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Loving Charleston, Husk I can pass

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:50+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Food and Drink, The Traveling Pooka|

    Couldn’t wait to try Husk, the famous Charleston haunt. It was fun, and I don’t need to go back. So, we ordered lemon meringue pie. What we got was just too weird and didn’t taste that great. It was a lemon custard, wrapped in a dry crust, topped with architectural slabs of dried [...]

Restaurant Georgia Opens in Santa Fe

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 June 10th, 2014|Food and Drink, The Traveling Pooka|

Georgia Opens in Santa Fe My friend David Morris was in the office recently and just happened to mention his new Santa Fe restaurant Georgia      opens this month. A one-time owner of Santa Fe’s legendary Geronimo restaurant, David lives part-time in Santa Fe, part-time in Dallas, and part-time as a world travelers. The [...]

Auberge du Soleil, Artichoke Soup, and Beehive Cake in Wine Country

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 November 12th, 2009|Food and Drink, Hotels & Resorts|

 A three-day long birthday celebration in Sonoma required a week of recuperation. Well, maybe longer, since the party was early in September, and it's now November. Most of the time, we enjoyed meals prepared by our hosts at their gorgeous home overlooking the Sonoma Valley in California. Sitting on the top of a small mountain, [...]

Peaches for Dinner: A Vail Treat

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 September 7th, 2008|Food and Drink|

I've never considered a dinner of peaches until my friends and I went to the Vail Farmer's Market over Labor Day weekend and carried a basket of beautiful orbs back home. To celebrate the unofficial end of summer, I was invited by friends who own a wonderful house overlooking the golf course in East Vail. We [...]

The Perfect “Big Night” in Boston

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 May 5th, 2008|Food and Drink|

Oh, oh, I found it! Or better said, it found me. The absolutely perfect romantic Italian restaurant in Boston. No gimmicks. No joke. There I was in Boston, a foreign and fascinating city to a Southerner like me, attending a conference, when who - to my surprise - should be sitting in the lobby waiting [...]

The Traveling Pooka Returns

By | 2017-09-25T03:27:51+00:00 November 4th, 2007|Food and Drink, The Traveling Pooka|

Pookas rarely stay in one place for long, so it was no suprise, when Pooka mysteriously disappeared some 20 years ago from his frequent guest appearances in my Dallas Morning News column, only to return tonight ready to roll once again with his pics and pans in the travel industry. He insisted I open this [...]