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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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Walking to the Calgary Tower

In case anyone  hadn’t mentioned it; Calgary is a small city. Although there is the presence of flat urban sprawl, the city is relatively quiet and definitely flat. This is completely confirmed when you end up at the Calgary Tower to get the bird’s eye view of the city. Calgary being a nice walkable city, I was able to leave …

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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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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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Where to get a taste of the world in Manila?

Buffets as a dinner concept hold nothing special to me. I’ve seen the buffets all across the world and they’re all the same – heaps of food – generally lower quality ingredients and the same stale variety of food within the buffet itself. However it seems that hotel buffet dining is something of a sport in Manila, which I would …

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Getting to Arenal …

After my long journey with the delay to get to San Jose, my luggage was delayed. Now you would think that I would a bit pissed about this, since I was delayed coming and then Continental delayed my luggage. However the customer service agents were so friendly, they offered vouchers, let me use their phones to call Lev (US Number …

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At the Bitter End …

One of the things I love about the Virgin Islands is the actual names of the individual islands and places themselves. A listing of names, definitely make you wonder what was going on, when they named the islands. Some of the island/bay names are listed below: Mosquito Island Ginger Island Beef Island Sandy spit Dog Island Handsome  Bay Dig a …

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Official Roti Reviewer … me?? Damn these “roti” places in Toronto

As the new ” official Roti reviewer ” for blogTO, I have to apply some scientific Trinidadian principles to finding the best roti in the GTA. For instance, in this article about the best Roti in Toronto, there is claim that “Roti” can be from Barbados, Jamaica and India, which is completely false. When one thinks about a roti, one …

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A Macco in Leverick Bay …

People in the Virgin Islands must be overly friendly or must be some “big macco”. In Trini parlance, being a “big macco” means that you’re overly nosy. Everywhere I went, people would ask me where I was from … now this happens to my friend who lives in the BVI also. I have no problem with friendly people, but when …

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