Montreal is considered by many to be the epicenter of culture and food in Canada. There is a unique focus on quality and extravagance in the restaurants and bars. You will never forget the meals and drinks in your visit to this Québécois paradise.
Drink specials are a dime a dozen in New York City. But restaurants that offer free corkage AND excellent food are much harder to find. My sister Melanie Teixeira writes about her favorite BYOB restaurants in NYC.
One of the opera world's favorite “twins" - stage manager Brian August and pianist Allen Perriello - take us through the best eats and drinks of Indianola, Iowa - home of Simpson College and Des Moines Metro Opera.
San Francisco has just as many pleasures for the palette as ever. Skip the sourdough bread and Ghirardelli Chocolate and dive into a bay full of fresh seafood, authentic street food, and some of the best cocktails around.
Over the past decade, Des Moines has transformed from a dull Midwestern state capitol to one of the most vibrant, wealthy, and exciting American cities. Artists, entrepreneurs, and young professionals are flocking to the city to enjoy its thriving cultural scene, innovative restaurants, and the warm, friendly atmosphere that is so unique to the Midwest.
Whether you're living in or visiting New York City, it's easy to take for granted Northern Brooklyn's incredible dining and drinking scene which is often just as good and far cheaper than Manhattan's. One of the easiest ways to get into North Brooklyn from Manhattan is the L Train which gives you easy access to the best of Williamsburg, Bushwick, Ridgewood, and more.
History, culture, and food unite in Santa Fe to form a uniquely transcendent paradise. Whether it’s the Native American traditions, pueblo architecture, art galleries, music festivals, or the incredible cuisine, there is something magical about this desert city.
Late spring and early summer are the best times to experience St. Louis not only because of the beautiful weather, but also the many musical and theatrical events that kickoff. Thousands of performers and audience members will visit for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, St Lou Fringe, Circus Flora, among many others. Guest writer Alison Moritz suggests to them where to best get their local eat and drink on.
Troubavore returns to Miami in its first-ever VLOG for some of the city's most unique and outrageous dishes. Many thanks to co-hosts Tessa Hartle, Kim Soby, and the cast of Florida Grand Opera's production of The Passenger.
Troubavore's first excursion to the West Coast takes us to one of the most exciting culinary and cultural centers of the world. Seattle is home to adventurous local chefs, fresh Pacific Northwest ingredients, and plenty of hungry hipsters, techies, and artists that enjoy every morsel the city has to offer.
Minneapolis is home to far more than fried cheese curds and Juicy Lucys. With centuries of wonderful and varied immigrant populations calling Minneapolis home, and a recent influx of chefs and diners with a taste for creative, sustainable, local-sourced cuisine, Minneapolis is among the most dynamic and exciting food and drink cities in the country.
The fourth-largest city in the U.S. is home to some of the finest food and culture in the country. With centuries of Texas oil money flowing through this port city, diversity, creativity, and quality are front and center in both its culinary and artistic worlds.
The city of “grit and grind” was recently named Best Food Town in America by none other than Food Network icon Alton Brown. Memphis has seen dramatic economic growth in just the past few years and that has translated into a booming food and drink scene. Practically every week, a great new restaurant or bar opens that adds to the city’s Southern culinary traditions.
More than any other city in the world, it can feel impossible to navigate through the thousands of restaurants and bars of New York City. Artists and performers, with their limited budgets and distinctive tastes, are particularly challenged in differentiating between the gems and the dumps. Fortunately, Troubavore's first guest writer Lindsay Ohse is here to help guide the way.
If Al Capone held a gun to my head and demanded a list of the best places to eat and drink in Chicago, I might be a dead man. From Michelin three-star restaurants to dive bar tamales, summarizing The Windy City in sips and bites is a daunting task. But not impossible!
Miami is about a lot more than “fun and sun.” Today, it is the home to one of the most vibrant food and drink scenes in the world. There is a huge array of Latin cultures colliding in South Florida and a lot of money being invested into restaurants, bars, and attractions, even outside of touristy South Beach.
Troubavore starts its journey in one of the fastest-growing food and drink cities in America. No longer is Boston associated merely with baked beans, cream pies, and the Cheers bar. Today, the city is full of celebrity chefs, culinary innovation, organic and sustainable farmers, and a wide array of ethnic communities that all contribute to an energetic, sophisticated, and constantly evolving food and drink scene.
I am a professional musician who is constantly on the road. I am also a shameless glutton who obsessively keeps track of favorite restaurants and bars in every city in which I work. It’s important to me that fellow artists aren’t defeated by the challenges of eating and drinking well while traveling. In a new city, how are we supposed to know the difference between a gem and a dump? What is there to do in between the busy rehearsal room and the lonely hotel room? Are there any online resources more dependable and selective than Yelp or Urbanspoon?
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