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The Newfoundland Staycation Bucket List

The Newfoundland Staycation Bucket List

The ultimate bucket list to make sure your Newfoundland staycation is the best summer vacation you’ve ever had!

24 Hours of Eating In Milan

24 Hours of Eating In Milan

From traditional trattorias to artsy aperitivo, how to find the best restaurants in Milan, plus what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24 Hours of Eating in Quebec City Restaurants

24 Hours of Eating in Quebec City Restaurants

Quebec City is for eaters. While Montreal is on everyone’s gourmand radar (and for good reason), but the Quebec City restaurants scene is far from the underdog with its culinary cornucopian of Québécois dishes, European flair and modern Canadian cooking, along with great pizza and vegan food. Take that Montreal!

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Shakshuka Spaghetti Bake

Shakshuka Spaghetti Bake

Who doesn’t love Shakshuka and spaghetti? This mash-up egg dish is great for dinner or brunch by adding pasta to the Middle Eastern favourite.

Dining at Da Nada: A hilltop restaurant in Maremma, Tuscany

Dining at Da Nada: A hilltop restaurant in Maremma, Tuscany

Dining in Tuscany took taste of place to a whole new level to me. Pasta, rabbit and wine, oh my!

The 7th Blogiversary Itch

The 7th Blogiversary Itch

The seven-year itch. A phrase alluding to marriage fatigue, a decline of intimacy. But The Food Girl in Town is a food blog feeling no lethargy seven years in — I may not post as often as I would like, but I’m still itching to eat at the newest St. John’s restaurant. I’m still itching to plan the next trip. I’m still itching to tell you all about it. When I moved to Halifax in 2012 and started this food blog, I had no idea where it would take me, but I knew what I wanted to do:

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Glamping by the ocean! The most unique of Bonavista accommodations

Glamping by the ocean! The most unique of Bonavista accommodations

Charming B&Bs and vacation homes abound when it comes to Bonavista accommodations, but there is nothing like Bonavista Living’s eco glamping pods.

Prosciutto and Parmesan Egg Tartine Recipe

Prosciutto and Parmesan Egg Tartine Recipe

A recap of the Wake Up To Yellow Event at Harbourside Park in St. John’s, plus an easy recipe for Prosciutto and Parmesan Egg Tartine.

The Culpeper: The Best Pub Hotel in London

The Culpeper: The Best Pub Hotel in London

There are about a million hotels in London, England. At least it felt that way when I was trying to book a hotel for our two-years-delayed honeymoon last fall. In reality, there are 1500 hotels across London offering more than 123,000 rooms ranging from capsule bunks near Kings Cross to five-star penthouses in Mayfair. We decided to break up our visit to make the best of the city: The first hotel was a splurge stay at The Laslett in notable Notting Hill and the second was a pub hotel in East London, The Culpeper. The former was a disappointment (an explanation of why merits its own blog post later) while the latter gave me one of the best night’s sleep I’ve ever hard… and it was above a bustling corner pub.

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Get Cracking, the Wake Up to Yellow event is coming to St. John’s!

Get Cracking, the Wake Up to Yellow event is coming to St. John’s!

Get cracking! The Wake Up to Yellow event is coming to St. John’s this summer bringing all the eggy goodness for breakfast.

Goubuli restaurant in Tianjin: a bao history lesson

Goubuli restaurant in Tianjin: a bao history lesson

The history Goubuli restaurant in Tianjin has a flair for the dramatic — flashing lights, theatrical dining and a whole lot of baozi.

Well & Good Dinners: Spring 2019

Well & Good Dinners: Spring 2019


Winter in Newfoundland is shit. It’s cold and dark and snowy. And long. But somehow we all make it through, the winter blues coloured rosy pink by Well & Good Dinners. Stacey works hard to make sure she uses as much local produce as possible and then spices it up (literally) with flavours from all over the world. Last fall, I had the pleasure of dining and photographing the fall edition of Well & Good Dinners replete with root veg, edible flowers and the biggest roasted chickens I’ve ever seen in my life. Just like last year’s dinner, it was hosted at The Grounds Cafe at Murray’s in Portugal Cove, which is one of my favourite venues in the city — its high ceilings and big windows a chapel devoted to housing plants and delicious things. And just like last year, delicious food, warm conversation and soft candle-lit glow washed over me.

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