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20 02, 2014

“The Eatery” Pop-Up in Rome

February 20th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Katie Parla Events, Meat, Restaurants, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

Rome has its share of dimly conceived and poorly executed dining events that only seem interesting in a relative sense. Leave it to chefs Domenico Cortese and Sofie Wochner to change the game. Their brand new pop-up, The Eatery, is […]

20 02, 2014

Roman Boozing on HRN’s “In the Drink”

February 20th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Interviews, Press & Articles, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget, Travel, Wine & Spirits|0 Comments

This morning I had the great privilege of being on Heritage Radio Network’s “In the Drink” with Joe Campanale. Joe’s show delves into the world of wine and cocktails and today we chatted about Roman craft cocktails and contemporary culture, as well as the wines and beers from Lazio. You can listen to the show [...]

11 02, 2014

Alex’s Place, Istanbul’s Last Craft Cocktail Bar?

February 11th, 2014|Categories: Culture, Istanbul, Press & Articles, Travel, Turkish Cuisine, Wine & Spirits|1 Comment

When I was assigned to write a profile of Istanbul’s cocktail culture and its foremost figure, Alex Waldman, over a year ago, the city was utterly different than it is today. Before the Gezi Park Protests, a piece pontificating on the virtues of nigella seed syrup and lamenting the dearth of Sherry in Turkey had [...]

6 02, 2014

Osteria Bonelli in Rome’s Tor Pignattara

February 6th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |3 Comments

Pannicolo di cavallo. Allow me to preface this post with an apology: Jess, I promised you I wouldn’t write about this place. I held off as long as I could. I cannot keep restaurant secrets. Sorry, friend. Next meal’s on me. […]

1 02, 2014

Super Bowl Boozing

February 1st, 2014|Categories: Beer, Food & Wine, Interviews, Pizza, Wine & Spirits|4 Comments

This morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition, I spoke to host Scott Simon about which beverages to pair with pizza during Sunday’s Superbowl XLVIII festivities. I eat tons* of Neapolitan-style Margherita and pair it with a classical method sparkling wine, either Champagne or Franciacorta, to enhance the gustatory experience. […]

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