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...
Paul in Paris

Paul in Paris

Nope. Not Jean Genet. It’s restaurateur Paul Cocking (Gabriella Cafe) eating his way through Paris last month, one eponymous restaurant at a time. Blown away by what he tasted, Cocking and his traveling companion Jeannine Bonstelle sampled freely along the Left...
Philly Tartare

Philly Tartare

Here’s another reason why I love to visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum’s restaurant invariably offers gorgeous lunch dishes for excellent prices. This salmon tartare, served on a bed of transparent zucchini ribbons and topped with shaved...