Jeanine Consoli

Jeanine Consoli is a freelance travel writer, photographer, and foodie based in Washington Crossing, PA. A retired elementary school teacher, she used her summers to feed her passion for travel and kept journals of all the destinations she explored. Today, Jeanine is working as a writer full-time. She loves uncovering the history and understanding the culture of each location, including the local flavors of each unique place. She has traveled extensively in the United States and Europe and is excited to keep adding to the list, finding special places that are off the beaten path both at home and abroad.

Cornbread topped with red curry butter.

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 …

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A savory starter of roasted Honey Nut squash with Egyptian spices.

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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