Gaycation Magazine Issue 20 October 2015

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In the Food and Spirits issue, we're going to head to Dallas, Texas where we learn all about fried chicken and biscuits. Stampede 66's Chef Stephen Pyles shows our very own Aaron Drake that even the food is Texas-sized. The signature dish of the restuarant is of course, the honey-fried chicken with buttermilk biscuits.

Fried Chicken & Biscuits: Chef Stephan Pyles Takes Us into the Kitchen

by Aaron Drake

Everything is bigger in Texas—especially the portion sizes. On my recent visit to Dallas, I nearly overdosed on Texas-sized plates of food as I ate my way around the city. But one thing is for sure, each meal was delicious and reminiscent of down-home, lovingly cooked meals that are satisfying for more reasons than because they fill your stomach...

Istria: The Land of Truffles. If you thought France had the monopoly on truffles, think again

By David Perry

When you go to Istria and they say “locally sourced,” do not be surprised if you see the chef picking your salad in the yard.

If Croatia were a boomerang (and it looks a lot like one), Istria would be the “point” between the “wings” of Slavonia, the part of the country buried deep in the Balkan Peninsula, with the realm of Beaux-Arts elegance on one side and the island-studded coast of Dalmatia—for 500 years under the Romanesque sway of the Republic of Venice...

Haunted Provincetown

by Jeff Nisbet

Provincetown hugs a three-mile strip of shore near the tip of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and holds an important place in the very early history of the United States. It was here that the Mayflower Pilgrims first set foot in the new world, signing the Mayflower Compact in 1620, before sailing to their permanent settlement in Plymouth, 35 miles to the northwest across Cape Cod Bay...

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WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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by Spectrum Medical Care Center

Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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