Salt Lake City FOOD Guide: Part 2...

Jan 22, 2017 by

  No need to waffle, ahem, let’s continue.   Spitz If you’re looking for something cheap-ish and still tasty while galavanting around downtown, this is a great option. They have a selection of wraps and kebabs and beer, too. Just watch the % on those beers, because some won’t get you anywhere near a buzz. Because eating meat weirds me out more and more every day, I opted for a spicy doner with falafel. Yum!     Lucky 13 While I didn’t actually eat here, this place was on my list the entire time I was in Salt Lake. It’s supposed to be the spot for a dynamite burger, and I feel like if I didn’t include it in this list, I would be doing a disservice to all the foodies. Just check out that...

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Salt Lake City Ultimate FOOD Guide: Part 1...

Jan 15, 2017 by

  From April of last year until now, I roamed around all over the world, from the USA to Africa, the Middle East and finally back to my cozy nook called Canada. In those eight months, if I had any doubts of whether I should eat/drink/try/do/go, I just hollered “Yolo!” and went ahead. It was a good year. Since nearly half of that time was spent in Salt Lake City, Utah, I have a thing or two to say about the food. I ate A LOT there, so this will have to be split up into a multi-part series.. Let’s begin.   East Liberty Tap House Absolutely love this place and went more than once. I never had a bad bite here, or drink either, for that matter. The restaurant has a laid back vibe...

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When The Universe Poops In Your Cereal...

Dec 1, 2016 by

  Vancouver Island has been home for about the last 3 weeks now, and it’s been indescribably refreshing to be on Canadian soil, breathe cool mountain air and frankly, be the only student intern at the clinic where I’m working. Solitude, lack of competitive attitudes/superiority, and lovely introverted *me* time have been the absolute bee’s knees. My plans here, apart from working and honing my clinical skills, included two main activities: driving to see some sweet stuff on the island and write write write. Weekend one came around, and I was excited to hop off to Ucluelet for the day. I had rolled through once before, back in 2009 with my parents. We were on our way to Tofino and only stopped briefly, but I remember how charmed I was and knew I’d be back...

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Jamaica Was

Nov 10, 2016 by

Rum & Red Stripe     So, so, so many Red Stripes. So, so much rum.   Steamed Snapper     Actually, I ate so much my first week, I couldn’t stomach anymore the second week!   New Friends, Frizzy Hair & Lobster Photobombs     All three in one photo!   A Hurricane, More Or Less     Technically, I don’t think it qualified as a hurricane, but I’ve never experienced such loud and aggressive rain before. It leaked in through the roof of our accommodation and had the windows banging so loudly that I woke up shouting!   Finally Getting A Piña Colada     I asked everywhere we went, and either no one had the ingredients, or the bar tender was not working. When we got to our weekend R&R resort, I...

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Keep Portland Delicious

Jul 23, 2016 by

  This Where to Eat type post is really more of a Where I Ate type post. I wasn’t in Portland long enough to dig my teeth into the culinary culture and provide earth shattering recommendations, but I can certainly provide my opinion on the places I ate/drank while there last weekend. And if I’m being honest, I think I did very, very well. First up, Masu.     I admit, I’m a total sushi snob and I have a hard time eating sub-par sushi. Masu definitely delivered, and I left a happy girl. The fish was all excellent and fresh, and I even had a new experience: quail egg (uzura). They were served as the above photo shows, with an opening in the top and the little yolk inside. Served raw, they are eaten in one quick...

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Florida Eats & Treats

Apr 7, 2016 by

Our short holiday to Florida started well, with a kind gentleman in the airport buying us our first beers of the trip! What luck! He was similarly traveling to Florida (Sarasota, if I recall correctly) to meet his wife where they vacation every year.     Upon arrival, we were hungry! Thankfully, my friend Courtney (pictured above) is an eater, just like me. My greatest friendships to date have stemmed from a shared love of ingesting everything imaginable. Having a hungry friend by my side is one of the best comforts in life. It means we get to hunt down tasty grub together without leaving one person feeling like a hangry freak. We dropped our stuff at our friends’ place and took a short walk to Windward Bar & Grille where we dined on blackened fish tacos...

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