Lunch at The Ivy at Dawson Street, Dublin, Ireland

“It’s a lavish experience that adds a pop of color to your life,” said my daughter when she insisted we go.  “It’s a trendy place.” A new restaurant, the Ivy at Dawson Street is the first Irish brasserie from its father company, The Ivy, West Street, London. The Ivy Collection, well-known in England for its…

Pizza & More at Sal & Mookie’s, Biloxi

Don’t let the name fool you! Yes, Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint has great, authentic New York-style pizza. They also have an ice cream bar right in the middle of the restaurant. But, oh, they have so much more. If you haven’t experienced Sal & Mookie’s, you are in for…

Review: Barrio Queen, Scottsdale, Arizona

Step inside the Mexican soul food restaurant, Barrio Queen, in Scottsdale, Arizona and you’ll discover a funky downtown vibe, authentic margaritas, and delicious regional fare. Day of the Dead inspired decor greets you with bright colors splashed across the interior and sugar skull artwork tucked here and there. Outside on the patio it’s a lively…

It’s All About The Meat at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Austin

“It’s All About The Meat” at Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que in Austin Texas.  Once you visit you will understand why – their savory meats are juicy and seasoned perfectly. Celebrating the history of Congress Avenue in the early 20th century, Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que brings delicious food, live music, and local flare to…

Chilling at Sophie’s Steakhouse in Chelsea, London

Are you one of those that scoff at British food? Well, be prepared to change your mind when you visit the iconic Sophie’s Steakhouse, a Chelsea institution. The owners focus on serving top-quality British beef and food made with healthy ingredients to diners who love a good hearty meal. Location: Sophie’s Steakhouse is located at…

Fisk & Co. in Chicago

Imagine, a sip of crisp, citrusy wine alongside a bite of smoky, peppery dip while watching everyone else dodge the rain on their way home for the evening. On a brisk, cold night in the Windy City, Fisk & Co’s warm and welcoming atmosphere is a delight for the senses. Ask for a window seat…

Lucky’s Steakhouse: A Lucky Find in Michigan

Most people drive right by the small town of Fenton, Michigan where there are about 11,750 inhabitants. But those who live there know it boasts some good eats. One of which is Lucky’s Steakhouse. We have been going to Lucky’s now for over 15 years and even though we’ve moved to the next town south,…

Review: Merriman’s Flagship Restaurant in Waimea

Who would expect the Best Big Island Restaurant to be located in the hills of Waimea’s cowboy country, away from Kona and Hilo? Merriman’s Flagship Restuarant in Waimea has offered authentic Hawaiian cuisine for 30 years like none other. For the last 18 years, they have earned the Gold Hale ‘Aina Award for Best Big…

Garden Bistro: In The Middle of Tohono Chul’s Gardens, Tucson

Tucked inside 49 magical acres of gardens and pathways is Tohono Chul Desert Bistro. Surrounded by desert plants teeming with flowers for the butterflies and birds, this oasis is located, surprisingly, just a step away from one of the busiest commercial and residential areas of Northwest Tucson. The warm ambiance will feed all of your…

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…