Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big by Jensen Karp

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LA Weekly said it best: “Kanye West Owes Me $300 might be the funniest rap memoir ever.” This is a lighthearted, true-life story, with an almost-famous vibe that celebrates the wins and losses of Jensen Karp, a.k.a. "Hot Karl," the Jewish kid from the L.A. suburbs who became a rap battling legend—and then almost...almost became a star. But not quite.

When he was just 12, Karp started his career off rapping at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991. By the time he was 19, he was considered a riding star. Today, he's the most famous white rapper you've never heard of.
Traveling Australia on a Budget

Australia is not just a country, it is a continent, which accurately reflects the sheer enormity of this island, yes, Australia is an island! Due to the expanse, if a person is considering a holiday, it is wise to look at the different regions, as each has its own magical recipe to attract the tourist. With some careful research, it is possible to tailor a route to suit everyone. Let’s have a look at the main areas of interest to a traveller, in no particular order.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Perfect Chicago Evening: A FREE Play + Picnic in the Park

Take dinner and a show to the next level with a play and picnic in the park. One of the hallmarks of a Chicago summer is the outstanding outdoor shows, and nothing makes an evening quite like a delicious meal. Spread out a blanket and enjoy an evening of theater and fine dining on a fine Chicago summer night. Here are 5 places to pick up a picnic before enjoying a performance of Shakespeare in the Chicago parks this summer:
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Bartenders Don’t Just Pour Beers Anymore
Being a busy executive or manager has its highlights, but it’s certainly tiring and very stressful at times. Sometimes, it’s nice to take a break from the responsibilities of meeting important clients on a regular basis or managing a large team, and that’s not even starting to think about the times when things don’t go to plan. When stress builds up and a bit of a breather from work life is required, many people choose to visit their favorite classy bar, with a large collection of cocktails as well as a selection of refreshing beers.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: Southern Sprits

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I am enamored of the south and especially southern cooking and drinking, so I was delighted to receive a copy of Southern Spirits, a narrative history that traces liquor, beer, and wine drinking in the American South, including 40 cocktail recipes, to review. Tell me that doesn't sound like a great book to review and test out its contents over the summer?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: Food with Friends: The Art of Simple Gatherings by Leela Cyd

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Simple gatherings with friends make the world go round. I truly believe this. When friends come together over food cooked with love, life is just good. Right? From impromptu picnics to a last minute dinner on an unexpected weeknight, it's always great to get together with friends for good food and good conversation.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Kayaks, Canoes, Cruises, Surreys & Water Taxis: 5 Unique Ways to Experience the Chicago River

This article originally appeared at ChooseChicago.com/blog where I am a contributing writer. 

The Chicago River flows across the city, crossing the downtown Loop. Famous for having its flow reveresed in the late 1800's, our 156 mile long river links the Great Lakes and the Mississippi. While you can always stroll along the beautiful Riverwalk, why not hop into a kayak, paddle a canoe, take a cruise, pedal a bicycle or even zip around in a water taxi? Here are five unique ways to experience the Chicago River.