Sorellina, Italian Cuisine in Boston, Massachusetts

Sorellina, “little sister” in Italian, may be a bit of a misnomer for this complex restaurant serving upscale Italian-Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant is more like the sophisticated older sister, dressed for a night on the town. Location: Sorellina, located at 1 Huntington Avenue in the Copley Square area of Boston, Massachusetts. Menu: Chef Owner Jamie…

Brunch at Butterhorn in Bismarck, North Dakota

Chef Stephanie Miller’s first childhood food memory is sitting on the kitchen counter, watching her grandmother make butterhorn rolls. Today the light and fluffy croissant-shaped dinner rolls are central to her restaurant, Butterhorn. You’ll find them served at brunch with cinnamon butter, seasonal jam, and vanilla frosting. At dinner, butter and salt accompany the butterhorns….

Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern in Carmel, Indiana

One would expect to find authentic Queen’s Royal High Tea at Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern; but the heartier fare was a surprise. Yes, Tina’s Traditional Tea Room has English high tea, but she also serves meaty sausage rolls, ploughman’s platters, and Cornish pasties. Location: Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern is at 30…

The State Room in East Lansing, Michigan

It’s a Wednesday evening at The State Room and here’s the scene – in a semi-private area of the restaurant there’s an event dinner teaching food and wine pairings. In another area, hotel guests are conducting a business dinner, and our table is celebrating my birthday. A lot is going on yet, the servers are…

Gamlin Whiskey House in St. Louis, Missouri

With over 300 whiskeys in the Gamlin Whiskey House collection, you’re sure to find something to pair perfectly with your meal. Location: Gamlin Whiskey House located at 236 North Euclid Avenue in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Menu: The menu at Gamlin Whiskey House is a traditional steakhouse menu with an…

Clyde’s in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

“I would rather eat in a saloon than drink in a restaurant,” Clyde’s founder Stuart Davidson would often remark. Clyde’s opened in 1963 as an American neighborhood bar, and it evolved to today’s farm-to-table dining through the sustenance of local farmers and artisans. Among the first in Washington, D.C. to describe their cuisine as locally-raised…

The Soup Spoon Café in Lansing, Michigan: More than Just Soup

The Soup Spoon Café is a bit of a misnomer for this homey café. While their soups are the perfect foil to Michigan’s cold winters, the menu presents a full breadth of offerings, that you’d never guess from the restaurant’s name. As the name indicates, this menu highlights soup and its accompaniments — sandwiches and…

Logan Tavern: Farm Fresh Dining in Washington, D.C.

Whether you’re planning a pre-theater dinner, a cocktail on the patio people-watching, or a casual weekend brunch, Logan Tavern is the perfect destination. Location: Logan Tavern located at 1423 P Street NW in the Logan Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Menu: The menu highlighted American cuisine with a modern twist. For example, the chef added…

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…

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…