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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

Whiskey and Wings at Cotton & Rye

After a fascinating guided tour of Bonaventure Cemetery, I took an Uber to Cotton & Rye for dinner. The New American restaurant offers gastropub fare and an all-American bar turning out some great whiskey cocktails. The place was packed and I was lucky enough to get a seat the end of the counter near the…

Oysters and Sweetbreads at The Grey

It was my first day in Savannah and earlier in the day I had lunch and arrival cocktails at Treylor Park. Later that night I had dinner at The Grey, a modern Southern restaurant in a restored 1938 art deco Greyhound Bus Terminal. I only waited a few minutes before walking back to the main…