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Review of Benno's Cajun Seafood Restaurant in Galveston, TX

When looking for favorite restaurants, a local Galveston resident recommended that we dine at Benno's. We have happily returned again and again.

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The Two Best Buffets in Las Vegas

The two best buffets in Las Vegas for dinner are the buffet at the Aria Resort and Casino (on the strip) and the Garden Court buffet at the Main Street Station Hotel, Casino, and Brewery (in downtown Las Vegas). Both have an amazing variety of food for dinner.

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Review of Dr. BBQ in St. Petersburg, Florida

Dr. BBQ is a barbecue restaurant located in St. Petersburg, Florida. This restaurant serves traditional barbecue items as well as unique Asian fusion items, tacos, and nachos.

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Wendy's: Home of the Original Smashburger

With all the recent craze about Smashburger, did you know that Wendy's has been smashing burgers since 1969? With fresh toppings and never frozen beef, Wendy's is often imitated but never duplicated.

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Local's Guide: Top 3 Best Poke Places in Maui (Ono Grinds!)

Ono grinds! These Maui poke stops have fish so fresh it will literally melt in your mouth, with dressings that vary from light to creamy and plenty of local treats on the side. Learn a little poke history and what those funky symbols over Hawaiian words mean!

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Bull Creek Cafe and Grill: Delicious Homestyle Meals in Rosenberg, TX

The Bull Creek Cafe and Grill is a family-friendly place to dine in Rosenberg, TX. Moderate pricing and good homestyle food await visitors.

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Dining at Disney: Enzo's Hideaway Restuarant Review

A review of the secluded restaurant at Disney Springs: Enzo's Hideaway

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Chinese Restaurants & David Chan's Quest to Visit Them All

David Chan is on a one-man mission to visit as many Chinese restaurants as possible. So far, racked up almost 8,000.

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5 Must-Visit Mexican Restaurants in York

If you're in the mood for some Mexican and Latin American food, check out these five great restaurants in York (UK).

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5 Gorgeous Greek Restaurants in York

Have you got an appetite for some Greek and Mediterranean food? If so, explore five of the best Greek restaurants in York.

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Top 5 Phrases You'll Hear in a Professional Kitchen

This quick read compiles some of the most common terms you might hear in a professional kitchen, so you can speak the lingo flawlessly.

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5 Changes COVID Brought to Restaurants That Should Stay

A server's point of view about the changes to the restaurant industry brought on by COVID.

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My Review of Wendy’s Entire Breakfast Menu

I tried everything on Wendy’s menu, so I can tell you what's good and what's not.

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10 Disadvantages of Homemade Meals

Making your meals at home can often mean healthy, affordable, and tasty food, but there are also some challenges and downsides. This article examines the disadvantages of homemade meals.

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Best Secret Menu Items of Five Famous Fast Food Restaurants

Break out of your fast food funk with these tantalizing alternatives that are sure to have you coming back for more.

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Top Six Most Irritating Things People Do in Restaurants

Most of us have a bad habit or two. But the following six are among the worst when dining in a restaurant.

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5 Great Takeaways in Tbilisi, Georgia

There are plenty of independent takeaways in Tbilisi, so knowing which to choose can be difficult. This article lists five of the best in terms of quality, price and ease of ordering.

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Jack in the Box: Review of Four New 2021 Menu Items

I tried each of the new menu items at Jack in the Box. This is my unbiased review, along with photos!

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I Ate Japan's Hottest Ramen and This Is What Happened

Short answer: It wasn't pretty. This is what happened when I visited Kikanbo Ramen in Japan.

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12 Most Iconic Chicago Pizzerias: What's Your Favorite Slice?

Finding a good slice of deep dish pizza in Chicago isn't hard to do. Agreeing on the best one, however, is another matter. Here are 12 of the most iconic pizzerias in the Chicago area for you to enjoy on your next visit.

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A Review of Snooze: An A.M. Eatery

I have eaten at Snooze twice, and I cannot wait to go back. It is my new favorite spot, and I want to share my experience with others.

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4 Reasons Blaze Pizza Is the Best Pizza Chain Ever

Everyone loves pizza, but not everyone loves the same toppings. The best solution to this is to build your own pizza so you can choose your own toppings. Blaze Pizza offers build-your-own pies for one set price, and you don't have to wait 30 minutes for your food.

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Review of Susuru Restaurant in Orlando, Florida

Last night I ate at Susuru in Orlando, Florida, for the first time. Susuru is a good place to hang out with your friends and get good food. This is my review.

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The Best Hot Dogs Along Route 66

Ready to hit the road and finally take that Route 66 road trip? Don't forget to enjoy the Americana along the way. When you stop to eat on your all-American journey, sample some of America's finest hot dogs.

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Review of Burning Grill Korean House in Kingston, Ontario

Burning Grill is a new Korean restaurant in Kingston, Ontario. Their free pickled veggies are delicious; however, their bibimbop is just average.

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Review of O My Sushi in Kingston, Ontario

O My Sushi is a Japanese/Korean restaurant in downtown Kingston, Ontario. They have exceptional dynamite rolls that you must try.

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20 Things Your Barista Wants You to Understand

Being a manager at a coffee shop and making people specialty coffee drinks was one of the most rewarding things I have ever had the opportunity to do. But there are some things that are important for you to know before you make your next café visit.

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5 Ways Restaurants Will Change for the Better Due to COVID-19

A server explores five positive changes resulting from the coronavirus shutdown that will make restaurants a better place.

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Review of Akira in Kingston, Ontario

Akira is a top-five Japanese restaurant in Kingston, Ontario. I thought that some items on their menu were very tasty; others, however, were just all right.

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All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in the U.S., Taiwan, and Thailand

In this article, I recall my experiences going to all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets in the United States, Taiwan, and Thailand. Besides describing a typical U.S. dinner buffet, I describe Mongolian barbecue buffets in Taiwan, Japanese hot pot buffets in Thailand, and more.

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Review of Curry Original in Kingston, Ontario

Curry Original is an Indian eatery located close to the waterfront in Kingston, Ontario. While there are some excellent items on the menu, other dishes could use a little injection of flavour.

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The Best Hot Dogs in Oklahoma

The Midwest is the middle of America, and no food is more American than the hot dog. Here is a rundown of the top hot dog spots in the Sooner State.

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What Makes a Great Bar? Top 10 Traits of the Best Pubs

Why is it some bars are always packed whereas others seem to be empty most of the time? I have done my fair share of research, and I can tell you there are 10 "must-haves" to keep those barstools occupied.

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Las Alamedas: Mexican Food in a Beautiful Atmosphere

The old location of Las Alamedas Mexican restaurant in Houston has closed. Luckily, a new location has opened in Katy, Texas, where the tradition of serving delicious Mexican food in a pretty setting continues.

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Maine-ly Sandwiches: Seafood With Nautical Decor in Houston

Maine-ly Sandwiches is a successful chain of restaurants that has several locations in Houston. See photos and read about my experience dining there.

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Casual Dining at Torchy's Tacos in Houston

The Torchy's Tacos chain originated with the expertise of Chef Michael Rypka in Austin, Texas. There are now many locations in Texas and in several other states, as well.

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Brio Tuscan Grille in Houston's City Centre

Enjoy a warm atmosphere at Brio Tuscan Grille in Houston's City Centre. Whether eating brunch, lunch, or dinner, the excellent food and ambiance is sure to please.

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Review of North China Restaurant in West Houston

The North China restaurant in West Houston offers Mandarin-style Chinese food in a beautiful setting. See photos of the interior plus some food shots here.

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The Path of Tea: Relaxing Houston Escape From the Ordinary

The Path of Tea, a tea shop in Houston, offers a tranquil environment in which to enjoy organically raised teas from around the world. A fantastic variety is available!

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8th Wonder Brewery: Craft Beers, Art, Food & Fun in Houston

The 8th Wonder Brewery is a family-friendly place located in the EaDo district of Houston. Craft beers, food trucks, amazing sculptures, picnic areas, and more add to the fun.

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Oriental Garden: Delicious Chinese Food in Spring, Texas

The Oriental Garden Chinese restaurant in Spring, TX, offers excellent food and good service. It boasts an attractive décor, complete with comfortable armchairs for diners.

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El Canton Firewood Pizzeria in Katy, TX

El Canton Firewood Pizzeria, located in Katy, TX, has a wood-fired pizza oven brought here from Guadalajara, Mexico. Enjoy custom pizzas and tasty food in a casual setting.

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Hoodadak Restaurant in Katy, TX: Korean-Style Chicken and More

Hoodadak, located in Katy, Texas, offers Korean-styled chicken and more in a casual atmosphere. We are now fans of bulgogi and had never even heard of it before.

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Review of Bistecca Italian Steakhouse in Houston

Bistecca Italian Steakhouse in Houston is located in a sleek modern building accented with contemporary art. The food is delicious in this upscale restaurant, and their service matches it.

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Another Time Soda Fountain in Rosenberg, Texas

Another Time Soda Fountain, located in Rosenberg, Texas, will transport you back to the days when pharmacists often owned their own pharmacies—featuring lunch counters and other amenities, as well.

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Rio Ranch Restaurant: Texas Hill Country Ambiance in Houston

Houston's Rio Ranch Restaurant has a decor that is inspired by Texas Hill Country. A recognized chef prepares delicious food, and the waitstaff is friendly and efficient.

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The Cellar Door in Katy, TX: Cozy Restaurant and Winery

The Cellar Door restaurant in Katy, Texas, has a winery vibe. A cave-like interior matched with good food and wine offerings makes this a treat to patronize.

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Lucille’s: Best Southern Restaurant Award in Houston

The "Houston Press" awarded Lucille's the Best Southern Restaurant award in 2016. From what I have tasted, they deserve it! This is my review.

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Shanghai River: Houston Classic Chinese Restaurant Since 1970

The Shanghai River restaurant has been serving delicious Hunan and Szechuan cuisine in the same Houston location since 1970.