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Appetizers at Hey Jude, Boracay

Boracay means primarily two things to many people- white sand, and partying. It means both those things to me too, plus one more thing- days of trying out the different restaurants that line the beach.

I was in Boracay recently, and was really looking forward to having a variety of eating places to choose from. Due to its being such a tourist trap, however, I was also ready to shell out some serious cash if I was going to eat (and probably drink) as I pleased. I also knew that indulging in this manner would make it harder and harder to look good in a bikini as the days wore on.

Because I was on holiday, I paid no heed to the calories that I was consuming, whether in liquid or solid form. (I am a firm believer in the "No counting calories during vacations" rule.) I was there with my drinking buddies Travis and Melissa, and it was inevitable that we would have a few drinks as we lounged by the beach.

The place where we chose to hang out for happy hour was Hey Jude, which is pret…

Dining in New Orleans

It's been some time since I spent my spring break in New Orleans, and it was only recently that I found some of the pictures that I took during that foodie trip. Unfortunately, with my bad memory, I no longer remember the names of the dishes that I ordered, nor the restaurants that I ate them in. Whatever notes I may have scribbled on scraps of paper have also been lost. This is all too bad, because New Orleans is seriously a great city in which to be dining.

The food I ate in all the restaurants was excellent, with the exception of some blackened catfish I had in one place (the name of which I can't remember, of course) that was too salty. Here are some of the dishes I had in that city, which I will always think of as a slice of food heaven.

This is a simple mushroom omelet I had for breakfast one lazy sunny morning, when I just wanted to sit to have a leisurely meal and lots of coffee at a hotel lobby.

Mushroom omelet

I ordered the following dishes in the first restaurant I wen…