Sunday, July 24, 2016

PIZZA: New York or Chicago Style?

As I find myself roaming the streets of Chicago, the obvious debate has crossed my mind. Which is more of a fan favorite, Chicago style pizza or New York style pizza? Pizza is the

In a completely random survey about which pizza type was preferred, here were my responses:

Ireland transplant, living in L.A. -
Native Chicagoian - loves chicago style pizza, but can only have 1 slice. Does love the thin stlye pizza as well.
Brazilian native-
Massachusettes native-- Ny style- nice and thin

So there you have it folks, looks like the jury has agreed; New York style pizza is more preferred.

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Having a “Babcia” (Grandma in Polish), I am no stranger to the pierogi. What is a pierogi you may ask? Put simply, a pierogi is a filled dumpling, originating from Eastern Europe. Some of you may be familiar with “Mrs. T’s Pierogies”, which can be purchased in the freezer aisle of your local supermarket. While I have eaten many boxes of these, we are going to the heart of where pierogi lives, Warsaw Poland.

Warsaw is the capital of Poland. For any history-buff’s out there, you may remember that Warsaw was invaded by the Germans during World War II. The burning of libraries, looting of museums, expulsion of citizens and subsequent bombing left the city in complete ruins after the war came to a close. Warsaw was rebuilt and has become a symbol of reconstruction. You can visit “Old Town”, which is an exact replica of how the city looked prior to destruction, and more importantly, an excellent place to find fresh pierogi.

Just as New York City has hotdog and pretzel stands, Warsaw has pierogi stands. These tiny wooden stands offer fresh, cooked to order pierogi for you to take on the go. Only ever heard of potato and cheese or sauerkraut filled?  You are not alone. Options here however can range from the usual cheese to mushroom to blueberry to meat filled, each one more delicious than the next. 

All this pierogi eating will most likely make you thirsty. The best way to quench that thirst is to find yourself a nice outside seat at a local bar and order a Zywiec. Zywiec is considered to be Poland’s best pilsner-type brew. It can be found all over Poland, and even right here in the United States. Next time you’re in the liquor store, keep your eye out for their unmistakable white label of two Polish folk dancers. 

Bored with a regular beer? If you’re feeling adventurous, try one with an added fruit syrup. It provides just the right sweetness to offset the bitter hops. Raspberry is a fan-favorite. You will not be disappointed! Not a beer drinker? Lucky for you, Poland is also known for their wide array of vodka. Just please, drink responsibly.

So if you find yourself hungry in Warsaw, Poland, explore the "Old Town" for some serious history. Then, grab an ice cold Zywiec and go dive head first into pierogi-mania!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Welcome to A Taste for Adventure!

Some people eat to live, others live to eat. I fall into the latter group. I live by the philosophy that "I just don't want to look back and think I could have eaten that". Who was the wise person that spoke those words? I couldn't tell you, but I'd love to meet them one day.

Welcome to A Taste for Adventure, a blog dedicated to delicious food from various cities! How do I know it's delicious!? I have tasted it all first hand. I am a young professional who spends my free time eating my way through the world, one city at time. I will share my travel adventures, with a focus on the food I've had the pleasure to experience.

So get your forks and knives ready and follow me as we eat our way through the world! As John Walters once said, "the only thing I like better than talking about food is eating".

Warning: Reading this blog might make you hungry.