If you visit me in Los Angeles, know that a food crawl of Downtown (aka DTLA) will most surely happen. But in case we can't meet up, here’s a few tips: how to do a food crawl in DTLA with some of the best places right now, including where to go, and what to eat.
What drew me to the food in Israel is it felt so familiar and yet different. Maybe because, similar to here in Los Angeles, there are flavors, ingredients, techniques, and recipes from a ton of different cultures. So, while you can find regional classics, you see chefs using the local influences to make something creative and unique.
I'm pretty sure I got separated from Santa Barbara at birth. It has everything I've always loved about my home state of California: laidback beach style, an active lifestyle, a love for the outdoors, quality people, and very manageable weather. And, after having live in both SF and LA, I can say it's a perfect mix of north and south: laidback enough that nothing's ever too serious but with a dash of European sophistication that you might not expect to find in Central California.
Can we all agree on something? We travel for food first and foremost. Sure, the sites, resorts, beaches, and people are just as amazing but, if you’re like me, you travel to taste a place. I mean, that’s why you’re here on Salt & Wind, right? Because, like us, you’re always in search of the best meal a place has to offer and how to recreate it back home.
Switzerland is as sweet as its chocolate—a total charmer. Crisscrossing the country, from the ice blue lakes and jagged mountains to cows everywhere, the place can seem Photoshopped. What I didn’t know? Zurich is equally amazing.
When it comes to beaches, Italy’s got a lot of options, but I feel most at home in the Tuscan beach town of Forte Dei Marmi. This beach town is less than an hour from Florence but feels like another world free of tourists and full of locals.
The coastal California highway I heart so much I plan whole vacations around it! You're either for or against repeats. And when it comes to travel, I'm usually against. There's so much out there to see that a trip needs a lot of pull to make it worth repeating. But, every once in a while, there's a trip so top that's it worth repeating annually, like the drive along to Big Sur along California's Highway One.
On my bucket list when I moved back to Los Angeles was to get reacquainted with the local food scene. The town I grew up in taught me to love food but now more than ever it's a totall food lovers mecca. One recent weekend, I took this Taiwanese food-focused Delicious Dumplings tour in the San Gab...