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How to Set up a Kick-Ass Apartment on the Cheap

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Yemeni’s Restaurant in The Tenderloin, A Tea Partier’s Outrage

Eat cheap Halal food at Yemeni's I'd bet the left side of my brain that your garden variety Tea Partying dip stick wouldn't know Yemen from He-Man. Still,

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A Quick, Cheap, Dirty Chocolate + Raspberry Brownie Recipe

Sometimes I'm just not in the mood to gather an endless array of ingredients for my mise-en-place. But the craving for chocolate can sometimes be unmanageable; the thought

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Tipping While Black – The Struggles of a Black Barman

I remember watching my favorite TV show, Louis, and there was a scene where Louis was at The Cellar and he asked a server how her

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 11, Buenos Aires is Red Meat + Red Wine in Large Plastic Bottles

San Telmo's Parrilla de Freddy

Buenos Aires, by most accounts, is a city. Those accounts also attach various adjectives to it such as world-class, cosmopolitan, even

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal, Part 10, Dusty Tongue in Argentina

Exterior of El Salteno

 As I said in a previous South American dispatch, things get looser, more flavorsome, and less racially homogenous in Argentina the

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Reel M’ Inn: Portland’s Bar Food Extraordinaire

What could possibly distract you from the embarrassment of your traveling companion knocking over two pints of beer onto the table, floor, and your army jacket while every...one...in...the...room...watches...you? 

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 8, A Peruvian Flower in the Desert

          Flor de Canela             The proprietor   Mendoza Province, abutting the Andes in west central Argentina,  is a big smudge of green amidst a large expanse of merciless aridity.  Its

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 7, Sushi and Hot Dogs in Puerto Montt, Chile

If the latter part of the above title makes the hair on the nape of your neck stand up and your taste buds flee in terror to hide

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Organ Grind: A South American Food Journal Part 6, Arequipa’s Frontlawn Restaurant

Clockwise from left: heart, corn, rocoto

The flower of Peru's glory is at its highest peak of florid magnificence when the traveler steps outside