Category Archives for America.

Tipping at Hotels

I’m always relieved when I go to a foreign country that hasn’t established a tipping standard like the US. I don’t have to carry around that anxiety of “Should I tip that person? How much? Is that enough? Too much?” Back here in America, though, I do have that anxiety. Respect is a big issue…

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Food Porn Review: ChocoChicken

Chocolate Fried Chicken. It’s a thing now, people, and if you’re traveling to LA any time soon, you can get your hands on some by swinging down near the Staples Center where you’ll find ChocoChicken, the brand new chocolate fried chicken concept from the guy behind Umami Burger. The chocolate’s in the batter but it…

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Is Justin Bieber Dead? + Hotel Restaurant News

No, Justin Bieber is not dead. Honestly, I don’t care one way or the other. I just needed something more attention-getting than “Hotel Restaurant News,” because that is not a sexy headline. No siree. Dead Bieber? Sexy headline. You’re with me on this, right? The truth is, I think hotel restaurant news IS exciting and…

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This is a photo of Asian wings.

I love chicken wings. Ever since my college days where I’d routinely put down double-orders from Buffalo Joe’s with waffle fries (aka buffalo chips) and an RC cola, I’ve been enamored of the little flavor bombs. Last week, I had the good fortune of being invited down to Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City,…

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Kohala Coast Foodie Photo Tour

I’ve been down on the Kohala Coast on the Northwest side of Hawaii (aka The Big Island) and I’ve been feasting like some kind of modern day Kamehameha. So far, I’ve enjoyed a private chef’s tour to the farmers market with Executive Chef Jayson Kanekoa of the Waikoloa Beach Marriott, a righteous steamed monchong at…

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