Food + Drinks

WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK IN ISTANBUL

WHAT TO EAT AND DRINK IN ISTANBUL

The short answer? Everything. The downside to taking a last-minute weekend trip once I'd already splurged on a huge twelve-day trip in the same month, was that unfortunately I couldn't afford to eat everything. Nor did I have the time. And since my hotel offered free breakfast and afternoon snacks,…
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MY BIG FAT GREEK VACATION

MY BIG FAT GREEK VACATION

Move over Mexican food. There's a new first place contender for my gluttonous fat girl heart. With its economy deep, deep in the shitter, I wasn't really sure what to expect while I was in Greece. So I split my time between the ruins of Athens and the relaxing beaches…
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What Not to do in Dublin

What Not to do in Dublin

I fell in love with Ireland the second I stepped off the plane, though I wasn't exactly sure why. Especially since the only day I spent in Dublin was anything but ideal. I was only there for the weekend though, so I spent Saturday in the city before heading off…
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Lazy Sunday at the Camden Market

Lazy Sunday at the Camden Market

This past weekend finally brought blue skies and well above freezing temperatures to London, so I spent Sunday roaming around Camden Market with my friend Julie whom I met a few years ago in New York. She's originally from France but currently living in Geneva, and luckily for me visiting…
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Top Notch BBQ in Bristol: Meat & Bread

Top Notch BBQ in Bristol: Meat & Bread

Fresh off the heels of a 48 hour gluttonfest in Bristol, I’m absolutely knackered (yes I’m incorporating British words into my vocabulary now). I don't know if I did more eating or drinking, but I do recall a "UK vs US" contest in which we each drank for our country…
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My Bout of Extremely Explosive Thai Tummy

My Bout of Extremely Explosive Thai Tummy

My stomach is a mysterious pit of reactionary behavior. It has no problem handling lethal amounts of Taco Bell. But it also has its sensitive side, leaving me ill for days after eating a bowl of [un]Lucky Charms that were recalled because of the green food dye. True story. Before…
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Getting High for Birthday Dinner in the BVI

Getting High for Birthday Dinner in the BVI

I am by no means a food connoisseur. Hell, one of my favorite foods is the Cheesy Gordita Crunch from Taco Bell. But I do have nearly 27 years of experience in eating. That's gotta give me some credibility, right? Living in New York for nearly six years has given me a…
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How to Enjoy a Rainy NYC Day for Under $20

How to Enjoy a Rainy NYC Day for Under $20

Temperatures could hit nearly 60 degrees this Friday in New York City, but winter isn't quite over yet. All of those faux-spring days also bring plenty of grey skies and puddles galore. Whether you're a tourist or a local, what better way is there to spend a rainy New York…
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The Stanton Social: Tapas, NYC Style

The Stanton Social: Tapas, NYC Style

If you're looking for a unique dining experience in New York City, you'll want to head down to the Lower East Side. The Stanton Social is a tapas-style restaurant serving up food that is intended to be shared amongst a group—hence the word "social."  With a full raw bar and…
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