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Rant and Rave: Osteen’s Restaurant, St. Augustine

Rant and Rave: Osteen’s Restaurant, St. Augustine

If you ever been to St. Augustine, you know that shrimpin’ is big business. One of the main livelihoods for generations of families living in this northeastern Florida coastal city is reeling in shrimp from their shrimp boats, very much like Forrest Gump’s best friend Bubba. When I learned about…

A Special Night With The Lone Bellow in DC

A Special Night With The Lone Bellow in DC

The Lone Bellow in DC The Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel sponsored a one night only performance by The Lone Bellow in DC this past Wednesday night, July 22. The Brooklyn-based band released its first self-titled album in 2013. It climbed to #64 on the Billboard 200. Their second…

Kick-off Summer Season with BBQ Block Party in Bethesda

Kick-off Summer Season with BBQ Block Party in Bethesda

Head over to Pike and Rose in North Bethesda this Sunday, May 3, from 1-5 p.m. to join the “Meat and Greet BBQ Block Party” with restaurants like Summer House Santa Monica and Stella Barra joining the festivities. Sample bites such as Ahi tuna tostadas topped with watermelon, Thai chili, avocado, crema, cilantro, and lime in a yellow corn tortilla or a Burrata Crostini with Fig Vincotto. Autumn Olive Farms will host a pig roast and War Shore Oyster Company will provide oyster shucking and tasting. There will also be live music, activities for kids, and giveaways courtesy of City Sports and Sport & Health. …

Rant or Rave: Eat, Downtown Las Vegas

Rant or Rave: Eat, Downtown Las Vegas

There was so much I wanted to love about Eat. After all, many foodies have raved about it. The premise of the restaurant is also something I look for when trying new places during my travels: incorporating local cuisine and using local ingredients. Their website is easy to navigate and provides good content and excellent photos of mouth-watering dishes. It looked like a win-win; that is until I finally got there. …

Travel with the Locals: A Guide to London’s Off the Beaten Path

Travel with the Locals: A Guide to London’s Off the Beaten Path

Do you ever wonder where Londoners go when they decide to become tourists in their own city? Most, if not all, will likely avoid the tourist traps like Piccadilly or Buckingham Palace and will seek typical London experiences but without the crowds. In a city that receives over 15 million visitors annually, that can be a tough task to achieve, but there are pockets of London still unspoiled by the group tour itineraries. Instead of visitors from another country, the people you’ll meet will live within the confines of London itself. This article highlights some of those locations. …