Ristorante Miky in Monterosso: Fresh Goodness from the Sea in Cinque Terre

We were excited about visiting Ristorante Miky in lovely Monterosso, the northernmost of the 5 villages making up Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Rick Steves is quoted as saying that Ristorante Miky is, “Quite possibly the best cuisine in Monterosso.” Although I obviously have not been to all of the restaurants in Monterosso, I…

Fresh Mediterranean Cuisine at Zaytoon Mediterranean in Lansing, Michigan

Zaytoon (Arabic for olive) the Mediterranean, is a healthy alternative to fast food. As their tagline says, “Fast Food – Cooked Slow.” Their Mediterranean cuisine focuses on the and with an American twist. The emphasis is scratch cooking from fresh ingredients, when possible, but never frozen. For example, making hummus is a slow three-day process….

Southern Favorites at Taste of Lemon, La Grange, Georgia

You’ll do a double-take when you drive into the parking lot and find an old church building, but you’ll be tempted to shout “Hallelujah” when you taste the mouthwatering Southern dishes served inside. Location: 204 Morgan Street, LaGrange, Georgia. Menu: If you’re from the South, you’re sure to declare that lunches at Taste of Lemon are the…

Great New Mexican Food at Frontier Restaurant, Albuquerque

The word “icon” is badly overused when writing about food and restaurants. But when talking about the Frontier Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it’s unavoidable. Everyone in Albuquerque finds their way here at some point. It doesn’t hurt that it’s located right across the street from the campus. Or that it opens very early and…

Dive In at Taco Dive, Fort Pierce, Florida

Taco Dive is the “go-to” eatery for locals. With three locations across the Treasure Coast, Taco Dive has you covered. Fort Pierce is the original location, and the dive is centrally located in the walkable downtown, making it the perfect stop for lunch or dinner. Location:  208 North 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, Florida Menu: The menu…

Pork & Beans, A Creative Pittsburgh Eatery

If you crave Texas-style barbecue or a huge selection of local and craft beers, Pork & Beans is the place for you! Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is no stranger to foodie-approved restaurants and Pork & Beans is one of the more popular dining options. A culinary creation of the Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group, Pork & Beans is one of…

Supermoon Japanese-Style Cheesecakes in Streetsville Ontario Canada

Toronto Japanese-style cheesecake fans are raving about the latest food craze to hit the city and are willing to stand in long lineups to wait for the coveted treats to emerge from the oven. Supermoon Japanese -Style Cheesecakes brings this popular new foodie favorite out of downtown Toronto to the suburbs of Mississauga with their…

Hilltop Cafe: Heavenly Blues and Food in the Texas Hill Country

For people who love great food and that touches your soul, an endearing décor, and friendly folks that make you feel right at home, the Hilltop Café is the place to be. When Grammy award winner Johnny Nicholas and his wife, Brenda, packed their bags and moved here back in 1980, the old roadhouse and…

Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City, Florida

Florida’s oldest restaurant, the Columbia Restaurant combines Spanish and Cuban food, with art and entertainment, to make a fun-filled meal any day of the week. It’s also the largest Spanish restaurant in the world with 1,700 seats encompassing an entire city block. Location: The Columbia Restaurant is located at 2117 East 7th Avenue, in the…

Delicious Mornings at BuzzCatz Coffee and Sweets, Orange Beach, Alabama

BuzzCatz Coffee and Sweets is drawing a crowd for breakfast and brunch or for sweet treats throughout the afternoon and evening. Owners Brian and Jodi Harsany recognized a void in the breakfast options on the and filled it in a deliciously appealing way. Location: 25689 Canal Road, Orange Beach, Alabama Menu: A person can certainly walk in and…