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5 Tips for Dining Abroad Like a Local

We travel because we want to learn about other cultures but, when it comes to food, we suddenly become very parochial and revert to behaving as if at home.
An appreciation of food is something every culture shares and dining at local establishments (versus an internationalized restaurant or hotel restaurant) is an important aspect of a visit that should not be overlooked.
In addition, don’t rush. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk may …

Review: ‘The Woman in Black’ at Fortune Theatre

While some musicals seemingly live forever, it is rare for a play to run continuously for a quarter of a century or more. Indeed, only three in the history of New York and London theater have hit that mark, namely “The Mousetrap” (now a senior citizen at age 65), “Perfect Crime” (just hitting the 30-year mark this year), and “The Woman in Black,” now in its 28th year.
A reworked version …

Great Moments in Travel History – September 2017

The Wright brothers arrived in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on September 12, 1900, where they would begin their first season of glider experiments.
John Jacob Astor IV’s St. Regis hotel in New York City opened on September 4, 1904. The hostelry, which continues to operate to this day, is known for its iconic King Cole Bar, which features Maxfield Parrish’s “Old King Cole” painting that had been created for Astor’s short-lived …

Review: ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ at Wyndham’s Theatre

LONDON—The legendary Billie Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan and nicknamed Lady Day by her friend, musician Lester Young, had in her short 44 years a major influence on jazz and pop music. Another legend, Audra McDonald, who holds the record for the most Tony Awards (six), portrays Holiday in “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” which crossed the pond from Broadway to the West End for a limited engagement.
The show …

Restaurant Review: Michelle’s Kitchen, Rego Park, N.Y.

Almost a decade after closing his Manhattan establishment, restaurateur Samir “Michelle” Billon still has a loyal following. He hasn’t exactly been underground: instead he’s been operating a catering business out of Long Island City but recently decided to return to the restaurant world with a French and Belgian influenced establishment. His choice of location: an unassuming street in the Rego Park section of New York City.
Arriving during a heavy downpour …

Theater Review: ‘Bat Out of Hell’ at London Coliseum

LONDON—Forty years ago, Michael Lee Aday, known better by his stage name Meat Loaf, and composer Jim Steinman, after failing to produce a futuristic rock opera based loosely on Peter Pan that would have been called “Neverland,” released an album that became one of the best-selling albums of all time: “Bat Out of Hell.”
Perhaps better late than never, Steinman finished his musical, using the same “Bat Out of Hell” title …

Lobby Bar – August 25: Bluetooth Socks, Phone-Powered Cars, and Staring at the Sun

Lobby Bar – Because if You Don’t Deserve a Drink, Nobody Will Offer You One
First thing’s first. Take a seat in American Airlines’ Flagship First cabin on a flight from New York to London. To make sure all eight passengers’ needs are met, there are16 flight attendants (two for each flyer) in the cabin. This proved especially helpful when our editor needed turndown service while requesting another glass of champagne.
For …