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View From Your Table

Mexico City, Mexico [1]

Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtaking! The reader writes:

Apropos of your now not so recent post on Mexico this is my cactus salad (ensaladas nopales) looking out to the bell towers of the Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown Mexico City.

I highly recommend visiting. Downtown and much of the south and west of the city is very safe and walkable and you can’t swing a dead coyote without hitting a historical landmark. It has a magical Counter-Reformation feel, good coffee, cheap food. If you can, get your hands on some mescal, a spirit similar to tequila but with strong woodsmoke flavor.


Ocean City, Maryland [2]

Ocean City, Maryland

The reader writes:

Here’s a picture from the Crab Bag in Ocean City, Md., where I ate these delicious crabs and corn during a bachelorette party weekend.

Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! I can smell the Old Bay on the backs of those beauties.

Here’s another very summery shot:

Destin, Florida [3]

Destin, Florida

The reader writes:

Oysters at Stinky’s in Destin, FL

Speaking of oysters:

Paris, France [4]

Paris, France

The reader writes:

This month I have the wonderful opportunity to take my (17 yr old) daughter to Paris for her first time. These are her first French oysters (from Huitrerie Regis).

Young lady! Blessed child! You have no idea how good your Daddy is to you!

Here’s a fantastic shot from the Italian Riviera:

Genoa, Italy [5]

Genoa, Italy

The reader writes:

This is taken from a great pizza restaurant in Boccadasse.

Boccadassee is a neighborhood in Genoa, Italy. It’s relaxed beach vibe is the perfect foil for the (also great) city of Genoa.

I’m not sure what the rules for the pictures are, but we completely finished our meal before taking the photo (except our water, which you can still see bubbling on the table).

I found out tonight that my niece Hannah and her traveling companion Catherine are headed to Cinque Terre on their trip. Lucky girls.

Summertime seems to be the best for VFYTs, because everybody is traveling. Sometimes, though, there’s no place like home:

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky [6]

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky

UPDATE: Ah, this just in:

Fort Worth, Texas [7]

Fort Worth, Texas

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5 Comments To "View From Your Table"

#1 Comment By James C On June 12, 2014 @ 2:08 am

Re: Cinque Terre

That’s great! I hope all the main walking trails are open for them. Don’t forget to get a cone of fried Ligurian anchovies—they’re amazing.

And pesto, of course. Real, glorious pesto.

#2 Comment By CatherineNY On June 12, 2014 @ 8:25 am

“A magical Counter Reformation feel” — what a great description!

#3 Comment By Mr. Patrick On June 12, 2014 @ 10:09 am

Hmm…not eating raw seafood at a place called “Stinky’s”. Just not happening.

#4 Comment By Jay On June 12, 2014 @ 4:44 pm

Joe T’s, my favorite. We were there last night after a few hours dancing at Pearls.

#5 Comment By Drew On June 12, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

Love this VFYT! I was just in Mexico City this week (and echo your reader’s effusion for it), and I will be in Ft Worth next week. Nice bookend!