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…

Falafel & More at Rokka, Antalya, Turkey

Given Antalya’s proximity to , I was surprised by the lack of falafel in the city. The one restaurant I could find serving falafel was Rokka, and that alone was the reason I ate here six times during my month in Antalya. Location: Haşimişcan Mahallesi, Recep Peker Cd., Antalya (Google map link). It’s a one minute…

F.L.X. Wienery in Dundee New York, A Roadside Stand Elevated

The F.L.X. Wienery is a casual wine country hang out nestled among the vineyards in Seneca Lake, New York. It is not your run of the mill roadside stop; it is a culinary adventure. The entire region abounds with handcrafted wine, beer, and cider establishments that have been popping up from Watkins Glen to Geneva….

High Tea at Joey Palm Springs

Palm Springs, is a desert city nestled against the San Jacinto Mountain Range. Its industry is tourism, with tourism comes restaurants and cafes ready to supply the city’s guest with sustenance, in some cases not just sustenance but a fresh experience from another culture. Joey, a small cafe in downtown , offers a cultural experience…