Review: Clinton St. Baking Co. Restaurant, New York City

What is it about breakfast that beckons locals and tourists to line up around the corner from the Clinton Street Bakery on the Lower East Side? In one word, it’s pancakes. Not just pancakes but some of the fluffiest, tastiest, stacks you have ever eaten. It doesn’t’ hurt that the cakes, topped with a wild…

Panoramic Views at Clouds – Dining in Zurich’s Tallest Building

Imagine being seated 35 stories up and having unobstructed views of Zurich while indulging in gourmet dining. That’s what you get at Clouds – it’s a treat for all of your senses. This elegant eatery boasts impeccably dressed servers who ensure you feel well taken care of. They check on you just enough that you…

La Plazuela in Santa Fe, New Mexico

In Santa Fe’s city center lies the Santa Fe Plaza, a National Historic Landmark. La Plazuela Restaurant, meaning the little plaza in Spanish, is a gathering place for history buffs and foodies to enjoy authentic New Mexican cuisine. Location: La Plazuela Restaurant located at La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 East San Francisco Street in…

Restaurant Review: Kröst in Reykjavik

We had just had a terrific day tour outside Reykjavik, Iceland and were walking back to our hotel from the bus stop. Feeling rather exhausted we decided we would just pop into the food court for a quick meal. We stopped at the Hlemmur Food Hall. It didn’t take us long to realize that this…

Au Lamparo: Open Air Street Café in Marseille

Strolling the streets of Marseille, France, open-air cafés are many.  The delectable aroma of various foods fills the air.  In a picturesque city square, a few steps from the Old Port, we passed a sophisticated looking café serving seafood and decided to stop and enjoy.  Au Lamparo did not disappoint.  Location:  4 Place de Lenche,…

The Avenue Steak Tavern in Dublin, Ohio

If traditional is trendy and old is new again, then The Avenue Steak Tavern hits the target for bringing back the old New York steakhouse.  Located in Dublin, Ohio, a northwest suburb of Columbus, the establishment is far from the Empire state, yet once inside, it is easy to think you are in the Big…

De Graslei Restaurant-Brasserie, in Ghent, Belgium

When you find yourself wandering around the stunning medieval center of the old port city of Ghent, in the Flanders part of Belgium, you may be so enchanted you forget everything else… including food. That would be a shame, because there is a wealth of great food to be found in the car-free city center…

The Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Coal Miners of Cape Breton

The dining scene in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia gained a gem when The Miner’s Daughter Restaurant and Bakery opened its doors earlier this year. After working in the food industry for many years, Sheryl Dauphney, the owner concluded, “now is the time to open a restaurant.” She and Chef Craig Miller share the baking and…

Palais by Perfect Pie, New York

Have you ever tasted the perfect dessert? One that is so memorable you reminisce on it from time to time as you let out a deep sigh? Palais by Perfect Pie has that exact effect on diners. Pastry Chef Bill Yosses, who previously held the title of White House Pastry Chef from 2007- 20014, opened…

Italian Tradition at Enzo’s in Portland, Oregon

You will undoubtedly feel like a guest in an Italian family home at Enzo’s Caffe Italiano, whether you are dining outdoors in their intimate patio or inside the cozy dining room. Location: 25259 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon Traditional Italian fare in the style of the Puglia region is food served from Enzo’s heart. He uses time-honored…