Review: The Knife in Dallas, Texas

Sometimes you select a place to eat for the food, sometimes for the atmosphere, sometimes for the experience and then once in a while, it is for all of the above.  When I enjoyed appetizers and a meal at The Knife in Dallas, I thought I was going for a quick meal with friends after…

Bad Boyz Bistro: Bedford Pennsylvania

Visit Bad Boyz Bistro for an entertaining menu and great food in a pub atmosphere.  It is a casual dining experience you will remember for days right in the heart of historic downtown Bedford. Location:  20 South Juliana Street,  Downtown Bedford, Pennsylvania. Website here. Menu:   The menu itself is entertaining, with each menu item named…

Beautiful Handcrafted Food: Mamie’s Café & Bakery

The sweet smell of donuts cooking can be smelled a block away! Mamie’s Café and Bakery is the place for a scrumptious breakfast, heavenly lunch or just a sweet treat to take home. Known for their beautiful handcrafted food they offer simple, fresh American cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Touted as having the best donuts…

Mike’s Place: Clearville, Pennsylvania

Off the beaten path, but so worth the trip!  A family diner with home-cooked food, the kind of place where you feel at home and eat till you are stuffed.  You keep wondering if grandma will come out of the kitchen in her apron with flour in her hair from baking pies. Location:  8301 Clear…

Retro Dining at Route 66 Restaurant: Bar Harbor, Maine

The US Route 66 Restaurant in Bar Harbor, Maine has to be one of the most interesting and quirky eating establishments I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying. As you dine and view all the toy collectibles, you feel like a kid again and want to get up and start playing with them. The…

Villa Capri: Altoona, PA

Villa Capri adds a touch of elegance to fine Italian dining. Their entries are generous and taste like you are in Italy eating in great-grandma’s kitchen enjoying her authentic recipes from her tattered and worn recipe book. Location: 101 East Second Avenue, Altoona, Pennsylvania. Website here. Menu: Villa Capri’s Italian menu features Gnocchi, Ravioli, Lasagna,…

The Butcher’s Cut: For the Meat Loving Cruiser

Steak so tender it melts in your mouth! The Butcher’s Cut, aboard the MSC Preziosa and a few other MSC ships, is a meat lover’s dream come true.  While the meat is the hero, other entries are delicious and the desserts are extraordinary. Location:  The Butcher’s Cut – Deck 7, MSC Preziosa, MSC Cruiseline.   Also…

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,…

Enjoy Slow Food at Llamber in Barcelona

Llamber means: Pass your tongue over something Snack between meals and continuously Eat something tasting it with the tongue and palate Savor something sweet It is the perfect name for the Llamber restaurant in Barcelona.  It is a gastronomic tavern.  A modern concept of Spanish food, Llamber offers creative and artisanal tapas in a unique…

Farmers and Distillers in Washington DC

Serving locally sourced, made from scratch items that not only look delectable but taste scrumptious.  Farmers & Distillers take the farm-to-table concept to a new level. “We are inspired by our farmer-owners, making everything we can from scratch, from our bread and butter to our booze.” Farmers & Distillers Location:  600 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington,…