TRUTH MAY NOT ALWAYS be stranger than fiction, but it can certainly be more exciting.
There are numbers of important anniversaries taking place in the classical music world this year, notably those marking the birth, 200 years ago, of Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner.
The Assaggio restaurants in Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui are featuring river fish from Lake Garda in Italy in a promotion that ends on October 31.
The pizza is almost as good as it is at the Manhattan branch of Motorino, and while the leopard-spotted cornicione (the edge) might be slightly less puffy, it's still excellent.
Jian bing, the Chinese-style crêpe, is a staple of the Beijing street food scene.