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31 01, 2013

Talking Travel Apps at the NYT Travel Show

January 31st, 2013|Categories: Culture, New York City, Travel|5 Comments

I am an outstanding typer. I have been impressing observers since the early ’90s. It’s a gift. This, however, is where my computing prowess ends. It takes a different kind of thinker to project ideas into complex code. My brain doesn’t work that way. It is neither logical nor systematic. It is, however, critical and [...]

28 01, 2013

In Rome, All’Oro Inaugurates New Location

January 28th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|0 Comments

Opening a bar is hard. Opening a restaurant is harder. Place these endeavors in Rome, a city none too kind to entrepreneurs, and you’ve got a near impossible challenge. Yet the team behind one Michelin star All’Oro is going for it. After closing their original restaurant in Parioli this winter, All’Oro […]

26 01, 2013

In Rome, Vice Opens New Branch

January 26th, 2013|Categories: Gelato, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|3 Comments

Stuffed brioche, a savory snack, at Vice. It’s just a few days old, and already my recent piece for the NYT could use some editing! The subject, the neighborhoods north of the Vatican, has welcomed yet another gourmet destination. Vice Cafè, which opened Thursday, is the gelato franchise’s fourth location. I sat down with owner [...]

25 01, 2013

My Favorite Roman Trattorias

January 25th, 2013|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|27 Comments

It is absurd to discuss something as elusive as the “best” trattoria in Rome. Judging food is by nature a subjective endeavor and many locals can’t help but be blinded by an intangible food-enhancing nostalgia. This phenomenon isn’t unique to Rome. We all romanticize food memories and forgive the […]

24 01, 2013

Surfacing: Prati and Trionfale

January 24th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio, Sweets & Dessert|3 Comments

In the past six months, Prati and Trionfale, adjacent zones near the Vatican, have seen some exciting new openings. Check out my piece for the NYT, which is beautifully illustrated by Nadia Shira Cohen and features some great spots, both old and new. The piece is online now and will appear in this weekend's Travel [...]

17 01, 2013

Come See Me and Mamma Parla at the NYT Travel Show in NYC This Weekend!

January 17th, 2013|Categories: Culture, Katie Parla Events, Mamma Parla, New York City|2 Comments

I made the banner above for the Travel Show! It took me 2 weeks! This is an unreasonable amount of time! Right up until the last minute, I was certain I would have a “This is Spinal Tap” Stonehenge moment right there at Kinko’s. But low and behold, the whole 5′ x 2′ banner came [...]

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