Review: Cafecito, Chicago

Before we went to Chicago, I heard about the magic food that was the Cuban sandwich, the “cubano”. I had been to Florida many many times before, and stupidly never went to a place where they served them. Then came the movie Chef! where Jon Favreau cruises through the USA with a foodtruck, selling “cubanos” all along the way. I was hooked. On the movie and on the fact that I just had to try one for myself.

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Restaurant review: Quality Meats, Miami Beach, Florida

quality meats miami beach florida

Always keep the best for last, that’s what they tell you. Well, at Quality Meats in Miami Beach, they give you the best they’ve got the moment you walk in. My mom and I wanted to go for a good steak the last night we were in Miami. My trusted Yelp directed us to this restaurant that had opened not too long ago. The reviews were all raving about the place. I should warn you though, this restaurant doesn’t come cheap. But it’s oh so worth it …

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Trip to New York: New Year’s Eve.

There were two reasons why I wanted to go to NYC this time. One, as a present for my husband’s 40th birthday. Two, to scratch off “going to NYC on NYE” from my bucket list. I prepared nothing for this trip due to huge amounts of work at the office, so we thought we’d just see what we’d get up to on NYE. Times Square was out of the question because tickets would set us back more than the actual plane ride to get to NYC and I didn’t feel like standing in the cold for over 10 hours just to see the ball drop.

Anyway. We got up, got dressed and our plan was to go to the Guggenheim today as we’d never been there before. As the weather was so nice, we changed plans quite quickly and set onto Battery Park to take the boat to Ellis Island. Tip: most attractions are open during the holidays, apart maybe from Christmas Day. Check the websites and you’ll be pleasantly surprised what you can visit.

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Trip to New York: jetlagged and hungry

The first morning is always the most difficult one. We’re quite experienced travellers by now from Europe to the States, so we know how to avoid the worst kind of jetlag. We managed to sleep until 6AM (which is noon where we live!) instead of 4AM like on our first trip to NYC. We know we’re up very early the first day, so book in an early morning trip to something you really want to see. In our case, that was the 9/11 Museum which finally opened it’s doors in 2014.

9/11 museum new york

But first: breakfast!

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