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Sacramento: Biba’s

I flew into Sacto Thursday morning for a workshop. The hotel did not look promising from the outside, especially location-wise. But the room was beautiful and quiet. The view was nothing to write home about. After the workshop I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Auntie Mary Louise

My mom’s sister Mary Louise passed away Friday at the age of 97. She owned one of the farms we used to stay at when I was little. I remember eating rhubarb conserves straight out of the jar. I still … Continue reading

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Viva Casino Dining

Friday I was in workshops all day, but I had time to run across the street to Caesar’s to Rao’s. Yes, RAO’S! I was so excited! I was a little sad they don’t have the red peppers at lunch. I’ve … Continue reading

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Viva Serendipity 3

Thursday night I went to Serendipity 3 at Caesar’s Palace with some friends for dinner. The New York location has been around since the 50s. It was Andy Warhol’s favorite place for sweets and he paid in drawings. The Las … Continue reading

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Viva la Buffet

So a group of casinos have this deal called Buffet of Buffets. For $45 you can eat at any of 5 buffets as much as you want during 24 hours. If I timed it to have my first breakfast late … Continue reading

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Lats Go Home

Before embarking on this journey, it was hard to see Latvia in anything but shades of grey. We learned that it is actually a vibrant green. We had watched a tour video so depressing that we started saying to each other … Continue reading

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Lats Do it in a Fancy Restaurant

We finally found 36 Linea down on the beach. It was a little chilly to eat outside, but the patio was gorgeous. When it came time to order the waiter started pushing soup. But I didn’t want soup. Bridin got … Continue reading

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Lats Do it with Heavy Metal

Our last day in Yurmula I had a backrub and we went to eat at Annoe’s Asian – Chinese, Indian and Thai. I stuck with the Indian. Standard Tikka Masala. For dinner on our last night we had fancy dinner … Continue reading

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Lats Do it by the Seashore

Jurmula, roughly translated as “by the sea” is a collection of towns along 30 metres of the Gulf of Riga. We spent a fantastic and rejuvinating three nights in the small resort town of Majori. The Jurmula Hotel and Spa … Continue reading

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Lats Do it in the Market

  There are two things I pay attention to in new cities: Can you cross on red, and will you get run over? And whether you look at or greet strangers. The answer to the first question in Riga is … Continue reading

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Latvia Bound

Yesterday we flew to Latvia to meet up with Bob’s mom, Bridgin. It was like that movie, “Planes Trains and Automobiles.”  Between bad weather, a broken lavatory and general panic, we spent over 18 hours in the air. The first … Continue reading

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Georgia on my Mind

  You can’t visit Atlanta and not see the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and his church, just down the street from each other. We took a break for lunch at Rolling Bones BBQ. I can’t help myself, but … Continue reading

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Hotlanta Monday: Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffles

Gladys Knight and Ron Winans opened their Chicken & Waffles with her son Shanga Hankerson. Shanga, who started out working in his father’s butcher shop, continues the tradition today. The decor is upscale coffee shop, and the clientele is diverse, from tourists to … Continue reading

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Hotlanta: Dallas Layover BBQ

My dad used to say that even when you died, on the way to heaven you had to switch planes in Memphis. Lately it hasn’t been Memphis, but Dallas, so Dickey’s BBQ at DFW has become a tradition. The original … Continue reading

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Am I a Terrible Person?

I cover foodie events that feature table after table of small bites from a variety of restaurants. Normally I roam around the side and back of tables to get shots of famous chefs, people preparing food, and people handing food to other … Continue reading

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