The only thing I know about Independence, OH — a town just south of Cleveland of which I have seen nothing but the exit ramp to the Hyatt at midnight — is that the single hot item in the hotel continental breakfast is biscuits and gravy. The gravy’s in an electric steel pot, which other… Continue reading Independence, OH
Döner kebab: This traditionally Turkish delight was brought to Berlin in the early 1970’s, or so the story goes, and given a salad-stuffing makeover — wait, what?? Germans eat vegetables?? Yes, believe it or not, after their reinvention this may be one of the healthier fast food options out there — a hearty spiced lamb… Continue reading Döner Kebab vs. Dürüm Döner
I found it! NB recommended this place on Hauptstraße from his year spent in Heidelberg. Ein kugel each of hazelnut and ricotta gelato — unusual flavors, and incredibly rich and delicious! You won’t find “ice cream” shops in Germany [or really anywhere in Europe, now that I think back on it], only Italian gelato with… Continue reading EIS PALAST
[Five! Postage stamp! Excuse me! . . . the German words I have acquired on this trip thus far] Houses overlooking the Neckar; the Philosopher’s Walk is hidden up on the hill in that shrubbery. Chicken marsala and spätzle for lunch at at the Goldener Löwe [Golden Lion], a popular spot that serves five changing… Continue reading Fünf! Briefmarke! Entschuldigen!
I owe Dino’s an apology: I’ve been battling uncontrollable cravings for months now, promoting them to friends as no less than the best banh mi in SF, wishing they had a frequent buyer card because this would be the only place I could actually finish one . . . They deserved to have all of… Continue reading Vietnamese T-Rex!