Cheap Eats in Paris at L’As du Fallafel

Rare comes the time when the image of cool cream enters your mind. Laid like a blanket over vegetables and vast balls of chickpeas, cradled between a soft pillowy pita. Delectable, mouth-watering thoughts as soon as you hear this restaurant’s name. It happens, my friend, once you’ve experienced wrapping your mouth around the famous falafel…

Toro Tapas: Lunch With a Royal View in Madrid, Spain

Situated on a busy pedestrian square, the terrace of Toro Tapas offers a spectacular view. The statue-lined paths of the Plaza de Oriente are straight ahead; adjacent is the Opera House. Look past the plaza; your reward is a sweeping view of the enormous east facade of the Royal Palace of Madrid. If location is…

Le Café Zephyr: A French Brasserie In Paris, France

Every time I’ve strolled past Le Café Zephyr, it’s jam-packed inside and out. A seat on its busy sidewalk terrace or covered patio offer a glimpse into everyday Parisian life. Folks scurry past carrying baskets from the market or bags from the trendy shops nearby. Families, couples, singles, everyone seems to end up here for…

Double Delectable at Double Dragon

After a VERY long week, I was looking for something to sink my teeth into. And when I say sink, I actually mean; Bite down and feel the juices squirt from the morsels in my mouth. It’s at that exact moment the flavor kicks in. So tasty that each flavor bursts like fireworks. Yes. That…

Hostaria Osottoosopra: Fantastic Neighborhood Restaurant in Venice

Hostaria Osottoosopra is that great little restaurant every tourist prays they will find in Venice.  A wonderful neighborhood eatery off the beaten path, this is the restaurant you hope you wander into as you stroll through the maze of Venice. Location:  Calle S. Pantalon, 5754  , Italy. This neighborhood restaurant is next to the Chiesa di San Pantalon, not…

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…

Ristorante Riviera: The Artistry of Venetian Cuisine

“It’s too pretty to eat,” I remarked to Silvia, the cute blond waitress who had brought it to me. Jokingly, she took it away, briefly, before she brought it back. It was a work of art. It really was (almost) too pretty to eat. However, I bravely jumped in, scooping up the delicious mascarpone cream…

Café Riche: Brasserie Dining In Montpellier, France

When you find a spot that is popular with the ‘locals’, you’re almost guaranteed a positive dining experience. The crowded Café Riche with its lively terrace and belle époque architecture has been serving the discriminating palettes of Montpellier since 1893. A favorite with the locals, Café Riche is a reasonably priced brasserie with a fun…

Café de Flore: A French Café With A Pedigree

Café de Flore has rightly earned the reputation of being one of the most famous cafés in the world. Since 1887, it has hosted numerous literary figures, movie stars, and celebs. proclaimed it his favorite café back in the day. Café de Flore has inspired books— and books have been written by authors using the…