Overheard. In Casa Blanca.

Overheard. In Casa Blanca.

I took Don Day’s Wife out for a very memorable lunch recently and, as I often do, I also took my tiny spiral-bound notebook that fits in the back pocket of my jeans. As usual, a lot of what I wrote down were Don Day’s Wife’s comments about the food and the experience....
Good wines. Very good prices. At this San Miguel restaurant.

Good wines. Very good prices. At this San Miguel restaurant.

If you skip the social aspects, there are two reasons why I go out to a restaurant. To eat and to drink. And, to me, the second is almost as important as the first. For, on most occasions, as the 19th Century French gastronome Brillat-Savarin said, a meal without wine...
Dining on “our dish” in San Miguel.

Dining on “our dish” in San Miguel.

We were about four hours outside of Paris, with only one day left on our trip to France, when Don Day’s Wife said to me, “So how do you want to spend it?” “Let’s drive into the city”, I replied. “I’ve been reading on the Internet (a new invention at the time) about La...
Trazo 1810. Sophisticated elegance. Affordable ambience.

Trazo 1810. Sophisticated elegance. Affordable ambience.

“You can’t eat ambience.” My dad said that. He probably wasn’t the first to say it. But he may have been the person who said it the most. “What’s wrong with chrome and formica?”, he’d say. “You think food tastes any better when it’s served on fancy-dan tablecloths and...
Location. Location. Zumo.

Location. Location. Zumo.

I’m sure you know the old line about real estate: The three most important features of any property that’s for sale are location, location, location. You may also know that the most important factor influencing the success of a retail operation is, yes again,...

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