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The Bear Necessities: What to Read if You’re Obsessed with The Jungle Book

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In 1894, English author Rudyard Kipling created a novel that conveyed moral lessons within it’s story using wild animals and a feral orphan child. It wasn’t until Kipling’s tales grabbed the attention of Walt Disney himself in 1967 that the story catapulted to fame. The Jungle Book animation was the last film produced by Walt Disney and one, it’s safe to say, we all hold dear. While the original movie holds a special place in my heart, I’ve been awaiting Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book film since the moment I first heard it’s creation was a possibility. And now that it’s actually a reality, I’m beside myself with anticipation. Looks amazing, riiiight?! Listen, I love animals. I mean, who doesn’t?…

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Gourmet food served Curbside: Food trucks have grown up!

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Every once in a while (OK, fine—every weekend) I seek out those drool-inducing caravans of munchie love that we call food trucks. Food trucks are becoming increasingly sophisticated –it’s not just kettle corn or tacos anymore. With these trucks, you’re getting premium eats in your city curbside—and you don’t even have to make a reservation. There’s nothing better than walking up to that welcoming wagon of wafting scents and asking for a paper cone filled with crispy pommes frites, or a falafel sandwich dripping with extra tahini sauce (and I call bonus points if you stumble across a food truck festival with a smorgasbord of culinary delights). With the new generation of food truck, your favorite restaurants and chefs serve…

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