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Dining in San Pedro

It was really hard to imagine good food was going to be possible in the driest hot desert on earth but good food was all we could find! In fact, all the food we had in Chile was outstanding. Our guide told us, “Unlike the food grown in America, we do not use chemicals – it’s all natural and better tasting.” One of the most important  local crops to Chileans is quinoa, a now super trendy global food once rejected by Americans. We found ourselves one afternoon dining in San Pedro, a tiny Atacama desert town, where we tried all the dishes with quinoa on the menu at La Estaka we could find, including a quinoa risotto!

Food is very important to me…it fills your soul in a way nothing else can and sometimes, it can be the best part of my day. I was quite nervous about what the quality of food would be like in South America especially considering I live in one of the food capitals of the world. I was so pleasantly surprised at what was placed before me. Every single meal we ate was better than the last and almost all the restaurants we dined at had menus that changed daily to reflect what fresh produce or seasonal item they received that day.

Also, writing this post has officially made me starving.

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Time to Dine!

New York City is known for many things, but one of my favorites is the incredible food that can be found on any and every street corner. From gourmet sushi to pizza, it’s all available for you as soon as you walk outside.

Check out my top five spots to eat in NYC here!

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Mermaid Inn~

A neighborhood joint, an oyster happy hour, bottles of wine and a sparkling evening at Mermaid Inn on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Thanks to WESTSIDE INDEPENDENT for this wonderful dinner party dedicated to the contributors and a year of success. Cheers~

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The Greens

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