Growing up in the 80s, one of my favorite TV shows was Cheers, where "everybody knows your name". Moving around as much as I have, and with the constant desire to travel, that kind of place was always reserved for ...Read More
Experiencing local cuisine is usually at the top of a traveler's list. How do the locals prepare a familiar or unfamiliar dish? How is it different from my favorite ethnic restaurant back home? What's special about this particular cuisine in this particular region?
Playa del Carmen is known ...Read More
Our first destination after landing in Phoenix was Barrio Cafe. Chef Sylvana was there to greet us at the door. Whether she greets all her clientele or we just had the lucky chance encounter, I don't know, but it was a nice ...Read More
A fast-food burger joint has invaded Winter Park, but not the burger moguls that usually come to mind. The people of Winter Park are extremely protective of their small town, high-end establishments so not just any burger place would be ...Read More
I don't usually rave about chain restaurants, but when the quality is so good that I actually crave that familiar taste, I feel it's worth mentioning. I have never eaten at the Grimaldi's Pizzeria in New York, but it's reputation is ...Read More
San Francisco and New York have their famous Chinatowns, but Orlando has a special ethnic quarter known as Little Vietnam. The blocks north and south of Colonial Drive between Summerlin Avenue and Mills Avenue are packed with Vietnamese and southeast Asian ...Read More
Singapore is famous for its hawker stands displaying flavors from all over southeast Asia like Vietnam, Thailand, China, and Malaysia. Halfway across the planet, Hawkers Asian Street Fare brings the flavors of Singapore to Orlando. Hawkers may not be a ...Read More
As you may have guessed by now, Tom is the ultimate foodie, and I tag along and eat everything he orders. Three years ago, Tom raved about Au Pied de Cochon and the 20 courses of foie gras, pig, and ...Read More
A mouthwatering montage of the classic cuisine of Le Saint Amour in Old Quebec:
A simple awning advertises Le Saint Amour's whereabouts and invites you to experience the gastronomical creativity of its chefs as they portray Canada’s finest provisions for their culinary masterpieces.
Upon ...Read More
You may not fall down the rabbit hole, but upon entering Le Lapin Sauté, you will find yourself in a Beatrix Potter-meets-Disney-type establishment. A medley of flower pots are transformed into bell-like ornaments to welcome passerbys into the warmth of ...Read More