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Picture This: Bar Sajor, One of My “Best” Picks for the Voracious Dining Guide 2014

The space is pretty and the food is pretty—and pretty delicious, too, from the pickles to the tartines (open-faced sandwiches) to the wood oven-roasted chicken to the desserts. Here’s a picturesque look at my lunch there.

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Quick Bites: Cafe Aurora and Bangkok Golden in Northern VA

So…you’re landing at DCA National Airport (is it known by some other name?) without time and desire to go into DC proper, but still wanting two decent, interesting meals. Where to go? I chose Cafe Aurora and Bangkok Golden.

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Quick Bites: Around North Carolina

Traveling through North Carolina, I took meals in Asheville, Charlotte, and Raleigh. Oxtail, swordfish crudo, and chocolate would be among the highlights.

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Quick Bites: Longman & Eagle, Hot Pan, and Fat Rice in Chicago

Winter work in Joliet and DeKalb was fine by me, as it allowed me to fly in and out of O’Hare Airport and to get some quick bites in (and near) Chicago. Here’s what I ate.

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Quick Bites: Viet Taste in Salisbury, MD

The snow was falling in Salisbury; not that I needed wintry weather as an excuse to eat pho, of course!

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Quick Bites: La Fogata in Pittsfield, MA

I enjoyed the tender texture to the tongue, with its earthy flavor complemented by the brightness of the tomato and onion in the sauce. In the background is the guanabana en leche that I drank with my meal.

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Back to the Boca Area, Again, for Shake Shack and More

Earlier this year, I made another trip to the Boca Raton area, but this time a bit busier and with less chance for food exploration. But a chance to try Shake Shack and Hot & Soul, plus have the usual pastrami and pizza.

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Quick Bites: Pullman, WA

What could I reasonably expect from Pullman, other than hope that my quest for Cougar Gold would somehow pay off? Here’s how Birch & Barley and South Fork Public House fared.

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Dining Is Slightly Off the Mark in Walla Walla Wine Country

My Facebook feed is constantly full of Seattle friends visiting Walla Walla. I hear a lot about the incredible wine, but the restaurant reporter in me wants to know: What about the food?

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Good Food Can Be Found in Greenville, South Carolina

Having read that there are over 100 restaurants right along and off Main Street in the downtown district, I was eager to see if Greenville could live up to its self-proclaimed billing as a “Foodie Paradise.”

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