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What to Do (and Eat) in Laramie, Wyoming

August 17, 2022
View from the Laramie Railyard Pedestrian Bridge

Laramie, in southeastern Wyoming, is on the opposite side of the state from such big-name tourist draws as Yellowstone National Park and Jackson Hole. But there’s enough to do (and eat!) in Laramie to make it a destination in its own right. Here’s why you should go there. This post is sponsored by Visit Laramie. Laramie, Wyoming, is a small, youthful college town, home to Wyoming’s only university…

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Favorite Old Town Alexandria Restaurants

August 1, 2022
Pedestrian-only part of King Street in Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria—the nationally designated historic district in downtown Alexandria, Virginia, along the Potomac River waterfront—is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Pre-dating Washington, DC, colonial Alexandria provided a place for the country’s founding fathers to congregate and plan their new democratic government. Lined with multimillion-dollar historic town homes, boutique storefronts, and quaint brick sidewalks, Old Town has been incredibly well-preserved, providing visitors with a…

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The Lake Worth (Florida) Restaurants We Love

January 26, 2022
Creole-style crab and shrimp boil with corn and potatoes from Haitian home cook in Lake Worth, Florida

The restaurants in Lake Worth Beach that we love aren’t all fancy or even brick-and-mortar establishments, but they are delicious, diverse, and reflective of the cultural community in Southeast Florida. Lake Worth Beach may be located in Palm Beach County, on southeast Florida’s coast, but it never quite achieved the name recognition of its neighbor cities to the north, Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. And that’s not…

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Restaurant + Outdoor Guide to Narrowsburg, NY and Callicoon, NY

July 9, 2021
People kayaking and canoeing on the Delaware River in the Sullivan Catskills in summer

When considering local travel a short drive from New York City, the Sullivan Catskills region encompassing Narrowsburg and Callicoon, New York, may not be the first destination to spring to mind. But with beautiful hiking (and other outdoor activities), great restaurants, and fun breweries, it most definitely should be. Here’s your guide to Narrowsburg and Callicoon. This post is sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors’ Association. A recent…

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Where to Get Takeout + Delivery in Queens Right Now

January 22, 2021
Thai takeout from Queens, NYC

Eds. note: This article currently covers 120+ restaurants in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst. Last update: Jan. 2021. If you’re like us, preparing three meals a day gets pretty old by Friday, so every weekend we support local restaurants in Queens via takeout or delivery. For us it also injects a bit of normalcy into our week—Friday night has always been delivery night; Saturdays are for takeout. More than…

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Greenwood Lake: Things to Do

September 2, 2020
View of Greenwood Lake from a lake house

What to do, eat, and drink in pretty Greenwood Lake, just a little over an hour’s drive from New York City. This page contains affiliate links—if you book through them, we may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Thank you! Summer 2020 was, among other things, the summer of local travel for many of us, and 2021 will continue that trend. I know our…

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Black-Owned Restaurants in Queens, NYC

June 4, 2020
Black-owned restaurants in Queens, NYC

Eds. note: This article currently covers more than 80 Black-owned eateries in Queens, NYC. It is by no means comprehensive. Please consult the spreadsheet referenced below for a more exhaustive list while we continue to add to this! Last update: June 14, 2021. Last year, when considering what we can do specifically on this platform (beyond social media) to support racial equality and Black Lives Matter, we thought…

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Grocery Shopping in Queens: The New Normal

April 1, 2020
A line of masked shoppers outside a Queens Foodtown during the coronavirus pandemic.

In light of these historic times, we want to document some bits of life in Queens during the pandemic. The mundane experience of grocery shopping has changed for billions of people. How has it changed or you? Are you braving the elements or getting groceries delivered for the first time? Let us know in the comments. Everything about it feels wrong. I’m standing on the sidewalk on 37th…

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What to Eat in Houston: 8 Iconic, Unmissable Foods

November 22, 2019
"I heart HTown sign" photographed in Houston, Texas

The best places to eat in Houston reflect the city’s diversity and colliding cultures, from breakfast tacos to Viet-Cajun crawfish. Here’s what and where to eat in Houston. Houston is America’s most diverse city, and—in not unrelated news—it’s increasingly touted as one of the country’s best cities for food. And yet it still flies under the radar for many people. Perhaps the city sprawl frightens them away, or…