In a New York State of Mind

Dinner with Diego at Caracas Arepa Bar in the East Village. Four arepas - the Playera (white fish with onions, peppers, and herbs), the Guasacaca (guacamole with paisa cheese), the De Pabellón (beef, black beans, white salty cheese and plantains), and the Los Muchachos (chorizo, spicy white cheese, jalapeños and peppers). Pacifico beer for him,

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Got Crabs?

Ladies and gentlemen, the following collage of photos illustrates why I continue to return to Florida after all these years*. Florida seafood - there ain't nothin' like it. Git yerself to a crab shack, sit yerself down, and git dirty. Last night, my parents took me to a crab shack on the side of the

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Home Super-Sized Home

Returned from Ohio yesterday; my first foray into the flat, green fields of the American Midwest. Quite beautiful... as was the smorgasbord of chain restaurants. Taco Bell. Wendy's. Chik-fil-freaking-A. Golden Corral. Bob Evans. Steak and Shake. Cracker Barrel (!!!). At the groom's house the day before the rehearsal dinner; hamburgers, beans, macaroni & cheese, and

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