Terrence Henry

Terrence Henry is a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. More

Terrence Henry is a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. In January 2009, he and his wife embarked on a food tour of Argentina, Spain, Italy, England, Canada, and the United States. Some 13 months later he settled in Austin, where he is now learning the art of Texas barbecue and writing about food and film.
  • No Sleep Till Vancouver

    Some 8,000 miles later, and we have finally reached the Pacific. We have a few days in Vancouver, which I fear isn't enough, but it's at least something.

  • An Ice Cream Surprise in Columbus

    After an unplanned detour, the author declares the city a must-visit for any serious lover of ice cream.

  • Looking for Food In the Mountains, In the Meadows

    It has been quiet on our food tour as of late, and apologies for that. We are taking some time to enjoy the Rockies and rough it a bit in the great outdoors. This means very little (if any) Internet access through the end of August, so posting will be light. But we still need your help on finding the country's culinary best along the way.

  • In Kansas City, The Smoke Stays With You

    One month into his food tour, the author samples Kansas City's legendary burnt ends, ribs, and pulled pork.

  • Beyond Coors: Searching for Craft Beer in Colorado

    Since it's impossible to come up with an answer on who makes Colorado's best beer, perhaps with your help we can decide which brewery is a must-visit.

  • The Best 'Cue in Kansas City

    Coming up, a day in Kansas City, before a long push west. The question before us is a dilemma I'm grateful for: Which legendary barbecue joint do we visit?

  • Feed Me In St. Louis

    The next stop on our American Food Tour is St. Louis, home to puzzling pizza, cool custard, and the king of (evil) beers, Anheuser-Busch. And with your help, I'm sure we'll find some good things to eat and drink under the arch this week.

  • When in Indianapolis...

    Why Indianapolis, a place that doesn't exactly scream "culinary hotspot?" For starters, we have some family to visit. But we also carry hope that we'll find something that surprises us. And with your help, I'm sure we will.

  • Looking for BBQ in Louisville

    We're in the mood for some 'cue today. Vote in our "Bar-B-Q in Louisville" poll and help us decide which place we must try.

  • Smoked Meat: Montreal vs. NYC

    The author tried Schwartz's in Montreal and Katz's in New York within a week of each other. One was superior.

  • Cincinnati: Just One Bowl of Chili, Please

    What to do with a few days in Cincinnati? A poll on the best place to have just one bowl of chili.

  • Beer Bars and Brewpubs in Pittsburgh

    Farewell, Philly, land of roast pork sandwiches and cheesesteaks; Hello, Pittsburgh. We're thirsty this time around, and need your help deciding which beer bars and brewpubs in town are worth a visit.

  • Searching for a Heavenly Roast Pork in Philly

    I've heard before that while Philly is known for its cheesesteaks, the real prize here is the roast pork sandwich, topped with provolone and broccoli rabe, so for our second Philly poll we're asking you to vote on the best roast pork sandwich in town.

  • The Best Philly Cheesesteak in Philly

    Our time in Manhattan has ended, and we're now in Philly for the week. It might seem obvious to do a poll on the best cheesesteaks in town, but there seems to be a lot of debate on which one is truly the best. Vote in our new poll and help us pick a winner.

  • The Upside of a Downturn

    For just under $30, the author got to have lunch at a three-star restaurant in New York City. The best deal in town? Absolutely.

  • In New York, Looking For Lunch

    Stopping in Manhattan on his American Food Tour, the author seeks out the city's best prix fixe lunch.

  • POLL: Boston's Best Bakery

    In the event we'll wake up hungry tomorrow (which rarely happens on a food tour, but you never know), I thought it'd be fun to do a poll on the best bakeries in Boston (it seems there are many).

  • POLL: One Night Only (Boston Edition)

    What to eat in Boston? The smoked beef tongue at The Hungry Mother is tempting, as is the "Hot Dog a la Maison" at The Butcher Shop. Or is it better to go with reader achenglovefood's suggestion of Oleana, and try the octopus ragu? Perhaps Rendezvous? Or some raw bar at B&G? Help us decide by voting in our latest poll.

  • Canada's Take on Cheese Fries

    Poutine--a dish made of fries, cheese curds, and gravy--doesn't always taste like it's going to kill you.

  • POLL: One Night Only in Portland, Maine

    Had I planned this all out better, we would probably be spending a few days in Portland instead of just 24 hours. But that's all the time we have, so help us decide where to go in our new poll.


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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

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