Brunch at Sardella and Dinner at Pastaria

My first night in St. Louis involved a veggie tasting menu and late night shenanigans with some cool locals. The next morning, I woke up to cold icy weather. The roads and sidewalks may have been coated with ice, but I still made it to Sardella for brunch. The bright airy restaurant serves Italian-inspired dishes…

Parks & Rec Diner

A simple bowl of fried rice for breakfast? That was the dish that kicked off my departure day in Detroit. I left my hotel and walked over to Parks & Rec Diner. The diner is located in The Grand Army of the Republic Building downtown. The cool castle building served as the City of Detroit…

Wright & Company

After my dinner at Selden Standard, it was time for a couple craft cocktails at Wright & Company. The charming vintage bar is located on the second floor of a Queen Anne style commercial brick building. The owner Dave Kwiatkowski is the same man behind one of my favorite bars, The Sugar House in Corktown,…

A Selden Standard Dinner

It was my final night in the “Motor City” and I decided to have dinner at Selden Standard. The New American restaurant focuses on seasonal and locally sourced small plates. I was seated at the end of the Chef’s Counter. We all know how much I love counter seating where you can watch the food…

Dinner at The Catbird Seat

For my first night in Nashville, I went to The Catbird Seat for a multi-course tasting menu. The interactive chef-run restaurant centers around an open kitchen where you can watch each dish being prepared. Reservations are released 30 days in advance and you purchase tickets through Tock. I was dropped off near the entrance where…