Archive for the ‘On the road’ Category

March 21st, 2011

A Little Bite of Puerto Rico at the Kiosks of Luquillo

I just got back from an almost week-long trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where one of my greatest friends was married last weekend. I must admit I didn’t pack my agenda with restaurants to try. In fact, aside from the wedding-related events all I really wanted to do was lounge in the sun. But […]

June 8th, 2010

A Taste of Spanish Olive Oils

“Good oil, like good wine, is a gift from the gods.” ~ George Ellwanger On my recent visit to Toronto, I was invited to attend an olive oil tasting and dinner showcasing premium Spanish olive oils. It was a wonderful evening at Frida Restaurant with dishes prepared by three area chefs: Jose Hadad of Frida […]

May 13th, 2010

On a Toronto Rooftop, A Chef’s Garden and His Bees

During my recent visit to Toronto I had the opportunity to visit the rooftop garden at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. I heard about it through a Twitter connection (@maryluzonfood) and jumped at the chance of seeing how this large-scale hotel, the place where dignitaries and heads of state stay on their […]

November 23rd, 2009

Eat for a cause, the dolphins

It’s a little before 10 a.m. when I arrive at the Epic Hotel in Downtown Miami on Friday. I was there to meet Area 31 chef John Critchley for a trip to Key Largo, where he would present the Marine Mammal Conservancy (MMC) with a donation representing proceeds of his sustainable seafood prix-fixe menu. Area […]

July 13th, 2009

Goodbye MenuPages South Florida blog, hello Grub Street? [Updated]

Not too long ago Carolina Bolado, former editor of the MenuPages South Florida blog, confirmed on SFDB that the blog was no more. No real explanation was given. Yesterday, New York magazine’s food blog Grub Street went national, launching editions that incorporate MenuPages for Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Chicago, in addition to […]

May 20th, 2009

Will you take me back?

It’s been a long while since my last post. You probably already forgot me. And that’s OK. I hope I’ll win you back. Despite my long absence, food has been and still is very much on my mind. It’s just that my mind was burnt out. Now that I’ve put multiple work projects to bed […]

March 24th, 2008

On the road: Cartagena’s mangoes

This is what I’ve talked about when I’ve mentioned eating green mango. I’m on vacation in Cartagena, Colombia and here, they sell it in little carts all around town. This man was somewhere on the wall that surrounds the old city in Cartagena. In the steaming heat, the green mango is refreshing. It comes in little plastic […]

February 6th, 2008

On the road: Glass Wall

My family and celebrated my mom’s 50th birthday in Houston last weekend. Aiming at dining somewhere “different,” I chose Glass Wall restaurant in the Heights, an artsy neighorhood in Houston. I imagined an intimate setting where chef Lance Fegen, previously of well-know Houston establishments Zula and Trevisio, cooked up his creations for a few diners. […]

October 20th, 2007

On the road: Bouchon Las Vegas

This comes a little late I know, but here it is finally. While in Vegas some weeks ago I visited Thomas Keller’s Bouchon. I hadn’t heard of Bouchon until about a month before my trip, when at a wine bar I had a long conversation with a stranger who told me stories of his dinners […]

September 27th, 2007

Eating Las Vegas

Checking in from the Las Vegas airport. I’m tired. And not because I partied too hard, no. It’s because I was working, traveling (I hit four airports in one day), sleep deprived and congested. I think I’m allergic to Las Vegas or maybe it was just the smoky and ridiculously cold air at our hotel, […]

September 20th, 2007

Anticipating Bouchon

It’s the closest to Thomas Keller I’ll get for now. Bouchon Las Vegas. T-minus three days … Take a peek. tags: Bouchon, Las Vegas, Thomas Keller Tweet

September 3rd, 2007

On the Road: Cova

This weekend I’m visiting my parents in Houston. Typically I don’t travel this much, believe me. But that’s beside the point. Yesterday evening, I invited my parents and my brother to Cova, a wine bar we first visited a few years ago at my brother’s suggestion. Located in a shopping plaza in Houston’s Kirby Drive, […]

August 28th, 2007

On the road: Fox & Obel

The more I visit Chicago, the more I like it. I love the people, the parks and flowers, the lake, the architecture … I’m sure it would only take me one winter to hate it, but for now I have nothing but love for the city. And discovering Fox & Obel this weekend just added […]

August 24th, 2007

Away once again

This time in Chicago, so posting will be sparse to none. Be back soon! Tweet

August 22nd, 2007

Pretty little things

I’m a sucker for pretty little things. Pretty is subjective, I know, but there are some things that just meet the universal definition. Or maybe it’s just mine. Regardless, they make me feel all giddy inside. In New York on Saturday, I had brunch at Prune and then visited Marie Belle, a chocolate store in […]

August 17th, 2007

On leave…

In New York again until late Saturday so there won’t be much posting for the rest of the week. Be back next week! Tweet

July 15th, 2007

Casa Mono (New York)

I chose Casa Mono. You know, for my one New York meal. I ditched the daring and picked this self-dubbed Spanish tavern, mainly because we wanted to make our New York night entertaining. Somehow tapas are more fun than a regular dinner — maybe it’s the sharing and picking at different foods. Adam Platt put […]

July 12th, 2007

One meal in New York

I’m in New York City today and tomorrow. Work, not pleasure, but here’s a chance to have one great meal: Dinner tonight. Not that I’ll be fasting, but the other meals will be provided to me. So I sit here facing the tough decision of where I’ll have my one New York meal. It’s not […]

June 1st, 2007

On the road: Around New England

Sometimes I feel like I need a vacation to recover from my vacations. I’m back and off to a very slow start (it’s Friday already!). Trip went well, although I never made it to the museum. I mean, I did, but to my disappointment, it was closed for the entire weekend. I did, however, eat […]

May 26th, 2007

Out ’till Tuesday

I’ll be touring Providence, its vecinities and Boston until Tuesday, so there won’t be much activity on mango&lime ’till then. But look out for stories from the road soon. On my culinary itinerary already, the Culinary Archives & Museum at Johnson & Wales University… Happy Memorial Day weekend! Tweet

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