ropa vieja à la argentina.

Despite it being now officially spring, it’s been cold (and snowy!) in Brooklyn this week, and the winter weather has us dreaming of our recent trip to Miami. Scrolling through the photos of sunshine and empanadas, we were reminded of another dish we’d spent much time with — ropa vieja. The dish is everywhere in Miami. It’s not surprising — it is, according to popular … Continue reading ropa vieja à la argentina.


We hopped down to Miami this past weekend for the wedding of an old friend and neighbor, with a side of alligators and art deco sunshine. Here are some images from our whirlwind two days (including a total of five trips into South Beach!) Airport Studies: Miami No. 1 (The only good thing about the massive and massively unnecessary “rental car center” at the dreaded … Continue reading miami.

the netherlands + germany.

We spent the last ten days with The Stepkids, driving from London to Berlin, stopping (for shows) in Vlieland – a remote Dutch island for the Into the Great Wide Open festival – Amsterdam, Wuppertal and Erfurt. We’re back and missing it, of course —  warm sunlight pale with autumn, crisp evenings, good beer and herring, sliced fresh and served with sweet pickles, empty beaches … Continue reading the netherlands + germany.

la, sd + tus

Yup, you guessed it. Stepkids are on tour and thus, interesting food is being eaten. (These posts are beginning to start predictably, no?) This time, the (rickety, 15-passengar) van took us through Los Angeles, San Diego and Tucson, with some memorable moments both food and otherwise. The American southwest is lovely! West Coast transplants to NYC complain endlessly about the lack of good Mexican & … Continue reading la, sd + tus