Category Archives: Rome food & restaurants

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall (and 35 or so on Tap)

Sometimes I long for a good burger and a beer. Last Thursday I walked home through the Ghetto after taking photos of the Quattro Fontane (see my previous post). I wanted lunch, but I couldn’t decide where to stop. Suddenly, I wanted a … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats for the Cookie Monster

I haven’t blogged for nearly three weeks, and I have lots of things to share with you, but a miracle happened yesterday that stopped me in dead my tracks! After my Italian class, I was window-shopping in the pouring rain … Continue reading

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Fall Feasts from Campo dei Fiori

Doesn’t fall have the best produce? Apples, pumpkins, mushrooms fresh from the forest (at least for the next couple of weeks), artichokes, truffles, puntarelle, chestnuts, a million kinds of lettuce and cabbage, cauliflower—YUM! And we’re trying it all! Saturday morning … Continue reading

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Fall Nights in Rome

The sun will set in Rome tonight at 6:44. I leave my Italian class each day at 6 p.m., and last week I was thinking that it would soon be dark at 6 and wondering how I would like walking … Continue reading

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Touring Rome in Four HOT Days

Weather flash: It rained this morning in Rome! I haven’t seen rain for so long! I so enjoyed sitting outside (under an umbrella, of course) at Piazza del Popolo drinking cappuccino while I waited for my hair appointment. And speaking … Continue reading

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Happy Festa della Mamma and the Best Fish Appetizer of My Life

We celebrated Mother’s Day Sunday in Italy, along with many other countries around the world. I’ve long thought that greeting card companies created Mother’s Day, as they have so many other celebrations, but they are not to be congratulated or blamed … Continue reading

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It’s a Small World after All

Even though I despise the song “It’s a Small World” after being stuck in that ride for ONE HOUR at Disney World and hearing the same tune in the same squeaky voices over and over and over and over again … Continue reading

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Arrivederci, Roma!

I’m sad to leave Rome tomorrow for two months but excited to get my hip replaced so I can resume my walks and my blog. I’ll probably miss a lot of spring in Rome, but there’s always next year. The … Continue reading

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Good Eats by Michael

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade, and that’s just what Michael did this weekend. Cabs were on strike in Rome on Friday (strikes are so common here), so I had to take buses and the metro to our Italian … Continue reading

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Mangiamo, Part 10: The Best Coffee in Rome, if not the Universe

One morning in mid-September I was exploring a part of Centro Storico that I didn’t think I’d visited before (although I later learned that the 116 bus drives right through it). I looked up, as usual—you miss so  much if … Continue reading

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