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Fisher St, Ballyvara, Doolin, Co. Clare, V95 FY67, Ireland
We had intended to return to Galway for the night after a day trip to the Cliffs of Moher in December 2009, but were so drawn to the remote coastal beauty of the area that we spent the full day exploring. As dusk approached we began to look for a...
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United States
Yellowstone National Park is no secret by any stretch of the imagination. Yellowstone is one of America's most popular tourist destinations, and with good reason; there few places in the country where you can rub shoulders with grizzlies, smack...
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California, USA
Its a long haul from San Francisco, but so magical when you arrive you almost forget how long you've been in the car.
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Washington, USA
For several summers, I just couldn't seem to get the timing right for wildflowers while hiking around Mt. Rainier: too early, too late, too cold, rain...Finally, one summer, although the skies were grey and getting lower on the glaciers, I arrived...
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800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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Café Du Monde is always open; it’s the clientele that changes—from visiting families and local pensioners early in the morning, to couples in the evening, to Bourbon Street refugees looking for coffee and ballast in the...
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307 Exchange Pl, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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How to choose between sweet potato biscuits, truffle grits, and the free-range lamb meatloaf sandwich? Try them all! (Just kidding) As a solo diner, I skipped the sweet potato biscuits (sadly). The grits and sandwich looked and tasted like...
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Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
The weekend before Thanksgiving, you will find the Po'boy Festival out on Oak Street. Best sandwich ever...until you try a
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813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Connected to Arnaud's, this cozy bar place makes you feel like you're transported back in time. It's a great place for conversation, even if just with the bartender. They take their cocktails seriously and you MUST try the souffle potatoes. Yum!
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441 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Tried the trio:oysters Rockefeller, oysters royale and pepperino oysters. Delicioso! Drinks are not worthy though.
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301 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Here is one of the many lusciously delicious menu items at August, John Besh's flagship restaurant in New Orleans. And the $20.14 pre-fixe lunch is the best deal in town!
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3322 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
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The Garden District has a lot of things going for it but I'd put Slim Goodies at the top of the list. They're renowned for their sweet potato pancakes (light, fluffy, amazing) and clever names for their breakfast mashups like the above Jewish...
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536 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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The amazing music and cool vibe on Frenchman Street is irresistible. Some of the world’s best musicians are playing there every night of the week—just one of the many extraordinary things about New Orleans. While you are feeding your...
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933 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
If you've been shunned by Central Grocery then this is the place to go. Right next store is Frank's Restaurant serving up Muffalettas and many other traditional Southern recipes. Fried Crawfish tails and homemade tartar sauce were a serious...
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1418 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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From the Cuban Sandwich to the Bananas Foster French Toast we hands-down loved our meals here. Surrey's had great food and a relaxed local feel. I would happily return to this cafe on my next visit to New Orleans.
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718 St Peter St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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No trip to New Orleans would be complete without a visit to Pat O'Briens for a Hurricane. The story goes that in the 1940s, because it was difficult to import scotch during WWII, bar owners were forced to buy large amounts of rum and the...
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209 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Lunch is the time to visit Galatoire's—a sight and scene for all senses. Well-respected locals come to dine and celebrate, and the joie de vivre (especially on a Friday afternoon) is unparalleled.
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5030 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
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Dat Dog is a local hotspot that serves top quality hot dogs with a NOLA twist. You can get classic pork or beef wieners, kielbasa, and bratwurst—but you're encouraged to be adventurous by trying something more usual like the crawfish or...
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8120 Hampson St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
This past weekend I had one of the best brunches of my life at La Macarena. I ordered the Vegetarian Spanish Breakfast: sweet corn tamale, cheese pupusa, refried beans, sweet fried plantains & avocado. It was like a little bit of heaven...
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2027 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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After I had finished my shopping in the charming boutiques on Magazine Street, I came to Mayas for their famous mojitos, then decided to stay for dinner. It was early enough that the sidewalks were still uncrowded and I was able to sit outside at...
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734 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013, USA
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Now all you need is a cold beer and some diligence. OK, so a couple napkins would help. Sorry I don't remember where I took this picture.
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800 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Chef Donald Link, famous locally for his other restaurants—Herbsaint, Cochon, and Cochon Butcher—recently opened his latest dining establishment, Peche. Peche is in the Warehouse District not far from his other restaurants. We visited Peche last...
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813 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
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Arnaud's Restaurant has been serving classic Creole cuisine in the French Quarter since 1918. After having a craft cocktail in their French 75 vintage lounge (once an all-gentleman's club when it first opened), head into their main dining room to...
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600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA
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Why is a wine shop in a raggedy building at the far edges of a downriver Bywater neighborhood such a buzzed-about stop? Step out the back door and you’ll get your answer. The spacious if scruffy backyard—festooned with string lights...
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144 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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Bourbon House is one of New Orleans' best restaurants, serving fresh seafood (oysters topped with caviar!) and dishes made with local ingredients. In fact, over 70% of ingredients are sourced within 150 miles. Moreover, Bourbon House is passionate...
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Collins Diboll Cir, New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
Located in the New Orleans Museum of Art, this Ralph Brennan Restaurant features light, artisanal meals made with local ingredients. Some choices include house-cured salmon bruschetta, turkey bacon panini, roasted chicken salad, homemade chicken...
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2815 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA
Located in a warehouse in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery was the brainchild of a local artist in 1999. The distillery survived the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and is still going strong and are now being...
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900 Dumaine St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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Here, you'll enjoy authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine made with fresh, local ingredients. Everything on the menu is made from scratch except for the French bread, and even that has a local twist, as the restaurant grills it to give it a nice...
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1 French Market Pl, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Pepper Palace is home to more than 1,000 hot sauces, including the Hottest Sauce In The Universe: The 2nd Dimension. You can try the extremely spicy sauce for free as long as you're over 18 and sign a waiver. Moreover, Pepper Palace features a...
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1405, 770 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80203, United States
Marczyk Fine Foods is a Denver treasure, boldly opening a small gourmet neighborhood grocery in this time of Whole Foods Everywhere. But the Marczyk brothers and Pete's wife Barb, have created a new Denver institution, helping transform Denver's...
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144 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Over 100 years ago what is now the McNichols Building was a Carnegie Library, complete with shushing librarians. Today, quite the opposite is true, with staff encouraging interactive and boisterous reactions to art and music on display. This...
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1001 16th St, Denver, CO 80265, USA
Architect I.M. Pei's firm designed the 16th Street Mall so that, when seen from the air, the repeating pattern of red, white, and gray stone that makes up the pavement would resemble the markings on a diamondback rattlesnake. At ground level,...
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1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202, USA
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Sometimes I love to have long lunches “for one.” Either in the company of my laptop, a good book, or simply my thoughts. I pick a place with good food, uncrowded seating, and I plop myself down for an hour or two. Le Grand Bistro is one of my...
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1628 16th St, Denver, CO 80202, USA
Known for hosting readings by big stars in the literary firmament, Tattered Cover Book Store originally opened in 1971 in a mere 950 square feet of space in the Cherry Creek North area. The enterprise has grown to...
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800 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204, USA
Visiting new and emerging art galleries is always a lot of fun. Combine it with a once-a-month art walk, and you'll find yourself with an eclectic group of people enjoying everything from antiques and art, to food trucks and people watching. First...
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1365 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204, USA
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Did you know it’s rude to put soy sauce on food in Japan? They’ll teach you the finer ways of Japanese cooking at Domo, a hidden treasure in downtown Denver. And while the restaurant’s exterior looks like an industrial warehouse, the interior...
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17155 W 44th Ave, Golden, CO 80403, USA
If you're into trains (or your kids are) this museum is a ferroequinologist's (a person who studies trains) paradise. This museum houses over 100 steam and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, and cabooses as well as a G-scale model railroad in its...
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10422 Town Center Dr, Westminster, CO 80021, USA
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Hacienda Colorado is so unique that it has created its own kind of food. They call it “Mountain Mex,” which is based on traditional Mexican cuisine, but with a Rocky Mountain twist. By the way, the flour tortillas are homemade—that’s always a good...
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4800 W 92nd Ave, Westminster, CO 80031, USA
City Hall's Bell Tower provides the best view in Westminster of the surrounding plains, nearby cities and the Front Range. That’s, of course, after you climb the 180 steps. The top of the tower is 5,655 feet above sea level. But there’s a catch....
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90 S Valley Rd, Littleton, CO 80401, USA
You are being watched. For 3,000 years (2,000 BC - 1,000 AD), Native Americans encamped beneath these towering fountain formation monoliths. After a twenty five minutes drive southwest from downtown Denver, you will experience an environment few...
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2124 14th St, Boulder, CO 80302, USA
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Far from New Orleans in foodie Boulder, Colorado is a little spot called Lucile's that has to-die-for beignets!
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I always take visitors to Boulder on the Banjo Billy's Bus Tours, one of the funnest, funkiest, funniest city tours I've ever been on. Storytelling, ghost stories, mysterious hotel rooms, and all the quirky Boulder facts you could want. The bus...
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180 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
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I'm usually skeptical when visiting restaurants right along the main drag of a rather touristy street. Thus is the location of Portland Lobster Co., smack in the middle of Commercial Street in downtown Portland. However, my skepticism was brushed...
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Old Port, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Portland, Maine is one of the oldest cities in the United States and the Old Port is where it shows. The waterfront in the Old Port continues to be a working waterfront with ferries, fishing boats, and lobster boats coming and going daily. This...
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150 Spurwink Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074, USA
Spurwink Country Kitchen is a favorite for our visits to Maine and qulaifies for DART status as far as I am concerned. Friendly service, home made pies and great comfort food. Put the address in GPS and head on over.