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.
We spent the last two weeks working our way east across Europe. Stepkids had a tour that ended in Lisbon and vvitalny had a performance in Warsaw ten days later. With a little luck and some family members well-positioned for visiting, we were on our way, each step taking us deeper into our stock of warm winter weather wear. From pastéis de belém to pretzels … Continue reading lisbon. munich. warsaw.
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
The Stepkids were just in the UK for a whirlwind week of press and performances, and an odd cellar stairwell acoustic session. There wasn’t much time for food adventures, and even less for stalling said adventures with dedicated photographing, but here are some of the highlights. London may have a bad reputation when it comes to eats, but it sure fooled us. Take lunch at … Continue reading london.
Oh la la, where to begin? A week in Paris and too many delicious things to keep track of them all! There are a few musts for Paris: hours spent in a market, charcuterie, crêpes, a truly spectacular croissant, an equally spectacular baguette, and, apparently (this was news to us), falafel. And macarons. (Really, the only must in Paris is macarons.) We arrived just at … Continue reading paris.
The Stepkids finished up a mini-tour in Chicago June 9th at Lincoln Hall, which left us with a van-full of equipment to drive back to Bridgeport, CT. Foodie road trip was born. Here’s what we learned about the northern Midwest and upstate New York: 1. chicken is the American meat; 2. there is, apparently, no seltzer outside of our East Coast existence; and 3. Michigan … Continue reading chicago to new york.