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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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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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Underground Dinner/Restaurant (Secret Supper) with Farm 2 Fork in Vancouver, BC!

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I’m kind of embarrassed I did not know about Farm 2 Fork before, but it is a legal underground restaurant project which started in Spring 2011. Farm 2 Fork is the brainchild of Nicolas Hipperson (executive chef of C Restaurant and Raincity Grill) and chef and co-founder Nooshin Rasouli.

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Graze (Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Restaurant)

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Graze opened in the old Fray location last year, a little after the wave of vegetarian restaurants opened in Vancouver – The Parker, Heirloom, and The Acorn. It was more rustic and homestyle than the others and the menu is very allergy friendly with vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options.

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Top 50 Most Memorable/BEST Dishes Internationally/Globally

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This year Follow Me Foodie included Follow Me Foodie to Toronto, Lummi Island (twice), San Francisco (twice), Tofino, Seattle, Whistler, Calgary, Yukon Territories, Hong Kong (Round 3), Japan (Tokyo and Kyoto), and Mexico (Mexico City and Oaxaca).

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Top 24 Most Memorable/BEST Restaurant Desserts & Baked Goods in Vancouver/BC

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The dessert scene in Vancouver is still young, but it has been growing over the last couple years. I’m hoping for more late night dessert bars in 2014. Here are my top 24 favourite desserts and baked goods from this year. Again, not necessarily “the best”, but very memorable.

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Top 24 Most Memorable/BEST Restaurant SAVOURY Dishes & Food in Vancouver/BC

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This “Follow Me Foodie” adventure is addicting and often delicious, however it’s gone beyond finding the so-called “best dish” in every city, it’s the learning experience and journey getting there I’ve enjoyed most. Of course, there are still those epic moments when I come across a dish I can’t forget…

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