19 Dec 2014

Shopping:

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Chef

Do you have someone on your list who subscribes to ten or more food-related newsletters? Are they more likely to pick up Food and Wine magazine over Marie Claire or Esquire? When you mention foreign travel do they immediately ask you if you tried some sort of native dish?  I have totally just described myself […]


25 Sep 2014

To Do List for the Weekend of 9/26

Are you ready for the weekend? Why did I even ask that? Tonight is the weekly bluegrass night at The Argonaut. Hollertown will perform on the upstairs stage from 8pm to 11pm. Friday night at the Atlas singer-songwriter Laura Tsaggaris  will perform and record what will become an album called Live at the Atlas. The […]


23 Sep 2014

Dining:

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month With a Taco

When I moved to the Hill from the West Coast, one of the things that struck me was the dearth of Mexican food. I was pointed to a few places that were adequate, but the flavor was just not the same. I had been spoiled in California, with handmade tortillas made by first- and second-generation […]


18 Sep 2014

To Do List for the Weekend of 9/19

Busy weekend ahead, so let’s get this started. Tonight at the Hill Center’s Talk of the Hill series will be the upcoming elections. Jennifer Duffy and David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report will discuss the House, Senate and gubernatorial races with host, journalist Bill Press. They may even discuss the 2016 presidential race. The discussion […]


04 Sep 2014

Dining:

Your After-School Treat Guide

I cannot lie: back-to school time is my favorite time of year. There was a time when it didn’t quite use to be as exciting: I was the unfortunate child who had to deal with a birthday on or around the first day of school, and my elementary school was large and stodgy and they […]