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….

A Single Pebble: Classic Chinese Cuisine in Burlington, Vermont

A Single Pebble is a restaurant that not only serves delicious Chinese food; it also encourages guests to sit and linger over conversation around the table. All the dishes served “family” style, arrive as soon as prepared. Round tables, outfitted with Lazy Susans, allow the plates to spin so that diners can help themselves to…

Castle Hill Inn – A Historic Hotel and Restaurant in Newport, RI

The Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island, has a special place in American History. Most noteworthy, it was once the summer home of marine biologist Alexander Agassiz of Harvard University.  Built in 1874, the sweet, shingled beach “cottage” allowed Agassiz the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful environment above and below the surface. The mansion acted…

Lucile’s Creole Café – Fort Collins, Colorado

When Lucile’s first opened their doors in 1980, Cajun food was a rarity in Boulder, Colorado. Fletcher Richards and his mother Lucile Richards did not let that stop them from carrying out their vision of becoming the premier breakfast and lunch establishment in the area. They purchased a small, yellow, Victorian house, and developed a…

Feeling The Love on Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Love oozes a cozy charm from the moment you enter the whitewashed brick walls of the dining room.  Vibrant paintings decorate the 100 seat space where dark wood floors and beamed ceilings add to the comfortable warmth. The restaurant’s casual elegance sets the scene for a truly memorable meal. The Love, which opened in 2017,…

The Paris Cafe, One of New York’s Oldest Pubs

The Paris Café has been a fixture on historic South Street since 1873. Known as one of the oldest pubs in New York City, the restaurant is right across the road from the East River. It has a view of the stately Brooklyn Bridge from the outdoor seating that wraps around the restaurant. South Street,…

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Memphis, Tennessee

How does Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken get to call their fried chicken “world famous?” Ordinarily, that would be quite a claim, but the restaurant lives up to the title. With twenty-five locations in eleven states, the chain that originated in Mason, in 1953 has come a long way. Napolean Vanderbilt created a family recipe…

The Cache: A Historic Destination in Fort Collins, Colorado

The Cache resides in a building that has stood in Fort Collins, Colorado since its infancy. For over 100 years, the building on Linden Street known until recently as “The Northern Colorado Feeder Supply,” was an integral part of the daily life in the agricultural and ranching outpost of Fort Collins. It became a fixture…