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Taxiing to the Light

Often when I tell people about these taxi quests, they’re surprised that I would surrender my food fate to a stranger. “Isn’t that a little dangerous? Don’t you ever worry about being driven in circles? Or robbed? Or worse?” Nope. After taxi adventures in three countries and counting, cabbies continue ...

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A San Francisco Treat

Home for the holidays and eager to test the food-savvy of San Francisco’s cab drivers, I dragged some friends out for a taxi adventure last week. Following a twenty minute search for a free taxi, we jumped in a cab with a Chinese driver named Edward, who was confused at ...

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The End of the Neighborhood Restaurant

Ding-dong, the restaurante de barrio is dead. At least that’s what taxista Nicolás would have us believe. After attempting to take my co-adventurer and I to no less than 10 guidebook-friendly restaurants (and insisting that we weren’t dressed conservatively enough to go to his favorite cabbie hangout), we finally surrendered ...

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Reader Fare: A Revelation in Coghlan

Once my co-adventurer and I scanned the specials board that greeted us at Vicente, we knew we’d stepped out of steak and milanesa territory. Chicken stuffed with prosciutto, mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes and asparagus? Risotto with beef, mushrooms, sage and cream? Sweet and sour pork with caramelized sweet potatoes? To our ...

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