February 1st, 2014

Zagat: 9 Northern Thai and Isaan Dishes You Need to Know

by jenny

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The food of Thailand’s Northern and Northeastern regions is hot, hot. Here are nine dishes to try at restaurants around the U.S. [Zagat]

January 6th, 2014

Bon Appetit: Inside ‘Queen of the Night,’ NYC’s Decadent Dinner Theater

by jenny
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Photo by Matt Duckor

Over on 46th Street, far beneath Times Square, the newly revived Diamond Horseshoe Theater is presenting a fantastic and fantastical dinner theater, complete with mad-scientist cocktails, contortionist circus performers and an icy queen–oh, and an amazing meal! [Bon Appetit]

December 17th, 2013

Food Republic: 8 Places to Eat and Drink in Ljubljana, Slovenia

by jenny

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Slovenia’s charming capital city might be difficult to pronounce, but it’s an easy place to find excellent food and drinks. [Food Republic]

December 14th, 2013

Destination of the Week: Malta

by jenny

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My latest post for the Points Guy highlights Malta, the Mediterranean island 50 miles south of Sicily (and not too far from northern Africa). As it happens, it’s just as dreamy as it looks. [The Points Guy]

November 26th, 2013

The Art of the Aperitif (and more Loire Valley stories)

by jenny

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Here’s the first of 10 stories I’m writing for Food Republic based on my recent jaunt to the Loire Valley in central France. Expect more dispatches about the region’s wine, food, and chateaux to come! [Food Republic]

Update: The rest of my Loire stories are going up on Food Republic! Read about pairing oysters and Muscadet; the Loire’s troglodyte underground; Getting around the Loire by bike, boat, horse, and balloon; a weekend in Sancerre; a goat cheese with a serious pedigree; and a perfect Loire weekend.

November 14th, 2013

Departures Dispatch: Le Fooding’s Dinner for Femmes, 2014 Guide

by jenny

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My first story for Departures’ fun luxury-travel blog, “Dispatch” is about the latest Le Fooding happening (coming up this weekend in Paris) and the organization’s foray into the hotel-reviewing field with their 2014 Guide, which includes a supplement on “Stylish Rooms.” Anyone traveling to France anytime soon should take a look! [Departures]

November 9th, 2013

Travel + Leisure: Cool Beans

by jenny

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Pick up a copy of November Travel + Leisure to see my story about four coffee shops around the world with great design. My first byline in the magazine–wahoo! [Travel + Leisure]

November 8th, 2013

Bon Appetit: London’s Brilliant Cocktail Scene

by jenny

Duke’s Bar in London: Home of the martini.

No longer just pubby, the U.K.’s capital has become a jolly good place for a cocktail as well, thanks to a winning mix of irreverence, tradition, and eclecticism. [BonAppetit.com]

October 30th, 2013

Zagat: 100 Blocks, 100 Bites

by jenny
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Union Square Cafe’s gnocchi (photo: Clay Williams)

My Zagat editor, James Mulcahy, and I truly bled and sweated over this list, in which we sussed out the best thing to eat on blocks 1 to 100 in Manhattan. The 90s proved a little bit of a challenge. Let’s just say there’s lots of opportunity up there. [Zagat]

October 18th, 2013

The Points Guy: Destination of the Week: Kuala Lumpur

by jenny

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Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is vibrant, multicultural, and a manageable size for a few days’ visit. For the Points Guy, I rounded up the best places to eat (of course!) and best way to spend the rest of your time in KL. [The Points Guy]