Paula Deen’s Lady & Sons in Savannah, Georgia

Intro:  Paula Deen started as The Bag Lady, making bag lunches in her home for sons Bobby and Jamie to deliver to local Savannah offices.  Her cooking because so popular she opened her first restaurant, The Lady, in the Best Western Hotel in 1991.  In 1996 she moved to the old Sears & Roebuck building…

The English Inn: Fine Dining in Eaton Rapids, Michigan

The English Inn sits on the banks of the Grand River, with 16 acres of beautifully manicured gardens and groomed walking trails. Photographers delight in making images in the garden, antique buffs enjoy sneaking a peek at the sleeping rooms at inn, and foodies appreciate the fine dining. All of this makes the experience one…

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….

Izakaya Mew: NYC’s Hidden Gem in the Heart of Midtown

Follow the crowds to Izakaya Mew and you will soon learn why this Japanese restaurant is so popular with the locals. Arriving early on a Saturday night around 5:30, we found the tables were already full and several people were waiting for a coveted seat. There was a fun energy of happy people enjoying great…

200 North Beach: French Influence in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

The first restaurant to open in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi, after Hurricane Katrina was 200 North Beach. It serves seafood, steaks and much more with a French flair. Location: 200 North Beach Boulevard, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Menu: Seafood and steaks take center stage on the menu of 200 North Beach and appear in every…

Spice up your life at Crushcraft Thai Eats in Dallas, Texas

Crushcraft Thai Eats is a Thai food casual gem – a small family neighborhood eatery bringing top-notch ingredients and high-quality authentic Thai food at a great price – it’s a flavor explosion in your mouth!  Crushcraft Thai offers a fresh, made-from-scratch menu using authentic ingredients in a creative way. This is the real deal –…

Cheese Curds, Burgers and Boozy Shakes at DLUX in Madison, Wisconsin

There is no question, DLUX is a Wisconsin-spun burger and shake joint. One glance at the appetizers of Fried Cheese Curds, Fried Pickles and Buffalo Chicken Nachos smothered in bleu cheese and it is obvious the menu is locally inspired. Does anyone dare to order a burger without cheese in Wisconsin? Location: 117 Martin Luther…

Gray’s on Main: Anchor of Downtown Franklin, Tennessee

Located in an 1876 Victorian-style building and sporting a neon sign that has been a fixture on Main Street in Franklin, Tennessee, since 1952, Gray’s on Main is a popular restaurant featuring imaginative dishes with a Southern twang. Location: 332 Main Street, Franklin, Tennessee Menu: The menu is seasonal, subject to the availability of produce and the…

Cannon + Belle: Texas-Style Comfort Food with a Twist, in Austin, Texas

The City of Austin prides itself on being WEIRD. Odd, yet fantastic at the same time. Inspired by this weirdness, Cannon + Belle Restaurant provides locally sourced Texas comfort food with an unpredictable twist. You can find local kombucha on tap, brick oven breakfast pizza, mac ‘n’ cheese with burnt brisket ends, pork chops with…