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Best Breakfast in Chicago – Lou Mitchell’s Meatloaf

In Trinidad, I never grew up with meatloaf. Why would we – this is a purely European derivative “dish”. In Trinidad – who ate ground beef growing up?? Definitely not anyone I knew – it was expensive and you couldn’t make it into a curry – the only place you would have any sort of ground beef, was in a …

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More Deep Dish nonsense in Chicago – The Art of Pizza

I have no problem saying it … “I’m not a fan of deep dish pizza … never was … never will be”. It’s not that people don’t like it … there are wars between New Yorkers and Chi-Towners about the pizza in their town and which is the best. I’m lactose intolerant-“ish” … hence I will never get the stuffed …

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Monday Morning Consultant – Westin North Chicago review

Chicago is one of my favorite towns in the US, hands down. There also happens to be a few Starwood properties here and we ended choosing the Westin Chicago River North – this would be the first time staying at this hotel, as my preferred hotels are the W City Center or Chicago Hotel and Towers – but there is …

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Checking out Al Capones in St. Charles

There isn’t much to do in St. Charles, IL; there is a casino in Elgin and the Q Center, but definitely one of the attractions we found was Al Capone’s Hideaway and Steakhouse. Getting there itself was a bit of a process – most cabbies know the way but there are very specific directions and a tuneup on your car …

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Monday Morning Consultant – Training in Q Center Edition

One of the big selling points of working in consulting, is the training that the company gives you. The training can often be virtual i.e. you sit at home in your underwear and listen along on your headphones and conference call. Then there are the instructor led courses that you’re sometimes sent on – when you finish a project, you …

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Feeling like Pasta in St. Louis … Cunetto House of Pasta review

So you watched the Godfather or Giada de Laurentis or saw a salumi in the window and just had to eat some pasta. In the US, you always have heaps of choices for Italian. It doesn’t have to be great but you always have a choice for Italian. In St. Louis, the same choice apply but because of the Hill, …

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Jerk Chicken in St. Louis … seriously! And it’s phenomenal!!!

In my travels, I am constantly surprised at how little I know about things I claim to know a lot about. For instance, I really like my Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas, swimming with gravy and with tons of hot sauce and some water cress salad on it. Simple food, with an extraordinary impact! Having worked in St. Louis …

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Bok Tower Gardens – a little hidden gem in Tampa

There are many different Tampa attractions to visit, but some are a little less known than others. Typically, heading to Orlando and Tampa, it’s about visiting friends and the theme parks – although I have yet to see the Harry Potter exhibit at Universal Studios. Today’s attraction was the Bok Tower Gardens. It’s about 90 mins away from Tampa and the …

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Disney Marketplace … one pic!

Gotta love Buzz! [smugmug url=”http://rishiray.smugmug.com/hack/feed.mg?Type=gallery&Data=16637840_8ZfkbJ&format=rss200″ title=”Disney%20Marketplace” imagecount=”5″ start=”1″ num=”5″ thumbsize=”Th” link=”smugmug” captions=”false” sort=”false” window=”true” smugmug=”true” size=”L”]

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