Tag Archive: New York

Aug 19

Amy Cook and Alejandro Escovedo at the Cactus Cafe, Austin

When we met Austin musicians Suzanna Choffel and Dan Dyer, and Dan’s girlfriend-cum-manager Mahshad Vakili (pictured here singing and dancing), Mahshad said she would keep us informed and let us know if there were any good gigs we should see while we’re in Austin. Well, we did a pretty good job of getting ourselves out …

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Aug 08

Why You Need to Walk More: a Conversation with Context

We first used Context a couple of years ago when we were working on some stories in Rome. We were just starting to develop Grantourismo then, and in a way Context was part of our experiment. We wanted to see if walking tours such as those offered by Context could be a way for people to …

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Aug 08

A Taste of the Immigrant Experience of New York

At the end of two weeks of eating in New York City we still felt like we’d missed something. We’d had the gamut of food experiences, at all quality and price levels, from gastro-pubs to gastronomic fine-diners, hot dogs to hamburgers, from ‘ethnic’ to American, but we still didn’t quite ‘get’ New York food. And …

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Aug 06

Dining in New York City: What we ate and where we ate it

This is the second part of our ‘what we ate in NYC’ series; see Part 1 here. We did try to keep it local-ish. Did we make mistakes? Yep. Did we get bad advice? Yep. Who do we trust? No-one, unfortunately. I think it’s clear which spots we recommend – and of course we ate …

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Aug 06

Dining in New York City

On the long flight to New York City from Tokyo, I drifted through an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations while lying comfortably horizontal in Cathay Pacific’s brilliant business class ‘coffin’. Lamenting his middle age (the former whippet-thin, ex-junkie chef Bourdain has put on a few pounds) and lack of knowledge of New York’s boroughs …

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