Category Archives: Europe

Let The Chips Fall Where They May

Mac’s Fish and Chip Shop Santa Barbara, California When you’re a European-born chef trained in classical French cuisine, it only stands to reason that the obvious thing to do in order to utilize your culinary talents is to open a … Continue reading

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McCafe

Irish coffee First off, there is no Sean Valdez hand picking the finest beans in the coffee plantations along the Twelve Bens with his faithful Irish Draught horse. Irish coffee is a somewhat modern libation, invented in Ireland in the … Continue reading

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Some Assembly Required

Scandinavian food at IKEA If the first thing you think of at the mention of the name “IKEA” is throwing a half-assembled particle-board desk down a flight of stairs with bruised knuckles and cut fingers, you’re not alone; for decades … Continue reading

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Basque In The Sun

Epi’s: A Basque Restaurant, Meridian ID The northern area of the rugged Pyrenees range between Spain and France is the cradle of antiquity for the people known as Basque. This region includes Pamplona (world renowned for the annual Running of … Continue reading

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Little Italy

Novecento Pasta & Grill Culver City, CA Culver City can chew up restaurants and spit them out like a spoonful of cold Spaghetti-Os, so it takes brass coglioni to elbow your way between the big dogs and have any kind … Continue reading

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