The Tasting Menu at Vicia

For my first night in St. Louis, I made a reservation at Vicia – a vegetable-forward restaurant serving seasonal cuisine that highlights local produce and sustainably-raised meats. I was seated at a small table near the bustling open kitchen. Perfect! My server, Kayla, was super nice and went over the menu options. I decided to…

Off to Charleston: Indaco and The Belmont

A couple weeks after returning from Toronto, I found myself at the airport once again. I was traveling South to South Carolina for the long Thanksgiving weekend. Off to Charleston! It would be my first time in the historic port city known for its cobblestone streets, antebellum houses, horse-drawn carriages, fountains, and famous landmarks. My…

Final Night in Prague: Hemingway Bar and Black Angel’s Bar

After spending the majority of the day walking and eating various dishes around Prague, I spent the last few moments in the city at a couple great cocktail bars. The first stop was Hemingway Bar – a small bar inspired by author Ernest Hemingway, a well-known bar lover who brought fame to many mixed drinks…

A Thai Dinner at Boda

Memorial Day in Portland, Maine started off with a yummy breakfast and a fun boat tour. Now it was time to head out once again to grab dinner for my final night. I was in the mood for Thai and decided to check out Boda. Inspired by Thai street food, the restaurants offers unique tapas,…

Best Bars: Vault

As much as I love craft beer, I also enjoy a great cocktail! I went to another wonderful bar that ended up becoming a favorite while I was in Cleveland. Inside the Metropolitan at The 9 Hotel is an incredible cocktail bar called Vault. The century-old bank vaults beneath the Cleveland Trust Rotunda are home…

Cocktail Bars: Paper Plane

I enjoyed a yummy Korean lunch earlier in the day and now I was ready to check out a couple bars in downtown San Jose for my final night. Well, I actually ended up staying at Paper Plane all night because it was so good! The easy-going spot features a long bar with exposed brick…

The Standby

Tucked away in a street-art-lined alley known as The Belt, you’ll find The Standby. The culturally redefined alley is in the heart of downtown Detroit and named for its physical orientation in a former downtown garment district. Public Art is the driving force behind the redevelopment of The Belt. It’s home to murals and installations…

The Sugar House: Detroit’s Original Craft Cocktail Bar

After a wonderful dinner at Parc, I had the whole night ahead of me. I went to Sugar House for a few cocktails. Located in the historic Corktown neighborhood, it’s the bar that introduced Detroit to craft cocktails. Considered one of the Best Cocktail Bars in America, the menu features the classics, original house cocktails,…