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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in New York City…

May 18, 2016
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await you in all their warm gooey goodness in the tiny unpretentious, basement space at Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side. At $4/each, there’s 4 flavors (chocolate chip walnut, oatmeal raisin, dark chocolate chocolate chip, and dark chocolate peanut butter chip), but the chocolate […]

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Montreal vs. New York City: Who Does the Bagel Better?

March 30, 2016
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It sounds painfully obvious to say, but I must say it: I’ve long been a fan of New York bagels. But then Montreal happened. I knew that the bagels in the beautiful European-inspired Canadian city were different, but I didn’t realize how different or […]

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A Guide to Sushi in Seattle + My Top 3 Picks

September 15, 2015
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Authentic. Unpretentious. Fresh. Non-saucy. No California rolls.
I’m a sushi purist. I love a good fusion restaurant, but when it comes to sushi: the simpler, the better. I find that sushi nirvana happens when there’s a perfect marriage of art and science […]

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The Best Blueberry Donuts in Orange County…

July 30, 2014
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are sitting fresh, hot, and pretty for you at M&M Donuts, a little gem nestled in Anaheim, moments away from Disneyland. The donuts are temples of calories, but it’s ok to reward yourself every now and then. And when the dessert tastes THIS good, it […]

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The Best Sachertorte in Vienna…

October 10, 2013
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is waiting to tempt you at Hotel Sacher, a luxury hotel nestled in the heart of the city. Two things to clarify: 1) Sachertorte is chocolate cake with a twist–chocolate sponge cake with a thin layer of apricot filling and dark chocolate icing, and 2) Hotel Sacher […]

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The Best Waffle in Brussels…

September 10, 2013
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is the Liège waffle at Dandoy, a traditional, family-owned Belgian biscuiterie that dates back to 1829. You’ll see the word gaufre everywhere, but before you think you’re ordering the wrong item, just know it’s the word for waffle in French. The Li […]

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The Best Apfelstrudel in Berlin…

July 29, 2013
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awaits you at Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt, a Bavarian-style restaurant in the charming upscale Gendarmenmarkt area near Friedrichstraβe. Typically from Vienna, Apfelstrudel is a dessert that consists of a cinnamon-spiced apple filling encrusted in layers of flaky pastry pieces and topped with creamy […]

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The Best Cupcakes in Beverly Hills…

July 22, 2013
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await you at Sprinkles, a small cupcake parlor near Rodeo Drive in the heart of the city. The sugary goodness that has been the beloved of America for more than 100 years has expanded its popularity worldwide, but when in Beverly Hills, don’t go anywhere else but […]

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The Best Macarons in Los Angeles…

December 6, 2012
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are nestled on the sprawling shelves of trendy downtown French bistro and bakery, Bottega Louie. Just because it’s LA, don’t assume that you’ll find “skinny macarons”; there’s no skimping on size and thickness here. The real differences are the taste, texture, and grand range […]

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The Best Hamburger in California…

November 19, 2012
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is waiting for you at In-N-Out, a delicious, amazing, fabulous, regional fast food chain that is the pride of the West Coast, particularly California, and that often leaves tourists or East Coasters pining for more. A bold statement, I’m fully aware, but it’s the […]

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