Category Archives: Travel

Pizza, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: The best pizza in the world, as everybody knows, no longer exists. It is the pizza of your childhood*. That first magical bite sets the flavor, which you spend the rest of your life attempting to recapture. … Continue reading

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It Was A Bright, Cold Day In April, And The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen…

Atypical Neurotic writes:

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Umami Burger, Revisited

Eddie Pensier writes: Paleo Retiree has blogged about the phenomenon that is Umami Burger. When I learned that the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX had a UB, it was decided that it would be our last meal on this … Continue reading

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Three Waffles In Three Days

Eddie Pensier writes: (with apologies to Neil Finn) Three waffles in three days So indulgent, breakfast, dinner, either works well Sweet above and crisp below Syrup dribbles in the pockets sitting on my plate, Even if it’s getting cold Gorgeous … Continue reading

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Village Du Jour

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece. Source. Click on the image to enlarge.

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Quote Du Jour: On the French Sidewalk Café

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It would be hard to imagine a more recognizable third place than a French bistro. Traditional third places tend to have physical features that unmistakably indicate what they are — these are sometimes called signal fittings. Thus, … Continue reading

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Beauteous Santa Barbara Buildings

Sir Barken Hyena writes: Post-Kraftwerk, I dragged my ragged soul up the coast for some renewal in Santa Barbara, prettiest goldang place this side of the nape of Scarlett Johansson’s neck. My awesome hosts, Paleo Retiree and Question Lady, kept … Continue reading

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Architecture Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Lobby of the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago. Related More glamorous Gilded Age buildings in this gallery from Blowhard, Esq.

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Crowd-Parenting

Eddie Pensier writes: Upon boarding my Virgin Australia flight to the USA, the following message tsk-tsked at me from the launch screen of my seat-back video: There are a few important points to remember while using the System. We’re in … Continue reading

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Trattoria Machiavelli

Eddie Pensier writes: On my just-concluded trip to New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, I indulged myself in food and drink on a truly Lucullan scale. One restaurant we visited, Machiavelli on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, was the destination … Continue reading

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