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Aimee Levitt
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Aimee Levitt is associate editor of The Takeout.
Oct 30
1

Ohhh, lawdy. I tried it (Jinro brand), and I am sooo hung over. So hung over. This stuff is dangerous! Tastes great, and you have no idea how sloshed you’re going to get until it’s too late. 

Oct 29
1

Lucky you. Soju has been responsible for plenty of my bad decisions, one in particular was stealing a pot of it from a Korean BBQ joint near me where they are required to serve it in something other than the bottle (weird state laws). I decided to take the full gold tea pot home with me, where I put it in my lap Read more

Oct 29
2

As someone that spent a year at Osan AB, ROK, I can testify that soju is the alcohol of blackouts and lost chunks of time.  Consuming an “ammo bowl” at one of the downtown bars would lead to a night lived in stop motion, viewed in fragmentary snapshots of memory the day after.  Good stuff.

Oct 28
4

I was asked to track down some soju for my wife’s, uncle’s birthday a few years back. He was born in Korea but has been in the States since his early 20s.
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Oct 28
9

Actually I’ve found CBD actually does help with stress/anxiety. I was a skeptic, but after trying them during some stressful times, I found they actually work.

Oct 28
1

I created a little something called The Montreal Meal Marathon, which consists of eating all of Montreal’s most iconic foods in one day. Unfortunately, none of those things are especially healthy so by the end of it, you never want to eat again. To help break everything up, a Montreal landmark was visited between Read more

Oct 27
5

This reminds me of the largest Facebook group for people who love Penzeys spices, which similarly bans all political and non-food related content. This is especially ironic considering how openly, loudly, and vehemently political Penzeys’ leadership is. They’re so strict that you’re not even allowed to discuss or post Read more

Oct 27
26

I wonder when exactly we lost the distinction between “civic” and “political”. Voting is your civic duty. Who you vote for, and why, is political. Once upon a time, it was possible to be civic and civil without being political.

Note: For the first time, I feel old posting shit like this.

Oct 27
4

Per Kosher dietary rules if you are served a meat dish you cannot serve/eat anything that contains dairy (the butter in the crust of the dessert) at that same meal.

Oct 27
17

TIL that hot takes are not a recent social media phenomenon — they are at least 96 years old! Seriously, I love how you tied the original article to your family history. And, um, hopefully a week from today, maybe we’ll all succeed in delaying the coming of the cossacks for a while longer?

Oct 26
5

I miss Trader Joe’s. Our family switched entirely to curb-side pickup from our local Kroger brand back in March. I haven’t set foot inside a physical store. I get that TJ’s business model does not allow for virtual shopping for many reasons, but I miss it. I’ll be back when I can.

Oct 26
6

I have a TJ a block away, pre pandemic I would stop in multiple times a week to get whatever I would need. They don’t cary everything all the time, but proximity was in its favor and I could lug two reusable bags back home with me with ease. Read more