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What’s Cooking- Restaurants, New York

E. B. White, that eloquent chronicler of New York, once proclaimed that anyone wishing to live here should be “willing to be lucky.” That’s still good guidance for locals—and anyone planning to eat out in the city. read more

Where to Eat at Miami International Airport (MIA)


Although Anthony Bourdain recently said MIA doesn’t suck as badly as some other airports, the foodstuffs there isn’t exactly gourmet. That being said, there are a few gems out there if you happen to be passing through Terminal D. All of the decent eats are located past security, which could be the only good thing about that super saver airfare that has you connecting through Miami and seventeen other cities before you reach your destination. Alas, a light at the end of the terminal.

Terminal D’s Five Standouts

1) Beaudevin: This 42-seat wine and cheese bar based on the one in the Brussels airport is a swell place to swill while waiting for your most likely delayed flight.
[Terminal D, Gate D24 North Terminal, post security]

2) Cafe Versailles: There’s nothing like a shot or ten of Cuban coffee at Versailles after a long haul or, if you’re one of those who likes to yap to strangers next to you the whole way there, before a long haul. Cuban sandwiches and lots of clamor en Espanol reminds you that you’re not in Kansas anymore, if but for a few hours. And, if the line’s too long at this one
[After checkpoint, Terminal D, Gate D21 North Terminal], there are two others [Gates D5 and D44].

3) Lorena Garcia Cocina:Her investment in America’s Next Great Restaurant may not have been the wisest, but Lorena Garcia’s investment in MIA (or vice versa, rather) has proven to be a pretty worthy one, serving ‘sensible, Caribbean’ cuisine to the mass transit masses.
[After checkpoint, Terminal D, Gate D53 North Terminal]

4) Icebox Cafe: South Beach brunch and bakery staple set up shop at MIA to satisfy the sweet tooth of bitter air travelers.
[After checkpoint, Terminal D, Gate D8 North Terminal]

5) Sushi Maki:The express version of the Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall and Brickell mini-chain gives you a delightfully raw deal en route to or from your destination. Cooked faves include Kobe sliders and sushi tacos. Sushi Maki
[After checkpoint, Terminal D, Gate D29 North Terminal]

By Lesley Abravanel

Food around the world

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you’ll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is the highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. In a series 11 countries hers is number one(in no particular order) that your taste buds will thank you for visiting.


Image by Klearchos Kapoutsis

From olives to octopus, the true taste of Greece depends on fresh, unadulterated staples. Masking or complicating original flavours is not the done thing, especially when you’re dealing with oven-fresh bread, rosy tomatoes and fish fresh from the Mediterranean. The midday meal is the main event with a procession of goodies brought to the table as they’re ready. With Wednesday and Friday traditionally reserved as fast days (ie no-meat days), vegetarians are also looked after.

Courtesy of The Travel Planet

Bourdain: The Layover

“You can say that we are deliberately tackling a tired and well worn format for the sheer challenge of
seeing if we can make it interesting and possibly even useful. We are well aware that many of the
meals and experiences on No Reservations are, frankly, impossible to duplicate. The upcoming last
meal at El Bulli show being a particularly extreme example. The crew and I got drunk one night and
said, “hey, let’s make Samantha Brown’s show! Only….different…and good! ” unlike No Rez, you
will actually be able to do the stuff covered on the show. And unlike other shows of the genre, you
might actually want to. We were very pleased with the techniques show—which was also a very classic,
well travelled and restrictive format. We managed to make that fun and interesting and put our own
stamp on it. So why not this? It’s faster, more democratic and more caffeinated than No Rez.
But just as obnoxious.”
For more see See Bourdain on Tumblr:The Layover here

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