Smaka Meatballs, Beerista, and Cafe Husaren

I was impressed by a modern Swedish tasting menu my first night in Gothenburg and earlier in the day I had a fantastic seafood lunch. For my second night, I decided to try another Swedish restaurant offering one of Sweden’s most famous dishes. I left my Avenyn hotel and walked to Smaka for a classic…

Lunch at Sushi Naritaya

I wandered around the zen gardens and bamboo forest of Arashiyama for hours, but before catching the train back I stopped by Sushi Naritaya for lunch. I spotted the sign pointing towards the back of a building. I’m always down for a sushi fix! The small restaurant only had a few tables and there was…

Dinner at Grey Ghost

After a great time at the hockey game and saying farewell to The Joe, it was time to go back out for dinner. I took an Uber and ended up being dropped off near The Fisher Building since the directions to the restaurant were a bit confusing. It was fine because I actually wanted to…

Off to Nashville: Puckett’s and Broadway

After a couple days in Memphis, it was time to head to Nashville! I took the 4-hour bus ride with Greyhound. It was a comfortable ride and it didn’t feel very long at all. Once we arrived at the station, I grabbed an Uber and headed to my hotel. The Hilton Nashville Downtown is an…

SEAK Southeast Asian Kitchen

After a relaxing few hours at SoJo Spa Club, we worked up an appetite and headed across the street for an early dinner. I heard about SEAK Southeast Asian Kitchen opening up in the beginning of August and thought we should give it a try. Boy, am I glad we did! Located within the corner…

Manjal Indian Fusion

It was my sister’s birthday and she was home visiting from the Philippines. She hasn’t been home for her birthday in a few years, so it was nice to go out with the family to celebrate. Keeping in mind that she’s vegan, I looked for a local vegan-friendly spot to have dinner. We thought it…

A Peabody Cocktail and Rendezvous Ribs

Several hours have already passed since I arrived in Memphis. It was midday and I took a short stroll to the Peabody Hotel. The historic hotel is home to the world famous Peabody Duck March and a few great dining options. Located within the charming Grand Lobby of the hotel is The Lobby Bar. I…

Juany’s Cafe & Grill

One weekend morning, we decided to try Juany’s Cafe & Grill in Fair Lawn. In addition to the breakfast items, salads, burgers, and sandwiches, they also serve various Latin American dishes and specialties. One of the weekend brunch specials was the Shakshuka. The Middle-Eastern dish was made with a Latin twist. It’s a sweet and…