Brunch at The Publican

After a wonderful dinner Friday night followed by some drinks and serious bubble hockey and a Thai fix Saturday, I woke up to a light dusting of snow covering the city Sunday morning. I was in need of a good hearty brunch and The Publican was calling my name. Walking in with no reservation, most…

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…

Bröd & Salt, The Royal Palace, Djurgården, and Mogge Sushi

My second and final day in Stockholm began with breakfast at Bröd & Salt. The popular local artisan bakery chain offers handmade breads and delicious cinnamon buns. I enjoyed a regular cinnamon bun and green tea at a small table outside the bakery. After breakfast, I walked to The Royal Palace. It’s the official residence…

The Portland Museum of Art and Bearded Lady’s Jewel Box

After a marvelous seafood lunch, I walked around Portland’s Old Port District and stopped by a couple cool shops along Fore Street like the Portland Beer Hub and Coast City Comics. I also wanted to check out the Portland Museum of Art where you can see American, European, and contemporary art, as well as iconic…

Brunch, Andy Warhol, and Heinz Ketchup

It was my second day in Pittsburgh and I wanted to have breakfast and check out a couple museums. The previous night was all about pasta, crudo, and cocktails. Now I was off to Or, The Whale located inside the historic Salvation Army building.   I ended up going through the Distrikt Hotel’s lobby and…

Lucky’s Cafe and Rock & Roll

I only had time for dinner and a couple drinks for my first night in Cleveland, but now I had the whole day ahead of me and I started it off with breakfast at Lucky’s Cafe. The casual eatery serves both creative and classic dishes using local and seasonal ingredients. I only waited a few…

A Korean Lunch at Omogari

The previous day involved seeing the Devils at SAP Center and finally trying In-N-Out for the very first time, and for my final day in San Jose I was really in the mood for some Korean food. It was the end of my two-week Vegas and Cali trip, so I may have slept in a…

Philippe’s French Dipped Sandwich

Since it was my first time in Los Angeles, I had to try some iconic eats! I stopped by Philippe The Original for their famous French Dipped Sandwich for lunch. The historic deli opened in 1908 by Philippe Mathieu, who claimed the distinction of having created the “French Dipped Sandwich.” So how did the French…