Sushi Kyotatsu inside Tokyo’s Narita International Airport

Nigiri Miyako

Sushi Kyotatsu is my go to spot for sushi every time I find myself on a layover at Terminal 1 of Tokyo Narita International Airport. Delicious and fresh sushi in the most unlikely of places: the airport. When you think of airport food, the last thing that probably pops into your head is sushi. But Sushi Kyotatsu is different. It’s good. I take that back, it’s great. Better than most of the sushi…I have ever had. Though pricey (you’re in …

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Harajuku Gyoza Lou for some of the best dumplings in Tokyo

Pan Fried Dumplings with Garlic and Leek, Harajuku Gyoza Lou, Tokyo, Japan

Harajuku Gyoza Lou is a popular and casual restaurant located in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo that has perfected the art of Chinese-style dumplings (gyoza). If you often have trouble deciding what to order at restaurants, have no fear. The affordable menu is simple: pan fried dumplings or steamed dumplings with your choice of original or garlic and leek (chives). The restaurant was located a stone’s throw away from Meiji-jingumae Station on a side street just off busy Omotesandō street. …

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Gabby’s Burgers & Fries in Nashville, Tennessee

The Seamus Burger with jalapenos and a fried egg on top, Gabby's Burgers & Fries in Nashville, Tennessee

Without Yelp, I probably never would have found Gabby’s Burgers & Fries, a popular no frills burger spot located in an industrial area of Nashville just across the street from Herschel Greer Stadium. Gabby’s, named after the owner’s daughter, has become extremely popular with locals for their small selection of grass fed beef burgers including the popular Seamus burger, named after the owner’s son. The diner has even been on the radar of Guy Fieri and his television show “Diners, …

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Burger & Lobster in the Flatiron District of New York City

The Lobster Roll at Burger & Lobster in New York City

I love burgers and I love lobster. So when I heard there was a place known as Burger & Lobster that existed in the Flatiron District of New York City, I knew right away that I had to make the visit. Burger & Lobster is actually part of a worldwide chain that has finally made its way to New York City. They also have locations in England, Sweden, Kuwait, and Dubai. The menu here is simple. A burger, a lobster …

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Prince Street Pizza for one of the best slices in New York City

Spicy Spring Slice, Prince St. Pizza, New York City

If you are looking for one of the best square slices of pizza in New York City, then look no further than Price Street Pizza. New York style Margherita slices are great, but Roman-style square pizzas are slowly finding their way into the New York City culinary food scene. Prince Street Pizza has since topped the list of the best square slices in the city and has even has coined the term, “Home of the Soho Square.” For those who …

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Fresh Mexican fare at Amor Y Tacos in Cerritos, California

Short rib tacos with a side of rice and beans, Amor Y Tacos

Amor Y Tacos, hidden away in a strip mall in Cerritos, California, is a popular restaurant serving up fresh Mexican fare along with homemade tortillas. Even knowing the location, I had to keep an eye out for the place while driving by. If it wasn’t for Yelp, I probably would have never known that this place even existed. The chef of Amor Y Tacos, Chef Thomas Ortega is well known for his culinary skills and unique twists on Oaxacan and …

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Burgers and cheesy fries at Breakroom in New York City

The signature Breakroom Burger at Breakroom in New York City

Breakroom, a tiny and cozy restaurant located in Chinatown off Canal Street, is popular for burgers, tacos, fries, and a large selection of hot sauces. The restaurant, sandwiched between a bail bond and an acupuncturist office, is easy to miss as it is surrounded by more Chinese and Vietnamese restaurants than you can count. Interior The first thing I noticed about the narrow and open interior of Breakroom was that it was tiny. This place was not ideal for large …

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Konnopke’s Imbiss, legendary currywurst stand in East Berlin

Currywurst with fries

Konnopke’s Imbiss is an institution in East Berlin. The small food stand located under the U-Bahn track in Prenzlauer Berg has been serving currywurst at this location since 1931. In the 1930s, the Konnopke family started selling sausages and frankfurter at this location. Over the years, they converted their business from a simple table to a wooden booth and finally into a permanent stand with electricity, water, and propane gas. You might be asking yourself, “What is Currywurst?” Currywurst is …

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On a quest for Wiener Schnitzel at Prater Garten in Berlin

Wiener Schnitzel with potato salad and cucumber salad on the side from Prater Garten, Berlin

When I arrived in Berlin, I knew what I wanted to eat first: Wiener Schnitzel. My journey led to me Prater Garten, a beer garden north of Alexanderplatz. For those unfamiliar, Wiener Schnitzel is actually an Austrian dish made with a thin cutlet of veal which is then breaded and pan fried. Even though Wiener Schnitzel is an Austrian dish, the Germans sure know how to do it right. Prater Garten was located just down the street from Eberswalder Straße …

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Breakfast at Factory Girl!, my first meal in Berlin, Germany

Cold Cuts: scrambled eggs with sucuk (spicy sausage) and a side of bread

For a Sunday morning, I was surprised how quiet the Mitte area of Berlin was. Streets were empty and everything seemed closed until I found Factory Girl!. As I found out later, Berlin was a quiet city during the morning. Everyone seemed to sleep during the day and venture out at night for food and drinks. When I walked into Factory Girl!, I was greeted with more of the same. The place was practically empty making me question my decision …

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