∇ San Juan, Puerto Rico  The wait for a table at José Enrique can approach the two- hour mark. Want to know why? Prepare to be wowed with their house-made hot sauce, mignon empanado (yes, that’s filet mignon empanadillas), fried fish, carne guisada (beef stew with plantain tostadas), longaniza (homemade Spanish sausage), ensalada tropical, cangrejo (crab in fried pastry cups), coffee flan, tembleque (a Puerto Rican coconutContinue reading

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∇ Cambridge, Massachusetts Chef-owner Ana Sortun’s beloved Mediterranean / Middle Eastern restaurant is a must try when in Cambridge. You haven’t had falafel until you’ve tried the spinach iteration at Oleana in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Each sphere is beautifully crisp on the outside, creamy and savory on the inside, and presented meticulously on a thin slice of lavash with tahini,Continue reading

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∇ Istanbul, Turkey    The New Turkish Cuisine which mixes Turkish flavors with a broad range of not-so-Turkish styles—is the talk of Istanbul. Out of all the New Turkish Cuisines I promise you, Müzedechanga will earn your loyalty. It’s not just its setting overlooking the Bosphorus, or the controlled and elegant cooking. The service is superb as well! TheContinue reading

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