Posts about ‘Food & drink’

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans is definitely an event for the bucket list, but party-goers have to be all in. Plane tickets are more expensive, hotels are hard to find, and there certainly aren’t a lot of deals going on during the festivities. Luckily for the cash-strapped imbibers, New Orleans isn’t the only Mardi [read more…]

What better place to escape to in cold, bitter January than warm and welcoming Phoenix, Arizona. This is the time of year Phoenix dwellers wait all year for, when the heat breaks and temperatures normalize. Located in the northeastern Sonoran Desert, Phoenix sees an average of 330 days of sunshine per year, and high temperatures [read more…]

Would you like fresh beats with that? The Guardian recently reported that psychologists have (finally) found a connection between music enhancing the flavor of food. Lead researcher Professor Charles Spence summarized the experience to the magazine. “It is an exciting area: how soundscapes come together with taste to make the whole experience more enjoyable. It’s [read more…]

Tailgating: The time-honored camaraderie of strangers who come together to cheer on their favorite team, and jeer at any opponents who had the audacity to show up on your home turf. Luckily, the hot dogs, burgers and overflowing team spirit necessary for such an event don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Follow [read more…]

It’s easy to drop a lot of money in the Big Easy, largely due to *ahem* adult beverages. The good news is, it’s also pretty easy not to. The city’s overflowing with cheap eats and things to do, meaning you can pack your itinerary as much as you want. Here’s what to do with 24 hours [read more…]

Cheap Right Now gives a snapshot of a cheap weekend getaway each month. Whistler, British Columbia is a real-life winter wonderland, and what better place to visit during the most magical time of the year. The resort area near the town, which is north of Vancouver, covers nearly 8,000 acres over Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. [read more…]

Cheap Right Now gives a snapshot of a cheap weekend getaway each month. People around the country will tell you that there’s no better place in the world to be than downtown Chicago in the summertime. It’s true, Chicago summers are enticing and overflowing with festivals, free activities and restaurant patios. But Chicago in November (and [read more…]

Airports wrote the book on overpriced food. Not getting your fill before you go through security, or not packing enough non-liquid snacks, could mean breaking the bank before you even take off. In the event that you didn’t have time to pack your own grub, traveling on a budget means crossing your fingers and hoping the [read more…]

All-you-can-eat buffets are American as apple pie (even better if they include actual pie). Whether you live in the United States or are just visiting, these over-the-top eateries will have you patting your belly saying, “God bless America.” Studio B Buffet In Las Vegas, everything’s a production—including mealtime at this “show kitchen buffet.” Graze on more [read more…]

Cheap Right Now gives a snapshot of a cheap weekend getaway each month. September in Rome is unmatched. The evenings are becoming cooler, making that glass of red wine on the cafe patio after dinner a little more inviting, but the days are still warm enough to encourage gelato indulgences. Harvest time gives way to [read more…]