Photo of the week: Telluride

Counting down the days until my return to Telluride, Colorado. One of my favorite places on earth. I’ll probably post an update after the trip, but until then here’s a flashback to a story I wrote the last time I was there about where to eat in Telluride.

20 Best Things I ate in 2015

As usual, I ate a lot of amazing food this year. I eat in restaurants almost daily – sometimes twice or even three times a day. Not everything ends up being delicious, sadly. But in the end, I always find more good than bad, or else I wouldn’t have continued doing this for the past …

Pit Stop: La Sauceda, Guanajuato Mexico

The road to San Miguel de Allende from Guanajuato (or the airport in Leon) passes through  what literally feels like the middle of nowhere in Mexico’s high desert. But just when you think this part of the world is completely barren and deserted, you’ll pass through a tiny hillside village called La Sauceda. Blink, and …

Quick Review: The Pottinger Hong Kong

The 22-story, 68-room Pottinger opened last year in the heart of Central, the city’s epicenter of shopping and dining. The hotel sits on the steep hillside between Queen’s Road and Stanley Street, adjacent to the pedestrian-only Pottinger Street, one of the island’s oldest vertical pathways. The rooms are spacious and lavish, outfitted with fine linens, …

Where to eat now: Hong Kong

The dining scene in Hong Kong – like the city itself – is the ultimate expression of East meets West. Driven by homegrown chefs and European-trained expats alike, restaurants here combine a potent mix of old and new, of roasted goose and barbecue pork, dry-aged steak and crab fried rice. The epicenter of all this …

OC Review: Sushi Roku, Newport Beach

“Irasshai!” shouts a hostess as she leads me to my table. The sushi chefs and waiters respond in kind. Most are cheerily enthusiastic, although I can’t help but notice one waiter rushing through the room with an armful of food who mumbles the greeting under his breath in a way that suggests the Japanese-to-English translation …

Hotel Review: Four Seasons Koh Samui

My love affair with Four Seasons runs deep. I’ve been fortunate enough in my travels to stay at 26 different Four Seasons hotels and resorts, the latest being the beachfront/hillside resort on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand, which I visited earlier this year.

Quick Look: The Butchers Club Deli, Hong Kong

The Butchers Club Deli opened last year in Tin Wan, an up-and-coming neighborhood on Hong Kong’s industrial Southside. If you can find it, you’re in for an amazing steak. They open for dinner somewhat randomly, serving prix fixe meals that revolve around a certain cut of meat, with different days devoted to specific cuts. Dinner …

Hotel Review: Ovolo Southside, Hong Kong

Overview: A former high-rise warehouse turned 162-room boutique hotel, the Ovolo Southside is the first serious hotel to set up shop in the emerging Southside neighborhood of Tin Wan. The Location: The industrial Southside neighborhood of Tin Wan, adjacent to better-known Aberdeen, is a congested jungle of vertical warehouses and high-rise factories that has become …

Short Order: Pizzeria Sapori, Newport Beach

Pizza doesn’t need cheese. In Naples, the birthplace of pizza in Italy, this has long been understood. But the idea of a cheeseless pizza in America has never really caught on. The marinara pizza at Sapori could change that. It’s such a simple thing — a thin piece of dough slathered with fresh tomato sauce …

Croque Monsieur at Bistro Papillote, Costa Mesa

The croque-monsieur doesn’t typically get much respect. It is, after all, merely a grilled ham and cheese sandwich. But when it’s prepared correctly, it becomes so much more than that. The croque-monsieur at Bistro Papillote is a perfect example. Never in the long history of sandwich-making has there been a better argument for simplicity – …

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