CT Coffee & Coconuts, Amsterdam

I love it when beautiful old buildings no longer suitable for their original task are repurposed, with imagination and taste, into wonderful new uses. Such is the café/restaurant/bar CT Coffee & Coconuts in Amsterdam. The façade gives the game away; this was once a 1920s movie palace, with strong Art Deco elements in the streamlined…

Tequila and Chile at El Pinto, Albuquerque

Nothing typifies New Mexican eating and drinking like tequila and chiles. The family-owned El Pinto Restaurant has grown from one room in 1962 to the largest New Mexican restaurant in the state. Fueled by giving folks tasty, traditional chile-based meals, they now can seat 1,000 people. Along with their spicy food, you can order from…

Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack: Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia

Located in the Lobster Capital of Canada, where the lobster grounds are some of the richest in the world, Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack is all about the lobster. Location: Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack, located at 3728 Highway 3 in Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia. Find the restaurant’s website here. Menu: The menu features everything lobster and…

Cahoots Cafe in Hartselle, Alabama

Cahoots Cafe on Main Street in Hartselle, Alabama is part museum, part boutique, part restaurant, but ALL great food and nostalgia. Location: Cahoots Cafe, 117 Main Street W, Hartselle, Alabama Menu: Cahoots Cafe has daily lunch specials that are posted on their Facebook page. These generally reflect the seasons and the whims of the kitchen…

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…

More than Brew at Noble Hops, Oro Valley, Arizona

Noble Hops is a place to relax and enjoy the stunning views of the Catalina Mountains. At sunset, when the mountains turn pink, it’s time for a drink. Impressive food offerings, the 28 craft beers on tap, and an extensive selection of bottled beers invite you to come hungry, come thirsty, and come to enjoy….

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…

Gabriel Kreuther: New York City’s Michelin Stars on 42nd Street

Gabriel Kreuther has been a perennial favorite in the Times Square area for before theater dinner and other special occasions since it opened in 2016. The place is classy, elegant, and deserving of its two Michelin Stars and membership of the esteemed Relais & Chateaux. Location:  41 West 42nd Street, New York Across the street from Bryant…

A Tantalizing Taste of Zimbabwe at Zweli’s in Durham, North Carolina

New ways with familiar ingredients will set your tastebuds dancing. Take Southern staples like collards, cabbage, and rice. Combine them with cooking techniques and spices from Southern Africa, and you have an irresistible combination culminating in a unique dining experience. Location: Zweli’s Kitchen & Catering is located 12 miles from downtown Durham and one mile…