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An Absolutely Must-Eat List for Palm Springs, CA

Aside from an ongoing taste test of McDonald’s overseas (where I eat things like the Mega Mac), I generally avoid eating at American Chain Restaurants. And if you’re like me, you’ll be pleased at not only the abundance of unique, eateries in Palm Springs, but at their price and quality.

Stop number one is the unassuming Thai Smile Palm Springs. Towards the end of the main downtown strip rests this small, award-winning restaurant. With one of the best Thai meals I’ve ever had, it’s no surprise that every table was full at 10 P.M. at night!

 An Absolutely Must Eat List for Palm Springs, CA

Eat This! An Amarula Chocolate Mousse Recipe

 Eat This! An Amarula Chocolate Mousse Recipe

If you’re a long-time reader, you know that my absolute favorite drink in the world is Amarula (yes, I enjoy it even better than wine). I love Amarula so much, I’ve visited the factory in South Africa where it is made… twice. Furthermore, my house consists of Amarula:

  • Coasters
  • Playing Cards
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Bar Mats
  • Christmas Tree Decorations
  • and Empty Bottles with their iconic elephant

It’s a healthy obsession (let’s face it, I could be collecting troll dolls or some other crazy collection of tchotchkes). But back to the Amarula. If there’s anything that I love as much as Amarula, it’s chocolate. So when you combine them together, well I almost passed out at the marriage.

The Sour Toe Cocktail: An #ExpediaFindYours #Strength Photo

 The Sour Toe Cocktail: An #ExpediaFindYours #Strength Photo

What you’re looking at is a severed, human toe in a shot glass. Believe it or not, there’s a drink in Dawson City, Canada in the Yukon Territory called the Sour Toe Cocktail. It took all my #Strength to drink this shot and have the toe touch my lips. But… I have the certificate to prove it!

Be sure to tweet your own photo of how you find your #Strength and enter Expedia’s Find Yours Twitter Photo Contest. The details are here. And be sure to add #ExpediaFindYours and #Strength to your tweet to have a chance to win a $250 Expedia Coupon!

Eating Food With No Utensils at Medieval Times Orlando’s Newest Show

 Eating Food With No Utensils at Medieval Times Orlandos Newest Show

When we were little, it was cool to eat with our hands. Our parents would lovingly take photos of mushed peas smeared all over our faces and carrots on our fingertips. Then at some point, such behavior is deemed socially unacceptable. Not for this guy… doing something child-like is one of my 9 1/2 ways to ignite adventure in your life. And last week at Medieval Times Orlando, I was actually encouraged to eat with my hands!* I also found it fitting that one of my readers, Ali, suggested Medieval Times as a way to celebrate turning 30. So let’s get going…

Introducing WhatWeChew.com

 Introducing WhatWeChew.com

If you are a subscriber to my newsletter, you know that I am about to launch a new travel and food blog called WhatWeChew.com. Well… that time is now!

Traveling around the world, I’ve eaten some pretty unique foods: jellyfish, kangaroo, crickets, worms, ketchup-flavored potato chips, a Mega Mac and more. I’m awfully curious what other people eat around the globe, all day, every day.

The concept of the site is simple:

1. Submit a photo of whatever it is you are eating.

2. I’ll post the photo with a short story of your meal.

Photos from the Festival of Chocolate Fashion Show

 Photos from the Festival of Chocolate Fashion Show

Friday night I had the opportunity to attend the Festival of Chocolate at the University of Central Florida, thanks to my blogging buddy Brian from Central Florida Top 5. Of course I indulged in chocolate from around the world, paired with some wine and even had a chocolate facial. But the highlight of the evening was the Cocoa Couture Fashion Show on the Festival of Chocolate Yumway!

I’ve never attended a fashion show, nor would I consider fashion a focus of mine (remember, it’s one of the ways I save money to travel), so attending a fashion show isn’t high on my list. But let me tell you this… The Festival of Chocolate Fashion Show was hot.

10 Tips for Drinking Around the World at Epcot: An Almost Complete Guide

 10 Tips for Drinking Around the World at Epcot: An Almost Complete Guide

Let me admit first, there is a bit of hypocrisy in today’s post. You see, I’ll be offering you tips on how to successfully drink around the world at Epcot, but I wasn’t actually able to complete it myself. Nonetheless, I did learn a few lessons that will hopefully ensure you’re successful in crossing off this bucket-list item.

But before I go any further, please be responsible whenever you drink.

Travel Tip: Eat The Way You Want

 Travel Tip: Eat The Way You Want

One of my favorite sandwiches is the Monte Cristo. In fact, that one sandwich saved me from a terrible food-week in Malaysia a few years ago. What is a Monte Cristo sandwich you may be wondering? It’s typically turkey, ham and cheese deep fried, covered in powdered sugar with a side of raspberry jam. It’s delicious.

On a recent trip to Disneyland in California, I indulged in a Three Cheese Monte Cristo at Cafe Orleans. In this twist on a classic, swiss, mozzarella and brie cheeses are combined instead of the traditional meats. It’s the ultimate grilled cheese!

Mystery Chips Found in Manchester. What Flavor Could it Be?

 Mystery Chips Found in Manchester. What Flavor Could it Be?

Last night I posted on my Facebook Page the photo above. While I was traveling through the Manchester Airport I saw this contest offered by Walkers Chips. When you buy the bag, you have to guess the flavor for a chance to win 50,000 Pounds (British Currency, NOT the weight you’d gain from eating them).

I had already purchased some candy at the register (till), so I didn’t buy a bag. Besides, there are some crazy flavored chips out there, including prawn (shrimp) and ketchup. Neither of which appeal to me (and for more unique flavors, check out Everything Everywhere’s Project Pringles listing).