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Astonishingly Nature’s Best Proof

If you are thinking of a weekend getaway where you can just reconnect with mother nature, you may want to consider adding Ifugao, Philippines in your list. It can be a haphazard vacation but still, you will have that assurance that you will achieve that euphoric sabbatical feeling.

I had the exceptional chance to go and stay there for two days, together with my friends. It was a once in a lifetime vacation and I thought it’s a nice shatter from our routinary work-home-work-home schedule in the city. So off we all went on a weekend. Although, typically, I wanted to experience the more conventional way of spending a vacation, you know, searching for the cheapest inn, discovering the roads going to the most beautiful spots, questioning my heart out to know where’s the best restaurant, etc. I really never had the chance to experience any of these since we stayed in a place where everything was free, courtesy of another friend. Anyway, it was really divine…okay, I know I haven’t even started with my story yet, but really, it was.

Ideally, it was supposed to be a 6-hour drive from Manila but we had several stop-over. One in Plaridel, Bulacan, San Jose City and last one in Sta. Fe, Nueva Viscaya where the passengers usually eat and buy local food so the buses usually stay longer in that area. We left at 11 o’clock in the evening and reached Lagawe, Ifugao at around 7 o’clock the next day. Our breakfast? The Singh family cooked native ‘longganisa’, it’s ground meat placed in pig’s large entrails, the meat was cubed bigger so that made it their exclusive version. We snoozed for about an hour before we started our expedition then it took us another hour or two to reach Banaue. The people were so smiling all the time. I would wave at some kids since we got our way there riding a public vehicle; I was on top of it (also known as jeepney, another Filipino thingy) and I remember they would wave back. Then before I knew it and had another chance to breathe again, we were already looking at the enormous Banaue Rice Terraces. It’s not at all surprising how the renowned terraces of Ifugao province got global standing and acknowledgment as, as we all know,the eighth Wonder of the World. It was unbelievable, I mean, being there at that moment, realizing that the astounding terraces were, in fact, obscurely created and shaped by the Ifugaos themselves, yes, by their own hands. It was awe-inspiring, it stopped me from dreaming so materialistically because seeing the people there was so humbling. What they had done was a reminder of how we should take care of the things God gave us. After our lunch at a diner called ‘Mexicali Resto’ where the vegetables were all fresh (the waiting time after we ordered was a little bit lengthy, but I would say it’s okay, since I was with my friends and we spent the time chitchatting, taking pictures and wowing ourselves to death watching the whole place) we trekked all our way to the ladders of the Ifugao terraces.We actually reached the peak of it, well, almost. It was so beautiful. Being out there, I felt so close to heaven…it’s like one floor away from God.

On our second day, we went to the Yamashita Treasure Place in Kiangan, which, by the way, looked striking. Couple that with the perfect lunch we had at our friend’s farm where the boys also did gun-shooting.

It was really spectacular. Remove all the good panorama, and it still was a great place because of the people. I like the way they have maintained their lifestyle, I view it as a little ‘amish-ish’, and that’s what keeps the Ifugaos apart, undeniably. I will always remember the place, same with the feelings that I had while I was there. I will always remember the people that I was with and will treasure them in my heart.

Scottsdale Opens Doors For New Resto

Many have attempted but only few succeed to put up foreign-inspired restaurants that gave justice to that country’s dish. We have a full line of French, Chinese, Japanese and Thai restaurants almost enough to fill up the representatives of the United Nations.

Italian food fanatics are sure to love the newly opened Italian restaurant, the Marcellino Ristorante, in Scottsdale starting April 30.

Neighborhoods changed, people came and went and the North Central Phoenix saw the rise of the only two Italian restaurants in the area called the Digestif and Tutto in two years. Now with the advent of another Italian restaurant, craving for Italian dishes will now be satisfied. With the famous Chef Marcellino Verzino who’s been reputed for his very Italian menu and new cooking techniques to match, the restaurant will leave you craving for more. The rise of this new Italian restaurant is probably the one to break the spell of the restaurants unfortunate vanishing in Scottsdale. It is also probably the proof there’s no such thing as bad luck.

Aside from the fact that the food are prepared and cooked by one of the best Italian chefs, they are also served in reasonable prices. The dishes include but are not limited to veal scaloppini, cognac-flamed lamb with grapes and Italian seafood stew. They also serve different kinds of salads, wine and melts and cheese. If the food sounds appetizing enough, well you haven’t seen the real thing yet. Because if you did, you’d sure be to declare the Marcellino Restoranti is the best Italian restaurant you had to date.

Marcelliono Restoranti’s homemade pasta is so excellent it became the cutting edge against other Italian restaurants. Some of the specialties include papardelle with lamb ragu, saffron linguini and fettuccine. For now, the restaurant is open for dinner only. But sometime in this, they will also be serving lunch.

Food establishments such as the Marcellino Restoranti is always a big hit especially if no other the same business lasted long enough to leave a mark in Scottsdale. It should always continue to fit the people’s fancy, yet at the same time introduce new dishes to fancy for. Some restaurants cease to exist because their dishes become old, there’s no more really to choose from after a few months.

Italian food lovers also tend to be picky and will place every dish under scrutiny. It’s a good thing that Marcellino Restoranti is owned and managed by an Italian, the dishes are cooked by the owner himself. That way, the food be always taste original and the patrons will feel Italy-bound.

Scottsdale might even develop a taste for anything Italian from now on. Despite the common notion that Italy is only known for their pizza and pasta, the other main dishes are must-try.

The Scottsdale real estate must be delighted with this new restaurant. People who come in and look for Scottsdale homes for sale will also find the restaurant enchanting and a great way to relax and take a break.

If You Want the Best Markets in London

One of London’s pride is its market places, which conveys a little bit of the history of London. Some of the markets date back to the medieval times, that is why a trip to buy simple food or valuables may sometimes end up being a trip to memory lane

This goes without saying that of course, different people have different preferences. You may or may not agree about our choice of the best markets in London, but we have outlined our explanations why that certain market enters our list – and its up to you to judge.

Abbey Mills Market
If you are aiming to relax in South London area while browsing the different goods displayed, Abbey Mills Market is for you. The market place boasts an assortment of crafts, jewellery, antiques, and hand made goods plus a functional pottery located in the old watermill. You will likely find some unique baubles and other gifts including those which you may consider as out of this world. The Abbey Mills’ history is also etched in the textile museum. The market is situated on the Northern Line near the Colliers Wood Tube station.

Camden Market
Beautifully crafted antiques, second hand objects, jewellery, and vintage clothing – these are the statements of the Camden market. The place has been constantly innovated but it still retains its underground flair. The archaic vibe may be attributed to the fact that the market is just adjacent to the Grand Union Canal sprawled with old buildings and has sections which surrounds the Victorian Market Hall. They have numerous alternatives when it comes too food stalls and local dining areas where you can just unwind. The local pubs also showcase local musicians who will entertain you after your shopping spree. Busy market days would be Saturdays and Sundays. The market is just 5 minutes away from the Northern Line Camden Town Tube station.

Brick Lane Market
To savour a genuine London atmosphere, bring yourself to the famous Brick Lane Market located in the East End of London. The upbeat environment where shops sell second hand belongings in the midst of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine serving restos and popular bars will surely capture your attention. The only downside to this market place however, is that it is only available every Sunday, although there are other happenings in Brick Lane on other week days. The place is close to Liverpool St, which is conveniently linked to places like the Circle, District, Metropolitan, and Central lines.

Greenwich Market
If you want a more laid back market place alive with history, then find your way to Greenwich. The stores are active from Wednesdays to Sundays. The stall feature a variety of interesting collectibles, antiques, and collector’s arts and crafts.

Leadenhall Market
The City of London holds the well – groomed Leadenhall Market, which is a sight to behold. The Victorian styled and glass-roofed ceiling will leave you awed and strolling beneath it is breath taking. Lamb Tavern, a local historical site, still welcomes visitors for a good drinking session.

Covent Garden
Despite being dubbed as a century old market place, Covent Garden is home to the younger population and tourists. Modern shops, gourmet restaurants, street dining places, and several pubs now sprawl the area. Whether by day or night, the place is bustling with energy since jugglers, mimes, and buskers habitually perform in the streets all day long. The Covent Garden tube is just close by the market place.

The markets in London can give you almost anything, so give yourself a nice stroll and enjoy the ambiance of the environment, the views, the sounds, and the aroma of London’s marketplaces.

Moments Spent at Mom and Tina’s Cafe

Moments spent with my favorite people in the world are priceless. It feels great to bond with friends over yummy foods but nothing feels more celebrated and wonderful than to dine out and bond with your family. Since my Papa passed away last March, my sister and I made it a point to treat my mom out as often as we could.

For that one special date with my mom, we decided to try Mom and Tina’s Cafe. I’ve been hearing and reading a lot of yummy things about it that’s why I was so perked up to give this resto a try.

Immediately after I saw the fresh from the Christmas story book look of the resto’s facade, I fell in love with it. It was like I could feel that very moment that I’m going to enjoy my stay there. Off we went in. If from the outside, Mom and Tina’s looked like it was photographed from a Christmas story book, wait till you get inside. The place is very cozy and laid-back, like you are suddenly toted to the animated cosmos of Cafe World or perhaps, being carried inside the dainty Gingerbread House. Picture this: sunny Sunday mornings spent with your family; Dad is reading newspaper by the veranda, Mom is baking a delicious goodie in the kitchen, your brother and sister playing together in the sala, and you’re reading a feel-good book by the corner window.

I would love to sit in one of the printed stripes couches but they’re all occupied so we just settled on one of the corner tables. The cheerful waiter handed us the menu which I find cute since it’s printed on a Papemelroti stationery or some Earth-friendly paper which I find so novel. Mama ordered for meaty spaghetti (P125) which is kind of usual, but it’s her taste buds anyway. My sister got Chicken Alexander (P160) while I went for Chicken Spinach Lasagna (P150). Since all three of aren’t afraid of diabetes attack, we immediately ordered the bakeshop’s signature desserts and asked the waiter to serve it and the pasta all at once. We ordered Sanzrival (P50)Oreo Cheesecake (P125), andToblerone Walnut Torte (90).

When we got our orders, I was a bit dismayed when I saw the small serving. When I started indulging myself in the yummy goodness of my Chicken Spinach Lasagna, I realized you should not really judge a book by its cover-or in this case, a porridge cup. Really, I felt so full and bloated after I finished eating the Lasagna. I think at least 2-3 people could share in one serving of Mom and Tina’s pasta. It’s just too full and tasty that you will need a helping hand eating it:-) By the way, all pastas are served with garlic bread rolls which taste good, too:-)

It’s actually a different story with their desserts. I think I could eat the entire piece myself and there’s no way I would be needing a helping hand on that, especially with the Sanzrival. All three cakes we ordered were delightfully good but my taste bud voted for Sanzrival as the best. Some cakes come in regular or large orders but I suggest you go for the regular size if you want to try on their other cakes.

I am definitely coming back to Mom and Tina’s! I would love to try out their French Vinaigrette and the famous Shepherd’s Pie plus the Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich. And of course, I would definitely hold a DON’T MIND ABOUT DIABETES day when I go back there and order Caramel Profiterole, Mango Walnut Torte, White Toblerone Walnut Torte, Baked Oreo Cheesecake, and whatever sweets I’d love to gorge on at this bakeshop.

Choosing The Healthy Food

Dining out is one treat everyone loves to indulge once in awhile. For someone who does all the cooking at home, this is certainly considered leisure. However if you are on diet, eating out can be tough especially when it comes to choosing food that will not make you feel guilty. Here are some tips that can help you make eating out an enjoyable experience.

One must be aware that most restaurants have nice looking menu pictures that show case the food they serve. Other than being effective in stimulating one’s appetite, these pictures can speak a thousand words. You should avoid looking at the pictures.

Another thing to avoid when looking over the menu is getting swayed by delectable sounding food names on the list. Again, these names can conjure up images in you that will start off your cravings of food that you have been avoiding.

“World’s Best Chocolate Cake ” sounds so tempting and mouth watering, isn’t it? You would think that a chocolate cake that has that name would certainly taste heavenly! Unfortunately, it turns out to be just an ordinary cake loaded with calories. For this reason, it would be best to concentrate on the food description and not the name.

There are restaurants that have a different set of menu to cater their patrons who are on diet. This makes it easier for them to give their preferences without feeling guilty. Psychological studies found that it is a bad idea to mix the healthy food choices with the unhealthy ones because a person’s natural tendency would be to choose those that they should avoid.

Some food establishment trick their customers into thinking they are ordering healthy food because of the many various vegetables present in the picture.

In reality, not all vegetables are healthy especially when they are fried or coated.

Lastly, avoid sampling food. You may think a little bite won’t hurt but these can turn nasty if you took several bites instead of one.

Follow these tips and you are surely on your way to an enjoyable time with friends or family.

A Chick Evens Story

As I look back now, I suppose I could say, my grandpa was never cut out to look young, one of those guys that looked to me, all my life-in all the twenty-seven years of knowing him-he never got older, he just stayed old from day one, always looking the same; except a little towards the last months of his life, and then it wasn’t his fault, he was tiring over those long 83-years of life and work, he worked up to about three months prior to his death. I called him the Old Russian Bear; he came from Russia, in 1916 (born in 1891) and fought in WWI, in 1918, as an American Soldier.

I remember the way he’d pull on my ears as we walked down the dark gloomy streets at night to get a haircut, for seventy-five cents, at a friend’s house that was a dollar cheaper than the barbershop, back in 1955.

Early on Saturday mornings, we’d rush out of the house to go downtown to the marketplace (in St. Paul, Minnesota), it was a two mile walk, and by the time we got to the market, I’d just be waking up, with the dew from the nearby Mississippi River rising and fading, and shifting north of the city, past the market place, up Jackson Street, the street we had walked down. I’d help him carry his groceries as he went from one street trader to the next, he’d buy fresh chickens usually at the open market, but only the ones he saw himself that the butcher had cut their heads off.

“Come on, kid,” he’d say to me, moving from one spot at the marketplace to another, “let’s get going, we don’t have all day” he’d sternly grunt with his hoarse voice, “keep up, don’t fool around, we got work to do…” he’d tell me looking back from the corner of his eye to see what I was doing, while checking out the cauliflower, or asparagus, for his Russian stew.

Then we’d head on over to Wabasha Street, about four blocks from the Market, to a butcher shop he usually patronized this certain one, he’d be ahead of me, I’d almost have to run to keep pace with him. If he stopped for any reason, I’d walk ahead of him, and he’d catch up to me in a moment’s time. After a little while he’d look in back of him to see where I was, and he’d see I was sweating heavy, and slowing up some, he’d think I was dogging it, purposely, and then he’d squint his eyes, “You kids can’t do nothing nowadays,” he’d say, adding to that, “lazy as a dead mule!-keep up now!”

We’d keep right on walking toward the butcher shop, and old grandpa never once built up a sweat, only a grin, that is how I learned how to grin I do believe, and to every sentence, he’d swear once or twice, and repeat a half dozen times, “Hey, you keep up!” and then we were there. I’d look back towards the market, over towards Jackson Street, say to myself ‘It’s going to be a long haul, walking back.’

He’d now grab my nine-year old wrist, wrapping his fingers tightly around it, squeezing my wrist, then say, “Now you better stay right here, you hear me, or I’ll twist that ear of yours off your head!”

And I’d nod my head up and down, as a gesture of obedience.

Sometimes I’d find an empty chair to sit down on it, and watch my grandpa order his meat-pointing to this and that through a glass window behind a counter, it was usually sausage and beef or large portions of pork, for the Sunday get-togethers. He’d have the butcher cut special sections out of the ham or loin, or a piece of a large section of beef, cut some fat off, and trim around the bones, if they were ribs, he’d hand pick the best part out, perhaps having the butcher cut the ends off, leaving the rest for someone else, but at the end of it all, he’d have to pay double the price.

I’d have sweat pouring off my face in the morning summer heat, especially if it got past 11:00 a.m., before we headed back.

In a way it was a treat to be with my old Grandpa, skip along in back of him, and if he looked, I’d smile and walk normal. Hauling all that meat back in our arms, and by the time we got back home, my arms were hurting as if they were tied up like steers and then untied and I needed to stretch them out. I never thought of it as a burden, or even a task, perhaps more on the line of a morning mission, an adventurous undertaking; I liked meeting the people, and being introduced as his grandson.

He’d start the stew that Saturday evening, and in the dead of night, he’d get up and cook it some more, stirring it for an hour or so; if I was awake, I’d watch him for a while, go back and forth from the kitchen into the living room, and back to the kitchen again, until I fell back to sleep. I did this from the edge of my bed, kept the door open a crack, I’d watch him smoking his cigar or pipe also, as he paced the floor waiting for the stew to get the right thickness (so he could go back to bed, wake up early and put the potatoes and tomatoes, in the stew-and noodles in the chicken soup, and put the sausage around the stew), and I always knew when he was smoking, it left a tail it seemed, that seep into the side bedroom, and more often than not it would wake me up, and I’d love to smell the aroma of the stew, and if he had a good cigar, or tobacco, I’d live the scent of that likewise. My brother and mother and I lived with him in those far-off days, kind of an extended family situation.

He sure seemed to be having fun-I’d tell myself on the edge of our bed (my brother and I both slept in the same big bed for a few years, during those days), and he done his work, and so did I that day, hard work for me with sweat, and all that leg work, and by 11:00 a.m., the next day, he’d finish, chicken and noodles, with Russian stew, and some long links of sausage. Hard burnt bread and all the family members came over to his house, perhaps fifteen or twenty, every Sunday of every week of every year that was a lot of kilos of food.

And then one day, I was then twenty-seven years old, in 1974, I stopped by to see my mother and grandpa, and he was dead my mother told me, he had died that afternoon. I sat in his sofa chair, gathering my thoughts, I was stunned, “He had a stroke, they were going to take him to the hospital, but he was dead already when the ambulance came. He was lying on the floor when I got home from work.” My mother explained to me.

I went outside in the backyard, tried to hold back some tears, I was angry, and he was awfully dead, and I couldn’t help feeling angry.

And then a couple of family members came over, patted me on the shoulder, my aunts and uncles, and wanted to look around to see what they might find (explore), see what they wanted to take of his, personal things, items, everything. And I couldn’t stop being angry, angry and more angry, sort of mad because everyone was around the house trying to get what they could get before the other person got it. And then some arguments started over how much money he had hidden in the house, and how much money one of the aunts (or sisters) was holding for him before he died. And almost everyone called everyone else a liar, and a feud started between a few of the sisters and brothers-and there were six or seven of them, and it would last for twenty-years, or more.

My brother and I went to the funeral, we parked the car outside the cemetery gates, across the street, and sat in the car, didn’t join the others, as the cars seemed to chugalug in like a wagon train. I wiped my eyes, my face with a handkerchief, waiting for the last car to go through the gates.

Happy Hour Bars and Having Fun

You must be aware of the fact that nowadays, a large number of people prefer spending their weekends visiting bars and restaurants after a hectic week at their office. But for most of the people who have a limited amount of income, cannot afford to visit restaurants and bars every weekend because they do not come cheap. It is one of the main reasons why many restaurants and bars are giving the facility of happy hours to attract more customers. During the happy hours, people get good amount of discount on the food menu and drinks. It is considered as an important and popular trick to increase the customer flow which will be beneficial for the restaurant and bar owners. There are many more advantages in visiting the bars in these happy hours for the customer’s and owner’s point of views.

In today’s day and age, where life is so busy and hectic, friends rarely get time to meet and spend some fun time together enjoying with a couple of drinks. Also, the charges of restaurants and bars are so high these days that, people have to give a thought before deciding to meet in a good resto-bar. But nowadays, many bars provide the facility of happy hours where you can get food and drinks at discounted rates. In the last couple of years, the demand and popularity of pubs offering happy hours have increased a lot. It is mainly because of the discount offers only. Since, there are many such bars available, you should prefer in the one where all of your friends can get together easily and there won’t be much of commuting problem. To find information about such bars, you can ask a friend who has the knowledge about a good happy hour bar. Since, he has the earlier experience of visiting these bars, his advice and opinion will definitely help you to make your decision.

Going through the local yellow pages and the internet will also give you a fair idea about these pubs in your proximity. Also, you can read blogs where people post reviews of happy hour bars will be helpful to you. Most of these bars also offer membership facilities which are quite useful for reaping the benefits of these happy hour bars. But before making your decision, you should discuss with your friends and then decide about visiting which bar will be feasible for all of you. Also. Most of these restaurants and bars always try out new ideas and offers to attract more and more customers. Have a close look at these offers and go for the one which is best according to your requirements, preferences and budget. While selecting such a bar, the ambiance of the place also matters a lot. A fun filled ambiance will add a lot while you will be partying with friends. So, go through these aspects and find a good restaurant cum bar that is offering happy hour facilities and spend some quality time with friends and family.

Sahara Desert Tips and Restaurants

The Sahara is considered as the largest and hottest desert situated in Northern Africa. Many restaurants located near the Sahara offer different specialties that would range from the meat of lamb, chicken or even a mixture of other delicacies. They also love to eat vegetables. They even prepare salads, in form of tuna and vegetables.

Most fine dining restaurants from all parts of the world serve a dish influenced by North African recipes. The restaurants along the Sahara desert offer their best in culinary cuisine. The unique flavors come with the unique way of preparing it. The way they cook in these regions, until after the preparation of foods on the plate are similar to contemporary catering.

Customers always leave the dining areas very satisfied and fulfilled. Some tourists who visit the Sahara also go to fine restaurants nearby or near their hotels in order to experience that extraordinary African cuisine. In fact, they are more recognized for the quality and great tasting sauces as well as the mixture of spices they put in every dish.

There are also numerous restaurants along the Sahara that serve seafood. Most of these restaurants are still influenced by the culinary masterpieces of a North African chef.

Tips while Traveling to the Sahara
People may find restaurants near the Sahara either through tour guides or by looking at a travel guide book. As a general rule, if you are not familiar with the places around or even within the desert, it is best to hire a tour guide or a local who can take you to the places of interest near and within the area. Aside from the dialect, a guide can help you get the best lodging accommodations and they can take you to the most popular dining spots. They can also translate words or conversations you find very difficult to understand.

When you leave your hotel, make sure that you keep all the important documents in a safe place. Make sure that you have photocopies of these important documents and you have left copies at home.

Make sure you also bring some loose change when you tour the area. Never bring lots of money when you leave the hotel but don’t just leave your money inside the hotel. It is wise to check in a hotel that has a safety deposit box where you can put your valuables.

Although it is practical to check in to cheap hotels, it is best to inspect the hotel. If you think it is not a safe place to stay in or your valuables are at risk, then it is better to go with a hotel that you are familiar with. You’ll never go wrong with a rated hotel.

Sahara Restaurants
There is a restaurant near a fuel station along the Western section of the Sahara, between Guergarat and El Dakla. They have a great selection of foods. They also have an autogril and a rest shop. This fuel station restaurant offers breakfast, lunch or even snacks. It is not that expensive since a meal will only cost you $10 USD.

Another stop-by restaurant is found along the south section of El Dakla. It is located near a fuel station. They serve delicious omelets, breads and yogurts. They have a cafeteria that serves a very popular type of mint tea. You can spend less than $10 USD by visiting this restaurant called brunch en route.

Mexican Food Appetizers

Mexican foods today are increasingly becoming popular and a favorite. Individuals who are looking for different types but delicious foods always ask for Mexican food especially those enticing Mexican food appetizers. Another reason why many are asking for these Mexican foods is that this type of cuisine usually is very healthy. It uses lean meat and variety of vegetables mixed with choice spices. Some of the Mexican foods even showcased the use of maize, corn, tortillas, beans, hot chili peppers and tomatoes among others.

Mexican food appetizers have long been the preference and favorite of many Americans because of its strong flavors and healthy colorful ingredients. Chili, tomatoes and beans are the usual content or main ingredients of many Mexican foods and appetizers in most menus or recipe that you can find today. The taste is also unique but delicious, thus Mexican food really appeals to American people as well as those visitors who like their food hot but appetizing most of the time. The Guacamole, Mexican pizza and Quick Quesadillas are some of the most common Mexican appetizers that are popular to many resto goers.

Today, a lot of cuisine authorities like chefs and food experts are coming up with variety of Mexican food appetizers to serve to their customers and families. One of these new appetizers are Green Stuff Guacamole is an avocado dip that is created with several of the green vegetables. The Edamane Dip or Edamole which is said to be rich in protein and fibers is another new adaptation of the famous Guacamole. It tastes like guacamole to some. It goes perfectly with raw vegetables, pita bread and Mexican tortilla chips. The Montery Jack and White Bean Dip is another of these new appetizers that you may also try to make in your homes today rather than getting the first plunge in famous restaurants.

Actually, Mexican food appetizers are easy to make if you like to have your own. All you have to know are the basics in Mexican food cooking and you may find your way in discovering your own appetizer recipe and dips. You do not have to be chef either. There are several online recipes and Mexican recipe guide books that you can use. You just need to be patient and get your brains working. Creativity is one characteristic that you should have if you decide to make your own Mexican appetizers. This will be your tool to create the best Mexican appetizer of your choice.

The Best Buffets in Atlantic City

Are you heading to Atlantic City and looking for a place to eat in town? Well, you’re in luck. I just took a trip to that old river city a few months and spent my days looking for the perfect buffet restaurants to satisfy my voracious appetite.

What did I find? Here’s a list of restaurants that I found that have really awesome and really affordable food in the Atlantic City:

1. The Melting Pot

If you want to try something different, The Melting Pot restaurant is for you. A well-known fondue restaurant, it is a perfect “date spot” to bring someone special to you.

2. Waterfront Buffet

If you want a resto where there’s a variety of food to choose from, Waterfront is the best option. Whether you feel like eating dimsum, Mongolian, crabs or crispy fried chicken, you’ll find it here.

3. Tun Tavern Restaurant and Brewery

If you want to have fun, the Tun Tavern is the best place to go in the city. It is known as one of the liveliest spots in the city. At the Tun Tavern, you’ll have your fill of great food and great beer.

The best thing about all these places? All of these restaurants are giving out discount coupons online! So, go ahead and check them out!

Warning: A lot of the promos are available only online, so take advantage of this information! Simply type in the restaurant name plus the word “coupon” in the search engine to find printable coupons to make you and your wallet happy!