Considering that the heat in my apartment is busted, I am finding it physically painful to write about a recent day trip to Ljubljana. That short visit to Slovenia was bar none the coldest day of my life and I can feel the chills even now, as I write burrowed under a flanel duvet. After [...]
For the past ten years, the Italian craft beer industry has grown and changed while remaining largely under the radar to most visitors. Today, more than ever, beer in Italy is a serious topic. With more than 500 breweries nationwide, thousands of labels on the market, and constantly changing trends, deciphering Italian craft beer [...]
Trieste’s Piazza Unità d’Italia. After two months in the States, I could have just stayed put in Rome, done housework, run errands, and gotten my sleep schedule back on track. But when my buddy Nat proposed meeting in Trieste, a city he had not been to in a decade and one which I had never [...]
Last Saturday, as I was walking home from a tour, I took the long route so I could snag a sliver of pizza bianca at Roscioli. I walked down via dei Chiavari to Via di Monte di Arco (an extension of the former) and low and behold, a pair of recently restored storefronts were hosting [...]
It’s not every day that I go to a juice bar. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been to one before last week. Chalk it up to a dearth of such venues in Rome and my general aversion to (non-alcoholic) liquid lunches. On Friday, however, I paid a visit to U-Juice on Via Boncampagni, [...]
For more than a decade, the Flaminio neighborhood in Rome was a work in progress. The Maxxi has finally propelled the neighborhood firmly onto the city’s radar, and small businesses are reaping the benefits. More in this weekend's NYT Travel section here.