Category Archive for: ‘Food & Libations’

Food Travel Si Sushi PuntaMita Mexico

SI SUSHI- Punta Mita-Mexico

I was recently invited to Si Sushi in Punta Mita Mexico for dinner and I was a bit apprehensive as I didn’t think it would be the best option for dinner in Mexico. Well, I was terribly wrong as I had some of the freshest and best prepared sushi that I have eaten globally. Si Sushi is in the coastal …

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Food Travel KYU

KYU- Wynwood- Miami

Chef Michael Lewis has created a gem with KYU located in the Wynwood section of Miami. Chef Lewis is inspired by his global travels and the Japanese barbecue grilling process of Yakiku which makes KYU a very special destination for wood fired and Asian inspired cuisine. Having worked with some of the biggest chefs globally Chef Lewis opened KYU. The …

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Food  Travel Thaiverse Middleburg

Thaiverse- Authentic Thai Cuisine-Middleburg

I am a great fan of locally owned neighborhood restaurants because local entrepreneurs fuel the local economy and bring in a much-needed flair and ambience. One such place is Thaiverse Restaurant in Middleburg Virginia. Proprietors James and Piya Cameron have taken a historic house in downtown Middleburg and turned it into a fantastic authentic Thai restaurant. I travel to Asia …

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Food Travel Amara Miami

Amara at Paraiso- Latin Infused Dining on Biscayne Bay- Miami

Miami has so many dining options and finding the unique with great food and ambience is what I strive for. I recently ate at Amara at Paraiso and the restaurant met all my expectations and more. Located at Paraiso, a new development at Edgewater, Amara is the creation of James Beard Chef Michael Schwartz who owns Michaels Genuine in the …

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Food Travek Mandolin Aegean

Mandolin Aegean Bistro- Mediterranean Al Fresco dining at its best- Design District Miami

The Mandolin Aegean Bistro located in the design district in Miami is sublime not only for the home cooked Turkish and Greek food but for the relaxing and soothing outdoor garden seating. Located in a small 1930’s house that has been transformed into a Mediterranean wonder with painted white walls, blue trim and a large garden filled with mature trees, …

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Food Travel Mignonette


Travel affords me the opportunity to explore and to find new dining venues. There are so many interesting independent restaurants opened by young chefs that I find it wonderful to find them and relish in their creativity. I think it is really important to support local business and the young chefs. On a recent trip to Miami I was fortunate …

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Food Travel Maketto Washington DC

Maketto- Combination of Great Asian and Hip Retail- Washington DC

In recent years Washington, DC has seen a real resurgence of fantastic dining. Different neighborhoods are offering new dining concepts and pushing the boundaries of this once sleepy southern town. Maketto by Chef Erick Bruner-Yang & Chef Mario serves their version of Cambodian and Taiwanese cuisine at its best. This dining venue in the atlas district of Northeast DC is …

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Food Travel Taverna Trilussa

Taverna Trilussa- Authentic Italian- Rome

Located in the hip and historic Trastevere section of Rome along the Tibor river is Taverna Trilussa providing authentic Italian fare in a comfortable, rustic setting serving locals, visitors and sports stars. An extensive wine and food list provides a bounty of local choices. If you enjoy cheese, cured meats, pasta or fish you can find many items to captivate …

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Food Travel Vitta Rome

Café Vitti- Rome

What I adore about Rome is the outdoor cafes, culture and people watching. The eternal city is beautiful in so many aspects and affords me the luxury to be able to relax and reflect. The beauty of the city and style is outstanding. Rome has an old world charm and elegance that is the true essence of “ La Dolce …

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Food Travel Unconventional Diner 00

Unconventional Diner- Washington, DC

The Unconventional Diner located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC is a real find! The selection of items for breakfast, lunch and dinner are delicious and the menu is so varied. All items freshly made on the premises for one to savor. I love to support local businesses so that local culinary talent can thrive. I have been there …

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