the murals of san francisco

When I explore a new city, I’ve got two priorities. Eat the food and find the art. By “art”, I don’t mean what’s stashed away in museums behind velvet ropes. Most of what is in a museum wasn’t created locally, and therefore adds nothing to one’s understanding of a community. To me, the greatest and […]

new orleans: episode two

Downtown New Orleans is a flat out loud place. Music almost continuously emanates from clubs and bars. People in the midst of celebration crowd the streets. Enjoyment always seems to be going full force here. The ongoing excitement and distraction is why many people to come here for Mardi Gras, music festivals or just a […]

austin or bust: episode two

Austin is truly a feast for the senses. I haven’t stopped ruminating about my recent visit, which could be attributed to the greatness of the town, or my compulsive nature. Regardless, the food experience in this Central Texas hub is well worth your perusal. Last we spoke, we chewed on trailer park Thai and boozy […]

new orleans: episode one

I was truly overwhelmed by New Orleans—by the people, the energy and, of course, the food. It would take 4 lifetimes to experience everything this gastronomic center has to offer. This was especially evident when I asked fellow food extraordinaire and former New Orleans resident The Vicarious Food Whore for a couple dining recommendations. She […]