The Willard: Homey in Franklin, Indiana

The expansive covered porch, the beautiful woodwork inside, and the neon sign hanging by the bar are the first indications of the comfortable experience you’ll have at The Willard. Exposed brick walls create a homey feel in each of the dining rooms. As soon as you step inside, it’s apparent that this is a place…

Osteria Pronto: Italian Fine-Dining in Austin, Texas

Osteria Pronto took its inspiration from Venice, Italy’s traditional osteries. Translated as “tavern” in English, an osteria was traditionally a place that served wine and simple food. In the 21st century, the focus in osteries has turned to food. At Osteria Pronto, this held true. While the wine list was stunning, the food was stellar….

Lockkeepers: Gastronomic Gem in Cleveland, Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley

Owners Frank and Malisse Sinito strategically combine their Italian heritage with the history of the region in Lockkeepers, their architecturally-stunning restaurant overlooking the Cuyahoga River a short distance from downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Location: 8001 Rockside Road, Valley View, Ohio Menu: For both lunch and dinner,  Lockkeepers offers an enticing array of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas (made in-house…

Buffalo and More in Virginia

When you eat at Buffalo and More, you know the food will be fresh. Photographs of the buffalo herd that supplies this restaurant’s meat surround you. You can even watch as Chef Connie & Chef Carla prepare the dishes! Their casual style of cooking, using fresh ingredients, will make you think you are home in…

A Taste of Munich in Columbus, Ohio at The Hofbrauhaus

Four hundred years after Bavarian Kings started brewing beer in , der Staatliche’s Hofbrauhaus in Munich has licensed its recipes in Columbus, Ohio. The Hofbrauhaus in Columbus offers authentic , , traditional German music, and a festive atmosphere in a city that used to only celebrate its German ancestry at Oktoberfest in the Fall. Location:  …

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…

Giampietro Pizzeria: Breckenridge’s Choice for Italian Dining

Just off the main drag in Breckenridge, Giampietro Pizzeria is the perfect place when you get that craving for a slice of New York-style Pizza. Not in the mood for pizza? No problem – Giampietro offers a wide assortment of salads, pasta dishes, meats and cheeses, sandwiches, entrees, and other selections on their extensive menu….

Fine East African Cuisine in Anaheim, California

While Anaheim is famous for world-renowned Disneyland and is the home of the National Hockey League’s, Anaheim Ducks, it is also the home of Abyssinia Restaurant specializing in Fine East African Cuisine. If you want to experience authentic Eritrean and Ethiopian food and culture, look no further. The superior quality of food and the welcoming…

The Greenhouse Tavern: Culinary Hit in Cleveland, Ohio

Chef Jonathon Sawyer, owner of The Greenhouse Tavern and James Beard Winner for Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region in 2015, consistently brings exceptional dining experiences for residents and visitors to the re-emerging Rustbelt city of Cleveland, Ohio. Location: 2038 E. 4th Street, Cleveland, Menu: When the appetizer menu begins with Fried Brussels Sprouts, Bone Marrow…