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The conchanata, a specialty of the eponymous ice cream shop, photo by Rodrigo Cabrita
August 24, 2016

Scoop by Scoop: Lisbon's Best Ice Cream

By and
Lisbon -- Read more
Lisbon -- In summer, there are just a couple of things that lisboetas will queue for: the beach and ice cream. The city is blessed with good places for both, but between the two, we prefer the latter, which in Lisbon tends to be Italian-style gelato, as served in the most long-lived and successful shops in town.

Tucked away in a corner of Restauradores, A Veneziana still has the same façade and is run by the same family as when it opened in 1936. The shop is small, with a big esplanada, or terrace, on which customers can sit and enjoy their treats.Read more
Arnulfo Hernández of Tacos de Canasta La Abuela, photo by PJ Rountree
August 23, 2016

Tacos de Canasta La Abuela: Basket Case

Mexico City -- Just a block away from Mexico City’s financial district, one unlikely food star sets up shop every morning. From Monday to Saturday, at La Abuela, 72-year-old Arnulfo Serafin Hernandéz feeds hungry office workers, commuters, neighbors, school kids, government officials and tourists from all over the world with one of the simplest Mexican dishes: tacos de canasta. Read more
Vaporia, photo by Johanna Dimopoulos
August 22, 2016

CB on the Road: Syros, Secret of the Cyclades

By Johanna Dimopoulos
Athens -- As one approaches the port of Ermoupolis (named after Hermes, the god of commerce), the main town of the island of Syros and capital of the Cyclades, one cannot help but marvel at its beauty and grandeur. Read more