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Category Archives: Foodie

Summer BBQ… With A Twist

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We all feel a sense of pride the first time we light up a barbecue. Maybe it’s because we’ve finally attained the level of “real man,” and everything we did up to that point was small fry! But when you tucked into that first burger, was it just too burnt? And although you lit that fire, have your cooking skills not passed the taste test just yet? It’s a rite of passage that we all go through, and if you’re like me, you can easily get “burgered out” in the summer months. So I thought it’s worth putting up some barbecue ideas with a twist! Check these out…

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Grilled Fajita Skirt Steak

 BBQ, BBQ Recipes, Fajita, Grilled, grilling, Mexican, Skirt Steak

OK, so I noticed I have been slacking on some foodie posts. Let’s face it, I love my food. Mexican food is a big favorite of mine. While many people will make their fajitas with flank steak but really should be made with skirt steak. In fact, the word “fajita” is a derivation of the Spanish word “faja” which translates to “belt” or “girdle” in English. A skirt steak comes from the lower central area of the cow, specifically from the plate to rib area. This inexpensive cut of meat is great paired with this citrus- chili marinade that tenderizes while adding flavor and zest! Get ready to enjoy.

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Restaurant Review: Cafe Life HQ- Cafe Istanbul

Cafe Life HQ- Cafe Istanbul, Istanbul, food, foodie, west meets east, West, East, Europe, Asia, Turkish, Egyptian, hummus, shrimp, bronzino, seabass, lamb, green tea, hookah,

Cafe Life HQ- Cafe Istanbul

Café life is a state of mind. It’s about knowing what is going on around you and taking it in- accepting it. It’s mellow, trance like. Café life revolves around good friends, great food, interesting conversation and something I just figured out- hookah! With seemingly hundreds of little cafes and coffee house Astoria, Queens is the epicenter of café life. Café Istanbul is primed to be the new leader!

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Bachelor Party Ideas That Don’t Involve Drinking

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We all get to a point in our lives when getting annihilated on beer just isn’t fun anymore. The hangovers hurt more and you’re more likely to end up snoozing in a dark corner than doing shots at the bar with the rest of the boys. Of course, I’m not saying we don’t all like a beer or two when the time is right, but bachelor parties should be about everyone coming together to have fun, not spend the whole night half-naked or with your head down the toilet!

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Restaurant Review: Marbella Restaurant

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Sometimes it’s nice to take a second and relax. Dinner is one of these times. Recently, the LIB team made it out to Bayside to try the Boro’s best Paella at Marbella’s Restaurant. We were not disappointed!

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