Neal Ungerleider articles for Gridskipper



From 2005-2008, I was a frequent guest editor and contributor to Gawker Media's late, lamented travel blog Gridskipper. My time at Gawker began as an intern at political site Wonkette during the 2004 Presidential election; I switched over to Gridskipper and learned a lot about writing short, smart articles about interesting things in record time.

Fareed Zakaria’s Fantasy Island: Once upon a time, a cultured media icon and a fabulously rich rock star decided to create a beach resort for the culturati. It failed.

Deconstructing Wagamama: A look inside the rabidly popular London-based restaurant chain written before their Stateside launch.

Havana’s Chinatown: Havana’s Cuban-Chinese community, restaurants under communism and Fidel Castro being caught with a bottle of Coca-Cola.

Montreal's Best Poutine: Meet the fast food that became a cult favorite.

Graham Greene Vietnam: How a famous novelist also gave amazing travel tips.