Browsing by Category: Wine & Spirits

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Mondays are the worst. I didn’t always feel this way. My recent distaste for the first day of the work week is born out of an obsession for Litro, a wine bar in Monteverde Vecchio, the posh residential district above Trastevere. Litro, you see, is the greatest place on earth and Tuesday through Sunday, the unbelievably (more…)

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Tis the season!

Sazeracs, hot sauce, and bread stuffed with fried things are pretty much all I need to survive, which is why I love New Orleans. There are lots of other reasons The Crescent City has captured my affection. Logically these are also food and (more…)

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Photo from “I’ll Drink to That” Facebook page.

During my trip to the States last month, I dropped in on Levi Dalton, host of my favorite podcast, “I’ll Drink to That”. We had a blast talking about food and wine in Rome, Turkish prohibition and more. Stream the episode from Levi’s website or download from iTunes (and subscribe while you’re at it).

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Photo credit: Monocle

March is the month of Italy issues, it seems. Both Australian Gourmet Traveller and Monocle produced beautiful, collection-worthy issues dedicated to Italy this month. Snag a copy of each at your local newsstand or check them out online or on your tablet. Don’t miss my “Rome Dish By Dish”, “Gastro Inns” (more…)

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No single venue earns me more love letters and hate mail than Roscioli, the family-owned gourmet food shop/wine bar/restaurant in Rome’s historic center. I get it. The place is not for beginners and most of its menu items are superfluous. If you’re looking for a Roman trattoria with simple food and quaint (more…)