Cosmos: Wood-Fired Pizza in Lansing, Michigan

Cosmos Restaurant is a combination of sci-fi and out of this world wood-fired pizza pie. Cosmos make their gourmet pizza in a wood-fired pizza oven that results in a thin and crispy crust. The charred and slightly smoky edges are brushed with olive oil when it comes out of the oven. The olive oil keeps…

The French Market and Tavern: Popular Eatery in Locust Grove, Georgia

With a population of less than 6000, Locust Grove, Georgia is getting plenty of attention because of The French Market and Tavern in its historic downtown right by the railroad tracks. French Market is a one-stop location for eating, drinking, and shopping. Location: 3840 Highway 42, Locust Grove, Georgia Menu: The French Market and Tavern is open for…

Blue Heaven in Key West, Florida

I was chatting with a local artist in a gallery on Duval Street when we realized it was time for lunch. I asked for a recommendation. “Where the locals eat,” I prompted. Blue Heaven was his pick.  We were directed just a few blocks off the busy main drag of , walking to the historic…

Sophisticated Italian Cuisine at Nonna Cucina – Mexico City

Nonna Cucina in Mexico City may seem like an anomaly. Fine Italian food in the city that is home to outstanding Mexican cuisine? Yes, indeed. Very fine Italian food indeed. Remember, Mexico City is a huge, sophisticated, international city, and Nonna Cucina is a good place to taste the city’s Italian accent. Location: Avenida Amsterdam 240,…

Vast Greek Menu at Royal Rose Diner, Huntsville, Alabama

With over 300 items on the menu at the Royal Rose Diner in Huntsville, Alabama, owners George and Tatiana Kontoulakos aim to please every hungry customer who walks in their door. George’s 50+ years in the kitchen and Tatiana’s meticulous attention to administrative details make a perfect partnership, and Huntsville eaters reap the benefits. Location: 1009 Memorial Parkway…

Stiltsville Fish Bar an Homage to the Flavor of Old Florida

In 1938, “Crawfish” Eddie Walker, a man famous for crawfish chowder, built a bar on top of stilts to sell beer and bait. The bar, constructed a mile off of , became such a favorite place for fishermen that a few other folks decided to build shacks in the same area known as the flats….

Chobani Café in Tomball: So Much More Than Yogurt

Smoked salmon with herbed Labne on a sesame-crusted Turkish bagel. Kale Caesar, or a Roasted Beet and Quinoa Tabouleh. Or how about a breakfast bowl, the Mixed Berry Acai, consisting of honey puffed grains, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, toasted coconut, hazelnuts, mint and acai powder? Or Hummus and Za’atar? As I perused the menu I wondered…

Lunch at Guy Savoy: Michelin Three-Star on a Budget

Michelin dining in is no joke. In fact, it’s not unheard of for the city’s top three-star places to average over $500 per person. Even some one-star restaurants can still end up with bills over $400, especially the long-established ones. Enter: the prix fixe lunch at Guy Savoy. It’s the perfect way to dip your…

Diamond Jim Brady’s Bistro Bar in Novi (Detroit), Michigan

Diamond Jim Brady’s Bistro Bar has been a area institution since 1954. James Buchanan Brady, aka , made millions from selling railroad supplies, wore flashy jewelry, and ate twelve-course gourmet meals. His culinary prowess made him a well-known figure in the food world. The restaurant’s current chef-owner, Mary Brady’s father-in-law James Brady shared Diamond Jim’s…

The Trap for Lobster Rolls in Ogunquit, Maine

The best reasons to visit the coast of are the spectacular Atlantic coastal views and lobster. The Trap on Perkins Cove offers both. It’s not fancy or complicated, just fresh right off the boat. It doesn’t get any better.  The Trap opened in 2017.  The restaurant is new and the interior modern and renovated. The…