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…

Lunch at Duckfat

After a gorgeous tour of Casco Bay, it was time for lunch. I headed to Duckfat located on Middle Street near my hotel. The independently and locally owned sandwich shop is known for their Belgian-style fries, signature paninis, and decadent milkshakes. The place is small and there was a long wait, but I was immediately…

Iconic Eats: Primanti Brothers and Prantl’s Bakery

For my final day in Pittsburgh, I enjoyed a baseball game and a couple iconic eats! I have nothing against trying a city’s most popular and famous dishes, especially if it’s your first time visiting. Located near my hotel in Market Square was Primanti Brothers. I’ve seen the Pittsburgh-born sandwiches on television a few times…

Melt Bar and Grilled Lakewood

After an incredibly cool tour of A Christmas Story House, I decided to go to Melt Bar and Grilled in Lakewood for lunch. The casual restaurant serves gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and comfort food. I took a seat at the bar. The menu offers some classic favorites and they’re always adding new items. They also…

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…

The Conquistador at Zunzi’s

After brunch and a couple art museums, I walked around downtown Savannah for a bit before stopping by a popular lunch spot. I always like to ask people about their favorite dishes and places to eat, and many people mentioned  Zunzi’s Takeout & Catering. When I arrived there was a small line out the door….

Japanese Convenience Stores are the Best!

I’ve heard some amazing things about Japanese Convenience Stores. I know David Chang is a big fan of their fried chicken and Anthony Bourdain approves those egg salad sandwiches. There are a few chains, but the big three are FamilyMart, 7-Eleven, and Lawson. You’ll find conbini on almost every block throughout Tokyo and most are…

Leunig’s Bistro and a Maple Creemee

This Burlington weekend flew by! It was my final day in Vermont, so I went out for lunch, some souvenir shopping, and a local treat. I stopped by Leunig’s Bistro in Church Street Marketplace. The French bistro features seasonal menus and serves classic French dishes with local ingredients. It is one of the oldest, continually…