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Yolanda Evans

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United States of America

Yolanda Evans is cocktail and travel writer from the States who has also lived in Prague, London, Dublin, and Marrakechl. Her work has appeared in Travel & Leisure, The Cocktail Lovers, Societe Perrier, Flavorpill, Eater LA, Refinery 29, Jetsetter, Food52 and Essential Homme. She also contribute to Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City, a comprehensive reference book about New York City food and drink history.

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Who hasn't played with an Ouija board trying to contact the undead? If you ain't afraid of no ghost (as the Ghostbusters would say), then you might be interested in little fine dining establishment in New Orleans, by the name of Muriel's, said to be haunted by its dearly departed former owner, Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan.

Food52
07/18/2018
13 US Gas Station Foods We'd Drive the Extra Mile For

Pack your bags! In honor of life's most delicious highways, we give you Hit the Road, Snack, our travel guide of things to eat, see, and do this summer, from coast to coast. Living in New Jersey means never having to leave your seat if you need to fill up gas-a fact this Jersey girl loved.

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
12/06/2018
Poitin, Ireland's Original Illegal Spirit, is Making a Comeback

Known as the uisce beatha, or "water of life," poitin (also called "potcheen" or "poteen") is essentially Irish moonshine that's deeply rooted in the island's history and lore. The spirit's humble beginnings can be traced to sixth-century Christian monks who reportedly brought the art of distillation from the Middle East and created the potent brew.

Travel + Leisure
The Perfect Three-Day Weekend in New Orleans

If you're looking for a weekend getaway with plenty of affordable attractions and easy-going vibes, then consider a vacation in New Orleans. After all, the city's motto, "Laissez les bon temps rouler," translates to "let the good times roll."

Travel + Leisure
How to Have the Perfect Christmas Day in Prague

Prague's colorful baroque and Gothic architecture, cobble stone streets, and famed Astronomical Clock have long made it a popular destination for travelers. But at this time of the year, it's a veritable winter wonderland. We've rounded up the most magical experiences on offer right now, to ensure your Christmas in town is nothing short of enchanted.

Travel + Leisure
Free Things to do in Hamburg on New Year's Eve

After all that holiday shopping, the mere notion of spending more to celebrate New Year's Eve might cause you a panic attack or two. But you don't need to break the bank on a fancy party with overpriced drinks to have an enjoyable one.

Tales of the Cocktail
12/05/2015
An Introduction to Poitín: The Irish Moonshine Making Waves Worldwide

Overshadowed for centuries by Guinness and Irish whiskey, poitín - the lesser known Irish spirit - is seeing a revival. This Irish moonshine is traditionally among the most potent alcoholic drinks on the planet, and just like American moonshine, it was very illegal in Ireland for over 300 years until it was legalized in 1997.

Thecocktaillovers
10/03/2016
Tales from Tales

Last week scores of bartenders, cocktail geeks and booze hounds ventured to New Orleans for the 12th annual Tales of the Cocktail, better know as adult Spring Break or the Olympics of the cocktail world, depending on how you choose to look at it.

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