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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Placemat menu Polpo Covent Garden

Solo Dining London: Polpo Covent Garden, add to your favorites list

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When I tweeted that I was in London and needed restaurant recommendations during a travel chat, many great options were suggested. As I was staying at The Rosewood London in Holborn, one option suggested, Polpo Covent Garden,  a short walk away.  I did a quick read of the restaurant’s menu online and deciding that the […]

Charcoal's Burger Bar

Solo Dining New Orleans: Charcoal’s Gourmet Burger Bar

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There are signs, both literally and figuratively all around us (or so I am told). For the most part, I try to interpret the signs (usually overthink them) hoping that I choose well (doesn’t always work though). We all need something to help us in our decision process.   For my lunch time forage in […]