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Been There, Do This: Smorgasburg in Downtown Los Angeles

Been There, Do This: Smorgasburg in Downtown Los Angeles

As we drove down a street in downtown Los Angeles, the lack of busy traffic made me think that everyone was still at home, lounging in their pajamas (even though it was nearly noon). But as soon as I arrived at Smorgasburg, I realized my previous assumption was wrong and that everyone, in fact, was here.

Been There, Do This: Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix, Arizona

Been There, Do This: Little Miss BBQ in Phoenix, Arizona

The temperature was already into the mid-80s when I arrived at Little Miss BBQ on a June morning. Though the eatery’s doors don’t open until 11 a.m., my cousin — who was already a frequent visitor to the Austin-inspired barbecue joint — insisted that we arrive at least an hour and a half early to ensure we get the freshest cuts.

Been There, Do This: PublicUs in Las Vegas

Been There, Do This: PublicUs in Las Vegas

A long time ago, in a quest to temper my coffee consumption, I made a rule that I would not settle for mediocre coffee. If I was going to treat myself to a cup of caffeine, it shouldn’t be easy to acquire and it should be damn good.

Been There, Do This: Fridheimar Farm in Southern Iceland

Been There, Do This: Fridheimar Farm in Southern Iceland

Bellies rumbling, we turned off the frosty road in search of something that could warm us from the inside out. The next stop on the roughly 190-mile Golden Circle — southern Iceland’s famed tourist route that includes Thingvellir National Park, Strokkur geyser, Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir hot springs — would have to wait.

Been There, Do This: Russian Tea Time in Chicago

Been There, Do This: Russian Tea Time in Chicago

When it comes to culinary delights, Chicago has no shortage for hungry foodies. Perhaps most famously, the Windy City spawned America’s love for gooey deep-dish pizza and piled-high “Chicago Way” hot dogs that drip with electric-green relish and tangy yellow mustard (best enjoyed during a Cubs game at Wrigley Field).