Adventure

Papa Johns…in Beijing

July 9, 2010 Adventure

Ok, so I should probably be pretty embarassed to say this, but I ate Papa Johns pizza in Beijing and it was actually a lot of fun and pretty tasty as well. The interesting thing about this particular Papa Johns was that it was an actual sit-down restaurant rather than the typical US drive through. [...]

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The Book Worm

July 8, 2010 Adventure

After several days in the bustling city of Beijing, I was in need of some quiet, relaxing down time. My friend took me to The Book Worm, a western-style coffee shop/lounge/library in the Chao Yang district of Beijing where all the servers speak english and you can get typical american, brit and aussie fare. The [...]

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Jet lagged vegetarian

July 4, 2010 Adventure

So, I made it to China in one piece! I’ve been here for about two days now but, unfortunately, after the 14 hr flight and 12 hr time difference (and let’s not forget the sweltering heat!) I am still pretty jet lagged. I slept most of the first day which meant that I didn’t really [...]

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KISF goes to China!

July 1, 2010 Adventure

Dear Keep It Simple Foods readers, I’m leaving tomorrow to travel in China for the next three weeks. I hope to update this blog regularly with posts of all the exciting and interesting foods I’ll be eating. Check back from time to time to see how successful I am at finding veggie friendly dishes in [...]

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Food and fun in Charlotte, NC

June 26, 2010 Adventure

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I traveled down south to Charlotte, NC for an engagement party. We had a wonderful time catching up with friends and family. And of course, we dined at a few fantastic places that I highly recommend. I’ve posted highlights below. Fresh pizza and salads at Mama Ricotta’s Ahi tuna salad [...]

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Food and Fun in Miami

March 2, 2010 Adventure

Last weekend, we said good bye to my best friend’s final days of singledom Miami style! That’s right, we cruised down to the sunny city of Miami to live it up (if only for a few days). The weekend was action packed-kayaking, yoga on the beach, and tons of good food! I’ve posted some of [...]

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Reno or Bust

February 13, 2010 Adventure

Last weekend I traveled to Reno, NV to surprise my mom for her 60th birthday! My sisters and favorite aunt came out for the suprise and we all had a great time! We ate, drank, and celebrated for three glorious days. We took a snowy sleigh ride in the mountains of Lake Tahoe, ate chili [...]

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La Costa- Knoxville, TN

September 15, 2009 Adventure

Last weekend, I took my boyfriend to TN to see where I grew up and to spend time with my family. I love coming home to Knoxville. Not only it is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with family, but I enjoy the slower pace of life and the coziness of being nestled in the [...]

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All that Jazz

June 22, 2009 Adventure

Every Friday,the National Gallery of Art hosts Jazz in the Garden, which is a free concert series held outside, in the sculpture garden. It’s a perfect opportunity to have a picnic feast with friends while enjoying the great outdoors and listening to the smooth sounds of jazz. This Friday, I seized the moment and invited [...]

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A night at the Coast

May 21, 2009 Adventure

While in Charleston, S.C. for a wedding (everyone’s getting married lately…I know!) my boo took me out for a nice seafood dinner! We dined at one of my favorite places in the city, Coast. It’s a casual, beachy restaurant with fresh seafood and zippy mango mojitos. It’s the perfect place to go on a breezy [...]

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