2019 Favorites: October — Looking For Alaska

After years of waiting for a Looking For Alaska adaptation, Hulu delivered on a show that kept the spirit of the story throughout the 8-episode limited series.

Favorite of the Month: Looking For Alaska (TV Show)

Honorable Mentions:

Stir fried prawns @ Chin Chin (Melbourne, Australia)

Beef Rib (left), Stir Fried Prawns (right)

Dukes Coffee Roasters (Melbourne, Australia)

I was surprised to learn about Melbourne’s legendary coffee culture, but within my first hour or so in the city, I found out the reputation is well substantiated. Every shot of espresso was full of flavor no matter what kind of storefront put the flat white in my hand. Dukes Coffee Roasters stood out for me because of the vibe emanating from its shop. I asked the barista for something other than a flat white, and she suggested a “Magic,” a drink unique to Melbourne. A Magic is steamed milk poured over a double ristretto — meaning that it’s the first half of a shot of coffee only and supposedly purer — and had an overall darker, bolder taste than the many flat whites I drank.

Twelve Apostles (Victoria, Australia)

Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia | Instagram: @pacleb.photos

G.O.R.G.E. Chocolates (Victoria, Australia)

Outside of G.O.R.G.E. Chocolates | Instagram: @pacleb.photos

Succession (Season 1)

Every Slice of Pizza I Had in New York City

I get it now. To have a cheap, dependable comfort never more than a few minutes away is true bliss. I felt like any option was the right one, though I did particularly love Joe’s Pizza because 1) it was stupid good and 2) who doesn’t love a good Spider-Man reference? While my body might’ve suffered from the amount of pizza I ate during my week in New York, my heart was happy, and when it comes to a slice, that’s all that really matters.

Adobada taco @ Los Tacos №1 (New York, New York)

Tacos from Los Tacos №1 (Carne asada on the left, adobada on the right) | Instagram: @pacleb.photos



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