nora on 02/05/2014
Dim Sum

Where to Eat: Adventures in Manhattan’s Chinatown

Whenever I have friends or family  visit me in NYC, inevitably the culinary corner of the city that holds the most intrigue and the most reverence is Manhattan’s Chinatown. Pushing your way through its crowded streets can make even the most seasoned New Yorker sweat. So when you are a hungry tourist trying to determine […]


Kate on 01/10/2014
Kay's Bar Edinburgh | Abbott & West Productions

Where to Eat: Edinburgh

The Scottish capital has flown under the radar for too long. It’s renowned throughout Europe for its arts and culture – the Festival, anyone? – but, somehow, Americans keep overlooking it. We’re here to change that. The ancient city is one of the world’s most picturesque, with its medieval castle towering above and impressive architecture […]


Kate on 07/26/2013
Big Star tacos Chicago | Abbott & West Productions

Where to Eat: Chicago (Round One)

If you’ve been sitting there poo-poo-ing Chicago as America’s Second (or Third or Fourth or not-even-ranked) City, it’s time to get over yourself and wake up to the reality that even though it’s in the middle of the country, the Windy City is actually really cool. And by cool, I obviously mean that it has […]


Kate on 07/05/2013
DC Capitol | Abbott & West Productions

Where to Eat: Washington, DC

Everything here at Abbott & West may be about the international lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love our own American heritage. In honor of our nation’s 237th birthday yesterday, here’s a round-up of some of the top places to eat in Washington, DC. When I went to college there, the food scene was, […]


Kate on 05/03/2013
The Bear Inn Oxford Abbott & West Productions

Where to Drink: Oxford Pubs

If you fell in love with British culture when we learned to make fish and chips at A Salt and Battery, then you know a thing or two about the country’s celebrated pub culture. Having spent more than a little bit of time in the storied English university city of Oxford – famous for its ‘dreaming […]


nora on 04/02/2013
Tasty & Sons

Where to Eat: Farm-to-Table to Coffeeshop to Brewery in Portland, OR

Everyone seems to know the town of Portland, OR (also known as Stumptown, Bridge City, the City of Roses, and Bicycle Capital USA) as a mecca for farm-to-table eats. But when you are confronted with a cornucopia of options in a city that seems to have a coffee shop/brewery/bakery/farm on every street corner, picking the […]


Kate on 01/31/2013
Kaffee und Kunchen Berlin Baekerei Alpenstueck

Where to Eat: Kaffee und Kunchen in Berlin

The English have their tea and scones, the Spanish their tinto y tapas, and the Germans their kaffee und kunchen. When late afternoon rolls around, most European cultures have a preferred way of taking a break to catch up with friends and unwind with a snack, and, in Berlin, the locals have taken the coffee […]


Kate on 12/25/2012
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Where to Eat: Paladares of Havana

After fifty years of rations, Cuba’s cuisine has become something of an international joke. In recent years, though, loosening of restrictions has allowed family-run restaurants called paladares to bring delicious traditional food and more innovative dishes to locals and visitors alike. While state-run restaurants – known for their bland, overpriced rice, beans, and meat – […]