Category Archives: restaurants

Memorable dining experiences to remember along the way.

sneaking a peek at the new mode lounge

I like a good lounge. One that is dark and plush – filled with sofas, and high-backed chairs and maybe a touch of velvet. Where they aren’t bartenders – they are mixologists with an apothecary of jars and droppers from

sneaking a peek at the new mode lounge

I like a good lounge. One that is dark and plush – filled with sofas, and high-backed chairs and maybe a touch of velvet. Where they aren’t bartenders – they are mixologists with an apothecary of jars and droppers from

state & lemp

The past few years, there’s been a lot of doom and gloom. Heartbreaking stories of lost jobs, businesses and homes. Perhaps that’s what makes it all the more special when two guys go out on a limb and open not

state & lemp

The past few years, there’s been a lot of doom and gloom. Heartbreaking stories of lost jobs, businesses and homes. Perhaps that’s what makes it all the more special when two guys go out on a limb and open not

died and gone to (italian) heaven

New York City may be a long way from Boise, Idaho, but it’s certainly closer than Italy and is home to a place that definitely embodies the Italian charm. I remember walking down a cobblestone street in Rome, a shop

died and gone to (italian) heaven

New York City may be a long way from Boise, Idaho, but it’s certainly closer than Italy and is home to a place that definitely embodies the Italian charm. I remember walking down a cobblestone street in Rome, a shop

basque-ing in the smoke

I’m working on how I can become an honorary Basque. I just love the spirit of this ethnic group that inhabits the rugged region that straddles the French-Spanish border in the Pyrenees mountains. In fact, they are the oldest surviving ethnic group on

basque-ing in the smoke

I’m working on how I can become an honorary Basque. I just love the spirit of this ethnic group that inhabits the rugged region that straddles the French-Spanish border in the Pyrenees mountains. In fact, they are the oldest surviving ethnic group on

seeing red…actually it was more of a burgundy

If you’re ever given an opportunity to go to one of Chandlers Steakhouse’s winemaker dinners, do it. I know the price tag can be daunting – I thought the $125 per person price tag seemed a bit steep – but after

seeing red…actually it was more of a burgundy

If you’re ever given an opportunity to go to one of Chandlers Steakhouse’s winemaker dinners, do it. I know the price tag can be daunting – I thought the $125 per person price tag seemed a bit steep – but after

trattoria stella, traverse city, michigan

When thinking of Traverse City, Michigan the word “foodie” hardly came to my mind but apparently it should as there seems to be quite the movement there, focusing on true farm to table philosophies. Trattoria Stella is one restaurant that falls into

trattoria stella, traverse city, michigan

When thinking of Traverse City, Michigan the word “foodie” hardly came to my mind but apparently it should as there seems to be quite the movement there, focusing on true farm to table philosophies. Trattoria Stella is one restaurant that falls into

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I had the opportunity to attend the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food show in Chicago for the first time this year and it was a little slice of heaven for a foodie like myself. One of the things I enjoy

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I had the opportunity to attend the National Restaurant Association (NRA) food show in Chicago for the first time this year and it was a little slice of heaven for a foodie like myself. One of the things I enjoy