Charlie Gitto’s, The Gateway Arch, and Gioia’s Deli

It was all about craft beer and iconic dishes during my third day in St. Louis. Later that evening, I went to the Italian-American neighborhood of The Hill for dinner at Charlie Gitto’s On The Hill. The longtime Italian restaurant is a St. Louis landmark. The popular spot is considered one the the best in…

Off to Prague: La Piccola Perla

Berlin was such a cool city filled with fascinating history, great museums, tasty eats, and crazy nightlife! It was time to head to Berlin Central Station to catch the train. Off to Prague! My driver was waiting for me at Prague Hlavni Station. With great service and a nice luxury sedan, he dropped me off…

Dinner at Razza Pizza Artigianale

It was a random Tuesday and my sister was back in New Jersey, so we decided to check out Razza Pizza Artigianale in Jersey City for a family dinner. We’ve heard nothing but good things and recently saw it in a travel show. The intimate pizzeria has also been featured in various articles and supposedly…

Off to Pittsburgh: DiAnoia’s Eatery

I have a couple more Summer trips to catch up on. At the end of July I made my way to another new city for food, craft beer, museums, and a baseball game – off to Pittsburgh! I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn downtown near Market Square. It was a fabulous location within walking…

Dinner at Bestia

I was out all day cruising around Los Angeles and after relaxing at the apartment for a bit, it was time to get ready for my final night in LA. I decided to head to Bestia for an Italian dinner. The trendy restaurant located in an industrial space in the Arts District from a husband…

Dinner at The Factory Kitchen

After enjoying a Devils win at Staples Center, we looked for a place for dinner. I briefly researched some places near our apartment and The Factory Kitchen looked really good, so off we went! The trattoria-style restaurant in a reclaimed factory space turns out traditional Italian fare and handmade pastas in the heart of Downtown…

Pizza and Oysters at Hog & Hominy

It was time for one last dinner in Memphis, so I went to Hog & Hominy. I didn’t make a reservation and walked in hoping to grab a seat at the bar. The restaurant was packed and the bar was full. I stood around for about 15 minutes before a seat opened up. The menu…

Dinner at Bar La Grassa

It was a Tuesday night in Minneapolis and I was craving pasta and wine. I made my way to the “Warehouse District” to have dinner at Bar La Grassa. The acclaimed Italian restaurant led by Chef Issac Becker of 112 Eatery offers small plates, pastas, and an extensive wine list. It was full and bustling…