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The Blue of Sant’Erasmo

I’ve been coming to Venice for 18 years and have made it out to some of the other islands, but it took me this long to finally visit Sant’Erasmo, where lots of Venice’s fresh produce is grown. My classmate Jo’anne … Continue reading

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Little Old Man Club

Old Italian men like to hang out. Drink wine. Buy wine for others. Play the accordion. Both in both Italy and California, apparently. Last Friday night, the Italian American Heritage Foundation (IAHF) invited me back again to one of their … Continue reading

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Breakfast at Florian’s

You know how Holly Golightly always peers into the windows of Tiffany’s, wanting what she can’t have and can’t afford? That’s kind of how I felt for years, going to Venice, walking through the Piazza, gazing at the multitudes sitting … Continue reading

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What They Don’t Tell You About Da Fiore

Real silver silverwear. Unique, signed water glasses handmade in Murano. The ceiling is ugly. The menu for women has no prices on it. The three kinds of bread are all made in-house. They won’t take away your partner’s last plate … Continue reading

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No More Pirates

Who would think of putting fish inside the ravioli? That’s what we had for dinner at Remer, literally a hole in the wall restaurant in the Campiello del Remer in Cannaregio. I had first dined there five or six years … Continue reading

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