Door County: Enjoy Joe Jo’s Pizza, Gelato – and Quilts

Kathy and Dick Luther took over Joe Jo’s Pizza and Gelato about ten years ago when they left their hometown of Green Bay and moved to beautiful Door County. Without any experience in the restaurant business, running a successful pizza restaurant was quite the challenge. With lots of hard work and long hours, the Luthers…

Arturo Boada’s Cuisine in Houston: A Fusion of Italian and Latin Excellence

Friendly. Caring. Family oriented. Passionate. Vibrant. And fantastic food. Since leaving his native , Arturo Boada has been a prominent fixture in the Houston restaurant scene. His latest venture, the immensely popular Arturo Boada’s Cuisine, opened 7 years ago in northwest Houston. Since then, the eatery has amassed outstanding reviews and a flock of loyal…

The Club: Switzerland Meets Texas at Barons CreekSide

When Daniel Meyer was on his cross-country trip visiting the United States from his native , he stopped midway in central Texas. Some locals told him he should really try to spend some time in Fredericksburg, the quintessential town. Meyer immediately fell in love with the area and decided to buy some property and build…

Chobani Café in Tomball: So Much More Than Yogurt

Smoked salmon with herbed Labne on a sesame-crusted Turkish bagel. Kale Caesar, or a Roasted Beet and Quinoa Tabouleh. Or how about a breakfast bowl, the Mixed Berry Acai, consisting of honey puffed grains, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, toasted coconut, hazelnuts, mint and acai powder? Or Hummus and Za’atar? As I perused the menu I wondered…

Da Baffetto in Rome: Best Pizza on the Planet?

If I was given the choice of being served any pizza in the world, I would immediately order the namesake Da Baffetto from the small cozy restaurant in Rome just blocks from . With only ten indoor tables and a few more outside, this place fills up fast. If you want to be one of the…

Corkscrew BBQ in Spring, Texas: Quality over Quantity

Mention barbeque in the north Houston area and the name Corkscrew BBQ will undoubtedly come up. This popular restaurant in Spring started small as a small catering sideline and eventually grew to the successful, thriving restaurant it is today. We all love to hear the story of good people who start with a passion and…

Le Logge del Vignola: Culinary Excellence in Montepulciano

Massimo, the owner of lovely Le Logge del Vignola in Montepulciano, shared some of the secrets with us for preparing traditional . Most importantly, Massimo and Federico, the head chef, insist that you start with fresh, seasonal ingredients from the local area. And most importantly, they insist quality and excellence in every aspect of the experience…

Ristorante Miky in Monterosso: Fresh Goodness from the Sea in Cinque Terre

We were excited about visiting Ristorante Miky in lovely Monterosso, the northernmost of the 5 villages making up Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Rick Steves is quoted as saying that Ristorante Miky is, “Quite possibly the best cuisine in Monterosso.” Although I obviously have not been to all of the restaurants in Monterosso, I…

Hilltop Cafe: Heavenly Blues and Food in the Texas Hill Country

For people who love great food and that touches your soul, an endearing décor, and friendly folks that make you feel right at home, the Hilltop Café is the place to be. When Grammy award winner Johnny Nicholas and his wife, Brenda, packed their bags and moved here back in 1980, the old roadhouse and…

Florence’s Foody Farm: A Tasty Blend of Trendy and Traditional

With the memorable name of Foody Farm, this very popular restaurant about 10-15 minutes southeast of the Duomo is a great addition to the Florence food scene. The simple but effective guiding concept of Foody Farm is “The right food from the right places.” The staff is constantly researching for the best local suppliers for…