//December
31 12, 2012

Looking Back at 2012

December 31st, 2012|Categories: Culture, Mamma Parla|17 Comments

Medicine. KIDDING! It would probably be easier to write a top dishes and destinations list again. It would certainly be less traumatic than internalizing the fact that yet another year has come and gone. I can’t help but panic a little over tonight’s meaningless milestone. Then I remember that I have a bottle of Agrapart [...]

30 12, 2012

Where to Eat in Rome on New Year’s

December 30th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

If you want to dine out in Rome on New Year’s Eve or Day and don’t already have reservations, you are a terrible planner. Kidding! No, actually you are. But I can say that because I am too…Anyway, here is a round-up of what’s open and if your first choice is booked, ask to be [...]

29 12, 2012

Mesob Hosting New Year’s Feast

December 29th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

It's no secret that I am hopelessly obsessed with Mesob, Kuki Tadese's Ethiopian restaurant on the Via Prenestina near Pigneto. The obsession is so deep, so complete, that even though I am happy here at home in the States for the holidays, it is painful to know I can't pop into to Mesob for the [...]

28 12, 2012

Support Rome’s Archeology!

December 28th, 2012|Categories: Culture|1 Comment

The Vatican may attract the most visitors to Rome, but many millions flock to the eternal city for its Ancient history. I made my first trip in 1996 with my high school’s Junior Classical League. This was the age before social media. The internet was scarce. I spent the next five years reading about Rome [...]

27 12, 2012

5 Places in Rome that Need to Step Up Their Game in 2013

December 27th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Settembrini at the MACRO Testaccio. 2012 was a great year for Rome dining. Old favorites continued to thrive, we greeted some impressive newcomers, and the city became the natural wine consumption and artisanal gelato production capital of Italy. But there were some disappointments, too, and it’s time to put some venues on notice. […]

20 12, 2012

Eating & Drinking in Vienna

December 20th, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert, Travel, Wine & Spirits|2 Comments

My best friend Jack is obsessed with Christmas. Back when we were in college, he celebrated it fairly intensely with dorm room decorations and parties and, as we have gotten older matured, so, too, has Jack’s Christmas spirit. So it came as no surprise to me that when we were discussing our […]

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