138-150/1000 Foods to Eat Befo...

Apr 30, 2017 by

To begin, my book club and I went to a lovely Russian restaurant here in NYC last week, called Mari Vanna. I highly recommend it! The food was delicious, the ambiance is like being in someone’s grandmother’s parlor, and the house-infused vodkas and vodka cocktails are outstanding.

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82-86/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Sep 8, 2016 by

Los Angeles Edition! I went to LA with Miles for a week in August for work and fun. We had many delicious meals, including one at The Bazaar by José Andrés.

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74-81/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Aug 23, 2016 by

Only a little traveling this week, but you can eat the world in NYC, so it’s not like that slows a body down. I bounced all over the book, but made most of my progress in the Mexican chapter.

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58-68/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Jul 28, 2016 by

I’ve found so many new (and familiar) and delicious foods to taste over the last couple of weeks, including a few I found on trips to Chautauqua, NY and Missoula, Montana! These are from a bunch of different sections of 1000 Foods.

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17-24/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Apr 8, 2015 by

I went to Louisiana for a weekend to visit my family (and spend time with my awesome husband), and I ate ALL THE SOUTHERN FOODS! A lot of eating went on, and I have so much to show you!

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15-16/1000 Foods to Eat Before...

Apr 8, 2015 by

Boiled Crawfish: it’s worth a trip for Louisiana just for this ritual, in my humble opinion. And if 67 of your closest relations are also there, well then, that’s what we call lagniappe — extra goodness on top.

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1000 Foods to Eat Before You D...

Mar 22, 2015 by

People who know me even a little know how strongly I feel about food and lists. So it should surprise exactly none of you to find out I’ve been coveting Mimi Sheraton’s 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover’s Life List since it was published in 2014. I am going to make a bold claim: I think I can get this done in less than a lifetime.

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Juilliard. I got into Juilliar...

Jun 5, 2014 by

I am beyond proud to announce that I, Chelsea Marcantel, have just been granted a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright Fellowship at The Juilliard School, under the direction of Christopher Durang and Marsha Norman. I’m soon to be a fellow at my dream school. Studying with two of my heroes. Living in New York City. And that is enough to be in awe of for one day.

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Ep. 7 :: Trish Harnetiaux is M...

Apr 20, 2014 by

In this episode, I interview Brooklyn-based writer/producer Trish Harnetiaux. We talk about the early internet, self-producing work, her hilarious short comedy films, and leaving playwrighting to become firefighters, among other aspirations. Tune in!

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Have Dog, Will Travel

Aug 30, 2013 by

Looking at all of the dog’s earthly possessions (how did he get so much stuff??) shoved willy-nilly into the back of the car made me really dread the day we’ll be trying to take a baby somewhere. I was pretty disappointed in myself, considered how well I have human travel down to a science. I vowed to do better.

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Songs That Were My 20s: 18-27

Jul 2, 2013 by

Recap: I’ll be 30 years old in a mere 11 days, and to commemorate this milestone, I have compiled a list of 30 songs that were my 20s. Here, I give you songs 18-27.

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March Madness

Mar 31, 2013 by

Yes, I have spent 10 of the previous 30 days travelling out of state, which is both exciting and exhausting. For added kicks, Miles and I decided to start the process of purchasing our very first home this month as well. Yowza. It’s been real, March ’13.

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The Next Big Thing

Mar 3, 2013 by

I was recently tagged by the all-around amazing Megan Stielstra in the Next Big Thing blog chain, in which writers answer ten questions about a project-in-progress. This seemed like a pretty good idea with which to hop on board — process is fascinating. Also, as we know, Chelsea loves an interview.

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Under the Radar 2013

Jan 16, 2013 by

I’ve just returned from the 2013 Under the Radar Festival at The Public in NYC. The festival bills itself as “tracking new theatre” from all over the world; I can attest that I’ve seen some of the best AND the worst theatre of my life on its stages, which I think speaks to its eclectic and risky curation.

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2012: A Recap

Jan 2, 2013 by

Well, here we are. The year that the Mayans thought would never happen. The year that’s essentially a bonus round for the human race. I love change, and 2012 was such a slam-bang year that I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store. But first, before we wipe the dust of 2012 completely from our feet (and shoulders), let me reminisce for a moment about what the big 2-doz brought me and taught me.

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