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    Inspiration Break: Lunch With A Zebra

    By Cathy on March 29, 2014
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    Our weekend blogger, Julianna, reports today from studio east in Norfolk, Virginia, where she recently took an inspiration excursion to the zoo. I had lunch with a zebra this week. Well, that was an odd sentence … but it’s true! I really did have lunch with a zebra, and a tiger, and several giraffes, and even an elephant. When the

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    The Pier Walk: San Francisco

    By Ellen Heck on March 19, 2010
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    Over Spring Break, my sister, Jules, and I were trying to recreate one particularly fabulous day last year when the two of us roamed the city at 6am, drank hot chocolate by the bay, and sat watching the dynamics of sea lion society for over an hour at Pier 39.  This time, we took the waterfront walk from the Embarcadero

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    Our Summers In Japan: Tsukiji Market

    By Cathy on October 15, 2009
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    Konichiwa.  (Hello) This is probably the market from which many of the unrecognizable foods were procured for the neighborhood Asian grocery about which Ellen wrote in her last post!  I was reminded of our first visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, and I found this page from my journal.  It was 5 a.m. on a Monday morning during

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    Greetings from East Asia (Via the East Bay)

    By Ellen Heck on October 13, 2009
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    In the Bay Area?  Need some Fresh Opo, Bitter Melon, or Sinqua? Never heard of Opo, Bitter Melon, or Sinqua?  It matters not! Pacific East Mall has everything the East Asian ex-pat might need to make a dinner of comfort food, and everything the corn-fed American might need to liven up the palate (or, in our case, to make enough

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    Howdy From Austin, Texas: Trailer Food

    By Cathy on October 11, 2009
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    During our “vacation” to Austin, we finally had a chance to try out some of the great trailer food popping up in town … mostly south of the river.  Our first stop was Mighty Cone, on South Congress which was mighty good!  I had been hearing about it for awhile, because it is run by Hudson’s on the Bend, a

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