Lunch @ MOMA

Lunch @ MOMA

The excuse was the outstanding de Kooning retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, a sleek exhibition setting that lives up to its classically modern name. But the first thing we did was head up to the 5th floor Terrace cafe for a delightfully civilized...
An Irish Tea Room in Bethlehem

An Irish Tea Room in Bethlehem

Last week we headed for the east coast and a family wedding in Bethlehem, PA, home to steel mill ruins and an 18th century utopia built by Moravian colonists. Blindingly green, the Lehigh Valley in June can be hot and humid. And it was. But we found relief in a...
Bill Raney’s Excellent Adventure

Bill Raney’s Excellent Adventure

Nickelodeon Theater founder and fearless world traveller, Bill Raney, will be on hand this coming Thursday, May 13, at the Cabrillo College Bookstore, signing and talking all about his colorful book, Letters to Zerky, A Father’s Legacy to a Lost Son & a...
Seattle’s Union

Seattle’s Union

At the very strategic corner of First Avenue & Union, next door to the Seattle Art Museum and hanging over Pike Place market, Union is a very smart island of low-key sophistication. Chef Ethan Stowell, whose sibling restaurants include the popular Tavolata and...
Newark Shuffle

Newark Shuffle

Here’s my story, even if it isn’t what you expected. I never made it to Israel. I got as far as Newark, when root canal complications got the best of me. Swelling, pain, fever – the full Cleveland. And flying to the East Coast the day after major root canal work was...
The Greening of Las Vegas

The Greening of Las Vegas

Back from Vegas, I’m still trying to sort out the declining playground of Frank Sinatra & friends. More posts in the following days. . . . For now, let’s just say that in addition to a tremendous meal at Mario Batali’s new Carnevino, we...