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I’ll Have What ‘The Mouse’ is Having: Disney Eats

Who knew that the magic of Disney extends far beyond the rides and the costumed characters?  It is often said that Disney, North America’s largest single-site employer (employing approximately 62,000), has something for everyone and that includes foodies, too.  Look past the Mickey Mouse-shaped popsicles and kiddie finger foods and there are some serious eats […]

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Bringing the Bayou Home: Creole Shrimp and Polenta Recipe

In July, I visited Louisiana and hit the highway to head out to the city of Houma, the heart of Cajun country.  While I was there, I did what any self-respecting foodie would do–I bought a suitcase full of authentic spices, hand-blended and packaged right on the bayou.  Filé powder, Creole seasoning (used in this […]

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Beer Ye! Beer Ye! Tippler’s Tour of Philadelphia

There are things that everyone must do in Philadelphia whether you’re a visitor or resident–eat a cheesesteak, run up the Art Museum’s steps à la Rocky Balboa, and check out the city’s great brews. Tippler’s Tour is a colonial pub crawl through historic Philadelphia which makes stops at some of Philadelphia’s finest bars, taverns, and […]

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Louisiana Eats: From Bourbon Street to the Bayou

We were tired–bone-tired–both physically and mentally but we remained determined.  We had consulted travel guides and picked locals’ brains and not one source, it seemed, could be trusted to steer us in the right direction of true Louisiana cooking.  How could a state fabled for its cuisine be in the running for ‘Culinary Dud of […]

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