AUSTIN, TEXAS FOOD: TEN TACOS !

Walton’s Fancy & Staple, W. 6th St. – Breakfast Tacos $9
Zombie Taco, 2552 Guadalupe St. – Grilled Adobe BBQ Chicken $4.33
One Taco, Brazos & 4th St. – “El Jefé” $5.50
Taco Shack, 2825 Guadalupe St. – Bacon, Egg, & Black Beans on Corn Tortilla $3.24
Torchy’s Taco – 2801 Guadalupe St. – Baja Shrimp Taco $5.36
Kesos Tacos, 600 W. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Surf ‘n Turf Diablo – $4.95
Tacodeli, Congress & 3rd St. – Frontera Fundido Sirloin $4.87
Café Medici, 2222 Guadalupe St. – Bacon, Egg, & Cheese $4.50
Kerbey Lane Café, 2606 Guadalupe St. – Bacon, Egg, & Cheese $3.99
Dos Amigos Taco Truck – Stopped at 3500 Guadalupe – Chicken Fajita Taco $2.75

June & July 2021

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK PIZZA: “IN PIZZA WE CRUST” ~ 11 TOP PIZZA SLICES IN NYC

 $ 2 ~ Cheese Slice at Artistic Pizza, W. 3rd St., West Village https://www.instagram.com/artisticpizzanyc/?hl=en
 $4.90 ~ Buffalo Chicken Slice at iPizzaNY, 705 W. 9th, Hell’s Kitchen https://www.instagram.com/ipizzany/?hl=en
$4.25 ~ “Fuzzy Dunlop Slice” , sausage slice at Upside Pizza, 598 8th Ave. https://www.instagram.com/upsidepizza/?hl=en
$5.44 ~ Grandma Slice at Lexington Pizza Parlour, 1590 Lexington Ave. https://www.instagram.com/lexpizzaparlour/?hl=en
Frank Ape in Williamsburg, Brooklyn https://www.instagram.com/frank_ape/?hl=en
$5 ~ Margherita Slice at NY Pizza Suprema, 413 8th Ave. https://www.instagram.com/nypizzasuprema/?hl=en
$3.27 ~ Cheese Slice at Famous Original Ray’s Pizza, 204 9th Ave. http://Cheese Slice at Famous Original Ray’s Pizza, 204 9th Ave.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
$5.66 ~ White Slice at Zazzy’s, 201 W. 11th St., Greenwich Village https://www.instagram.com/zazzyspizza/?hl=en
$1 ~ Cheese Slice, at 99¢ Fresh Pizza, 390 6th Ave., West Village
Frank Ape ~ Williamsburg, Brooklyn
$4.25 ~ BBQ Chicken Slice at Bleecker Street Pizza, 69 Seventh Ave., West Village https://www.instagram.com/bleeckerstreetpizza/?hl=en
$3 ~ Buffalo Chicken Slice – http://Buffalo Chicken Slice at $1 Pizza Slice, 23rd & 7th
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
$1 ~ Cheese Slice – 2 Bros. Pizza, 755 6th Ave. https://www.instagram.com/2_brospizza/?hl=en

May & June 2021

COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA: 6 TOP EATS IN COCOA BEACH 2021!

There are some great restaurants with delicious and reasonably priced food, right here in Cocoa Beach. I highly recommend all featured below. (Prices may vary.)

SQUID LIPS ~ Thai Peanut Sauce Burger & Fries ($14) ~ Location: 2200 S. Orlando Avenue ~ Ph: 321-783-1350 https://www.squidlipsgrill.com/
THE SKINNY MERMAID ~ Buddha Bowl w/ Shrimp ($14) ~ 66 South Orlando Ave . ~ Ph: 321-613-5079
THE SKINNY MERMAID ~ Buddha Bowl w/ Chicken ($14) https://theskinnymermaid.com/
THE TINY TURTLE ~ (CARIBBEAN FUSION) ~ Chicken Sofrito Burrito ($14) ~ 249 Minutemen Causeway ~ Ph: 321.446.7361
THE TINY TURTLE ~ Chicken Sofrito Burrito http://thetinyturtlecocoabeach.com/index.htm
JUICE-N-JAVA CAFE ~ Tuna Melt & Chips ($11) ~ 75 N Orlando Ave. ~ Ph: 321-784-4044 https://juicenjavacafe.com/
THE FAT DONKEY ~ Medium Soft Twist Cone ($3.20) ~ 247 Minutemen Cswy. ~ (321) 652-3126 https://www.thefatdonkey.com/locations-storefronts/ko0tzmxlpgm9jaq9hsrhzxe0ynr4gq
CAFÉ SURFINISTA ~ THE STRAWBERRY ALARM CLOCK & a Cappuccino = Melted Havarti Cheese w/ a Side of Strawberry Jam ($9) ~ 86 N. Orlando Ave. ~ Ph: 321-327-4570 https://www.cafesurfinista.com/cocoa-beach/menu

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 🇧🇪: TRAPPIST BEER 🍺

𝒪𝓃𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓂𝓎 𝓅𝒶𝓈𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃𝓈 ~

𝒯𝓇𝒶𝓅𝓅𝒾𝓈𝓉 𝐵𝑒𝑒𝓇 ~ 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝑅𝓊𝓁𝑒𝓈:

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𝟣. 𝑀𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝒷𝑒 𝒷𝓇𝑒𝓌𝑒𝒹 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓌𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝒶 𝒯𝓇𝒶𝓅𝓅𝒾𝓈𝓉 𝑀𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓎

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𝟤. 𝒯𝒽𝑒 𝒷𝓇𝑒𝓌𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝓂𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝒷𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓈𝑒𝒸𝑜𝓃𝒹𝒶𝓇𝓎 𝒾𝓂𝓅𝑜𝓇𝓉𝒶𝓃𝒸𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽𝒾𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓈𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓎

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𝟥. 𝒩𝑜𝓉 𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑒𝓃𝒹𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝒷𝑒 𝒶 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝒻𝒾𝓉-𝓂𝒶𝓀𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓋𝑒𝓃𝓉𝓊𝓇𝑒. 𝐼𝓃𝒸𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓁𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑒𝓍𝓅𝑒𝓃𝓈𝑒𝓈 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓂𝑜𝓃𝓀𝓈. 𝒲𝒽𝒶𝓉𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇 𝓇𝑒𝓂𝒶𝒾𝓃𝓈, 𝒾𝓈 𝒹𝑜𝓃𝒶𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝒸𝒽𝒶𝓇𝒾𝓉𝓎 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓈𝑜𝒸𝒾𝒶𝓁 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓀

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𝟣 ~ 𝒪𝓇𝓋𝒶𝓁, 𝟣𝟫𝟥𝟣, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟤 ~ 𝑅𝑜𝒸𝒽𝑒𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓉 𝟪, 𝟣𝟪𝟫𝟫, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟥 ~ 𝒲𝑒𝓈𝓉𝓂𝒶𝓁𝓁𝑒 𝒯𝓇𝒾𝓅𝑒𝓁, 𝟣𝟪𝟥𝟨, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟦 ~ 𝒮𝓅𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒𝓇 𝒜𝓁𝑒, 𝟤𝟢𝟣𝟥, 𝒰𝒮𝒜

𝟧 ~ 𝒵𝓊𝓃𝒹𝑒𝓇𝓉 𝒯𝓇𝒾𝓅𝑒𝓁, 𝟤𝟢𝟣𝟥, 𝒩𝑒𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒹𝓈

𝟨 ~ 𝐿𝒶 𝒯𝓇𝒶𝓅𝓅𝑒 𝐼𝓈𝒾𝒹’𝑜𝓇, 𝟣𝟪𝟪𝟦, 𝒩𝑒𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓇𝓁𝒶𝓃𝒹𝓈

𝟩 ~ 𝑅𝑜𝒸𝒽𝑒𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓉 𝟨, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟪 ~ 𝒞𝒽𝒾𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝐵𝓇𝓊𝓃𝑒, 𝟣𝟪𝟨𝟥, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟫 ~ 𝒲𝑒𝓈𝓉𝓂𝒶𝓁𝓁𝑒 𝒟𝓊𝒷𝒷𝑒𝓁, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝟣𝟢 ~ 𝒞𝒽𝒾𝓂𝒶𝓎 𝒯𝓇𝒾𝓅𝑒𝓁, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓊𝓂

𝒥𝓊𝓁𝓎-𝒜𝓊𝑔𝓊𝓈𝓉 𝟤𝟢𝟣𝟫 𝒾𝓃 𝐵𝓇𝓊𝓍𝑒𝓁𝓁𝑒𝓈, 𝐵𝑒𝓁𝑔𝒾𝓆𝓊𝑒

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA: TOP 8 FOODS (& DRINK)

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Chifrijo: bowl of rice and beans topped with fried pork meat and avocado, pico de gallo, chimichurri, and lime. Mine was served with plantain chips. Tortilla chips are also an option.

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Gallo Pinto: traditionally served with breakfast, it is a slowly blended dish of rice, beans, onions, red peppers, and cilantro.

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Pork Casado

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Arepa con pollo, queso, y huevos.

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Pancakes, eggs, and papaya with coffee.

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Arroz con mixto y puré

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Ice Cold Imperial at Rayuela’s on Avenida 2

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popular chocolate brand

 

feb-apr2019 San Jose, Costa Rica.

SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA FOOD: SODA RIVERA

A soda is a traditional “Mom and Pop” Costa Rican restaurant where the food is cheap and delicious. Soon after I arrived to the city in mid-February, I was on one of my explorative jaunts which always, never rarely, find me lost. But, lost is good for me. It’s how I find the unique things cities have to offer. Soda Rivera is so off-the-beaten path, that it doesn’t have a website or any mentions I could find on the internet, so I can’t even give you the address. 

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I wasn’t necessarily looking for a place to eat yet. Wasn’t actually hungry. What drew me to the place was this image of this man painting. The street art documenter in me was intrigued. I was just going to get a couple of shots and move on.

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I must’ve stood out like a sore thumb, because this man, I think the manager, came out to greet me and usher me inside. Look at his sweet smile. I couldn’t tell him no. 

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He sat me down and then said some things to his staff, who then came over to help me and take my order. 

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Some Ticos (Costa Ricans) enjoying their lunches. 

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My first Chicken Casado in Costa Rica! And I was not disappointed. The plate was HUGE and it cost about $3.50 (usd) = 2100-2300 colones, if I remember correctly. A casado (Spanish, “married man”) is a Costa Rican meal using rice, black beans, plantains, salad, a tortilla, and an optional entrée that may include chicken, beef, pork, fish and so on. The term may have originated when restaurant customers asked to be treated as casados, since married men ate such meals at home. Another theory is that the rice and beans and/or the grouping of dishes are married, since they are always together. (wiki)

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Close-up because…damn! Salad, Red beans, Plantains, chicken, rice, diced potatoes, onions…what a happy marriage!

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It was amazing to eat in a full-on Tico establishment, with no other foreigners around. My seat was the open one you see across the counter between the man in the baseball cap and the (only other) woman. 

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I happened upon it again a couple of weeks later, but I still don’t know where it is. But, you can see the sign has been finished. 

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Fresh melon juice included with your meal. Ticos tend to drink juices with their meals, rather than water. 

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I like to see big jugs of picante sauce. 

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More sauces.

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I highly recommend this place if you can find it. It’s total pura vida.

FEB/MAR2019. San Jose, Costa Rica.

TBILISI, GEORGIA FOOD & DRINK: KHACHAPURI!

Adjarian (Acharuli/Adjaruli) khachapuri! Delicious traditional Georgian dish. They form the dough into an open boat shape and then top it with a raw egg and a ‘pat’ of butter. The bread is filled with cheese and Georgians are said to prefer it to pizza:

 

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19jul15. Tbilisi, Georgia.