CB Firenze – new restaurant in the Oltrarno
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CB Firenze – new restaurant in the Oltrarno

When a new restaurant opens in Florence it can be a little bit like Russian roulette. A lot of places have the desire and passion but perhaps not always the means to put together as memorable an experience as they could hope. One example of a recent place that hasn’t had the best reviews since … Continue reading

Fruit is what’s for dinner – Tato restaurant, Florence
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Fruit is what’s for dinner – Tato restaurant, Florence

Me writing about food – that would be weird, right? Just a little sarcasm to start off this Saturday morning’s post about a recent Yelp event I attended at Tato restaurant in Piazza Santa Croce. If for some reason you haven’t lived on planet Earth {in the ‘internet trend’ sense} you may not know about … Continue reading

Why I love the ‘other side of the river’ in Florence
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Why I love the ‘other side of the river’ in Florence

When I was a student in 2005, the ‘other side of the river’  or ‘oltrarno’ to the locals was considered a scary place for us young Americani. All I knew about Piazza Santo Spirito was that drug addicts liked to hang out on the steps and that beyond the Ponte Vecchio bridge lay a very … Continue reading

Japanese/Thai Fusion and Tuscan innovation
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Japanese/Thai Fusion and Tuscan innovation

Yet another wonderful weekend of friends, food and good fun. As per usual – I am always on the lookout for a new awesome restaurant and actually had the chance to try two new places that I have heard of but never been. As small as Florence, Italy is –  you could live here a lifetime and … Continue reading

Tea time in Florence at the Via del Tè
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Tea time in Florence at the Via del Tè

Yep, you guessed it – me and my current love for tea and all of its fine flavors has led me to discover yet another hotspot in the center serving a wonderful selection of tea and goodies that I had to share with you all. The place is called ‘Via del Te” and has been open since 1997 in piazza … Continue reading

Discovering that Tripe and Lampredotto can actually be good
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Discovering that Tripe and Lampredotto can actually be good

I am a little ashamed to admit that I have lived in Tuscany for over five years and still never let a bite of trippa {tripe} or lampredotto pass my lips. While I don’t consider myself a squeamish eater by any means – straight from a cow’s stomach was never my idea of a good … Continue reading

Bveg – beer & vegetarian restaurant in Florence
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Bveg – beer & vegetarian restaurant in Florence

Photo from Ina Dayle – http://inadayle.blogspot.it/ Though I wouldn’t necessarily go out of my way to eat at a vegetarian restaurant in Florence, Italy – I heard about Bveg and stopped by this week for lunch with a friend. Known as a cute place to eat – they are also open for aperitivo & dinner … Continue reading

Thanksgiving in Florence – Turkey Day 2012
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Thanksgiving in Florence – Turkey Day 2012

Thanksgiving is back again this Thursday the 22nd  (unless your Canadian in which you already had your turkey day) and all of the Americans in Florence are stocking up on puree pumpkin, scouring the market for turkeys, and wondering if Italians will understand what the hell yams are. Obviously not everyone bothers to celebrate but … Continue reading