Lambertville House, Lambertville, New Jersey

Hidden in plain sight is a casually elegant bar and restaurant on Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey. On any given day you might walk by the Lambertville House, and admire the architecture of the building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The porch beckons patrons to gather in pleasant weather. This historic…

Roots Ocean Prime, in Princeton, New Jersey

There is a feeling of nostalgia when you walk into a Roots Ocean Prime Restaurant. The concept reflects the old-fashioned dining experience of a New York Style Steakhouse. The word prime refers to the grade given by the USDA to describe quality beef. At Roots, the beef is prime, center-cut, and sourced from quality ranches…

Review: International Smoke, Miami, Florida

When Michelin Star chef Michael Mina collaborated with New York Times bestselling author/entrepreneur Ayesha Curry, they wanted to create an exceptional restaurant experience. The result of that idea became International Smoke, a restaurant that would take you and your tastebuds on a trip around the world. Their love of international flavors drove the idea that…

Bowman’s Tavern: New Hope, Pennsylvania

Near the historic site where George Washington crossed the Delaware sits a tavern the locals know well. It’s a mile from Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and sits below Bowman’s Hill, where the Continental Army used the elevation as a lookout during the American Revolution. Bowman’s Tavern offers a casual ambiance, delicious food, and live entertainment seven…

Review: The Beauty Shop, Memphis, Tennessee

In 2002, the previous site of Priscilla Presley’s curl and dye establishment was transformed into a trendy restaurant in the funky Cooper-Young neighborhood in Memphis. Executive Chef/owner Karen Carrier kept the hooded Belvedere hair-dryers and developed a diverse menu for the innovative dining spot. Her creative endeavor led to a quirky restaurant ambiance and food…

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…

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…

Jay’s on Third, ​Upscale Asian Fusion in Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Jay’s on Third is not your typical seaside restaurant. If you visit the New Jersey shore during the summer, you can find several places with seafood or pasta dishes. While the menus list decent options, typically, the creations lack originality. Now in its 11th year, Jay’s offers something else; seasonally inspired food that is not…

Three Fold: Noodles & Dumplings in Little Rock, Arkansas

Three Fold, in Little Rock Arkansas, serves slow food fast. The kitchen prepares every item on the menu by hand from the tri-folded dumplings, the house-made pulled noodles, to the steamed buns. Even the herbs are washed and cut by hand. Everything served at Three Fold is authentic and made in the Chinese tradition. The…