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[29 Dec 2012 | 6 Comments | 1,375 views]
Chez Serge in Carpentras, France

We ended up at Chez Serge in Carpentras on the recommendation of Yoko, our wine tasting guide at M. Chapoutier in Tain-l’Hermitage, France. She told us that Chez Serge was known for their truffles and wine, and since we were on a driving tour of Provence, we didn’t mind the fact that Carpentras was an hour and a half away.

As you quickly learn when you travel, you have to take chances and take recommendations from the right people, and just hope it works out in the end. Sometimes this results …

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[28 Dec 2012 | 4 Comments | 1,404 views]
Memorable Places to Stay in Provence

This post is more than a year overdue, but I wanted to quickly share info on two places we stayed in Provence that we thought were quite lovely. There are of course tons of other places to stay in this region, and while these spots worked for us and our itinerary, they may not work for everyone, and they certainly aren’t destination stays on their own. However, we really enjoyed them and found them to be a good value for our money.
The first place, is Apres la Sieste, located north …

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[11 Dec 2012 | One Comment | 2,567 views]
First Impressions: Sway Thai

It seemed like Sway, the new Thai restaurant on S. 1st from the La Condesa team, was never going to open.

And when it finally did, a little over a week ago, everyone in the food community was buzzing. I was invited to a pre-opening tasting at Sway, and I’ve recorded my first impressions below.
Dishes:
Po-Pea Jay: Thai rice paper spring roll with avocado, carrot, and vermicelli, served with tomato vinegar was a fresh way to kick off the meal.

Chicken Wings covered in a sticky-sweet caramel tamarind chili sauce sprinkled with fish …

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[1 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,144 views]

My mother-in-law sent me this trailer for a documentary film that is being made about the traditional Jewish deli. The doc will actually focus on Ziggy Gruber, the owner of Kenny & Ziggy’s. This twelve minute preview of the film is totally worth watching — it made me hungry, it shows the passion that Ziggy has for what he does, and it talks about the history of the deli. Enjoy (video embedded below).

Deli Man Trailer from Erik Anjou on Vimeo.
For more on the film, check out this post by Robb …

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