If ever a brunch food was having a moment, this would be it for shakshuka. The saucy dish is a breakfast staple in North African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern countries, and in recent years has spread in popularity to breakfast and brunch menus in the US, aided by the rise in popularity of modern Israeli food from chefs like Yotam Ottolenghi and Michael Solomonov. With a base of stewed tomatoes, poached eggs, and an aromatic blend of spices, shakshuka is both a gratifying morning dish and a hearty midday meal, the perfect hangover food and a nuanced stew. If you’re a shakshuka newbie — or a longtime fan of the hearty entree — here are five restaurants serving standout versions. As shakshuka becomes a standard brunch showing, restaurants are taking creative liberties with their own versions. Case in point: the shakshuka at Bar Mercato, the recently opened downtown eatery that’s inspired by a European food hall, which serves its take during daily brunch (11 … [Read more...] about Shakshuka has become a brunch darling. Here’s where to find 5 of the best versions.
Last summer, Charleston, South Carolina was ranked as the no. 1 city in the US by Travel + Leisure and it's obvious why. The city is paved with history, but it's also home to good eats, shopping, beaches and more! 11 PHOTOS 11 things to do in Charleston, South Carolina See Gallery 11 things to do in Charleston, South Carolina Learn the history of Charleston Charleston is packed with history — you're bound to see plaques and sculptures with stories of the engraved into them. Learn from an expert and take a walking, bus or bike tour of the city. You can also take a tour by horse carriage, but beware that the locals aren't huge fans. We recommend: Historic Charleston Walking Tour Ghosts of Charleston Tour Charleston's Alleys and Hidden Passages Charleston's Old South Carriage Historic Tour Visit the Charleston City Market The Charleston City Market is one of the oldest public markets in the US. It houses over 300 vendors selling everything … [Read more...] about 11 fun things to do in Charleston, South Carolina
Traveling is no longer just a way to take a break and escape your everyday routine, it's a way to give back. Over the past couple of years, traveling to a destination to see and help with its preservation through ecotourism, voluntourism and agritourism (like woofing) has been on the rise.Executive director of the Center for Responsible Travel Martha Honey told the New York Times that seeking authentic experiences within the local culture is the new way of travel. However, being a responsible traveler isn't as hard as it sounds. An easy way for tourists to help local economies is by checking out local businesses, especially those beyond major city centers. In doing so, she said it can even give travelers a better vacation by helping build a connection to the destination. 10 PHOTOS 10 things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico See Gallery 10 things to do in San Juan, Puerto Rico Go snorkeling Take advantage of San Juan's clear waters by … [Read more...] about 10 reasons to visit San Juan, Puerto Rico right now