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Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Foie :: Cafe Majestic, San Francisco

Cafe Majestic is part of San Francisco’s longest continuously running hotel, The Hotel Majestic. In its first incarnation, dating back to 1902, the mansion was home to Milton Schmitt, a turn-of-the-century railroad magnate. Later, this elegant Edwardian served as the permanent residence for actresses Joan Fontaine and Olivia de Haviland. Numerous dignitaries have slept in

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Think “Tibbie” for a Perfect 2-Daycation. Part 1 :: Tiburon, CA

I sent an “instant message” to Muffin*, my pal from college with an invite to come join me in Tiburon for a 2- Daycation. Her quick response? “I’m in.” A few days later I pick her up...

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

NYC’s Foodie FIlm Fest

NYC’s Foodie Film Fest :: Featuring “Asparagus, A Stalk-umentary” How fun does this sound? The first annual New York Food Film Festival — a summer-long event featuring animation, short films, and documentaries about food — kicked off...

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

How To Become A Cheese Whiz :: Sara Vivenzio’s The Cheese School, San Francisco

If Pink is the new Black, then Cheese is the new Wine, and Sommeliers will have to make room for Affineurs*. And if you don’t know what an Affineur is, then Sara Vivenzio’s The Cheese School of...

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Spanish Wines: “Underpromise & Overdeliver”… Unlike the Men in my Life! :: Part 1

Ever since Ferran Adrià from El Bulli hit the scene, Spanish Food & Wine has been HOT HOT HOT- without any signs of a cool-down in the near future. Which is why I was looking forward to...

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Spanish Wines: “Underpromise & Overdeliver”… unlike the Men in my Life! :: Part 2

Here are the six wines that Karen Macneil felt best exhibited the new trends in Spanish Wines. 1. Vionta Albarino 2006, D.O. Rias Baixas This hot grape makes the perfect crossover white wine since it pairs beautifully...

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

Brooklyn Rocks!

Brooklyn Rocks! I know you think that’s a punchline for a joke, but really — the borough is loaded with trendy artists, designer boutiques and some sooper restaurants thrown into the mix. Just a short 30-minute train...

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