Travel Eats

Help Fund A New Travel Show (There May Be Arepas In It For You)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Last week I attended the launch of my friend Kate and Nora’s kickstarter campaign for their new foodie travel show, The Innocents Abroad (see the above video), a campaign in which they’re hoping to raise money to film even more epic and calorie-inducing episodes for use to pitch their show eventually to major networks. As […]

Whatever You Do, Don’t Skip Out On Breakfast In Istanbul

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Kebabs have long been a staple of the traditional undergraduate diet. So when the question of what a student on a limited budget could expect for decent and filling fare in Istanbul was posed to the Guardian, the answer seemed to be obvious. For if there is one thing you can get the former Ottoman capital, […]

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise: The Lunch Lady Of Saigon Serves Meals To Die For

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It’s rare that I will dig into a bowl of watery, bland soup here in the U.S. and I don’t harken back to happier times. Specifically, a certain afternoon in the bowels of Saigon sitting on a small, plastic chair chowing down on a freshly poured bowl of soup full of thick slices of meat, […]

How Vail’s 10th Restaurant Will Make You Feel Like P. Diddy

Monday, April 23, 2012

When Americans ski they should be prepared to experience discomfort for at least a portion of the day. While freezing temperatures, high winds and cracked goggles may contribute to this vexation, the largest travesty while skiing is usually in the ski lodge. Let us examine the sub-par cafeteria at a typical ski lodge. You walk […]

The 10 Best Food Markets In The World

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Can you think of anything that engenders more controversy and animosity than combining top 10 lists and food? Perhaps taxes, whale hunting and maybe the last episode of Lost are the only other topics I’d try to avoid. But that didn’t scare National Geographic from grabbing a few bites around the world and coming up with […]

Waiter, There’s A Bug In My Appetizer

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mealworm sushi from a past Explorers Club annual dinner. If python, larvae, scorpion, jellyfish and yak were on the dinner menu, one may assume a night camping in an Amazonian jungle was in store. But don’t start stuffing your pack with teepee and GORP just yet, because this dinner is taking place in New York […]

Skip The Beach, Visit The Real Mexico

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I know that for most people, Mexico this time of year means beaches, beer funnels, lounge chairs, diving excursions, 600-thread count sheets, sunny weather, and nights slept on the floor of dingy jail cells while being protected by someone named “Big Hector” who for some reason has taken an interest in your well-being (okay, that […]

Top 10 Bars In Seville

Monday, February 13, 2012

Seville is not a cheap city. On the other hand, it is the epicentre of tapa culture and cuisine. The tapas here aren’t free, as they are in Granada for example, but they are good — maybe the best that Spain has to offer. And it isn’t as if there isn’t any good value. In […]

The Worst Airplane Food (And What You Can Do About It)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

If you’ve ever found yourself on a flight longer than eight hours, you have undoubtedly experienced the travesty of the modern airplane meal. While shorter flights do the courtesy of refraining from dinner service, or providing the tasty, yet utterly unhealthy “Snack Pack” (Pringles and M&Ms for supper anyone?), longer flights are often plagued by […]

Lonely Planet’s Tastiest Food Places v. Diner Pizza

Thursday, October 20, 2011

There is a restaurant called Post Corner Pizza in Darien, Connecticut, not far from where I grew up. Essentially it is a Greek diner, offering everything from monstrous grinders to stuffed grape leaves to good ‘ol fashioned spaghetti and meatballs, and per the name, pizza too. The ‘za is decent — some may call it […]

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