Two Urban Licks – Atlanta, GA

Two Urban Licks - Atlanta, GA - New Kid On The Guac

Am I the only one who has a ‘Wanderlust Eats’ note saved in my phone with lists of restaurants in different cities? I have restaurants saved from Atlanta to Seattle and everywhere in between. Normally, this list generates 90% of my travel plans in any given city. So when I found out I’d be traveling to Atlanta for work, I started planning the eating experience before I even booked my flight, too anxious to wait another minute. Two Urban Licks wasn’t on the list at the time, and boy what a mistake it would have been to miss out on this gem during my 48 hours in Atlanta.

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Neptune Oyster – Boston, MA

I will gladly stand in line for thirty minutes for a lobster roll. This is a fact I know to be true about myself. I did it many times in San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf, and it always proved immensely worth it. Hence, when I went to Boston last month for the Food & Nutrition Conference Expo, I knew that the quest for the best New England lobster roll was at the top of my priority list. Luckily, I was traveling with a local, so she guided me fearlessly to Neptune Oyster and I followed faithfully, visions of seafood dancing in my head.

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Alden and Harlow – Boston, MA

Alden and Harlow - New Kid On The Guac

Amidst lobster rolls, crab cakes, and far too many oysters in Boston, I had the immense pleasure of dining at Alden and Harlow in Harvard Square. As a student at Harvard, Alden and Harlow has always been my favorite place to take visitors when they come into town (or so I told people. What’s the harm in pretending to be Elle Woods’ classmate for a weekend?)

Alden and Harlow specializes in small plates, and trust me, they do it well. With many plant-forward dishes focused on thoughtfully sourced American foods, this is definitely a restaurant for the books. Noted as one of the Best Restaurants in the World by Condé Nast Traveler, the eatery lives up to the title effortlessly.

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What to Eat and Drink in Peru

What To Eat and Drink In Peru - New Kid On The Guac

So here’s how it all went down. Sitting at a happy hour in San Francisco in January, one of my colleagues asked me “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?” (Fun fact: this is one of my favorite questions to ask people.) Without hesitation, I answered “Machu Picchu, Peru”. Probed […]

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Hard Eight – Dallas, TX

Hard Eight - New Kid On The Guac

I love to travel, and try to take any chance I get to explore a new place. So when the opportunity arose to attend a work training in a new city, I jumped at the opportunity. After scanning the locations available, my eyes caught on Dallas, Texas. Visions of barbecue and tex mex danced in […]

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