A Celebration of Pig(skin)

As we’re in the midst of a deep freeze across most of this country, it’s nice to think that spring temperatures may be just around the corner.  In Nashville, we’ve had a little snow, but forecasts are for the 60s by the weekend!  Perfect grilling weather for the big game! While Groundhog Day is Saturday,…

Derby De Mayo!

Hello Readers!  It’s been over a year (sigh) since I’ve had anything to write about and actually found the time to post.  It seems that having a kid (who will be 18 months on Friday!), starting a new job, moving and commuting into NYC, make life a bit more complicated.   And I did NOT want…

Red, White and Baby Blue!

Beaches, BBQs and booze.  That’s the typical agenda for celebrating our nation’s holiday over this long weekend.  But in all the hype, we often overlook that – for various reasons – not everyone gets to down several hot dogs and bottles of beer. This year my ability to eat and drink has been slightly curtailed.…

Caving in Vietnam

There’s Throwback Thursday (and now Tuesday) and Flashback Friday- so why not Memory Monday?  Here’s one of my favorites from two years ago.  Such an incredible trip to Vietnam, especially our trek to Son Doong Cave – supposedly the world’s largest. Our visit to Phong Nha National Park and the surrounding jungle was with Oxalis Adventure Tours – the…

The New Nashville

From its humble days of meat and three’s and chain restaurants, Nashville exploded onto the food scene a few years ago with the widely acclaimed Catbird Seat in 2011, followed by Rolf and Daughters in 2012 and Husk a year later.  The previously under-the-radar “hot fried chicken” also became a national sensation.  Now it’s accessible…