Stunning, careful northern Italian design shows everywhere, from the website and interior to the rustic dishes and serious but friendly service. Ideal for the whole family to learn about a bacaro (Venetian osteria), a meeting place for meals small or large. The interesting menu is prepared by edgy, beautiful Executive Chef Luna Varone. The classic Margherita pizza ($10) is oozy cheese and crisp thin-crust perfection. A starkly elegant Octopus Salad with Potatoes & String Beans ($14) was our favorite, unique and satisfying. The kitchen will also do their best to honor all diets.
The whole family will love (fitness fanatic ) Sous Chef Ali Parvinjah's new fresh Paleo menu addition at Breeze restaurant in the historic Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Mine did! It is based on the idea of eating what our Paleolithic era ancestors ate: everything whole, unprocessed, nutrient-dense and nourishing. Start with lush Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, and end with this royal ice cream sandwich with almond butter. And yes, the cauliflower "rice" "carbs" on the Seared Seabass plate were faux, perfect with the roasted artichokes, kalamata olive-tomato ragu. Startling but fun!
The Landfill Harmonic is a film about tranforming trash into music; about love, courage, and creativitiy. Spread the word about the kids of Cateura and their "Recycled Orchestra". Share this video below with as many people as you can. Like them on Facebook and follow the progress of the film about the orchestra and its amazing project.
It used to be as simple as going to a public elementary school designated by the city zone. Now, there are private, charter, and public schools to choose from. This short informative video by Great Schools.org demystifies the process of selecting. I would add couple more things: Watch to see if the teachers and the principal seem happy and engaged as well.
Making meals for kids is tough. To add to this, I absolutely hate cooking . . . especially after coming home from work. But, I love watching cooking shows and so does my son. We can at least enjoy vicariously!
My son is half Korean, half French. People often ask me if my son speaks Korean. The answer is no - not yet. But hopefully one day, he can go to my birth nation and spend time to gain his own experience. This is a beautifully done film (by David Dutton) capturing the various essence (plus some more modern stuff) that has come about since I left as a kid.
Asperger's syndrome is a form of autism. Sometimes described as being born without "social genes", kids with this syndrome appear anti-social, shy, or eccentric. It's important for me - as a mother - to learn about these things so when my child asks "what's wrong with that kid?", I can have a knowledge based answer.
Is the definition of family simply blood relation? Or is it those who we share our lives with - blood related or not - ? Regardless of what the truth is, or whatever your own definition is, there are many single parents out there who are burnt out. I think Dimetria's philosophy of building a circle of trusted people for her 3 sons to go to is a very good idea.