The Dead Fish: Elegant Surf and Turf on the Banks of the Napa River

Tucked away in Crockett, California, an hour outside of San Francisco where the San Pablo Bay meets the Napa River, lies a local favorite, The Dead Fish. Specializing in Pacific Coast Dungeness crab, The Dead Fish is an elegant Surf and Turf comfort food experience that draws you in with its charm and quality. It’s…

The Hardware Store Restaurant: Great Food & Meeting Place on Vashon Island

A quick ferry ride from either Seattle or Tacoma, the Hardware Store Restaurant has become a local favorite on Vashon Island. The restaurant was created with a vision of providing great food and a community gathering place. Vision accomplished! Location:  17601 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon, Washington Menu: The Hardware Store Restaurant provides typical northwest fare for…

Terra American Bistro: New American Food in San Diego

Many may get turned off by the location of Terra American Bistro, but the neighborhood locals know it’s a gem in disguise.  It’s definitely a little obscure and not in a prominent area known for exceptionally great food, however, once you pass through the threshold, you are pleasantly surprised.  If you enjoy phenomenal, fresh, and…

The Legendary Cafe de la Paix: A Parisian Institution

Established in 1862, Café de la Paix is one of the oldest and best-known restaurants in the city of light. It also has one of the best views from its terrace—the iconic Paris Opera House. Over the years, a who’s who of customers spent many an hour nursing a drink or grabbing a bite…from Victor…

Italian Brunch at Casa Nostra, Leesburg, Virginia

Always in search of new Italian eateries near us, we happened upon Casa Nostra in the small town of Leesburg, Virginia, where we were able to enjoy a fine dining experience with our children and grandchildren on a beautiful Saturday morning. Location:   2 W Market St, Leesburg, Menu:  Everywhere we travel we are in…

Taniya Udon Restaurant in the Heart of Tokyo, Japan

Visitors to often have a list of foods they want to try during their travel in this culinary heaven. And while and Ramen often make the top of the list, shouldn’t be forgotten. These thick white wheat flour noodles are a Japanese favorite in winter (served hot) as well as in summer, when they are…

Pistarro’s for Authentic Italian Food in Maryland

You walk into an Italian restaurant, hoping, for one delightful meal, to be transported to an overseas destination. Only, of course, to be disappointed by a typical serving of lackluster American Italian fare. Sound familiar? Fortunately, Pistarro is dishing up an authentic foodie solution to your problem. Location: Pistarro is located at 221 North East St.,…

Brunch at Brother Hubbard, Dublin, Ireland

For many Dubliners, brunch has become a tradition. A possibility to combine sweet and savory with a great cup of coffee or even a mimosa. However, with a city that is constantly evolving when it comes to food, it can be hard to find that perfect spot for a meal. If you find yourself lost…

The Keep in Columbus, Ohio

A modern French brasserie and bar, The Keep in downtown Columbus, Ohio, is not what you would expect to find in the heart of the Midwest, but a welcome addition to the culinary scene.  Located in the historic LeVeque Tower and next door to the Palace Theater, it is the perfect location for a pre-theater dinner…

How to Eat Guinea Pig at Pachapapa, Cusco, Peru

On my recent trip to Peru, I was determined to try cuy (guinea pig), a local delicacy.  But not just anywhere.  I wanted the best, so I went to Pachapapa – considered one of the finest restaurants in . Location: Plazoleta de San Blas 120, Cusco, . Pachapapa is in the artsy San Blas neighborhood, directly in…