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Hyena’s Comedy Club: Free Thursday Night!

If you are looking for some laughs and are comfortable with adult humor, checkout Hyena’s Comedy NightClub. They have locations in Plano, Dallas & Fort Worth. And guess what Thursday Nights are completely FREE in the Plano location.

I just happen to run into their advertisement and checked it out last Thursday. The show is completely FREE of charge. You can call to register and their only requirement is that you buy couple of food items. I ordered some onion rings and a Mai Tai which was perfect for me to relax and enjoy the show.

I believe that everyone can use some good laughs. Although we watch comedy movies, it is very different when you are among people in a live comedy club and the laughter becomes contagious.

This past Thursday, Hyena’s Club had three stand up comedians perform. They each had their own flavor of comedy and brought out quite a bit of laughter in the audience. It was my first time going to a stand up comedy club and I enjoyed the experience. I am definitely encouraged to try it again.

If you like stand up comedy, do checkout Hyena’s Comedy NightClub. The Thursday shows are FREE.


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Smoky Mountains!

SmokyI recently had the pleasure of visiting the great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee and I was completely wowed by its natural beauty!

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I had only heard from friends and colleagues about it and the breathtaking views were totally inline with what I had heard.

 

 

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There are plenty of activities for the traveler and its certainly worth traveling to!


Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Majestic Niagara Falls!

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I recently visited Niagara Falls. Whether you visit from the Canadian side or the American side, you can’t deny the mystique of these falls.

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Although it was my third time seeing the falls, it seems all the more majestic. One is certainly left in awe at its grandness.

 

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Don’t miss the misty boat ride if you are there.

Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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“Little India” across the globe!

Jackson-HeightsOver the years, I have visited “Little India” communities across various U.S. cities and other countries and just reflecting upon it made me realize that these neighborhoods are not so sought after as they used to be. Ever since Indian population in various cities have expanded, now the restaurant and fashion boutiques or grocery stores are spread out throughout the cities . In earlier days, if you wanted a spicy bite, all you had was the “Little India” communities. Even then, I make it a point to visit the “Little India” neighborhoods, as I travel to get a historic glimpse.

Dosa-delightRecently I visited Jackson Heights (Little India of New York) and I have to say I wasn’t quite impressed. It is probably the largest of all “Little India” communities that I have seen but it seemed old and congested. We ate in Dosa Delight and the food was really good and so was the service. But if you can find Indian restaurants everywhere, would you make the effort to go to Jackson Heights? may be not.

Anyhow, of all the “Little India” neighborhoods I have visited, the ones I liked the most were Los Angeles Artesia district, South Hall in London and Mahatma Gandhi district in Houston. You may want to check these outs on your travel!

Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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My NewYork Food experience!

Aditi-NYI had the privilege of visiting New York city recently and food was one of the highlights. As they say – you have to eat pizza, bagels and cheesecake when you are in Big Apple and I did all that and more. Food in general was very tasty in NY but there are some restaurants that deserve special mention for their exquisite taste.

Baba Ghanouge tops my list for its authentic and oh-so-delicious falafel. I was so engrossed in eating that I forgot to take a picture. But I know I am going back on my next trip for sure!

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Eataly was an amazing place to visit for Italian food. It had so much variety, I didn’t know where to start. A NY traveler must visit Eataly for its heavenly Italian food, desserts and coffee.

 

 

 

Ess-a-bagelI had read some great reviews on Ess-a-bagel and it didn’t disappoint me. Standing in line was worth it for a bite of bagel at this place. The texture of bagel was unique and better than any I have had so far and they had an amazing variety of cream cheese spreads.

 

 

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A YouTuber had mentioned Kati Roll and it sure was worth for an Indian spicy taste (spicy aloo, chole masala & paneer), not to mention the awesome masala chai.

 

 

 

 

MagnoliaWhat didn’t work for me was Magnolia Bakery. The cheesecake was not that exquisite and was expensive too! May be I should have tried their cupcakes. Oh, well, next time.

 

 

 

 

Hope this post helps travelers looking for good places to eat in New York City. A note of caution for travelers in New York City – always look for grade A sanitary inspection code before you decide to try it out.

Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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Dallas Chocolate Tour

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I had an indulging Mother’s day today while enjoying the chocolate tour (with my family) by dallasbychocolate.com. The tour was very satisfying with wine and various gourmet chocolates, cupcakes and pastries to enjoy. My personal favorite were the gourmet chocolates from Chocolate Secrets.

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy  some of the pictures…Quotechocolate-cup-cakesGourmetChocolate-secrets
Aditi Chopra is an author of NRI fiction and non-fiction books.
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