Articles posted in ‘Travel’

New First Impressions of Orlando

Saturday, August 28, 2010

When Denise Spiegel from Orlando Convention & Visitors Bureau invited me on a culinary focused trip to Orlando, I’ll admit, I was skeptical. Orlando, Florida is not particularly well known for food. It’s thought of as a tourist town where you go for Mickey Mouse, not a fine dining experience.  Yet, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. […]

Trying to Eat Portland, ME

Monday, June 7, 2010

Eating in Portland, Maine was so so great! The seafood here is remarkable and there are so many great restaurants. We only had 2 1/2 days but squeezed in as much food as we could. We did eat 2 lunches per day. =) Special thanks to Siobhan, Laren, Hilary, Julie, Scott, Dorothy, Doug of Green […]

White Barn Inn

Saturday, June 5, 2010

White Barn Inn 37 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk Beach, ME 04043 was recommended to me by my friend Karen and my travel agent Erina, probably some others. It’s won many awards, like the AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Five Star Dining, the only one in Maine. It seemed like the obvious choice […]

Eating Kennebunkport and Ogonquit

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Seafood in Kennebunkport and Ogonquit, Maine is amazing. Everyone knows about the lobster–it’s really more than that. Lon and I fell in love with Maine shrimp and couldn’t help but notice the clams, steamers, and haddock too.

Sofra Bakery

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sofra Bakery One Belmont Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 was recommended to me by a new twitter friend, Citizen Taco. Thank You! Thank You! I am in love with this Middle Eastern-ish bakery. While enough is familiar in the display of perfect looking cakes, pastries, and buns, there are Middle Eastern twists […]

Myers + Chang

Monday, May 31, 2010

We were passing through Boston just to break-up the drive to Maine, but every stop in a city is an opportunity to eat at a restaurant I don’t have in NY. I knew we would be tired from driving and I wanted a casual dinner. I put out a request for a recommendation on our […]

We’re Headed to Pittsburgh!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pittsburgh, here we come! We’re going for a wedding (Yay Vinnie and Kristine) this weekend, but you know we make every trip into an eating trip. I plan to come back fat and happy so I need some delicious, mouth-watering, drool inspiring recommendations, and fast. Pretty please!

San Francisco 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

San Francisco was the last stop on our mini tour of California. We were staying in The Mission at Vinnie and Kristine’s place, the most perfect place to stay because Philz Coffee (multi-locational) is just around the corner. I first tried Philz coffee two years ago, when I was in San Francisco for the Nike […]

The French Laundry Was Not Everything I Dreamed it Would Be

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This post is extremely difficult to write, and I do it with great sadness. I don’t even remember how long I’ve been waiting to go to
The French Laundry 6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, often named as the best restaurant in the United States. It’s pretty difficult to get reservations, which […]

Yank Sing

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Yank Sing 101 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 was a mind blowing experience for us. Good Chinese food with good service just doesn’t happen in New York. It’s something I’m not accustomed to, and for the first few minutes, it was awkward. They had my reservation and seated us promptly, handing […]