My name is Jeff Game. I am a freelance travel writer, photojournalist and blogger in Los Angeles. I am always on the hunt for a new story to tell through a unique angle and maybe find something off the beaten path.The coolest part about traveling to me is that you can go to any place in the world and find hidden gems, even if you don't leave the city that you live in. L.A. is full of gems that I am still discovering every day, and I've lived here my whole life
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The Swedish meatball is so old school these days – a culinary revolution is underway in the capital city of Scandinavia, making Stockholm the next great food city. A surge of Michelin-starred chefs are carving out their own path by creating a new version of Nordic cooking.
Wine tasting on a plantation, a legendary jazz cave and a burgeoning restaurant scene on the East Coast – Nashville is becoming one of the coolest cities in America. Spend a music-filled, bourbon soaked and biscuit loving weekend and experience how deep the cool runs in the Music City.
An exploding food scene, young entrepreneurs taking back the city and the driven hustle of Detroit.
There is a city in the middle of America that is fast becoming a hipster haven full of artists, young entrepreneurs, and a rapidly rising restaurant scene – and we are not talking about the Windy City. Detroit is on the comeback trail, and travelers around the world will be taking notice.
Detroit has great bones – no city in the world looks like Detroit. Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera called Detroit home in the 1930s. Architecture masterpieces like the Guardian Building and the Masonic Temple still give the city it’s character. Barry Gordy and Motown started a soulful revolution, and hometown favorite Eminem help shapes the lexicon of American Rap Music. All this cultural abundance and you can see Canada right across the Detroit River.
Summertime in the Midwest marks end of the never-ending snowmageddon winter that was 2015, the Cubs still have a shot at the World Series, and Chicagoans can finally come out of hibernation and find their favorite outdoor hot spots to dine in the great outdoors in Chicago.
Chicago feels like it is the vibrant capitol of the Midwest, and I love exploring the city and making new discoveries along the way. After all the years I have been traveling to Chi-Town, I still get the feel like Chicago is a big city with a small-town feel.
One great way to discover the neighborhoods of Chicago and the various rhythms that are the pulse of the city is to check out some of the places to have a meal, sip some cocktails and get in some serious people watching. Check some of my favorite places to dine in the alfresco in Chicago.