Maine: Some Notes on What We Ate, Part 2, Bar Harbor

A few days visiting Acadia National Park was a primary purpose of our trip to Maine, so we found ourselves in Bar Harbor, which is nestled at the northeast corner of the seaside park. It’s an exceedingly picturesque town that swells with tourists, especially in the summer. There are gift shops and bed and breakfasts, … More Maine: Some Notes on What We Ate, Part 2, Bar Harbor

Philadelphia: Some Notes on What We Ate

Philadelphia is such a great food city. It’s the fourth largest city in the U.S., which for some reason I find surprising even after hearing it…and confirming it…several times. Perhaps because it has sometimes been overshadowed by near-ish neighbors NYC and DC. Despite its relative proximity to these culinary juggernauts, the food scene in Philly … More Philadelphia: Some Notes on What We Ate

Southwest Excursion: Some Notes on What We Ate

My husband and I, along with our three-year-old daughter, just returned from an almost-two-week trip through the Southwest. We wound our way through Arizona’s Navajo country, northern New Mexico, and a corner of Utah, seeking out petroglyphs and ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) ruins, soaking in the exceptional landscape and boundless sky, eating fry bread and chiles. … More Southwest Excursion: Some Notes on What We Ate

Zuppardi’s Apizza: A West Haven, CT Landmark

Just a short ride from New Haven pizza legends Pepe’s, Sally’s, and Modern, West Haven, CT has its own iconic spot: Zuppardi’s Apizza. For about eight decades, they’ve been serving up New Haven-style pizzas in an unassuming space in a residential neighborhood by the beach. Master bread-baker Dominic Zuppardi originally opened a place called Salerno’s … More Zuppardi’s Apizza: A West Haven, CT Landmark

Agrikol, Montreal

One of the very hottest spots in Montreal right now, Haitian restaurant Agrikol is a festive space decorated with art from the island, exuding a warm, welcoming vibe. Opened in early 2016, it is the work of two very hip couples: Régine Chassagne and Win Butler, members of Montreal-based Arcade Fire; and Jen Agg, owner … More Agrikol, Montreal