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The Best Barbecue Cities in America

Having grown up and lived for most of my life in North Carolina, I know a little something about barbecue, the quintessential American food. But while I take a lot of pride in Carolina barbecue, I’ve come to realize that it’s not the only good barbecue to found in this country. There are tons of great barbecue destinations, each with their own style that set them apart so you’ll rarely have the same barbecue twice. Below you’ll find a few of the best barbecue cities in America.

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June 15, 2012 by | 2 Comments

10 Foods to Try Before You Die

Ever wanted to eat your way around the world? All diets are off on this no-limits top 10 list of iconic dishes from around the world. Try them at least once, before it’s too late!

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June 1, 2012 by | 0 Comments

8 Foods to Try in Mexico City—and the Best Places to Try Them

Whether you’re in the mood for patriotic chiles en nogada, savory squash blossom quesadillas, or even the nutty crunch of fried ant larvae, you can find your meal in Mexico City.

Mexico’s bustling capital has long been considered a mecca for delicious cuisine from all over the country. Many dishes can be traced to their pre-Hispanic roots, and gourmet chefs cite the country’s long tradition of markets and street food as inspiration. Here are eight tempting dishes from Mexico City, along with a list of the best places to find them.

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May 24, 2012 by | 1 Comment

The Best American Food Truck Cities

Food trucks; what a novel concept. The fact that you can order food from the same vehicle that transports it. And not just any type of food, but gourmet items that can serve as your lunch or dinner. What at one time was nothing more than hot dog stands and ice cream trucks has evolved to become its own culture in many cities. Many food trucks have a cult following, with guests who will stand in long lines to have their favorite food truck entree, like beer battered fish tacos, falafel, sweet potato tater tots, and crème brûlée. Food trucks represent a new, unique way to eat while traveling and brings new meaning to eating on the go. Today I showcase the best food truck cities in America.

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May 21, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Beyond the Cheesesteak: What to Eat in Philadelphia

When most people think of authentic Philadelphian cuisine, they automatically think of the Philadelphia cheesesteak; thin slices of peppery rib eye steak served in an Italian roll, swimming in a pool of cheddar cheese. Yes, it is as delicious as it sounds. But even though this is a quintessential Philadelphian feast, this city is serving up way more than just cheesesteaks. For the benefit of travelers and locals alike, here is what to eat in Philadelphia, taken from food trends that have been taking the city by a tasty storm.

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May 18, 2012 by | 2 Comments

How to Plan a Trip to Napa Valley

When you think about the Napa Valley of California, you automatically think wine. It’s for good reasons, especially since the Napa Valley has over 400 wineries. You could spend an entire week touring the vineyards of the region and still just barely scrape the surface. But to help you plan your next California wine country trip, I’ve put together this guide to the Napa Valley.

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May 3, 2012 by | 0 Comments

The Delicious Highlights of Peruvian Cuisine


With claims of over 500 unique dishes, a world-renowned chef, and inspiration dating back to the Incas, Peru is emerging as the latest in global culinary hotspots. Ranging from the sweet taste of neon-colored Inca Kola, the savory tang of a lemon zested ceviche, and the just plain unusual look of a fully cooked Guinea Pig, enjoying a meal in Peru is an experience to remember. Here are nine mouthwatering dishes to tempt your tastebuds in Peru.

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April 10, 2012 by | 1 Comment

The Best Meat Restaurants in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

When it comes to Cambodia, there are certainly more than enough reasons to come visit, including the beautiful and historical Angkor Wat complex in Siem Reap, the increasingly buzz-worthy coastal town of Sihanoukville and the growing urban hub of Phnom Penh. For all the meat lovers of the world, here are a few favorite places in Phnom Penh to get a great meal.

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March 13, 2012 by | 0 Comments

Top 5 Things to Do in Singapore When It Rains

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Located on the southern tip of Malaysia, the city-state of Singapore offers more than just a stopover en route to other exotic locales. But with a tropical rain forest climate and its location only one degree north from the Equator, there are plenty of days when the humid weather takes a turn for the worse and clouds roll in dropping rain on everyone. In fact, on average, Singapore has more than 170 days of rain each year, so the chances of encountering some of the wet stuff on a visit is definitely a possibility.

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March 12, 2012 by | 4 Comments

Amsterdam’s Red Light District By Night

From tree-lined canals and museums by day, to an explosion of electronic music and illicit offerings at night, Amsterdam certainly lives up to its name as a European party destination. In that spirit here are my recommendations for a night out on Amsterdam’s straats (streets) and pleins (squares).

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March 2, 2012 by | 6 Comments

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