Inside the Loop

Perspectives on food, travel & the miscellaneous

June 19, 2006

Did you miss me?

A posting is long over due. I apologize. Seriously. My travels have lead me away from blogging.

Lets see..since the post about Italy, I have been to the following places: Scottsdale (twice), Boston, Kansas City, Washington DC (twice), Richmond, and Chicago. Thats a lot of frequent flier miles & room service charges. Upcoming travels include San Francisco & Chicago (again).

On the bright side, that means I have been to several cool places.

In Scottsdale, I went to Organ Pipe National Park to look at the cacti & desert creatures. Even posed for a photo (see below) with a snake & dinosaur in Gila Bend, AZ..they were made of iron. Oregano's & Salty Senorita are cool, casual places for good eats. The dessert at Oregano's is out-of-this-world.

Boston was a weekend full of rain. I think a canoe was almost a necessity. However, Fenway Park & the MFA were on the list of sights. Both are HIGHLY recommended. A good place to check out for dinner is called Gargoyles in Somerville, MA.

Kansas City was not really eventful except for a tasty dinner at an Italian restaurant called Lidia's; there is another location in NYC.

DC: most of the time was spent inside a ballroom..working. The Hay Adams & Mayflower Hotels are quite nice. Olives & DC Coast are also recommended eateries.

Richmond..not even going to mention because I was only there 12 the most.

Chicago had great weather & along with a new favorite place in Lincoln Park called Tarascas on North Clark. Nothing beats outdoor seating with a margarita in spring time in Chi-town.

Until next time..