Urban Farmer Philadelphia Cheese Tray

Urban Farmer Philadelphia at The Logan Hotel – My New Philly Happy Place

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My friends often think me crazy when I get excited by a new restaurant or shop (Primark) that comes to Philly that I’ve experienced whilst traveling.  When I heard that Urban Farmer Philadelphia was making its steakhouse debut inside the new hotel, The Logan, I was pretty happy.  Both are Sage Hospitality properties with the […]

Taste of London at Tobacco Dock

The Taste of London – U.K. Food Highlights from Tobacco Dock

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It was an overcast November day with a chill in the air as winter approached Tobacco Dock.  The crowd gathered to eat, drink and be merry inside the warm, inviting event space as the holiday merriment had already overtaken the city of London on the buildup to Christmas.  With my press pass in hand, I […]

Hard Rock Florence bar

Hard Rock Cafe Florence, Italy – Satisfying A Craving for American Food

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After nearly three weeks in Italy and too many pastas, pizzas and bread sticks, when I arrived in Florence, I was on a mission to find The Hard Rock Café Florence.  I had left the U.S. a month before on a boat of mediocre food, practically overdosed on the fabulous Spanish foods and drinks and […]

New Orleans Streetcar

Solo Dining in the French Quarter of New Orleans

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Food in New Orleans is legend, I had so many suggestions from my #foodiechats and #foodtravelchat friends before my New Orleans trip, everyone had a favorite food memory. As I was traveling on business for a conference, I wasn’t quite sure how much free time I would have to eat. I ended up solo dining in […]

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 […]