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Best in the World, Eating, Food, Travel

Best Restaurants in the World – Part Two

One of my favorite things to do when I travel is eat. But not at the chain restaurants. I want taste like the locals. I want to eat what they’re eating and where they’re eating. I want to gorge on local dishes, not another hamburger. Thus, I thought it would be a cool idea to ask some of the top travel bloggers what they’re favorite restaurant was. Below is part two of their…

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Best in the World, Eating, Food, Travel

Best Restaurants in the World – Part One

A couple of weeks ago I reached out to some of the top travel, food, craft beer, and wine bloggers in the world and asked them a not so simple question. “What’s the best restaurant in the world?” Below is part one of their answers for Best Restaurants in the World. The taste voyage spans from Laos to Ecuador to Portugal with some exciting stops in between. Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler, Canada…

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Cooking, Eating, Food, Travel, United States

Cooking Miami’s Infamous Chop-Chop and My First Published Article

Last month I published my first article in a real magazine – Run South Florida.  Someone actually liked my words enough to print them!  I’m not sure why it has taken me almost a month to mention it here on my blog.  You’d think I’d make a grand announcement with animated balloons and Nickelback music (I think Rockstar would be appropriate).  Alas, my big splash into the world of adding “published” to…

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Cooking, Eating, Food, Travel, United States

Chelsea Market in Pictures

After a two night hotel stay in Times Square, I wrote New York City off as a place I could never live.  The people, the traffic, the gross over-commercialization, really bad food stands, the honking, comedians trying to get me to buy tickets, the construction, the people.  Yes, I listed people twice – throngs of them (tourists and business folk alike) shoving back and forth and heaving through crosswalks was way too…

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Eating, Food

Georgia Ice Cream and Texas Fried Steak at the Cotillion Southern Cafe

Pardon the interruption, but some meals are just so awesome that I have to blog about them.  Cotillion Southern Cafe is located in Wildwood, Florida just outside of Florida’s Friendliest Hometown (The Villages).  My parents took me there on my last visit.  They said the restaurant was a place that I would want to blog about it. At first the rebellious inner child that exists in all of us no matter what…

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Cooking, Eating, Food

6 Reasons Why You Should Sign-up for a CSA Share

Spring is finally hopefully almost here.  As we dust off the layers of ice and snow that have plagued most of the country this winter, our farmers are working the fields and anticipating a fruitful growing season.  Soon, we will be feasting on juicy tomatoes, ripe watermelons, and sweet cantaloupes. As an alternative to the weekly farmers market grind, consider signing up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share.  With a CSA,…

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Blogging, Eating, Food, Travel

What’s In Your 2014?

So, I ate pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day.  That means my 2014 is going to be amaze-balls, right?  Or am I screwed because Keith didn’t bring the black-eyed peas? Last year, I posted a rather entertaining blog to ring in 2013 sharing my 2012 blog year in review.  As 2013 wound to an end, I anticipated my yearly WordPress results.  I put much dedication into The Wandering Gourmand over the past…

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Eating, Food, Restaurant Snapshot, Travel, United States

Hobbit Cafe Review

Themed restaurants normally only have one thing in common – They suck.  The food is a mediocre afterthought and the menu is overpriced.  Take Hard Rock Café, Hollywood Planet, or any of the gazillion Jimmy Buffett themed restaurants as an example.  All have menus that practically mirror each other with the same sad offerings of processed chicken fingers and soggy quesadillas at high prices.  Management is more concerned with selling souvenirs to…

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Charlotte, Eating, Food, Restaurant Snapshot, Travel, United States, Wine

Conversation with Claudia – A Wine Tasting Dinner at Aria Tuscan Grill

I was sitting at my computer staring blankly at an empty white screen trying to think of the perfect blog post to summarize our week long culinary tour of Tuscany.  I flipped through pages of my journal, browsed the hundreds of photos we snapped, and wrote a somewhat decent but brief introduction before getting stuck.  The synapses of my brain just weren’t connecting the gluttonous wine and food filled adventure to a…

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Eating, Food, Spirits

Dank Summer Cocktails – Hot Melons Margarita

Maybe it’s because of the weather, but the Gourmand household has been mixing up more cocktails than normal this summer.  We’re typically a beer and wine family.  If liquor is involved, we trend simple with a vodka tonic or scotch on the rocks.  But with all the downtime of “Gee it’s raining for the third f-ing time today” this summer, we’ve found ourselves becoming a bit more creative with our liquor cabinet…

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