Archive for the ‘North America’ Category

#76B: New York Mexican food, with less whining

Share   New Yorkers love to whine about the Mexican food here. I sorta understand why: Chipotle and Qdoba easily sell more burritos (which, incidentally, were pretty much invented in California) than every other Mexican restaurant in Manhattan put together. Don’t get me wrong: I like a good Chipotle burrito as much as the next guy. But I […]

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Yo, tourists! Eat more Hawaiian food. Now.

Share   According to potentially unreliable internet sources, there are 64 McDonald’s restaurants, 27 Subway restaurants, and at least 15 Starbucks outlets in Hawaii.  I don’t mean to be cruel to America’s favorite chain restaurants–I am, after all, apparently enough of a McDonald’s expert to be cited as reference #58 on a Wikipedia article about […]

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#123-124 Iraq & United States: ouzi and the garbage plate

Share   Sometimes, I panic-eat. Buried in a heap of hastily-crammed moving boxes and facing the end of my time in NYC, I could no longer tell whether I was surrounded by a pile of valuable personal effects, or a decomposing mountain of trash that had inexplicably cluttered my NYC apartment for three years. I […]

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#0: Bella Rose Cafe and other surprises of Rockland County

Share   Most of the time, I focus my food blogging energy and digestive juices on obscure ethnic eateries in NYC.  But once in a while, I run across amazing food in unexpected places–like Des Moines, Iowa or Talkeetna, Alaska–and I feel obligated to share my surprise (and smelly belches?) with the world. My lovely […]

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#75 & #76 Lithuania and Mexico: holy elote

Share I really like eating international church and mosque food.  I ate an amazing meal last week at an incredibly friendly Norwegian church, and I enjoyed one of the best meals of my life in a parking lot behind an Indonesian mosque in Astoria.  So when I found out that there was a Lithuanian festival […]

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