At Home: The Perfect Bar

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If I lived in a bigger apartment, the first thing I would have would be a mini bar. Having one is a great asset for entertaining and when done right, they make for cute decor. My ideal home bar would be feminine (but not too girly), colorful, feature some kind of glass or wood furniture in an unconventional form, and have all the basics. Here some ideas I found on Pinterest.

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Restaurant: The Smoke Joint

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As an avid watcher of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, one of my life’s biggest goals (in terms of food) has been to go to one of the restaurants featured on the show. On a lazy Saturday night that I spent watching DDD for four hours, I decided to go to The Smoke Joint in Brooklyn after it appeared on one of the episodes. It did not disappoint. I don’t consider myself to be a barbecue connoisseur by any means (in fact, I’ve only had it a few times in my life), but even an amateur would recognize the quality and tastiness of the food here.┬áThe pulled pork BBQ sandwich I had was amazing, but one of the best parts was the coleslaw. For me, coleslaw is either hit or miss. I’ve had some pretty gross varieties but The Smoke Joint definitely knows how to do it right and next time I go, I plan on ordering a side of just slaw. I definitely understand why Guy Fieri and his crew loved this place and I can’t wait to go back and sample more items on the menu.

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New Orleans Part III: Food

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I ate a lot of food in New Orleans. My favorite meal had to be the pulled pork sandwich I had at Cochon Butcher in the Warehouse District. Also, the blueberry, prosecco, St. Germain, and basil cocktail I had easily tops my list of best drinks (not including the gallon sized daiquiri we got to go). Another list topper had to be the French beignets I had a Cafe du MondeIMG_2698IMG_2700IMG_2701IMG_2708IMG_2723IMG_2729IMG_2730IMG_2790IMG_2810IMG_2813IMG_2815IMG_2817IMG_2820IMG_5576IMG_5577.