La Olla in Oaxaca, Mexico: A Fresh Approach with a Twist of Tradition

La Olla Restaurant Bar and Gallery is an unpretentious downtown Oaxaca restaurant offering innovative Oaxacan specialties in a casual atmosphere just one block from the legendary baroque Santo Domingo Cathedral. Translated as “The Cooking Pot” in English, La Olla is a 22-year family business that over time has become a must-go destination for locals and tourists…

Hog, Hock and Hash at Dukes Barbecue Buffet, South Carolina

You know you’re in for good Southern Style cookin’ when you see the pink pig statue at the entrance and locals flocking to enjoy old-time favorites at Dukes Barbecue Buffet – All you can eat Restaurant in Walterboro, South Carolina. Choose the buffet menu from the inside dining or order a plate to go at…

The Willard: Homey in Franklin, Indiana

The expansive covered porch, the beautiful woodwork inside, and the neon sign hanging by the bar are the first indications of the comfortable experience you’ll have at The Willard. Exposed brick walls create a homey feel in each of the dining rooms. As soon as you step inside, it’s apparent that this is a place…

Buffalo and More in Virginia

When you eat at Buffalo and More, you know the food will be fresh. Photographs of the buffalo herd that supplies this restaurant’s meat surround you. You can even watch as Chef Connie & Chef Carla prepare the dishes! Their casual style of cooking, using fresh ingredients, will make you think you are home in…

Fine East African Cuisine in Anaheim, California

While Anaheim is famous for world-renowned Disneyland and is the home of the National Hockey League’s, Anaheim Ducks, it is also the home of Abyssinia Restaurant specializing in Fine East African Cuisine. If you want to experience authentic Eritrean and Ethiopian food and culture, look no further. The superior quality of food and the welcoming…

Lagom: A Happy Place in Maryland

Lagom was founded by Janice and Kristin who shared the same dream of owning and operating a restaurant.  They purchased the restaurant in which they worked and began the process of identifying who they were in the industry and in their small coastal town of Havre de Grace.  The meaning of the restaurant name is…

Ingredients for Success at Harper and Madison, Billings, Montana

For owner Joanie Swords, love is the first ingredient. Joanie brought Harper and Madison to life in a former neighborhood market dating back to 1925. She also set out to perform an experiment. If the focus was on love – love of staff and patrons –  rather than money, would the restaurant succeed? Seven years later,…

Authentic Cuban Cuisine at The Latin Pig in Plano, Texas

Locally owned and operated by an enterprising mother-daughter twosome, Ana Castillo and Ana Castillo-Guerrero, I must say The Latin Pig Restaurant is about as close as you can get to experiencing Cuba in your own backyard. Ana’s mother is the main chef and serves up handed down the from the late New York chef and…

Victoria Valley Vineyard Café, Greenville, South Carolina

A short drive up the mountain from Greenville, South Carolina, will find you on the side of a mountain in rural Cleveland. However, when you round the curve and spot a Chateau on the side of a mountain you may think you have been magically transported to France. You will soon be happily eating a…

Romancing the Stove: A Review of Robert et Louise, Paris

Looking for your next Parisian meal at a low key, fun, and friendly restaurant? Then THIS is THE PLACE to be. Found in the hip and trendy Marais (in Paris, France), if you’re not paying attention you might miss this bistro. Petit in size, the deep maroon and brown colors on the façade will have…