Carla Waldemar

Cruising Through Europe in Style

By Carla Waldemar / September 7, 2023

Covid did its best to curtail travel. But the instant the lockdown eased, visitors ventured back to Europe—at first, hesitant…

Nebraska – It’s Not For Everyone

By Carla Waldemar / August 24, 2023

Denver Airport is one of the busiest in the USA. But the only reason I’m landing here is to get…

Eat The Menu: Farm To Table

By Carla Waldemar / August 10, 2023

My grandparents—long gone—had never entered a restaurant in their lives: Why waste your hard-earned money to gussy up in scratchy…

Winnipeg 2.0

By Carla Waldemar / July 27, 2023

A passport, a plane ticket, an hour and a bit of your time and you’re in an intriguing foreign country:…

Eat The Menu: Open House

By Carla Waldemar / July 13, 2023

Restaurateur David Fhima has been opening restaurants in the Twin Cities for almost as long as I’ve been writing about…

My Love Affair With Libraries

By Carla Waldemar / June 29, 2023

I was smitten early on. As a preschooler growing up in St. Paul, a special reward for enduring a doctor’s…

Eat The Menu: Farm-Fresh Harvest

By Carla Waldemar / June 15, 2023

Q: What happens when a couple of foodies wish they could walk to dinner? A: Herbst. It’s the shiny, new…

Uber uber alles

By Carla Waldemar / June 1, 2023

Remember taxis? Well, maybe your dad will. They’re these usually-yellow autos steered by professional drivers and summoned by a telephone…

Eat The Menu: Clay Oven – Beyond (Way Beyond!) Chicken Tikka

By Carla Waldemar / June 1, 2023

At last! The sound you hear is a sigh of relief—and gratitude—that the quest is over. The metro now hosts…

Eat The Menu: Take The Cannoli

By Carla Waldemar / May 18, 2023

The Godfather was right: Leave the gun, but definitely take the cannoli. At Pinoli, they’re terrific: delicate and crunchy pastry…

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