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The Book Larder, a Food-Lover's Destination, Open Now in Fremont

Sit, browse and stay awhile at Fremont's Book Larder

The Book Larder, a new cookbook store and events space (and the only store between San Francisco and Vancouver, BC to sell cookbooks exclusively), opened this week to much fanfare.

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Trip Report: How Seattle Compares to NYC, Part 4

NYC's Empellon, in the West Village

Catch Up: Read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

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Trip Report: How Seattle Compares to NYC, Part 3

Charcuterie at Eataly, NYC

Catch up: Read Part 1 and Part 2

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Trip Report: How Seattle Compares to NYC, Part 2

I am very sorry, but you'll have to go to NYC to eat this lobster.

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After my enjoyable but less than awesome lunch at Red Rooster, I headed back downtown to take a long afternoon walk. I needed to get a little exercise, to see my old neighborhood. I needed to walk my old favorite streets: Jane Street, Greenwich Avenue, Perry. I needed to make room, too, because somebody had reservations at Jung Sik.

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Trip Report: How Seattle Compares to NYC, Part 1

My late lunch ran up against Red Rooster's family meal, pictured here.

Back from four nights and days of eating (and don't forget all that drinking!) in New York City, my home for three years several years ago. Unlike many of the food-crazed, when I'm in New York, "the food thing" is only a part of what I want to experience. My old favorite walk--down Greenwich Street from the far West Village to Tribeca--and my favorite coffee shop--Joe. Read more »