Americans sure do love their burgers. In fact, even the vegetarians cannot live without burgers, so there are different variations of veggie burgers. It’s a staple of American lifestyle, so there is a saturation of burger joints around the country, the most famous of them being McDonald’s. Most recently, more artisan burger joints have taken the nation by storm. Unfortunately in most cases, they are all the same. As far as New York City burgers go though, Bareburger is in a league of its own.
The first thing I noticed about Quebec City was all the green roofs on the buildings. They added to the unique character of the cute city, whose architecture is influenced by France in the sixteenth century. In fact, Quebec City was founded in 108, and the province of Quebec is the former capital of New France, the French colony in North America that ran from Louisiana to northern Canada.
All my life, I have loved seeing the flags of other countries. It was no surprise that I would take a picture of the flag of Quebec even though it was a providence of Canada and not an independent country. But what makes Quebec’s flag special is that it was the first providence flag of Canada, and it was flown for the first time in 1948. Each year in Quebec, Flag Day to honor the Fluerdelisé, the flag’s French name, is held on January 21.
Being in a bilingual environment is fun, and I was able to experience it for the first time for the past 72 hours in Quebec City. When most everyone around you is multilingual, including yourself, it is less pretentious.
Although I have attempted to cook Kabuli pulau at home on several occasions, it never is the same as when the Afghans make it at their restaurants. When I get the craving, there is one place that I have learned never disappoints, and that is Afghanistan Kabob House on 9th Avenue in New York City. Located near Times Square, it is easy to walk to, so you should give this Afghan restaurant a try, since it is hard to find Afghan food in other parts of the country.
Ethiopian food is known to be vegetarian friendly despite my usual choice to have meat. In the spirit of trying to get more healthy food in me, I decided to give Bunna Cafe, a vegan, Ethiopian restaurant a try for brunch. Of all the new restaurants that have opened in Bushwick in the past couple of years, Bunna Cafe is one of the best. They provide a unique and inviting experience to learn about Ethiopian culture and history-something most Westerners know little about.
Living in New York City, I see my home in movies all the time. It is neat to learn something new, and it is funny to correct them when they are wrong. When I watched The Cobbler a few months ago on Netflix, an old fashioned pickle shop on the Lower East Side was in the movie. I googled it, and it existed at a new location. I love pickles. I was on my way to see The Pickle Guys.