mediterranean


V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011

Food for Thought

American Sardine

When tiny fish are hugely sustainable

By Ari LeVaux

A seafood meal is the one opportunity most Americans will ever have to eat a wild animal. Given the illegality of selling wild game, only hunters and their lucky friends get to munch the many tasty beasts that roam the boondocks. Eating a wild thing is like walking around in bare feet. It's exposure to an ecosystem, and a direct connection with the planet. Eating wild fish is like a swim in the ocean—except in this case, the ocean swims inside of you.

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V.19 No.25 | 6/24/2010
Barry’s paella has it all—seafood, chicken, veggies and al dente grains of saffron rice.
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com

Restaurant Review

Barry's Oasis

The Mediterranean diet

By Ari LeVaux

You can see the painted palm trees from I-25 and Osuna, where Barry’s Oasis lives up to its name as a reprieve from the blistering concrete just outside the door. Inside, the high-ceilinged dining room is decorated like a beachy patio. There are faux balconies crowded with potted plants. Umbrellas shade tables and hang overhead, diffusing sunshine from skylights set into the seagull-adorned ceiling.

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