Zenith Brunch & Cocktails in Lisbon, Portugal

The colorful Eggs Zenith, Zenith Brunch & Cocktails, Lisbon, Portugal

Zenith Brunch & Cocktails, located off Avenida da Liberdade, is one of the best places in Lisbon for brunch. Its menu features classics such as french toast, eggs benedict, pancakes, and bagels. Other than its food, the all-day brunch spot is popular for its handmade cocktails and hip, modern interior. In 2017, the first Zenith location opened in the heart of Porto. It soon became a must-visit brunch spot for both locals and tourists. After their success in Porto, a …

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A Sandeira do Porto: Best sandwiches in Porto

Clérigos Sandwich

A Sandeira do Porto, located steps away from touristy Rua das Flores, is where to go for the best sandwich in Porto. This cavernous, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, missed by many, serves both affordable and fresh food. This includes sandwiches, salads, soups, and snacks, all for under €10,00. There are a few things you should know before coming to A Sandeira do Porto. First, the dining room is tiny with only a few tables. If you are dining with a large group, …

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The Seven Wonders of Portugal

The exotic and colorful Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) located in Sintra

Portugal is a small country with a rich history that dates back over 1,000 years. Throughout its history, Portugal has been colonized by multiple civilizations, leaving a profound mark on the country. Scatted across the country are hundreds of important historical sights dating back to pre-historic times. Many of these sights have been declared national monuments of Portugal for their historical significance. In 2006, with the help of the Ministry of Culture, the people of Portugal decided to come up …

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9 of the best viewpoints in Lisbon, Portugal

Miradouro do Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon, Portugal

If you have visited Lisbon, then you know that Lisbon is a city of hills located on the Tagus River (Rio Tejo). Lisbon is a city of seven hills to be exact, known in Portuguese as “cidade das sete colinas.” The Romans called Lisbon Olissipo, due to its resemblance to Rome which also has seven hills. Located at the top of these hills, which are the highest points in the city, are miradouros or viewpoints. These unique viewpoints are a …

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The 5 Point Cafe: Breakfast at Seattle’s best dive bar

Salmon Benedict, The 5 Point Cafe, Seattle

The 5 Point Cafe, located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, is a historic cafe and dive bar which opened in 1929. For almost a century, the no-frills diner has survived prohibition, war, and politics. Today, the cafe is one of the oldest family operated eateries in Seattle and the oldest bar in Belltown. It is also known for being one of the best dive bars in the city. As the menu states, everyone is welcome no matter your political, social, or …

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Bacco Cafe: Breakfast near Pike Place Market in Seattle

Dungeness Crab Benedict, Bacco Cafe, Seattle

Whenever I travel to a new destination, I make it a priority to search out the best local breakfast and brunch spots. For me, there is something special about eating breakfast in a new city, especially at places I can’t find back at home. The food connects me to the new city. So, the moment I landed in Seattle on my recent trip, I grabbed my phone and began searching. After a few minutes, I stumbled upon a place that …

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9 of the best slices of pizza on the Las Vegas Strip

Flour & Barley, Pepperoni Slice, Las Vegas

The first things that come to mind when I think of the food scene in Las Vegas are celebrity chef restaurants, buffets, and fine dining. I’ve lost track of how many restaurants Gordon Ramsay has in Vegas. Even though you can find every type of food here, one type of food that is rarely mentioned is pizza. While Las Vegas isn’t known as a pizza town, you can find great pizza all around the city. This includes on the Las …

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12 of the best cheap eats on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas

The 99 cent shrimp cocktail, Lanai Express, Fremont Street, Las Vegas

Las Vegas can be an expensive city whether for food, hotels, transportation, or shows. But, you can still find cheap eats all over the city if you know where to look. One of the best places in Las Vegas to find cheap food is downtown. For years, locals and tourists have flocked to downtown for its affordable restaurants, bars, and casinos. While the Las Vegas Strip is more popular these days with its mega resorts, downtown is where it all …

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Saginaw’s Delicatessen at the Circa in downtown Las Vegas

Close up of the sandwich, Saginaw’s Delicatessen, Las Vegas

Saginaw’s Delicatessen is a Jewish-style deli located inside the Circa Resort on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. Before businessman Derek Stevens opened the Circa in December 2020, he searched the country for the best culinary talent. He hoped to feature new and exciting restaurants in his resort, as part of the revitalization of downtown Las Vegas. Lets go back in time first. In 1982, Paul Saginaw helped open Zingerman’s located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Over the years, the deli …

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Terry Black’s Barbecue: Central Texas BBQ in Austin

A beautiful plate of meat

This past April, I visited Austin, Texas for the first time. The moment I booked my flight, I was thinking about all the delicious smoked meats, BBQ, and brisket I wanted to try. If you don’t know, Austin is home to many quintessential central Texas BBQ restaurants. One of them is Terry Black’s Barbecue located on Barton Springs Rd. Before opening Terry Black’s Barbecue, brothers Mike and Mark worked at their family BBQ restaurant in nearby Lockhart. The brothers took …

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