Category Archives: Travel

Compass Coffee, 7th St NW

I so wanted to have a coffee and read a book a Busboys and Poets (5th and K St NW) but it was a restaurant with no visible coffee. Such a great name, though. So it was off to old reliable Compass Coffee, … Continue reading

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Bar Virage, 2nd Ave, NYC

My project somewhat unexpectedly ended–I guess they all do– so on my last night I took my last PATH train to Manhattan and walked in the rain over to 2nd Avenue where I found Bar Virage and its Israeli small … Continue reading

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Paulaner Brewing NYC 

After drinking all the honey mustard, lemon grass, wild yeast wheat beers produced by our best friend’s microbrewery, I am returning to some if the classics like Paulaner Weißbier. That nice foamy head and hint if banana easily outdo the … Continue reading

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Miso Ramen, Grove Street, Jersey City

I had a delicious bowl of wild pepper spicy ramen with pork another spices in a delicious slow-cooked broth, 14 hours according to my server. The pork very tender and broth was very rich with all goodness from the bones … Continue reading

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Classic Negroni & Jazz at The Archer

I wandered up to the Archer in Jersey City and ended up ​drinking the on-special Classic Negroni (gin, Campari, vermouth) while listening to Dixieland from The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, a delightful combination. The cocktail was bitter but the jazz … Continue reading

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Madame Clause Bis

Descending into the subterranean Madame Clause Bus French restaurant a note of mustiness wafted my way as I pulled up at the bar to listen Manouche Bag play cafe jazz with a French accent as part of the Jersey City … Continue reading

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Antique Bakery, Jersey City 

I was walking a new neighborhood in Jersey City and found the fabulous, work a day Antique Bakery (the former Pecoraro Bakery) just around the corner.  Although the traditional white flour rolls have little nutritional value, they are really tasty, hard … Continue reading

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