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,…

Big Sky Awesome Steaks: Bull Mountain Grill in Billings, Montana

Bull Mountain Grill is an authentic Montana Steakhouse with steaks topping their menu along with many other American favorites with a western flair.   It is the place to go to in Billings, Montana for great steaks and NO Bull!  Location: 2376 Main Street, Suite 818 Billings, Montana Menu: Serving lunch and dinner the restaurant opens…

Authentic Railroad Diner: Northern Pacific Beanery in Livingston, Montana

Chug, chug, chug…choo, choo! The sounds of the train passing by can be heard as you enter the Northern Pacific Beanery, an authentic train depot eatery since the early 1900’s. You are immediately transported back in time to the turn of the century when trains were the popular mode of transportation. You feel like you…

Full Stomach, Happy Heart La Fiesta, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania

When you leave La Fiesta you will be saying, “Barriga llena, corazón content” which means “Full stomach, happy heart.”  The food is absolutely delicious and the portions are huge!  The atmosphere and music make you feel like you are at a Mexican fiesta and you can’t help but feel jubilant. Seniors and senoritas alike will…

Cafe Soleil – DC French-Inspired Cafe

A hidden gem among DC restaurants near the White House, Cafe Soleil & Lounge, provides a quaint French atmosphere with exceptional food and service. It’s a great location for a business lunch or a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city life in the DC business district. Location: Cafe Soleil is located at…

Gracie’s Sea Hag Restaurant – Depoe Bay, Oregon

A trip along the Oregon Coast is not complete without a stop at Depoe Bay and eating at Gracie’s Sea Hag restaurant right on the Pacific coast.  Gracie’s serves seafood fresh from the ocean and other tasty treats. Depoe Bay is famous for having the world’s smallest navigable harbor and for whale-watching. Whales can often…