Amazing Coastal Cuisine at Owen’s Restaurant, Nags Head, NC

On my first visit to the , I was shocked that the area had so many locally owned restaurants. After trying several of them over the course of four days, I discovered that the food in the Outer Banks is stellar. Think the freshest of seafood, tastiest of desserts, and everything in between. One stand…

Buon Appetito at Trattoria Timone Ristorante Italiano, Oakville Ontario

Located in a suburban entertainment complex in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, next to a massive movie theatre lies the dining establishment, Trattoria Timone Ristorante Italiano. With a glow in the dark mini golf course, fast food restaurants, and bars nearby it’s an unlikely location for an upscale restaurant, but don’t let the location steer you away….

I Pizzicaroli: Cacio Fiore, Umbria’s Gift to Rome

You could easily pass by I Pizzicaroli without giving it a second look. But that would be a mistake. As you stroll through the streets of Piazza Navona, this small cafe tucked away in the center of Rome is waiting for you. With its small but satisfying menu of delectable cuisine from Umbria and Abruzzo,…

Get your ‘cue at Boar and Bull, Loveland, Colorado

When we’re traveling we love to get restaurant recommendations from locals. If you know a local travel writer who covers the area that’s even better. Craving some good barbecue on a recent trip to Loveland, Colorado, we reached out to a local blogger we know and asked where we could get the best ‘cue in…

Slightly North of Broad: Fine Southern Lowcountry Restaurant in Charleston

Slightly North of Broad, affectionately referred to as S.N.O.B., is consistently listed among the best restaurants in a city known for outstanding food. Chef Frank Lee started out at the helm of SNOB’s kitchen and catapulted it to prominence by using locally- sourced produce and seafood with a farm-to-table mindset long before the concept was…

Dinner in the Blue Ridge Mountains at Joy Bistro, Boone, NC

When you’re road tripping through the of , you might not expect to pull up in a town of roughly 19,000 people and find an opportunity for top-class dining. You’d be wrong. Because in the college town of Boone, right in the middle of a strip mall, you can find the cozy Joy Bistro. Despite…

Eating Italian at Cafe Veloce: Food, Wine & Motorcycles?

Café Veloce mixes casual Italian fare and , resulting in a fun and kitschy atmosphere everyone can enjoy. A clear local favorite, many patrons are greeted by name as soon as they walk through the doors.  The vibe is casual, and menu pages are filled with descriptions of mouth-watering Italian pasta and pizzas. Twenty minutes…

Go Organic at Santa Fe’s Café Pasqual’s

Café Pasqual’s is a dining destination. Chef/owner Kathrine Kagel has been feeding Santa Feans and visitors since 1979. The popular eatery, committed to organic food and creative cookery often has a line out the door. Kagel calls her approach to food sourcing, “Never, ever,” meaning that no chemicals, antibiotics, hormones or anything artificial are ever…

The Twisted Chopstick in DeLand, Florida: Innovative, Creative Sushi

The Twisted Chopstick in DeLand, Florida, is one of those special places. Tucked away in the “incubator” at DaVinci Design Studio, this tiny little sushi eatery is creating some of the most innovative, creative and delicious sushi I have ever eaten. Location: 117 Howry Avenue, Deland, Menu: As you would expect, The Twisted Chopstick has…