Posts Tagged With: Restaurant

RESTAURANTS Nice Eating In The Prison …

In Cardiff „The Clink“ got bars – and stars! THE SOUS-CHEF GOT MORE THAN 100 CONVICTIONS!* But he is an excellent cook. That’s what they found out in the prison in Cardiff (Wales) when an rehabilitation expert came up with the idea, to open a restaurant behind bars! Now up to 155 convicts are training … Continue reading »

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BARS Oh, What A Shame … (No. 20)

Did you know that 50 % of all the British Pubs should be closed?The Pub is the living room if the English, if they are not at home. That’s especially true for the countryside where the pub is the ganglion of most villages (just watch „Inspector Barnaby“!) There are about 8000 of these bars plus … Continue reading »

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RESTAURANTS The Nice Advice … (No. 65)

Some places are just fun – like „The Cannibal“ in New YorkThis thing (113 E. 29th Street) is three things: 1. An arti-sanal butcher shop with real meat. 2. A beer store, stocked with hund-reds of (obscure) brands. 3. A bar-room which serves as restaurant – standing up, on the bar stools or in the … Continue reading »

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STYLE This Shop Is Top… (No. 17)

La Rochere in France is making glass since 1475I’m fascinated by century old companies, still going strong. Just look in the internet for the list of Oldest Companies – you will be amazed: There is a hotel in Japan, open since 705, and a restaurant in Salzburg (Austria), open since 803. And in 1475 the first … Continue reading »

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RESTAURANTS The Nice Advice … (No. 51)

There‘s another trendy place in Rio I can recommendIt could be that the „Garota de Ipanema“, which I recommended  earlier, is full. Or too noisy. Or closed. Or you don’t like it as much as I do. The alternative in Rio de Janeiro, at least in bright daylight, is the Cafe Luiz, three minutes walk from the Teatro Municipal, in the Rua Carioca, 39. … Continue reading »

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PORCELAIN Lost & Found … (No. 53)

How did Saddam’s porcelain end up in New York? The answerA good story: An American soldier, stationed in Iraq, steals 19 golden plates from one of president Saddam Hussein’s palaces. An Iraqi citizen flees from the country, gets asylum in the USA, smuggels the tableware to Michigan and he and the ex-soldier sell them at … Continue reading »

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RESTAURANTS The Nice Advice … (No. 1)

When in New York, have a noodle at „Ballato“It’s not a secret destination. Or let’s say: The insiders know „Ballato“ – and love it. It’s a celebrity restaurant without advertising it. Go there and you might find Tom Hanks at the table to your left. Just so. Once inside you will find a picture gallery … Continue reading »

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RESTAURANTS The News To Use … (No. 2)

Enjoy the legacy of the wonderful Antonio Jobim in IpanemaI got an email the other day from my admired friend Andreas Bender, the last „Master of the Art of Travel“. I want to share his message with you and strongly advice all, to use the information, the next time you are in Rio de Janeiro: … Continue reading »

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RESTAURANTS The Nice Advice … (No. 26)

Hungry in New York? Go to Jean-Claude’s „Chez Josephine“He is such a lovely person! Tiny Jean-Claude, one of the adopted children of Josephine Baker, the friendliest person in the world, speaking a funny English like Inspector Clouseau and serving French Cuisine in one of the smallest restaurants in New York, and on tables for two … Continue reading »

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