Wednesday, March 19, 2008

EXPRESS: At Oyamel, Tequila Is a Key Ingredient

AT OYAMEL, the management won't stop you from doing a shot of tequila. But what a waste, considering the Penn Quarter restaurant is the first place in the D.C. area with special Agave de Oro certification from the Tequila Regulatory Council of Mexico. It's an honor only a handful of restaurants in the U.S. can claim. And for Oyamel, which specializes in contemporary Mexican cuisine, it wasn't easy to get. [More ...]

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

MEADOWLANDS: New Jersey Is On Fire

SO ON MONDAY, I was on Amtrak heading into Penn Station in Manhattan. As we were crossing the Meadowlands between Newark and Secaucus, there was a giant wildfire on the side of the tracks, right off the New Jersey Turnpike viaduct. Fun times ...