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The dirt on ‘The Dirty Burger’ – Is Vancouver’s “best burger” at Campagnolo Upstairs?

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So, I was ready to do “The Dirty”… burger that is, but things got out of control. Like, really out of control. It was the type of dirty where you roll up your sleeves, use both hands, open your mouth really, really wide and prepare to get sauce all over your… okay, there is no way to make this sound “good”, but boy was it good.

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PiDGiN Restaurant – Prix Fixe Menu – Gastown, Vancouver, BC

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PiDGiN is not an Asian restaurant, but it is certainly Asian inspired. Most courses were very good and I have faith in the team. It just lacked the minor, but noticeable details and finesse of a polished dish and I’m not comparing it to fine dining.

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London, UK – Afternoon Tea in London (One Aldwych Hotel & The Royal Horseguards Hotel)

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Afternoon Tea in London is an event, but more so with tourists although locals still participate for special occasions or for business. It’s quite pricey so it’s not something people do every day. Most hotels in London will offer an Afternoon Tea service and usually it will be themed.

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Follow Me Foodie to New York: Restaurants, bars, food & drinks worth flying for!

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This list will continue to grow for sure. It’s New York, arguably “the best” food city in North America. I really dislike “best of” lists and I think “the best food city” is dependent on what kind of food you want, but generally many would agree that New York has it all – and they do.

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New York – An interview with Dan Kluger & dining at ABC Kitchen with Jean-Georges

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The menu offered refined American food and some reinterpreted classics and it had all the parts to a successful restaurant. The household name certainly helps, but it doesn’t rely on it to fill seats. The ingredients are fresh and it is food you felt good about eating.

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Manhattan, New York – Empellón Cocina by Alex Stupak

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If you aren’t following Empellon or owner/chef Alex Stupak on Instagram, you should probably get on that. It’s food porn at its best and it makes you want to book a ticket to New York right away. Stupak opened Empellón Cocina shortly after opening Empellón Taqueria both located in New York.

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New York – An interview with Daniel Humm & dining at Eleven Madison Park

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Eleven Madison Park needs no introduction, but I still have to give it one. Last year it was ranked #5 in S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list making it the highest ranked restaurant in the US. Here is my dining experience and interview with Executive Chef Daniel Humm.

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Follow Me Foodie to New York: Big Apple’s hidden gems & underrated restaurants

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Any time in New York goes by quickly and every dining opportunity is precious, so use your time wisely. I’ve been to New York before, and there are lots of “must tries”, but here are some of my under-the-radar favourites and hidden gems from this round of Follow Me Foodie to New York.

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