Cookie Beacon: Brunch in Budapest, Hungary

Eggs Benedict on Biscuit & Avocado with a side of bacon, Cookie Beacon in Budapest, Hungary

Cookie Beacon is a popular brunch restaurant located between the Hungarian Parliament Building and St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, Hungary. This spot, popular for its menu featuring brunch items and fresh baked cookies, is always busy. And, it is not uncommon to find lines forming at any hour of the day. The idea for Cookie Beacon dates back to 2003 when Andreas Kanakis, and his wife Tanya Volkhina, opened a café in Barcelona. From the very beginning, their idea was …

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Roxor BRGR & BEER: Burgers in Bratislava, Slovakia

When it comes to eating in Bratislava, burgers might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, after a week of eating meat, potatoes, and dumplings, I was in the mood for something a little different. This is how I stumbled upon Roxor BRGR & BEER, a popular burger restaurant known for their fresh ground organic beef, house made sauces, high-quality ingredients, and extensive drink menu. From the outside, the restaurant may not look like much with its …

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No 9: Breakfast and lunch in Bratislava, Slovakia

Honest Bratislava’s Sausages and Scrambled Eggs, No 9, Bratislava, Slovakia

No 9 od raňajok po olovrant is a small brunch restaurant located on the outskirts of the Old Town of Bratislava, Slovakia. “Od raňajok po olovrant” is a Slovak phrase that translates to “from breakfast to lunch.” And, as its name implies, the café serves an assortment of scratch-made breakfast and lunch items on their menu. To make things easier to follow along, I will refer to the restaurant as No 9 for the remainder of this post. I stumbled …

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9 of the best cheap eats in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a city of iconic foods and cheap eats

Philadelphia, known as the City of Brotherly Love, is a city famous for many things, whether for better or for worse. This includes, in no particular order, Rocky, the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia Eagles, and the cheesesteak. The ubiquitous cheesesteak, with its thinly sliced ribeye steak, caramelized onions, and cheese is a simple yet classic combination. Love them or hate them, cheesesteaks are an icon of Philadelphia. You can find them everywhere from Reading Terminal Market, to small delis, to …

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Atlanta Breakfast Club: Southern brunch in Atlanta, Georgia

Biscuits & Shrimp Gravy with a side of Over Medium Eggs, Atlanta Breakfast Club, Atlanta, Georgia

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. And, if there is one thing I love about traveling to new cities, it’s eating at local breakfast restaurants. No matter the city, I am sure to find something unique and delicious. This is no different in Atlanta, a city which has some of the best southern food in the country. One of the most popular places in Atlanta to have breakfast or lunch is at Atlanta Breakfast Club. Since opening in …

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9 of the best things to do in Sedona

One of the best things to do in Sedona is to hike

Sedona is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. You can come here time after time and never run out of things to do in Sedona. This unique city, located two hours north of Phoenix, is best known for its stunning landscapes of red rocks, sweeping ponderosa pine forests, and water carved canyons. While Sedona isn’t a secret, it’s still worth a visit especially for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. Here you will find hiking, fishing, camping, Jeep trails, world-class …

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15 of the best burgers on the Las Vegas Strip

Cheeseburger from Posh Burger at ARIA, Las Vegas, Nevada

Everyone knows that Las Vegas is a city of gambling, nightlife, and shows. But, Las Vegas is also a foodies paradise. You can find every type of restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. Everything from cheap eats, to pizza, to breakfast, to buffets, to Michelin star restaurants. The city seems to have it all when it comes to food. And, this diversity is what keeps me coming back time and time again. When it comes to burgers, Vegas does not …

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Matt's BBQ: Best barbecue in Portland, Oregon

The colorful BBQ Plate of brisket, pulled pork, and sausage, Matt's BBQ, Portland, Oregon

When I think of the must eat foods in Portland, Oregon, the last thing that comes to mind is Texas-style BBQ. While Portland is a foodie paradise, the city isn’t known for its smoked meats and BBQ scene. Portland is known for seafood, doughnuts, Asian food, and craft beer to name a few. But, if you are looking for Texas BBQ, you might need to visit another city. Or so I thought. Everything changed in 2015 when a small food …

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How to get from Portland Airport to downtown by MAX Light Rail

One of the easiest and best ways to reach downtown Portland from Portland International Airport is by taking the MAX Light Rail Red Line. Since opening in 1986, the MAX Light Rail today has 5 color-designated lines and 94 stations. Operated by TriMet, the MAX Red Line connects Port International Airport with downtown Portland in about 40 minutes. Once leaving the airport, the train makes brief stops along the way before passing through downtown Portland. The train then continues on …

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Nong's Khao Man Gai: Chicken Rice in Portland, Oregon

The specialty of the house, Khao Man Gai, Portland, Oregon

In 2003, Nong Poonsukwattana moved across the world from Bangkok, Thailand to Portland, Oregon. When she arrived, Nong only had two suitcases and $70 to her name. To make ends meet, Nong took a job at a local Thai restaurant. After years of hard work and saving money, Nong opened her first food cart in 2009 in downtown Portland. The name of her cart was Nong’s Khao Man Gai. As with many restaurants and food stalls in Asia, the food …

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