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Got squirrel? Judging the World’s Weirdest Cook Off

Originally published September 11, 2015 on Mashable.com Here in the heart of the Ozarks, they call it “tree bacon” and “limb chicken;” but on this crisp, September morning, it’s perfectly clear that squirrel is what’s on the menu. I’m in Bentonville, Arkansas to judge one of the country’s most unusual food competitions: The World Championship Squirrel Cook Off. I should probably …

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Whiskey Bar Time Machine: 5 Historic NYC Hotspots

Originally published on Mastercard’s LoveThisCity website on April 17, 2015 New York is a city with a past, and to dive into its depths, sometimes you don’t need a museum; you need a bar. Preferably a storied, ancient whiskey bar with character in spades. Transport yourself back in time with these one-of-a-kind whiskey bars and experience the aura of old …

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Where to Watch the Super Bowl in New York

Originally published on Mastercard’s LoveThisCity website on January 28th, 2015 Get your game face on — Super Bowl XLIX is almost here! There’s nothing like watching the big game surrounded by passionate fans. Grab your pals and cheer on your team at these super-charged game-day destinations: For the Ultimate Seahawks Fan If you bleed blue and green, Carlow East is …

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Don’t Tell! New York’s Secret Spots and Speakeasies

Originally published on Mastercard’s LoveThisCity website on January 6th, 2015 Want to know a secret? PDT stands for “Please Don’t Tell,” and it’s one of NYC’s most notorious speakeasies: a swank cocktail den hidden inside an East Village hot dog shop, noted for itsvery unusual entrance. When you step inside the vintage telephone booth at Crif Dogs, it’s not to …

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Pok Pok & More: NYC Food That’s Worth the Wait

Originally published on Mastercard’s LoveThisCity.com website on December 3rd, 2014 How long are you willing to wait for your next meal? Food fads like the Cronut, Pok Pok, and Ramen Burger have even habitually impatient New Yorkers lining up for hours. Check out these NYC culinary hot spots where longs lines are the norm, but the food is worth the …

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