academy in Rome with my friend Annie and the founders of Design Observer. It was the first day that lunch was served in the courtyard, as rain and unseasonably cold weather had kept the (more…)

I am used to being underwhelmed by burgers in Rome, a place sadly lacking a BBQ culture, but I have greater expectations in Istanbul where grilled meat is ubiquitous. And if you’ve ever seen köfte, you know a burger patty isn’t a huge leap (more…)

I got an email from my friend Nat yesterday that got me thinking of Momofuku, one of NYC’s most successful restaurant groups. He was invited to a pre-opening feast at David Chang’s Má Pêche, a place I will not be able to visit until I return to the (more…)

I had these razor clams a few months back at Recette in the West Village (the old Jarnac spot). They were deep fried and served with a sweet and sour dipping sauce. Like really fancy clam strips.