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If you’re hungry in Buffalo … fill up at La Bella Sicilia

For many years, I would come to Buffalo for shopping, drinking and not a little gambling at the Seneca Casino. I would also be amazed by tales of Pizza and Pasta from La Bella Sicilia. This very unassuming joint is something of a local legend in Cheektowaga, Buffalo. Their website advertises both Sicilian and NY style pizza. When you drive …

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Guest Post : Stay somewhere different with AirBnB

Travelling the world is one of those things we all want to do, and its something that many of us take time to plan, plan and plan even more.  Half of the planning goes into “Where to go” and the other half is “Where to stay”. As a travel addict (like Rishi), we’ve travelled all over India and a number …

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Getting a great taco in Harlem? Sure .. El Aguila is your spot!

Of course,  has a NYC Best Taco list. There were two places after traveling the strip between Lexington and Second Avenue in the El Barrio section of East Harlem and taste testing at the best taquerias and definitely El Aguila was a winner for me. (Disclaimer .. I’m not the greatest fan of tacos .. I think they’re small and …

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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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Three basic food groups in Montreal : Schwarma, Croissants and Smoked Meat

In Montreal, there are only three basic food groups: Schwarma, Croissants and Smoked Meat. Each of these food groups creates significant foodie discussions and most people are quite passionate about their chase for the best of each. Any full day in Montreal will include a combination of all three along with liquor and accoutrements. Schwarma – The Lebanese’ community has …

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Who makes the best Shish Taouk in Montreal?

Best Shish Taouk in Montreal? There are very few things that will drive people in Montreal to violence …for instance, saying one of the following  in Montreal will almost surely lead to a “Big Momma Beat Down” Saying that the Toronto Maple Leafs are better than Les Canadiens Saying that Toronto or Parisian Bagels are better than the Montreal version. …

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Travel photography cliches …

Travel photography tends to be a lot easier, if you have an eye for space, vista and colours. That being said, I generally hate looking at other people’s travel photos, especially if they are not really travelers because the photos typically border on the mundane, boring and regurgitated shots that everyone else seems to take. I have a couple personal …

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Silvie Roti Shop review : Worth the drive …

This little hidden gem in the depths of Scarborough was pretty hard to find. When I say hidden, it doesn’t show up on Google maps and the little strip mall where Silvie’s is located has no signage to indicate that Silvie’s is there. Silvie’s is definitely not a high end establishment. Typical West Indian roti shop, with spartan walls, a …

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Danforth Roti Shop review : Cheap, Downtown and Decent

In Downtown Toronto, finding a decent roti isn’t the easiest task ever. With the combination of higher rents, overhead costs, lower Trini populations (unlike the suburbs) and more food variety, it’s tough to keep your head above water. Danforth Roti Shop reminds me of “higher end” roti shops in Trinidad … in that there is cheap fluorescent lighting, hand written …

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