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The Best of 2017

Just a taste of what you’ll find in 2017’s travels

Another year, another move. This time, the year was split between LA (Pasadena) and Phoenix (Scottsdale). While LA is certainly more of a melting pot of cultures, Phoenix certainly has its fair share of good food driven by transplants from all over the country, if not the world. And what year would be complete without a bit of travel as well? As is usual, I’m keeping the travel out of the Best of, but you can see it all here (including some amazing food from a trip to Malaysia, Vietnam and Taiwan). So without further adieu, bring on 2017.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of relocation and exploration, travel remains a constant source of inspiration and adventure. And what better way to embark on new journeys than through the gateway of Miami, a major hub for international travel? With its cosmopolitan flair and diverse array of attractions, Miami beckons travelers from around the world to immerse themselves in its vibrant energy. For those seeking to make Miami their next destination, platforms like offer invaluable resources for discovering the city’s hidden gems and finding the perfect place to call home in this dynamic metropolis.

The Best of 2016

Amazing Benefits of Vegan CBD Gummies

Vegan CBD gummies are seen as a store of essential nutrients. Their natural composition with side-effect-free nature has made them a hit in the recreation market. Moreover, individuals across the USA are switching to CBD products, particularly gummies, as health supplements due to their therapeutic properties. Despite the rising popularity of CBD products like gummies, people still lack proper knowledge regarding the health benefits of vegan CBD items. For example, consumers still assume that these supplements are only restricted to calm the mind and body. However, there are so many health benefits of such bioactive CBD compounds. This is the principal difference between cbd and cbn.
So, let’s get started to know more about the marvellous benefits of vegan CBD gummies.

Top Health Benefits of Vegan CBD Gummies

Relieves Chronic Pain

Vegan CBD has two major features. First, they contain analgesic properties while they are anti-inflammatory as well. Due to these two powerful properties, vegan CBD gummies are believed to reduce chronic pain. Primarily, vegan CBD gummies alter the brain’s ability to process pain signals. So, psychologically, this aids patients to gain the physical and mental strength to defeat chronic pain. So, CBD-infused gummies can be a cure for chronic pain.

Helps in Treating Insomnia

Many times, people feel stressed or get restless due to work pressure or any other social issue. Stress or restlessness normally leads to peak insomnia. In such cases, a dose of vegan and mind-relaxing CBD gummy can help in calming the mind. Sleep is an antidote for insomnia. So, if a person keeps stress or anxiety away from his system, he ultimately makes a place for sound sleep. Moreover, you can also get support from medical practitioners who support the use of CBD gummy within a prescribed limit.

Aids in Weight Management

A person can use CBD for both weight gain and weight loss. By reducing nausea, some enzymes in gummies act as appetite stimulators. The appetite stimulation proves beneficial in weight gain for individuals with loss of appetite. Similarly, CBD gummies are believed to have the potential to boost metabolism. This helps in improving weight gain. However, there is a need for further research to understand the complete impacts of CBD on appetite, as it seems to vary. Several factors can influence hunger during the intake of CBD, which includes genetics.

Promotes Calmness and Relaxation

Sometimes daily life routine wears down and high-stress levels become a major factor behind this. Thus, chewing vegan CBD gummies can help overcome your stress. You can unwind by consuming CBD gummies for at least a couple of hours before going to sleep for optimal results.

Provide Much-needed Antioxidants

The composition of natural ingredients is a hallmark of vegan CBD gummies. Manufacturers use ingredients like turmeric (a high antioxidant ingredient) in preparing CBD gummies. Antioxidants help in boosting the immune system and improve the body’s natural defence mechanism against oxidative stress. Moreover, antioxidants are also renowned to reduce inflammation in the body. It may also help to relieve cramps, pain, and other discomforts. So, CBD and antioxidants make a perfect combination in the form of vegan CBD gummies.

Last Word

There are numerous benefits associated with CBD-infused gummies. However, if you are thinking about consuming vegan CBD gummies, make sure to consult an expert before consuming them as they are not a medical alternative. Last but not least, buy CBD gummies from a company with a proven track record just like milk of the gods. Milk of the Gods’ vegan CBD gummies is the perfect CBD supplement with all the benefits of CBD you need.



Thanksgiving is nigh, and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. You see, one of the perks of being a meat blogger is getting free meats! This year I have been graced with free meats from a number of sources, and there is no better time than now to go through them all and point out a few great meals I’ve put together with them. Plus, if you’re looking for a gift for the meat lover in your life look no further! I swear I don’t get any kickbacks.

The Best of 2015

This happened somewhere between Pittsburgh and Pasadena, so check out my travels and don't miss out!
This happened somewhere between Pittsburgh and Pasadena, so check out my travels and don’t miss out!

Once again, the year has brought many changes in my life, which means you loyal readers have seen food from exotic places like MoroccoPuerto Rico and Montreal, plus Middle American places like Hays, Kansas. Sadly, these won’t make it into my best of, as I’m only including places that are new to me and in the places I’ve lived in this year – Pittsburgh and the LA area. Oh and before you jump to the conclusion that Pittsburgh places won’t stand a chance, you’ll probably want to check out Zagat’s Top 17 Food Cities of 2015. I’ll give you a hint – LA isn’t #1. As with every year, there is so much good food so please don’t limit yourselves to just these fantastic places and be sure to check out the Travel page for everything in-between and beyond.

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The Best of 2014

Just one thing you'll miss if you don't check out my travels!
Just one thing you’ll miss if you don’t check out my travels!

In a year that was split between Pittsburgh and Buffalo, The Best of 2014 is kind of like a best of the rust belt. One thing is for sure, though: these two places have a whole lot of delicious food to offer. Rules for entry are reverting back to 2012, meaning if you want the best I have eaten outside of the two places I called my home this year, you’ll have to do so in the Travel section. There’s a lot there to enjoy. Once again, without further ado, here is The Best of 2014:

The Best of 2013

Trying to make the cut.
Trying to make the cut.

2014 is here, but my 2013 may have been the best year of eating in the history of the world, so it’s time for another Unvegan Best of. The past year included a honeymoon, an epic month-long road trip and a move from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh, so my list has broadened beyond LA and narrowing down the awesome was quite the process. Nonetheless, I encourage you all to go back through my Reviews section to see what didn’t quite make the cut. Remember that the list only includes places new to The Unvegan and bear in mind that Honorable Nods this year would probably be winners any other year. Without further ado:

The Best of 2012

Just one of the best.
Just one of the best.

Well, we survived the apocalypse, which means you get a recap of my favorite stops of 2012. This year, I’m changing things up a bit, so instead of a Top 20, I bring you a Best of. Just like last year, this isn’t just for new restaurants, but restaurants I tried for the first time and only in LA. To check out my food from travels to places like Tanzania, Colorado, Michigan or Arizona, click on one of those places or see them all and more here. And before I get this thing started, I need to give a special shout out to the Taco Bell Doritos Locos Taco for possibly being the greatest food creation of all time.

Charlito’s Way with Sausage

Anthrax for sure

Last week, an unexpected parcel arrived. I immediately suspected anthrax and was ready to detonate it in the street when I noticed it was from my future brother-in-law. For some, this may be further reason to suspect anthrax, but Dustin has never me reason to believe he’d want me dead. I opened it up and found a pair of sausages with an awesome letter welcoming me to the family. Truth be told, had I known sausages were in the mix, I’d have popped the question long ago.

The letter also informed me the sausages came from a friend of a friend of his in New York who had recently started up a sausage company called Charlito’s Cocina. I was excited to try them and although it took me a few days to get to it, I was safe knowing the dry-cured sausages could handle it. But aside from being dry-cured, what kind of sausages were these? The answer is Trufa Seca, which means they were full of black truffle. Aside from that, these were pork through and through with sea salt as the final flavoring ingredient. According to the website, the pork was a heritage breed and pasture-raised, which made me feel even better as I sliced off my first bit.

Unvegan Top 20 for 2011

‘Tis the season for “Best of the Year” lists, so I thought I would join the party and put in my top 20 new restaurants from 2011. By the way, this means the restaurants were new to me, not new to LA. Please note that I am only including meals in the Los Angeles area. As much as I loved the food on my travels, you can check any of those places out pretty quickly by clicking here. So, without further caveat, here’s the best that 2011 had to offer for the unvegan:

20. Cobras and Matadors-

This tapas place in Mid-City is everything tapas should be. From bacon-wrapped dates to a variety of cheeses, there is really something for anyone looking for a delicious meal. Just beware, while tapas can be kept to a moderate price, when you throw a big group in with small plates, there are bound to be some people who don’t get their money’s worth. But keep the group small and Cobras and Matadors will send you home full and happy.

-19. Steingarten

Dishing out delicious sausages, including a few of the exotic variety, Steingarten also offers up a pretty stellar beer selection. If you’ve ever wanted to eat alligator in sausage form, Steingarten won’t disappoint, but they also serve a wider range of foods, including some pretty delicious burgers. Their sausage execution, though, could use a bit of improvement, which pushed another sausage joint further up on the list.

Selling My Soul for Juice

I got juiced.

While you all know I have a vast hatred for vegetables and strong love of meat, you may not realize that I am also a huge fan of fruit. I know, it doesn’t exactly fit into the meaty mentality, but fruit is simply delicious. So when a fruit juice company called Juiceology contacted me to try their products and write a review, I figured it was worth a try. And it didn’t hurt that they were going to send me free samples.