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#LocalFoodieFriday: Fresco Tea Bar

#LocalFoodieFriday: Fresco Tea Bar

The following post was not sponsored. Opinions are my own. Before we get into it, let me set the record straight: YES I am on record as a proud Hoosier Hater. Ask anyone that lives on a state border (think New York/New Jersey, Illinois/Wisconsin, Kansas/Missouri) 

Ecuador: Llapingachos (Stuffed Potato Pancakes)

Ecuador: Llapingachos (Stuffed Potato Pancakes)

I make no secret about my love of potatoes, from latkes to papas a la huancaína. I’m back with yet another South American take on the humble tuber – this time from Ecuador. It’s time we talked about llapingachos. Llapingachos are kind of similar to 

48 Hours of Eating in Cleveland, Ohio

48 Hours of Eating in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio: home to rock and roll, many sports teams and universities, and a lengthy stretch of Lake Erie shore. It’s one of America’s largest cities, but it joins its Midwest peers in being overlooked as a travel destination. I was determined to find the 

Peru: Papas a la Huancaína (Aji Amarillo)

Peru: Papas a la Huancaína (Aji Amarillo)

I am lucky enough to have Twitter followers from around the world, so I often turn to them for inspiration for my #GentGoesGlobal series. One of my followers told me that he swore he would eat nothing but papas a la huancaína for the rest 

Croatia: Tick-Tock, Soparnik

Croatia: Tick-Tock, Soparnik

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Not Christmas; it’s the week of the Eurovision Song Contest. I went over it a bit in my post on Lisbon. My husband and I went to the 2018 contest as part of our honeymoon. When we 

Shahar Café – Louisville’s Hot Spot for Vegan Junk Food

Shahar Café – Louisville’s Hot Spot for Vegan Junk Food

I think one of the most common misconceptions about vegans and vegetarians is that we’re in it for the health. Sure, there are multiple studies that suggest meat is bad for you. But you know what’s bad for you AND vegan? French fries, tater tots, 

AAPI-Owned Restaurants and Markets in Louisville

AAPI-Owned Restaurants and Markets in Louisville

Anti-Asian hate is on the rise. As you no doubt have heard in the news, national incidences of hate against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community have risen 145% in the wake of COVID-19, despite overall hate crimes decreasing. Many of these attacks have 

Pomegranate Mojito – Without the Alcohol

Pomegranate Mojito – Without the Alcohol

I’ve talked before about how my journey to sobriety has challenged me to make interesting drinks. Watermelon “Gin”ger Tonic and Liquorless Orange Liqueur are some of my previous attempts. But what I really miss is my absolute favorite drink – the mojito. I came up 

Silvio’s Italian Restaurant; One of the Best Louisville Has to Offer – #LocalFoodieFriday

Silvio’s Italian Restaurant; One of the Best Louisville Has to Offer – #LocalFoodieFriday

My husband and I, like the responsible adults that we are, almost let our anniversary slip us by. We are just extra in love or something, because we celebrate both our dating and wedding anniversaries (having them in the same month helps). April 1st marks 

Indonesia: Dawet (Iced Pandan Jelly Dessert)

Indonesia: Dawet (Iced Pandan Jelly Dessert)

I’ve been thinking about Indonesia for #GentGoesGlobal for a LONG time. One of my close internet friends is Indonesian, and she convinced me that something like Nasi Goreng is too expected, especially since I already had rice dishes such as Jollof and Omuraisu for other