Best Burger and Fries in D.C.

Is the Best Burger in D.C. (and duck fat fries!) at Bourbon Steak?

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Knowing that my Art Weekend in D.C. was planned out, I stayed an extra day to explore on my own.  I asked a few D.C. based twitter friends for restaurant suggestions, along the lines of “what’s a must eat food experience in D.C.”  A few replies were “the best burger in D.C. is at Bourbon Steak […]

Starbucks Reserve Roastery Fresh Coffee Beans

Seattle Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room Experience

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Finding myself at the only (for now) Starbucks Roastery  in Seattle wasn’t quite on my itinerary but my local friends said “I had to see it”.  I was curious to experience the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room in Seattle plus we were all in need of a snack after our Infinity Mirrors exhibit at […]

Palace Kitchen Seattle Bar

Solo Dining: Palace Kitchen for the Best Burger in Seattle

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After my long travel day to Seattle, I just needed to go to my happy place – red meat, red wine and chocolate cake!  I asked the concierge at the Four Seasons Seattle for the best burger in Seattle, and she recommended Palace Kitchen.  She did caution that they don’t take reservations (good sign of […]

The Grazing Goat Roast Dinner Yorkshire Pudding

London Sunday Roast Dinner at The Grazing Goat in Marylebone

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So I took a silly quiz recently to see “How British Are You” based on the list of British foods you’ve eaten.  It was a fun quiz and not surprisingly I scored “you are a picky eater” which made me laugh because I won’t eat haggis for extra points. One tradition I could finally check […]

STK Midtown NYC Bread

NYC Solo Dining: STK Midtown Review – Full of Flavor, Design and Service

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New York City has a dizzying array of food options and yet, I always find myself in Midtown Manhattan in search of food – solo.  While in the past, I’ve ventured to Chelsea for Eataly, the frigid weather kept me within a few blocks of the Refinery Hotel in the Garment District and the Broadway […]

Paris Cafe Croque Madame Ham Cheese Egg Sandwich

Travel Lesson Learned at Cafe de la Paix in Paris at Opera

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We had just arrived in Paris after the long journey from JFK to Heathrow to Charles de Gaulle and we were hungry.  After getting sorted in the charming small luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Therese, we started walking around the area – the 1st arrondissement.  There are a plethora of cafes, restaurants and even the Pierre […]

An Indulgent Parisian Breakfast at Angelina Paris

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On my infamous trip to Paris when I was abandoned at Valentine’s Day, I had visited Angelina Paris because my friend HAD to try the famous hot chocolate as it was on the list of must do Paris activities she had printed from CNN and had to check each box.   At the time, 1994,  I […]

Barbuzzo Budino Philadelphia

10 Iconic Philly Foods – Pack the Stretchy Pants and Indulge!

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For a first time visitor to Philadelphia, you will be overwhelmed (and surprised) by the amazing Philly foods available 24/7 (the pretzel bakeries and cheesesteaks are great midnight or 3 a.m. treats).  I always joke to bring your stretchy (fat) pants but the good part is that all of the food (and drink) calories are […]

Chicken Shop Holborn Hoxton

Solo Dining London: Chicken Shop Holborn -Oh My and a Side of Pie

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When my former London colleagues would ask what I wanted for lunch, I’d always reply “I’m good with chicken” and they would give me a weird look.  While chicken is everywhere in the U.S., in London not so much.  There were Turkish, Indian, Thai, Italian and sandwich takeaway shops but chicken?  Well that was exotic […]

American Diner in Paris - Breakfast in America

Seeking Comfort Food at the American Diners in Paris

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Sometimes you and your stomach just need comfort foods from home (sadly you can’t find Philly soft pretzels or cheesesteaks with Amoroso rolls on the road). After two months away from the U.S. on my sabbatical, I had enjoyed the Spanish tapas, Barcelona food tour, Cava tastings and a month in Italy eating gelato daily […]