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The Anti-Nostalgia Tapas of La Vara

One evening last week my wife and I walked down a street in Brooklyn that felt plucked from some imagined past. Glowing brownstones lit by warm streetlights twinkling through a canopy of late summer leaves. We were headed for La Vara, my favorite restaurant from Alex Raij, a chef I stan. She and her husband Eder Montero are often credited with sparking the tapas craze that tore across New York City and then the country a decade ago.

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Travel, HistoryLela Scott MacNeil
Five Gay Bars I Have Loved

It’s Pride Month in Tucson because June is too hot and I’m thinking about how I loved gay bars before I knew I was gay. On the last night of spring break of my freshman semester at NYU, my high school sweetheart called to tell me his cocaine addiction had relapsed and also he had sex with someone else. Apparently, these two events had happened in parallel. 

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Travel, DrinkLela Scott MacNeil