Month: February 2014

The Chicago Bean + deep-dish Pizza.

The Chicago Bean + deep-dish Pizza.

We took the bus down from Madison, Wisconsin this morning to spend the day wandering around Chicago. We stopped at Union Station, dropped off our luggage in storage and then wandered the Magnificent Mile, the city, and across a few bridges. I love that the […]

A day on a Wisconsin Maple Farm.

A day on a Wisconsin Maple Farm.

I met an awesome couple on my birthday – Dan and Larkin are Edward’s friends, and they are currently working on Larkin’s sisters Maple Farm. The invited us up to Westby for a day to play around on the farm, learn about maple syrup production […]

The Underground Food Collective, a lunch meeting over shrimp & grits + Wisconsin Cheese.

The Underground Food Collective, a lunch meeting over shrimp & grits + Wisconsin Cheese.

Last day in Madison today – so I head over to Williamson st, or ‘Willy’ st as the locals call it, to check out some of the food businesses that supply all the top restaurants. I had tried a number of Underground Meats at Merchant […]

Brisket sandwiches, sledding in the snow + pear cinnamon cocktails.

Brisket sandwiches, sledding in the snow + pear cinnamon cocktails.

Packed up and checked out of my hotel today, as I was moving to the Hampton Inn by Hilton downtown. Once I’d moved out, I wandered the main street to all the little boutiques. Stopped in for lunch at Roast Public House for BBQ brisket […]

Blueberry orange pancakes, mac ‘n’ cheese pizza + the finest farm-to-table dining.

Blueberry orange pancakes, mac ‘n’ cheese pizza + the finest farm-to-table dining.

Today was a full work day, and by a full work day I mean that the lovely folk at Visit Madison had organised a full day of meeting chefs, owners and eating at a number of Madison’s top dining locations. I rugged up against the […]

My 25th birthday in Wisconsin, cheese curds + an official birthday restaurant.

My 25th birthday in Wisconsin, cheese curds + an official birthday restaurant.

I arrived in Madison, Wisconsin last night from New York at close to midnight. I had been travelling all day and made it in to my fancy hotel thanks to Visit Madison, and made my way up to my gorgeous big suite. It was lovely […]

Moroccan tagines, soul food + crack pie and cereal milk soft serve at Momofuku Milk Bar.

Moroccan tagines, soul food + crack pie and cereal milk soft serve at Momofuku Milk Bar.

Last day in NYC today – I’ve had a killer (but fattening) time. Brooklyn is a lot bigger than I realised. When I organised to stay down south on 68th, I didn’t realise how far it was from Williamsburg, the hip place to be in […]

White girl gets a fork, best pancakes ever, a rice pudding cafe + an urban high-rise park.

White girl gets a fork, best pancakes ever, a rice pudding cafe + an urban high-rise park.

I stayed in my hotel room until midday. My feet hurt. I needed to sort out my luggage, get myself re-centered. And to be honest, I just needed a sleep in. New York is so ever-bustling and busy, it was nice to sit 13 floors […]

The invention of the Cronut.

The invention of the Cronut.

Today was the day I was to get up at 6AM and take the subway down to Dominique Ansel’s Bakery in SoHo, to line up for two hours for a taste of a Cronut from the place they were invented. If you haven’t heard of […]

Magnolia Bakery, Broadway musicals, squirrels in Central Park + burgers at Shake Shack.

Magnolia Bakery, Broadway musicals, squirrels in Central Park + burgers at Shake Shack.

Today was my first full day in Manhattan, to spend as I pleased. I had no plans, no-one to meet up with, no one to see. I could just do and go wherever I wanted. So I did. I set out, rugged up against the […]

Friends in New York + a secret underground bar.

Friends in New York + a secret underground bar.

Up early this morning, I head to the airport to make the long trip to the other side of the country. Off to New York today, and it’s been a long day of travelling. I finally made it in, through snowy Chicago, and the sun […]

Waffles, ice cream, soup, pizza, beer, chocolate + sourdough on Portland’s Epicurean Walking Tour.

Waffles, ice cream, soup, pizza, beer, chocolate + sourdough on Portland’s Epicurean Walking Tour.

My week in Portland is finishing up. I’ve had the best time. Here is the film of what we have done, eaten, seen and visited all week. For my last day in Portland, I was booked into the Portland Walking Tour: Epicurean Excursion. We were […]


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