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If you're into dressin' up sexy and putting on some of those fancy leather chaps, we North Americans seem to forget that there's more to life than the various coastal Folsom parties: Beyond LA, New York, and San Francisco (or Chicago, for example!), we most often forget about Canada and her fabulous gay capitals.
Since those of us here at Out are still pumped from the recent trip to Israel (and excited about our November travel issue featuring the aforementioned Middle Eastern country), we feel it obligatory to bring you more of our newest obsession, Idan Matalon.
In the Turkish capital's profusion of kebab stalls and shops selling powdery, pistachio-strewn Turkish delights, tourists may develop the impression that Turkish cuisine is dominated by hulks of meat and the sweet. This metropolis, however, is a center of haute cuisine — which is not only proof of Turkey's cultural dominance in the region, but Istanbul's firm identity as an sophisticated international city.
Just in time for Fashion Week, tomorrow night is the first ever "Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion", a mass fiesta of the opening receptions of more than 25 art galleries located in that unmistakably hip quarter of downtown New York.
Last Sunday the Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted the first-ever Chop It Up!, The Ultimate Food Fight contest, the finale of one of NYC's latest restaurant weeks, called New York City Gets Fresh.
Montrealers sure know how to have a gay old time: In partnership with Montréal Pride, Tourisme Montréal is celebrating its third annual "Queer of the Year" contest.