I first visited Chocolat Uzma Sharif during our World’s Slowest Marathon, which I wrote about for Men’s Health. It was proper fuel, indeed. A few weeks ago, I discovered that my favorite Chicago chocolate shop, Chocolat Uzma Sharif, offers a Chocolate 101 workshop (I highlighted the class in a piece I wrote for Midwest Living, which you […]
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In my latest piece for Chevy Culture, Chevy’s new lifestyle and culture site, I explore the sweeter side of life. Have you been to any of these six dreamy donut dispensaries? http://spr.ly/fmcc121
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I have a new piece out in the Washington Post that talks about love, pizza and traveling the world, slice by slice. Please check it out! What’s not included in the piece are a heap of photos. The four below were taken my our friend, Neal Niemiec, who is crazy good with the camera. And […]
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I’m coming out of a two-day hangover. Over the weekend, I played a little too hard. Friday night, we ordered Indian food and I had a piece of naan. Saturday, I stopped by Half Acre to pick up a growler for a dinner party, and took three small tastes of three types of beer. Saturday […]
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It’s been a food- and travel-filled year and I hardly regret any of the calories I consumed (with the exception of the garlic bread from Michael Jordan’s steakhouse. I don’t get the cult following this drippy cheese- and butter- infused bread has drummed up, and I would take those calories back in an artery-clogged heartbeat). […]
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If you haven’t “Liked” Next Restaurant on Facebook, then you’re missing out. This revered Grant Achatz eatery, which ingeniously instituted a ticket system that has foodies all out clamoring to get a table (take my $200+!), has quite a bevy of groupies. Few other websites can, essentially, ask how your day is going and get […]
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