About Claire Bullen

Claire is a born globetrotter: before relocating to London, she spent time in New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco. When she's not in pursuit of the next exciting meal, she can be found haunting indie bookstores and sketching outdoors. Follow Claire @ClaireMBullen

Eight great taprooms and microbrewe​ries in Chicago

The birthplace of the craft beer revolution back in the 1980s, the US is now home to over 4,000 breweries – with more opening every week. Chicago isn’t unique, then, in its ardent suds appreciation. But even against such a craft beer-loving landscape, the Windy … Continue reading

10 festive winter cocktails in New York

First, a disclaimer: we thoroughly encourage the enjoyment of cocktails all year round. But there’s something about the arrival of winter that makes rewarding yourself with a tipple even more inviting than usual. That’s why we’ve selected 10 of our favourite cosy, warming, and seasonally … Continue reading

New York: 10 things to do in the Meatpacking District

The Meatpacking District may be one of New York‘s coolest neighbourhoods, but its name reveals a shadow of its rougher origins. A century ago, Meatpacking was teeming with tenements, crammed with packing plants and grisly round the edges, thanks to the area’s many slaughterhouses.   … Continue reading

10 of the best sour beer breweries in Colorado

In today’s craft beer scene, nothing is trendier than sour. Having dethroned super-hopped IPAs as the brews of the moment, sour beers may sound bizarre to the uninitiated, but these beguiling, complex, and palate-challenging pours also tend to make quick converts. If you’re looking to … Continue reading