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Breakfast on the Roof

A bagel from Murray’s Bagels on the roof of the Gem Hotel in New York City (where else?).

Culture clash at Bofinger

Sometimes the whole concept is just wrong. I snapped this picture at Bofinger, the classic French brasserie, on my last visit to Paris, where this brochure seemed starkly out of place. Bofinger is more than a century old, with leather banquettes, polished brass, white linen, well-used silver, and a stunning stained-glass dome. The menu is […]

Eating Beef in Buenos Aires: Best Parrillas

Though Buenos Aires is a large, cosmopolitan city whose exhaustive variety of cuisines range from authentic French Brasseries to Sushi Bars, the national cuisine of Argentina is most definitely beef and the most traditional restaurant the “Parrilla.” The Parrilla specializes in grilled beef, both steaks of various cuts and mixed grills, plates of offal often […]

Eating in Paris, September 2009

Olives at Charbon, our new favortie bar, in the 11th arrondissement. Pintade cooked in a pot at Astier (11th arrondissement) was very good. The food is tres traditional but somewhat inconsistent. Fabulous cheese tray though. Rouget at Le Villeraret (11th arrondissement), where the food is always beautifully prepared. The wild duck at Le Villerat. A […]

Photographs: Paris Favorites

Asperges… from City of Light No. 2 by Clay Doyle

At the Restaurant Jules Verne

“It would be easier,” I remark, “To have lunch with Jacques Chirac.” We are standing outside the Pilier Sud, at the entrance to private elevator to Restaurant Jules Verne. Our way is blocked by a pleasant but stern young man, clad in all black, with a radio headset. It is a near impossibility to make […]

Venice Restaurant picks

My friend Dave, in Berkeley, recently asked: Hi Clay, I have friends going to Venice in 2 weeks. Could you give me a short list of 2 or 3 restaurants that you have liked there. I know you have found some special ones. Thanks, Dave Our best meal in Venice recently was at Antiche Carampane, […]

Pre-recession dining at Rivera

Despite the economic downturn, there’s still plenty of glamour in downtown Los Angeles. At Rivera Restaurant in downtown L.A. the good times are still on, with a glamorous, uber-designed setting, beautiful waiters and delicious food. The tapas-style menu encourages sharing, and the food is both creatively tasty and artistically, if ironically presented. Above: a chile […]

Rainy Day Entertainment in Los Feliz

A recent rainy day forced us inside at the Alcove, where seating is quite limited. As a result, we were privileged to sit very close to a birthday celebration consisting of four women and one very gay boy in Ugg boots. After breakfast, my friend Eric transcribed this approximation of their conversation, in the manner […]

Little Dom’s $15 Monday Supper

I’d keep this to myself, except that word is already out—each week it becomes harder to get a reservation. It’s worth it though, because where else can you get a delicious and interesting three course dinner for fifteen dollars? Throw in a bottle of cheap wine ($10 marked down from the regular $25) and you […]

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