Blue Fig, Amman


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

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Wild Jordan, Amman


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


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


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

Crucial Coffee Cafe, St. Augustine


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

Tini Martini Bar, St. Augustine


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

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


Next door is Rhett’s (seriously).

Gaufres et Goods, St. Augustine, FL


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


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


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


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


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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