Travel Eats

Enjoy Eating Your Toilet Bowl Of Noodles

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

There’s something to be said about innovation. Even if it’s as cheesy as Jim Carrey in the Cable Guy, at least Medieval Times is not your average, run-of-the-mill eatery. This concept isn’t just limited to tights-wearing actors of the round table, interestingly, themed and concept restaurants are sprouting up all over the world. Over at […]

There Is A Coffee Heaven, And They Call It Vienna

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Who would of thought that a bag of questionable pellets, originally thought to be camel dung, could transform a city into a coffee culture hub? Neither did the Viennese, nor myself, until The Toronto Star let me in on the secret. With over 300 coffee shops, Vienna has mastered the art of the bean (I’m wondering if […]

When In Rome . . . Eating Like The Locals

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Street food is always going to be a reflection of a city’s true culture. Not only does it give you a glimpse into a local’s diet, but the vendors offer an amazing ambience as well, even the crusty ones. For example, Torontonians and New Yorkers thrive on “street meat” — in Toronto it has been […]

How You, Too, Can Get Invited To A Stranger’s House For A Meal In Italy

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Not content with the haute cusisine and celebrity chefs that permeate the dining scene in New York, the NYT’s Frugal Traveler, Matt Gross, headed off to Italy to barge in on some local families for a few but-gusting sit-down lunches and dinners (oh yeah, they were also complete strangers), all without getting kicked out even […]

Top 10 Strangest Dishes In Asia

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Grab the kids and gather ’round the computer. takes a look at some of the strangest dishes in Asia. By Justin Calderon While one of the highlights of travel is the opportunity to sample dishes and flavors that you’ve never had before, it’s inevitable that you’re going to run into something that, well, despite […]

Let Them Eat Vegetables! (In Buenos Aires)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It might not be a part of the European Union, but Buenos Aires has the ambience to contend with the rest. The city has cobbled-stone roads, plazas and cafes on every corner, grandiose hand gestures, and an endearing sense of pride. They take pride in their language, their women, their ability to argue politics and, […]

Finding The Real Hawaii One Bite At A Time

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quickly, name the first thing that comes to your mind when I say, “Hawaiian food.” I thought so, probably pineapples, roast pig luau — all those stereotypical Hawaiian things, right? I don’t blame you. I’m definitely not a resorter, and won’t be any time soon, but those touristy eats are the same things that pop […]

The Coffee Culture Boom: Is London Really The Next Coffee Town? (And The Case For Toronto)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This week the NY Times hailed London, England, as the next city for the coffee craze. Although the major corporations, like Starbucks, are pervasive in this international city, there seems to be a movement towards the smaller, independent shops that see coffee as an art. But, as most people know, this java renaissance is happening […]

In The Mood For Scorpion? The Best Street Food In Shanghai

Thursday, February 18, 2010

In true Bourdain-philosophy, to eat the street food of a people is to truly learn the culture. And perhaps nowhere is this more true than East Asia, as explores in this culinary trek through Shanghai’s back streets. From the Nanxiang steamed bun (a large dumpling filled with soup) to Sichuan hot pots (a salad […]

Come On Everybody And Drop Your Diets, We’re Heading To Mexico City For The Weekend

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

If you are bored and don’t know what to do this weekend, go to Mexico City. I know it sounds crazy. Most of my friends cocked their heads to one side with eyebrows raised when I told them I had done just that one weekend, but it’s worth it. The food is delicious, the flight […]

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