S.S. Coachella music festival cruise

The Coachella music festival at sea, on the S.S. Coachella, which cruises from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas.


Houston is the great American city.

Dolce Vita (Houston)

When I lived in Houston from 2007–2009, Dolce Vita was one of my favorite restaurants—as much for the relaxed vibe as for the good, crusty pizza from the wood-burning oven and regional Italian vegetable appetizers (bagna cauda, deep-fried vegetables, great salumi). Casual vibe, no tablecloths, good cocktails and house-infused grappa at the bar. The place gets crowded at peak times, but it’s worth the wait.

In May 2012, the restaurant had a fire and is now closed indefinitely for repairs.