Cocktails in Santa Fe
Oct29

Cocktails in Santa Fe

A Drink in Santa Fe, New Mexico The bitters, on my pale hand, are dark like blackberry juice and sorghum molasses. I rub my sticky palms together and smell them. Cinnamon, willowbark, coffee. For an instant I step into another world. Flashing back to the present, I race after my bartender as he beckons me to his dim-lit kingdom filled with hiss and foam, fruit and flame. My cocktail, when it comes, is a flashy deep purple. Chris...

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Celebrate Texas-Style Oktoberfest
Sep16

Celebrate Texas-Style Oktoberfest

Celebrate Texas-Style Oktoberfest SHARE A TEXAS-STYLE ‘PROST’ AT THE 26th ANNUAL ADDISON OKTOBERFEST, SEPTEMBER 19-22, 2013 AT ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST AUTHENTIC CELEBRATIONS IN THE U.S. For over 25 years, the most authentic Oktoberfest celebration outside of Munich has been held in Addison, Texas. This year, over 70,000 fans will come together September 19-22, 2013 to share a love of polka, German food and, of course, the same...

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Charming, Italian, Culinary, Boston
Jan19

Charming, Italian, Culinary, Boston

Another Great Meal in Boston Delicious Italian Pastries in Boston If anyone from outside the city knows about Boston’s Little Italy, they hear about Mike’s Pastries. A mecca of sorts for delectable desserts, people will battle it out through rain, snow and sleet to bring home one of the signature white boxes tied with blue twine. Now I adore Mike’s just as much as the next Italian pastry lover, but a memorable time can be had in this...

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Dazzling Flavors in Southwest Louisiana
Feb10

Dazzling Flavors in Southwest Louisiana

There is a lot to enjoy in the Lake Charles, Louisiana area: history, nature, and adventure but for those who are interested in a great food destination nothing rivals Southwest Louisiana known for Cajun and Creole specialties. The Cajuns descended from the Nova Scotia French who settled along the waterways and bayous. Creoles are of French and European lineage who were more aristocratic and settled in the cities. Both had their own...

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Spas, Wine and Luxury in Michigan
Mar02

Spas, Wine and Luxury in Michigan

Traverse City! Where, you say? Well, you’re probably saying “where,” but there is one thing I can tell you for sure, once you have visited Traverse City you won’t forget exactly where it is in Northern Michigan. In fact, it’s a jewel of a secret destination. After all, there are some amazing spas, lots of wines (think Madonna’s father’s winery) and some great food located in the downtown area. Let’s start with the wineries, why not, I...

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Wisconsin’s Unique Fish Boil
Jul12

Wisconsin’s Unique Fish Boil

A fish boil is a must-do when in Door County, Wisconsin. It is good eating prepared with flair and fire. Many people from Norway, Iceland, and Sweden settled in Door County making their living off the plentiful fish in Lake Michigan and it is these groups that brought the fish boil concept to Door County. Basically fish boils have been a Door County happening for more than 100 years. At first they were a way to feed a large hungry...

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