Lunch at Guy Savoy: Michelin Three-Star on a Budget

Michelin dining in is no joke. In fact, it’s not unheard of for the city’s top three-star places to average over $500 per person. Even some one-star restaurants can still end up with bills over $400, especially the long-established ones. Enter: the prix fixe lunch at Guy Savoy. It’s the perfect way to dip your…

Chokladkoppen–Chocolate, Food & Streetview in Stockholm’s Old Town

Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, unlike the newer parts of the city, is cozy, close, busy. It’s old and inviting and a bit mysterious. After you’ve wandered through its curvy climby narrow streets and stairs for a while, you’ll likely want a break for a bite to eat or something warm to drink—or cool in…

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…

Long Dock Pub: Savoring Seafood on the Loophead Peninsula, Ireland

A drive along the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland’s western coast would not be complete without a stop at The Long Dock Pub in the charming fishing village of Carrigaholt, . Originally built in the 1820’s, this public house has multi-tasked over the years as a pub, grocery, drapery, and hardware shop.  Today it is a…

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…

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…

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…

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…