Oysters, Sushi, Vegan Ice Cream, and Unicorn Droppings

It was a day filled with plenty of Seattle eats. Earlier that morning, we wandered Pike Place Market and then it was time to head back out for more food. My sister had a vegan dinner lined up for later. I decided to go to The Walrus and the Carpenter for a bit because I…

A Birthday Dinner at Saddle River Inn

I can’t forget to share pics from my wonderful birthday dinner I had at the Saddle River Inn in Saddle River, New Jersey back in October. It was my first time dining at the upscale French-inspired restaurant that I’ve heard so much about for years. The BYOB restaurant is set in a 19th century restored…

Thanksgiving in Charleston: Magnolias and High Cotton

It’s become a tradition to travel and explore other food scenes during the long Thanksgiving weekend. I’ve enjoyed Thanksgiving dinners in Bangkok and Tokyo, and now it was time for a Southern meal in Charleston. I started Thanksgiving Day with lunch at Magnolias. The refined restaurant remains a forerunner in upscale Southern cuisine. The place…

Fishman Lobster Clubhouse and Sushi Kaji

After a beer-filled late night, I was off to a later start for my second day in Toronto. It was Saturday and by the time I was fully functioning, I was more than ready for a hearty lunch. I decided to take an Uber to Scarborough to check out the Fishman Lobster Clubhouse. The cash-only…

Dinner at Lola

For my final night in Cleveland I had dinner at Lola Bistro which is considered the crown jewel of the city’s vibrant culinary scene. Located along the food and entertainment district of East 4th Street, the New American restaurant features an inventive and creative menu by chef and owner, Michael Symon. I arrived for my…

Scallops and Kobe Beef at Kuromon Market

After my kushikatsu lunch, I walked over to Kuromon Ichiba Market. Also known as “Osaka’s Kitchen”, the market has been around for over 170 years, preserving the food and culture of Osaka. You’ll find all kinds of food vendors, supermarkets, and shops around the lively covered market. I love wandering markets like these and trying…

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…

A Beautiful Evening at Castle Hill Inn

The one meal I was really looking forward to was our dinner at the Castle Hill Inn. I made the online reservation a week earlier. It’s located on scenic Ocean Drive, about a 10-minute ride from town. The plan was to go a bit earlier to enjoy The Lawn. They have lawn chairs scattered around…