Nashville, I Love Thee

Lara Fitzgerald

13th Dec, 2012

Travel

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Nashville, I Love Thee

Sunday I spent the day with my dear friend, Debbie.  She drove me around the new Nashville showing me the sights.  We drive down 12th Avenue which is enjoying quite the renaissance.  The area is known as the Gulch and even has its own website,

Lara Fitzgerald

11th Dec, 2012

Restaurants, Travel

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Reminiscing in Nashville at the Sunset Grill

Saturday night in Nashville: I remember when Jody Faison and Randy Rayburn began to change how we Nashvillians thought about food.  Before Randy and Jody, Tex-Mex was considered novel cuisine, guacamole came in industrial sized cans from Robert Orr Sysco and the waitresses pronounced quesadilla

Lara Fitzgerald

10th Dec, 2012

Gatherings, Restaurants, Travel

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Back to Nashville

Back in Nashville.  Wow.  My hometown has grown into a beautiful city.  Our first night in town we walked down to Broad from the Hermitage Hotel.  Lower Broad used to be one of the seediest areas of Nashville, spotted with a few good restaurants for

Lara Fitzgerald

25th Oct, 2012

Restaurants, Travel, Wines

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Cafe Noir

We’ve discovered a great restaurant in Santa Monica, Bistro of Santa Monica.  It’s at the corner of 23rd and Santa Monica Blvd.  It feels like it’s been there forever. You come in out of the bright California sun and you’re back in the 40s.  It’s

Lara Fitzgerald

21st Oct, 2012

Restaurants, Travel

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Red Rock Casino and Spa in Las Vegas

Las Vegas The Red Rock Casino and Spa is quite luxurious.  Our room is on the 15th floor.  One thing about Vegas, food and lodging are usually relatively inexpensive.  Our room has a bathroom almost the size of some motel rooms I’ve stayed in. The

Lara Fitzgerald

29th Aug, 2012

Restaurants, Travel

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Community Through Food

Community Through Food “We believe that gathering around the table and sharing good food and drink is what connects us as family, friends and a community.” Philosophy of The Kitchen, Boulder, Colorado The day of the avocado and sprout sandwich (which I love, by the

Lara Fitzgerald

25th May, 2012

Gatherings, Travel

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Adventures in Istanbul

April 28th, Randy gets back from Golbekli Tepi and Urfa.  That night we were invited to Hussein and Mehmet’s rug shop to hear Egyptian Sufi music.  Hussein and Mehmet were, as was everyone we met, wonderful hosts.  They laid out platter after platter of wonderful

Lara Fitzgerald

21st May, 2012

Travel

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Randy’s Adventures in Golbekli Tepi in Southeastern Turkey

April 24th thru 28th in southeastern Turkey: While I stayed in Istanbul Randy went off on an adventure in southeastern Turkey (near the Syrian border!). He went to Golbekli Tepi a very old archaelogical site (12,000BCE!). He really loves this stuff as you’ll see in

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20th May, 2012

Travel

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Adventures in Istanbul – The Princes Islands

April 30th.  We take the ferry to one of the Princes’ Islands, Buyukada.  Over the years the islands have been used to exile undesirables or as a safe haven for same.  Trotsky had a house here.  The only way to get to the islands is

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