Images (not) from New York, Ybor City edition.

The TESCO streetcar in Tampa is clearly a tourist-driven mode of transit, but that’s a good thing–having a free, easy-to-understand way to get around a city, even if it’s just part of it, is something that is helpful for tourists who are unfamiliar with a city and want to get to know it better. The…

Eggs mayo with persillade from À Table.

It’s Thanksgiving week, and hopefully you are all set with your menu for your meal…but in case you’re not, may I present this wonderful recipe from Rebekah Peppler’s À Table as an option: eggs mayo with persillade. If you love deviled eggs but wouldn’t mind a slightly less labor-intensive dish to serve as an appetizer,…

Images (not) from New York, downtown Tampa edition.

When M had to spend most of a week in Tampa back in August, I decided to tag along because airfares were reasonable–it helps to live near a Southwest hub–and my only prior experience of Tampa was when I spent the day at Busch Gardens when I was fifteen on a school trip. I was…

Uitsmijter: the ham, egg, and cheese sandwich for any time of day.

The bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich may be king in places like New York for good reason, but I’d like to take a second to sing the praises of the Dutch version of this sandwich: the uitsmijter. An open-faced sandwich of ham, egg, and melted cheese, it’s a simpler version of a French croque madame…

Trenette alla carrettiera with roasted garlic inspired by Made in Sicily.

This pasta dish is kind of a North-meets-South Italy mashup, as the trenette pasta shape originated in Genoa and Liguria, while the pasta sauce is one that is distinctly Sicilian. I went with the trenette for this particular dish because it’s been one of my favorite types to make recently; I received a trenette cutter…

Images (not) from New York, injured in South Florida edition.

Back in the middle of July, I was in the midst of doing deadlifts when I felt one of my trigger points go, and immediately I knew I would be in trouble. There’s a tiny muscle in your glutes called the piriformis, and it controls stabilization and more importantly, it’s right up by the sciatic…

The Hemingway on the Beach from Perch Los Angeles, but at home.

Much like the Last Train to Priorat at Boqueria was a sign that I should probably get a bottle of Luxardo maraschino liqueur, my first sip of Perch’s Hemingway on the Beach was the deciding factor to finally pull the trigger because I knew I wanted to make them both at home, and well, I…