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Imperial Lamian

Located in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood, Imperial Lamian serves modern Chinese food including dim sum and made-to-order, hand-pulled noodles. There […]

Nico Osteria

Nico Osteria serves Italian food and specializes in coastal seafood. They have crudo, branzino and sole, but also heartier items […]

Hija de Sanchez

Rosio Sanchez, originally from Chicago and former pastry chef at Noma, runs two taco restaurants in Copenhagen. Info Hija de Sanchez Slagterboderne […]

Geranium | OAD Masters Dinner

Opinionated About Dining Opinionated About Dining (OAD) was originally a blog filled with opinions, created by Steve Plotnicki. Steve still has […]


View on Flickr Info Studio | Havnegade 44, 1058, Copenhagen, Denmark | 45 72 14 88 08 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Copenhagen Day 2

Here is Day 2 of my trip to Copenhagen. I didn’t realize how much was packed in one day until I […]

Meyers Bakery

Some of Copenhagen’s finest breads and pastries. There are several locations around the city. Info Meyers Bageri | Kongensgade 46, 1264 København […]


There is a lot going on behind the scenes at Noma. The staff and prep area is bigger than the […]

Atelier September

Info Atelier September | Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark | 45 26 29 57 53 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Copenhagen Day 1

I always get nervous and confused when booking flights to Europe because even though everything tells you it takes just over […]

Duck Duck Goat

The lazy Susan was spinning fast. Here is what we ate. Missing a photo of the seafood fried rice. The […]


My return visit four days later, but one week and 30 minutes too early for my reservation. Oops. See my first […]


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. View on Flickr Info Roister |  951 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

Imperial Lamian

Imperial Lamian comes out of Jakarta. It’s their first export restaurant and after talking with one of the partners after […]

Snaggletooth [CLOSED]

Snaggletooth is a special place. It’s a small neighborhood cafe-deli with a coffee shop feel that isn’t open for dinner. […]

Calistoga Ranch

Luxury resort tucked away in a private canyon. Info Calistoga Ranch | 580 Lommel Rd, Calistoga CA | 888 947 6442 […]

Meadowood Spa

Meadowood Spa is my favorite spa experience to date. Recently remodeled last November, everything was serene but bright and happy. […]

Bar at Meadowood

The Snack Program at The Bar at Meadowood is a 9-course bar bites tasting menu inspired by 3-star Michelin restaurant Meadowood. […]


Whether you are a wine novice or expert, a visit to a winery is a great way to learn more about wine. Touching […]

Tanta | mfk.

Gaston Acurio has over 40 Peruvian restaurants including Tanta in Chicago. Spanish restaurant mfk., owned by Scott and Sari Worsham, […]

Secret Supper: The Blanchard

Chicago Magazine hosts a dinner every few months called Secret Supper. Tickets are purchased ahead of time without knowing the […]

Alinea: The Progression

SPOILER ALERT If you are planning on attending Alinea: The Progression, please read this afterwards. It will be a richer experience if you […]


Located just outside of Orlando is Winter Park, FL which is worth a visit for their walkable downtown filled with parks, […]

My Tricky Dog

This is Chili. We all love to feed her but when we are busy acting busy, she sometimes gets fed twice, […]

Rolf & Daughters

Anticipating a few inches of snow in Nashville can mean cancelled flights. Our scrambled travel arrangements were served to us on a […]

Husk Nashville

“If it doesn’t come from the South, it’s not coming through the door,” —Sean Brock, Husk Partner, Chef Info Husk […]

Le Sel

When I return to Le Sel, I will make sure I’m hungry, get a seat in the lounge and explore the […]

The Catbird Seat

There are a lot of exciting things happening in Nashville right now. There is construction everywhere. It has elements of a big city but […]

One Day in Nashville

I hadn’t been to Nashville in over 20 years. We hadn’t researched, planned or looked anything up but wanted to explore […]

Maple & Ash

What a surprise to simply want a burger for lunch, find out it’s still Restaurant Week, learn they missed the official menu submission […]

Next Restaurant: The Alps

Next, owned by Nick Kokonas and Grant Achatz of Alinea, completely overhauls their menu and decor every few months with each round focusing on […]

Lucky Cab Ride

I had a great conversation with my American Taxi driver on the way home with the kids. He is from […]

RPM Steak

For my children’s birthdays, they each pick their favorite meal. My oldest always wants to eat at home. My youngest always wants ribs, […]

Duck Duck Goat Preview Dinner

I tried one of Stephanie Izard’s noodle dishes at the April Bloomfield pop up earlier this year at Nico Osteria and have been […]

Maple & Ash

Winter Holiday Gala Dinner for the Chaine des Rotisseurs at Maple and Ash. View on Flickr Other Visits 12/06/15 Maple […]


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Empellón Taqueria

Tacos before dinner. View on Flickr Info Empellón Taqueria | 230 West 4th Street, New York, NY | 212 367 0999 […]

Keste Pizza and Vino

If there is one pizza that has haunted me since trying it, it is the Pistachio e Salsiccia pesto pizza from […]

The Casino | Maple & Ash

Culver Chicago Club Holiday Cocktail Party at exclusive Casino club which has just over 200 members. After the party, some […]


People fly in from all over the world to dine at Alinea. With recent explosive restaurant growth and the James Beard […]


View on Flickr Other Visits 08/03/15 avec Info avec | 615 W Randolph St, Chicago IL | 312 377 2002 Follow Me […]

Summer House

Info 1954 N Halsted St, Chicago IL | 773 634 4100 Follow Me Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Flickr

RPM Steak

RPM Steak is one of over 50 restaurants owned by Lettuce Entertain You Group. Their restaurants range from casual to fine dining covering […]

Maple & Ash

Maple & Ash recently started serving Sunday buffet brunch. It’s posh, it’s fun and it’s $40 for unlimited filet mignon. Brunch […]

Empellon Midtown

Chef: Alex Stupak Tips: Bring a hearty appetite for the Crab Uni Nachos. Save room for the desserts and order all […]

Whiteface Lodge

This was my first trip to upstate New York and I was surprised how much it reminded me of Northern […]


Sepia has a new baby sister who lives next door. Her name is Proxi. Open for dinner, Proxi serves contemporary […]

Momofuku Ko

What Makes a Meal Memorable? A tasting menu is a meal made up of several predetermined courses, for a fixed price. […]

Blue Hill at Stone Barns

Before my dinner at the restaurant Blue Hill at Stone Barns, I had read about the impact the restaurant has […]

Flora Bar

Located in the basement of The Met Breuer is the latest restaurant venture by business partners Thomas Carter and chef […]


We know that vegetables are better for you than Twinkies. We’ve heard about Superfoods and how blueberries provide more benefits […]