Osteria del Pazzi Florence

Florence: How Instagram Got Me a Table at Osteria dei Pazzi

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Every day I get to travel the world through Instagram.  For sport, I try to guess the destination before reading the hashtags and comments.  The quality of photos is just stunning and if you didn’t have wanderlust before opening Instagram you are sure to catch it quickly. On my travel sabbatical, Instagram would prove beneficial […]

Margherita Pizza lAntica da Michele Naples

Naples Pizza at L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele Review of the Oldest Pizza Shop

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Two people, my colleague and the Napoli owner of the Italian restaurant in Barcelona, said you MUST eat pizza at the oldest pizza shop in Naples, L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele. I had to go to experience a real Napoli pizza in all its glory.   With the assistance of Google Maps, I eventually found the pizza shop after two […]

Dock to Dish in Three Hands

Dock to Dish: Your Artisanal Fisherman in the Florida Keys and Montauk

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Do you eat seafood?  If so, how much do you know about the origin and journey your fish took to end up on your plate?  Other than the occasional fish & chips, I’m not quite the seafood fan and can pretty much say that for the most part I have no idea how the fish to dish […]

The Smith Restaurant Midtown NYC

Solo Dining NYC: The Smith Restaurant, a Dining Delight in Midtown

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Our college intern worked the summer in NYC at Goldman Sachs (she has a great future ahead of her) and told me that one restaurant that she went to many times was The Smith.  The Smith NYC has a few locations (Lincoln Center, Midtown and the East Village).  I would visit the Midtown location on […]

Bergsson Mathus Breakfast Reykjavik

Bergsson Mathus – Affordable Breakfast in Reykjavik By Candlelight

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Handing my key over to the front desk, I was in search of an affordable breakfast in Reykjavik.  Not wanting to do the hotel continental breakfast buffet for $25 (no ala-carte), I wanted to find a local cafe to enjoy a quiet breakfast before my day of adventure.  The front desk told me of a […]

The Grill Market Dining Room

Grill Market Reykjavik Review, Farm to Table with a Pinch of Volcano Salt

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It’s no secret that my happy place is red meat, red wine and chocolate cake or that I love great design.  So imagine my surprise to find a new happy place in Reykjavik on my first night in the city.  Having done a bit of research prior to the trip and consulting with the hotel […]

La Defense Christmas market at night

The Holiday Gift Card Bonus Bonanza – Great Returns and a Free Lunch!

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This holiday season you may be making your list and checking it twice and chances are you are buying a gift card or two or ten for friends and family.  Me?  I’m planning on buying lots of restaurant gifts cards for ME!  The holiday season is a great time to take advantage of all of […]

Street Art Melbourne

Melbourne Meatball Memories on Flinders Lane

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Having just completed my four day journey from Philadelphia to Melbourne with an overnight flight from Singapore, I was hungry.  With an early check-in to the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins,  I was eager to forage for food after reading so many fantastic articles about the Melbourne restaurant/food scene. But I had a problem.  I was hungry, […]

Cuatro Leches Rudy & Paco Galveston

Old Fashioned Hospitality is a Piece of Cake at Rudy & Paco in Galveston

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I was desperate to escape the conference hotel where for the past two days I was stranded without a car and with nowhere to walk.  The food on property was dreadful to the point where they overcooked the over easy eggs, dried out the pancakes and made frozen french fries seem like a gourmet treat. […]

Holborn Dining Room Rosewood London

Solo Dining London: Holborn Dining Room at Rosewood London

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Solo Dining in London can be tricky, at least for me over the years, as I’ve often felt really out of place. Through trial and error, I’ve developed my solo dining routine of places that I like and feel comfortable – places where the food is wonderful, the service attentive and the atmosphere trendy/cool but […]