Bret Anthony Johnston’s outward appearance oozes fiction writer. You see his thick-rimmed glasses and often solemn photos and you think, Yup, this is what they’re all like. But Johnston (whose name sounds a little like a member of a boy band, doesn’t it?) is so much more than the scarf-wearing stereotype you might associate with the typical writer.
First, you head north past Los Angeles’ Hasidic Jewish neighborhood and onto the posh boutique-lined Beverly Boulevard for a bite at Petty Cash, an upscale taqueria. The walls look like an enormous Digital Retna mural, and the bar is stocked with scores of agave spirits, many of which you’ve never seen before. You see the trompo and decide to order tacos al pastor to go with your Paloma.
For this round of “48 Hours in…”, I asked my friend, and locale expert, Evan Strange, to point us in the right direction. Though I originally met Evan during my visit to Indianapolis, he made the trek down Texas way two years ago, and is certainly my go-to to get the off-the-radar dining deets in this capital city.
In the latest campaign from Vienna Tourism – #ViennaFunFacts – we get an underground tour of sorts through the camera lens of host Pippilotta, a view of the unknowns, the exotics, the curious corners of the Austrian city.
Jumping off the success of our inaugural “48 Hours In…Miami” post, we’ve got jetsetting funny man Jason Kessler listing off his favorite airport bites across the nation, whether you’re running to your connection or killing time on a layover.
Food and gossip columnist Lesley Abravanel kicks off our new food & travel series, “48 Hours In…”, with her top dining and drinking picks in sunny Miami, Florida. With a handful of favorites, both the glamorous Martini Bar at the Raleigh – with food from our favorite Miami chef, Michael Schwartz – and the kitchy Alabama Jack’s make the cut.
Chef Greg Grohowski has his hands full managing the high volume kitchens of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. The Midwest native began as many chefs do, on the line through high school and college, cooking with family and friends along the way, apprenticing at the Tippecanoe Restaurant within the historic Studebaker Mansion in South Bend, Indiana before joining Paragon Restaurants.
You never visit me anymore.
I remember back in the day where, after a Christmas Eve of cheerful congregants and church service, I would carefully place cookies or tortilla chips or a munchie du jour by the living room fireplace, head to bed, and awaken to a tree (always real) surrounded by presents. Sure, I’d count them every year, making sure that my brother and I had the same number of gifts, but overall, I think I’ve always been appreciative of your work.
Thinking about taking a trip to Vienna, but having trouble deciding just where you want your tour to take you? The crafty folks at Vienna Tourism have recently launched a new campaign featuring six different paths to take while venturing through the Austrian city – with a twist! Interaction!
Pick a journey and watch as one of your six virtual hosts – ‘hip and trendy’ Erdem, street artist Mrs Isa, magazine editor Julian, sophisticate Jean-Paul, musician Violetta, or Pilar, a visiting student from Spain – shows you his or her idea of a perfect day in Vienna.
It is a travel experience of days gone by. The calming rock of a steady train, the fast-moving scenery whipping by the nearly floor to ceiling windows. My forehead stayed pressed against the window while trees, lakes, mountains sped past as we made our way through the Canadian countryside, taking me back to the time […]
I was so enamored by my experience, so enthralled by my visit, that I couldn’t wait to tell friends. Here are my pictures, I wanted to say. Let me tell you my stories, I started to stammer. Until I realized that I didn’t want to tell anyone. I didn’t want anyone to know about the treasure I had found. I wanted to keep it all to myself.
It is a gem hidden among the more popular Caribbean destinations…
I began the year with a return visit to the Cayman Cookout and ended my year with a marvelous Taste of Tulalip. In between, there were adventures in Maui, New Orleans, Indianapolis – with good friends, great food, and incomparable imbiberies. What more could a girl ask for?
After last summer’s interviews with Maui chefs Eric Faivre and Isaac Bancaco of the Grand Wailea, I’ve been more curious about the operations of a hotel, particularly when it comes to food and beverage services. Hotel restaurants are often more complex beasts compared to their traditional brick and mortar cousins, from the seasonal clientele with […]