El Vez, A “Mex-Eclectic” Spot in Philadelphia

El Vez is the furthest thing from ordinary Mexican fare. As soon as you enter the restaurant, your senses switch on. You immediately notice the flashy Vegas-style decor, with high backed maroon velvet banquettes and a glittery motorcycle floating above the dining room (think a movie set for a retro film). Next, you hear the…

Big Brunch at Cured, San Antonio, Texas

Cured is a restaurant that is synonymous with hand-crafted cuisine. Chef Steve McHugh takes local ingredients and uses organic methods to cure the charcuterie on his menu. Items are cured from 30 days to 12 months and hang in a humidity controlled locker. Diners can see the locker as soon as they walk in the…

Eclectic Fare At June’s All Day – Austin, Texas

What do you get when you mix a vintage Wurlitzer jukebox, a bonafide wine bar, and elevated diner food? You get June’s All Day in Austin, Texas. Restaurateurs Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman wanted to create a wine bar. They also wanted a place where you could eat delicious food all day and night, so…

Launderette – Austin, Texas

Launderette in Austin, Texas is a playful spot in the trendy East Side Holly neighborhood. The former gas station/laundromat with its hot pink neon sign out front is a nod to the once humble space now transformed into a relaxed restaurant with a retro vibe. An outdoor patio is a perfect perch to sip crafted…

Sprig & Vine, Modern Vegan in New Hope, Pennsylvania

Sprig & Vine is 100 percent vegan; in fact, it’s considered gourmet vegan. There are no animal products used to create the food that comes out of Executive Chef/Owner Ross Olchvary’s kitchen. His aim is to create meals that appeal to all eaters – even meat-eaters. The chef and his team source local ingredients from…

Gettó Gulyás – Homespun Comfort Food in Budapest, Hungary

Gettó Gulyás is relatively unique in terms of restaurants in Budapest. It is neither a high-end establishment or a food truck selling cheap eats on the street. It is, in a few words, casual comfort. The kitchen serves Hungarian dishes like goulash, stuffed cabbage, and stews in the heart of the Jewish Quarter. It can…

Mediterra: The Warmth of Mediterranean in Princeton, New Jersey

Mediterra in Princeton, New Jersey has a simple goal; the restaurateurs want to make you feel at home. The second goal is to serve the best cuisine from nearly a dozen cultures surrounding the Mediterranean.  While the emphasis is on Spanish and Italian flavors, you can find dishes hailing from places like France, Greece, and Egypt….