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Casa Luca – Fabio Trabocchi’s Family Affair

Monday, August 19th, 2013
by on Dining Around

Word travels fast in food circles. When a new restaurant comes on the scene, particularly one by a James Beard Award-winning chef who already operates

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Tarragona – Finding Love (Perhaps) in Spain

Friday, October 26th, 2012
by on Playing Around

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” Unknown In Tarragona, the writer (Gary Giovannetti) has presented the director (Elysa Marden) and all

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A Taste of Wine and Jazz:
The 6th Annual Crystal City Wine Festival

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
by on Dining Around

A Taste of Wine and Jazz, that took place September 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. could more accurately have been called A Taste

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Starting Over, Comprende?
Beginning a New Life in Mexico

Friday, May 18th, 2012
by on Reading Around

Here’s the pitch: Two technology executives, living the good life in Portland, Oregon, their home with $1 million views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St.

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The Obamas—Jodi Kantor’s Book Creates a Firestorm

Monday, January 16th, 2012
by on Reading Around

In the acknowledgement portion of The Obamas, author Jodi Kantor thanks many of her friends for their support including Shira Stutman, adding: “Shira insisted that

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The “New Cuisine” of Mexico’s Colonial Cities
Part III – Chefs Ada Valencia and Monica Solis

Monday, November 14th, 2011
by on Living Around

Forget everything you think you know about Mexican food—it’s heavy, it’s fried, it’s fattening—and come with me to discover new, sophisticated Mexican cuisine in the

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All Hail the Tomato! Jaleo’s Annual Tomatino Festival

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
by on Dining Around

Every August, thousands of Spaniards and thrill-seeking tourists descend upon the small town of Buñol to take part in what can only be described as the

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The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
by on Playing Around

Last year, Elevator Repair Service (ERS) stunned New York theatergoers with a six-hour production, Gatz, a word-for-word dramatization of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

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