It came out of the oven looking like big unsightly bumps under a crust, as if someone had thrown four apples whole into a pie. You could practically hear the granny smiths snorting in disgust. However, I didn't have time to redo it.
McDonald's may have its 60-second service guarantee, but if it's not a Sausage McMuffin you're craving off the dollar menu, the same buck can buy four or five Beijing-style fried meat-and-chive dumplings at dollar-an-order establishments all over Manhattan's Chinatown.
When I heard rumors about Jay-Z and Beyonce heading to Cuba, I was feeling pretty confident about my trendy choice to go that way. But then I bagged Cuba, and booked a flight to Vienna, Austria, home of the Lipizzaner stallions and Wienerschnitzel.