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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…

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A Weekend In Normandy

Normandy is known for so many things:  apples, caramel, cheese, oysters and, of course, the battles fought during World War II.  The beauty of the region is striking, especially along the coast. Beaches that were the sight of such human loss now welcome vacationers from near and far. I’m not usually one to do the…

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A Farewell Note To Pastis

There was something comforting about the red-awning hanging outside this Meatpacking institution.  Busiest late nights, it was a welcome respite from the masses lined up to get into whatever the latest club was on a Saturday night. The crowd at Pastis tended to be more local.  Those who didn’t need a scene.  Just a place…