If you like perfect paninis, like the scrumptious ricotta, pesto, and roasted vegetables, a relaxed and cozy atmosphere, efficient and friendly service, delicious wine, ‘Ino is the place for you; and then there is the truffle egg toast.
The tiny kitchen is very flexible when it comes to changes and requests off the menu. This makes it very attractive for people with a vegetarian diet. There is also have the option of half a Panini with soup/salad, or the Quatro panini wich is each quarter with a different flavor. ‘Ino is one of the places where the quality of food and wine far outway the pricetag; for what you get it is surprisingly easy on the wallet.
I think the sum synergy of this lovely establishment can be summed up as follows: One day we were enjoying our Truffle Egg Toasts and wine at the end of the bar. The waiter came back to the bartender and mentioned that someone at a table had asked for a white wine recommendation. The two waiters and the bartender then proceeded to have an in-depth discussion (about 3-4 minutes) bout which wine was the best to pair with the particular panini ordered. At no point was the price mentioned – it was all about the right flavors to achieve maximum enjoyment!Read More
REVISIT: The Best Coffee in New York
Over a decade later, Abraco is still the best coffee in New York City (NYC) and the best coffee experience in NYC. If Michelin gave ratings for coffee shops – Abraco would be 3 stars! It could very well be the best coffee in the world!
Almost 2 years after Abraço has opened, it is still a daily stop for friends, food, coffee, and conversation. A true New York City experience, where the chatting is as delicious as the fare. If you’re in New York, do yourself a favor and swing by!
Abraço brews the perfect cup of Coffee. Thanks to the proprietor and main man Jamie, the coffee is so good we gave up on home brewing and gave away our coffee machine! The food is absolutely divine. In the mornings, brioche (baked at Abraço), olive oil cakes, Pain Perdu (a slice of french toast folded with homemade ricotta!), sconces, rose Cookies….. and whatever other lovely creations dreamed up that day are all there for your palatial pleasure.Read More
Entering the market of Basurto in Cartagena is like stepping off the edge of society and dropping into the abyss of humanity. Inside one finds all aspects of our species; from the destructive abundance of the fish fields- with machetes raining down, flashing, sending scales scattering, raindrops smattering on your feet – To the endless aisles of fresh vegetables softly lofting their sweet smells, purging the air of the impurities imposed by the countless butcher blocks and their carcass stench. And the heat, one can never forget the heat.Read More
Blurring over the green on the green expanse of the countryside below me I contemplated the glittering jewels sparkling up at me from 30,000 feet below. What were these glittering fish in this expanse of growth? Cognitively I knew them to be Man, though what construct of the beast I was not sure; these reflecting lights bedazzled over the landscape, scattered like a child using the made-for-tv tool.
I hadn’t gotten a handle on the space between these domiciles – trying to decide if it was a lot of emptiness or a landscape uniformly full of Man-Life – when we hurtled past and descended to El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia. Where I proceeded to have a remarkably civil if un-eventful, 5-hour layover for my flight to Cartagena.
Now, this is a far cry from my first trip through El Dorado a dozen years ago; when navigating the corridor like terminal was more akin to wading through a souk then engaging in modern era jet-travel. Not today – today I calmly pulled money out the ATM, drank an espresso cortado with condensed milk from the Juan Valdez Coffee shop (always a shameful delight in Colombia – the national obsession with the sweetened condensed milk), purchased minutes for my cellphone at the pharmacy and sat down at the food court, being waited on by an ultra-pleasant late-year teen who did his absolute best to help me achieve gastronomic satisfaction.Read More
With a exposed kitchen, Fusion offers us up Pan Asian food, mixed in with some Indian and sushi and middle eastern options. Yes it is Fusion!!!
One of it’s best features is the welcoming zatar bread and hummus starter.
Also one of the better ‘modern’ restaurants in town. Worth a visit.Read More