The English Inn: Fine Dining in Eaton Rapids, Michigan

The English Inn sits on the banks of the Grand River, with 16 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and groomed walking trails. Photographers delight in making images in the garden, antique buffs enjoy sneaking a peek at the sleeping rooms at inn, and foodies appreciate the fine dining. All of this makes the experience one…

Kryivka: The Most Secret (and Fun!) Restaurant in Ukraine

If you only go to one place for dinner in Lviv, Ukraine it should be Kryivka. Here, you get not only food but an entire World War II Insurgence Army experience. But first, you have to find it… Lviv is the prettiest European city that you’ve never heard of. Located in western Ukraine near its…

Mediterra: The Warmth of Mediterranean in Princeton, New Jersey

Mediterra in Princeton, New Jersey has a simple goal; the restaurateurs want to make you feel at home. The second goal is to serve the best cuisine from nearly a dozen cultures surrounding the Mediterranean.  While the emphasis is on Spanish and Italian flavors, you can find dishes hailing from places like France, Greece, and Egypt….

Izakaya Mew: NYC’s Hidden Gem in the Heart of Midtown

Follow the crowds to Izakaya Mew and you will soon learn why this Japanese restaurant is so popular with the locals. Arriving early on a Saturday night around 5:30, we found the tables were already full and several people were waiting for a coveted seat. There was a fun energy of happy people enjoying great…

Casa Frida in Baja California for Colorful and Artsy Cuisine

The complete sensory experience offered at Casa Frida is an exciting introduction to wine production and fine dining in Baja California, Mexico. Location: Rancho San Marcos, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico Menu: Part of the Slow Food movement, Asador Campestre is the restaurant in the Casa Frida complex where the seafood, pork, lamb, and…

200 North Beach: French Influence in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

The first restaurant to open in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina was 200 North Beach. It serves seafood, steaks and much more with a French flair. Location: 200 North Beach Boulevard, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Menu: Seafood and steaks take center stage on the menu of 200 North Beach and appear in every…

Spice up your life at Crushcraft Thai Eats in Dallas, Texas

Crushcraft Thai Eats is a Thai food casual gem – a small family neighborhood eatery bringing top-notch ingredients and high-quality authentic Thai food at a great price – it’s a flavor explosion in your mouth!  Crushcraft Thai offers a fresh, made-from-scratch menu using authentic ingredients in a creative way. This is the real deal –…

Cheese Curds, Burgers and Boozy Shakes at DLUX in Madison, Wisconsin

There is no question, DLUX is a Wisconsin-spun burger and shake joint. One glance at the appetizers of Fried Cheese Curds, Fried Pickles and Buffalo Chicken Nachos smothered in bleu cheese and it is obvious the menu is locally inspired. Does anyone dare to order a burger without cheese in Wisconsin? Location: 117 Martin Luther…

Peasant Cookery in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Stepping into Peasant Cookery’s dining room was like going back to a twentieth-century French farmhouse. Quart-sized home-canned jars of pickled vegetables lined the window sills, added to the farmhouse feel. A wine barrel transformed into a table held their signature wheat bundle, while a vintage four-panel etched-glass screen divided the host stand from the rest…

Gray’s on Main: Anchor of Downtown Franklin, Tennessee

Located in an 1876 Victorian-style building and sporting a neon sign that has been a fixture on Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee, since 1952, Gray’s on Main is a popular restaurant featuring imaginative dishes with a Southern twang. Location: 332 Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee Menu: The menu is seasonal, subject to the availability of produce and the…