I was traveling in Germany and just had the best meal of the trip in Munich. Improbably, the restaurant was Greek. Equally improbable, it was way out of town. I found Naxos Taverna on TripAdvisor, where it ranks variously as No. 2 or No. 4. The cook is Mama, and the highly personable host is Hugo, her son. If you are headed to this part of the world, don't miss it … or, at least, don't miss Hugo.
Naxos Taverna, 33 Verdistrasse, Munich; 011-49-089-85-79-39-20
A lot goes on in San Francisco's Mission District, which is a historically Latino neighborhood south of Market Street. Eating and drinking, especially. All kinds of eating and drinking.
Which brings us to the stars of this video: a restaurant called Californios and a bar/restaurant/mini-golf course called Urban Putt. They stand just across 22nd Street from each other, and if they were cars, they'd be about as similar as a Tesla and Herbie the Love Bug.
Still, they're both newish, odd and a lot of fun, with Mexican touches here and there -- so maybe they're logical Mission District neighbors after all.
Californios, as you'll see, is a small, highly ambitious restaurant that takes Mexican traditions in unexpected directions. It opened early this year.
Urban Putt opened in 2014. It has food too. But it's better known for its course of 14 kooky miniature golf holes. (One has a Dia de Los Muertos theme; another celebrates Jules Verne.)
It serves as a play space for families in the afternoon,...Read more
When your plane is stuck on the tarmac, just throw a pizza party. That happened earlier this week on a few Delta Air Line flights bound for Atlanta that were diverted because of heavy rain.
L.A. native Samir Chaudry and his buddy Colin were on Delta flight 1561 on Tuesday that was supposed to fly from Philadelphia to Atlanta and connect to Los Angeles. Instead, they found themselves stranded on a runway in Knoxville, Tenn., waiting out the bad weather.
After the captain announced that he was going to order pizza for everyone, Chaudry, 26, who works in digital media, decided to live Snapchat the situation. He later downloaded his posts into a video (see above) called "The Real Story of the #DeltaPizzaParty."
Instead of joining in the pizza high-fives for Delta that began streaming on Twitter, Chaudry filmed things such as the arrival of water bottles ("we're pretty excited") and finally the delivery of the pizzas. He helped carry boxes to flight attendants in the front of the plane -- and...Read more