Little Italy? How About Little Ireland

March 4th, 2015

In this day in age across America we pride ourselves on being the great mixing pot that we are. We have many different cultures living in our great country and that is what makes us so unique and special to other countries. One culture that has established itself in America especially in the North East is none other than the Irish. If you have ever been to the North East you can feel and sense the Irish culture all around you with the restaurants, the Irish Pubs, and Irish festivities.

    In Rhode Island especially, you have an assortment of Irish Pubs across the state that gives you that feel of being in an Irish community. I can remember the first time I walked into an Irish Pub in Rhode Island and I can honestly tell you from a first hand experience that it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever experienced. They always seemingly have a live band, always have the best Irish food such as “The Reuben” which is a sandwich that can be made many different ways but the most traditional way is with corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, all enriched in thousand island dressing and in between two pieces of marble bread. Of course you have the classics like corned beef and cabbage, and the delicious shepherd’s pie. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Cities for Foodies

February 23rd, 2015

Not everyone appreciates art or can tell you what style a piece is meant to be an embodiment of. There is a growing movement of art that everyone can appreciate, but it is not taking place in a studio with an easel. It is happening in restaurant kitchens all across the country. The artists, of course, are the chefs who continue to create their culinary masterpieces and experiment with new flavors. The crazed fans who cannot get enough of their work are foodies. Undoubtedly there are little treasures to be found in every city, big or small, but the cities below represent the creme de la creme for foodies everywhere to explore.

The Southeast

Savannah, GA

Known for their friendly residents and old southern charm, Savannah is gaining steam as a destination for foodies to explore. You’ll find bourbon molasses pork tenderloin inside the Olde Pink House that is worth the trip alone. The craft beer enthusiast will also enjoy Moon River Brewery where you can grab a beer to go while you hunt down a fried moon pie. If you come to Savannah, plan a day to Venture to Charleston, SC. Their residents are just as friendly, and their food is equally impressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Outside the Oven: 5 Ways to Transform Your Turkey Tradition

September 24th, 2014

Turkey is a staple of Thanksgiving, and it is even enjoyed year-round by some people. Unfortunately, turkey has gotten the reputation of being dry and somewhat boring thanks to the traditional method of roasting. Here are five alternatives that will spice things up without killing the tradition.

Oil Frying

If you’ve never had deep-fried turkey, you’re missing out. The frying process crisps the skin like nothing else, and the result is a delicious, moist, and interestingly satisfying bird. It’s a bit oily, for sure, but the method is unbeatable according to some foodies. Read the rest of this entry »

Throwing a Surprise 60th Birthday

August 21st, 2014

The word surprise party has the tendency to throw most people into a sweaty, anxious, breathless state. If you’re thinking of planning a surprise birthday party for a 60th birthday, it doesn’t have to be the headache you expect. Sure, it takes a little imagination, creativity and restraint – but the look on the guest of honours face once they walk into their party is worth all the hard work! Here are some tips on throwing a great surprise 60thbirthday party.

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Pick a date around the person’s birthday that is both convenient and not too obvious. Avoid holding the party on the guest of honours actual birthday, as it’s more likely they – or a family member – will be holding their own party, or at the very least be more suspect of a surprise party. Planning for the party a few days or the following weekend after their actual 60th birthday is a good way to throw them off the scent – take them out for lunch, or have a family dinner: still celebrate the birthday, and this way they won’t expect a thing! Read the rest of this entry »

7 great teas that you need to drink more of

April 17th, 2014

If you’re a tea lover and you’re looking to experience some of the best teas around then this guide will introduce you to some of the most delicious and interesting teas in the world.

7. Peppermint tea

Peppermint tea is one of the many herbal teas that is known for its health qualities. In particular it is said that this tea helps relieve abdominal gas, bloating and muscle spasms. As well as this, it’s also said to be good for those suffering nausea, indigestion and heart burn. Peppermint tea also makes for a popular choice for encouraging weight loss. Read the rest of this entry »