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Blue Fig, Amman

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Through-the-window-espresso-bar shot at one of Amman’s most successful coffee bars

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Wild Jordan, Amman

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Although most buildings in Amman are beige, the inside is often surprisingly colorful

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Automat, Amman

Automat_Amman-impThis is Automat. Where young American expats get to practice their Arabic with the king’s barber (true story)

 

Butcher Shop, Amman

Butcher_shop_Amman-impAll cleaned up after a long day of work. Tiles like the blue ones are found in traditional kitchens here in Jordan

 

Begonia Saj, Amman

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In Amman, there is an obsession with beige buildings and wooden restaurant doors. Like every dive is a fort.

Pizza Time, St. Augustine

Grande_Cheese_Company_St_Augustine-impGarlic knots and pin-striped pizza makers in St. Augustine’s historic downtown

 

Gas, St. Augustine

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A Slow Food burger joint named Gas, with the appropriate door handles

Crucial Coffee Cafe, St. Augustine

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An ancient wooden house converted into a coffee bar, it smelled like a chai latte

Tini Martini Bar, St. Augustine

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Every corner in St. Augustine’s historic downtown has a Bed & Breakfast. This one is called Casablanca

Scarlett O’Hara’s, St. Augustine, Florida

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Next door is Rhett’s (seriously).

Gaufres et Goods, St. Augustine, FL

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This Polish-German bakery serves Belgian waffles. This family seems to dig it.

Gingerbread House, Marriott Christmas Market, Amman

Marriott_Christmas_Market_Amman-imp(gingerbread)windowdining. Merry Christmas everyone!

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Bar des Théâtres, Paris

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Sometimes a seemingly simple Parisian bistro holds within it a story of movie stars, theatre-goers, and the city of a bygone era

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Al Ijaza Cafeteria, Dubai

Al_Ijaza_Cafeteria_Dubai-impIn the Jumeirah neighborhood, this juice stand usually has a line of cars parked in front, waiting to get freshly squeezed juice delivered to their windows

 

Beit Sitti, Amman

Beit_Sitti_Amman-impBeit Sitti means “my grandmother’s house” in Arabic. This restaurant teaches Middle Eastern cuisine in one of Amman’s oldest neighborhoods

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Olivia, Amman

Oliva_Amman-impA warm sweater and a warm pizza can be the perfect companions on a cold day

 

Fruit Stand, Amman

Fruit_Stand_Amman-impImprovised art: Paper confetti between the grapefruits and a bunch of bananas on a swing rope

 

Mangez! in Paris

Manger_Bistro_Paris-impEach waiter’s reaction here is great: friendly, suspicious, unaware

 

Caffè Strada, Amman

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An Italian haven on Amman’s Rainbow Street. My favorite cafe in the city.

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Holiday Souq Fann, Amman

Holiday_Souq_Fann_Amman-impJordan’s way of celebrating Christmas. “Souq fann” means art market– there were homemade caramels, almond brittle, candied apples, and cupcakes

 

Il Cane Roso, San Francisco

Il_Canne_Russo_San_Francisco-impBrown paper menus are a sign of fresh food

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KFC, Tahrir Square, Cairo

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This is what Tahrir Square in Cairo looked like just 3 years ago. Quite a bit different now

 

Jafra, Amman

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Amman’s old district, al balad, is a treasure trove of good food

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La Poutchi, Amman

La_Poutchi_chocolate_Amman-impThe chocolate corner in Amman’s historical Jebel Weibdeh neighborhood

 

Lenôtre, Paris

Alain_Le_Notre_Paris-impAlain Lenôtre is one of France’s most celebrated pastry chefs, with a beautiful cooking school in the Elysées Gardens

Poilâne, Paris

Poilâne, ParisThe New Yorker’s Lauren Collins recently wrote a beautiful article about Apollonia Poilâne, the inspiring young CEO of the bakery with the same name. A glance at the storefront conveys the quiet importance that Poilâne’s sourdough boule plays in bread making history. 

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Blondie’s, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Florida

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Summer theme park fun in Toonland

Biscoff, Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Biscoff_San_FranciscoA Biscoff store is pure genius. My dad and I used to hoard them whenever we were on a flight and they handed them out with the coffee

Boudin Bakery, San Francisco

Boudin_San_FranciscoSourdough so famous the bakery had to go industrial. Check out the basket of bread crawling along the ceiling

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Smitten Ice Cream, San Francisco

Smitten_Ice_Cream_San_FranciscoPop-up liquid-nitrogen-made ice cream stand

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