De Graslei Restaurant-Brasserie, in Ghent, Belgium

When you find yourself wandering around the stunning medieval center of the old port city of Ghent, in the Flanders part of Belgium, you may be so enchanted you forget everything else… including food. That would be a shame, because there is a wealth of great food to be found in the car-free city center…

The Miner’s Daughter: A Tribute to Coal Miners of Cape Breton

The dining scene in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia gained a gem when The Miner’s Daughter Restaurant and Bakery opened its doors earlier this year. After working in the food industry for many years, Sheryl Dauphney, the owner concluded, “now is the time to open a restaurant.” She and Chef Craig Miller share the baking and…

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…

Italian Tradition at Enzo’s in Portland, Oregon

You will undoubtedly feel like a guest in an Italian family home at Enzo’s Caffe Italiano, whether you are dining outdoors in their intimate patio or inside the cozy dining room. Location: 25259 NE Alberta Street, Portland, Oregon Traditional Italian fare in the style of the Puglia region is food served from Enzo’s heart. He uses time-honored…

Fabulous Fare at CAMPO, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Seasonal, indigenous foods to New Mexico’s Rio Grande River Valley are the mainstay at CAMPO. On the Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, CAMPO is surrounded by acres of lavender fields. The atmosphere is casual fine-dining. That may sound like an oxymoron but it is not the least bit stuffy. This gourmet restaurant brings…

Malia’s in Aiken, South Carolina: Locally-Sourced Deliciousness

For 30 years, Malia’s has maintained a standard of excellence and support for local farmers while the chef/owner partners have created a loyal following. Location: 120 Laurens Street, Aiken, South Carolina Menu: The lunch menu at Malia’s changes daily to reflect seasonal availability and the best sources at the time. A recent lunch menu featured…

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…

Prime Rib and a Gunfight at The Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming

If living history is your thing, then dinner at the Irma Hotel will be a night to remember.  It isn’t just the food, but the combination of food, entertainment and history lesson that makes a visit to the Irma Hotel special.  “Buffalo Bill” Cody built the hotel in 1902 and named it for his youngest…

Over Yonder Restaurant: Appalachian Style in NC

If you find yourself in the beautiful High Country of North Carolina, and hungry, head for the tiny village of Valle Crucis, about 6 miles from Boone. Then make a direct line to Over Yonder Restaurant, where you’ll find some of the finest food in this part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Owner-Chef Andy Lang…

Charbonos: Italian-American Dining in Avon, Indiana

Charbonos, named for an uncommon grape found in Napa Valley, is an equally unique restaurant. The robust wine list isn’t surprising given the restaurant is named after a grape used for making wine. Location: Charbonos located at 128 North Avon Avenue, Suite 102, in Avon, Indiana. Menu: The menu at Charbonos is Italian American. You’ll…