Category Archive for: ‘Food & Libations’

Food Travel Azil Historico

Azul Historico- Mexico City

I adore the Zocalo or old section of Mexico City because It is so charming and full of history and culture. I love walking the square and seeing the Diego Rivera murals in the National Palace. These murals showcase the history of Mexico, the revolution and so many other issues such as race relations and ethnicity. They are stunning and …

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Food Travel PujolMexicoCity

PUJUL- Innovative Dining Mexico City

I adore Mexico City for the culture, art, amazing food and warm hospitality. There are so many wonderful restaurants and diverse types of cuisine to try while in Mexico City. Each dining venue I have visited has been fantastic. One of my favorites for innovative and fine dining is PUJOL a small dining venue with exceptional food and service. The …

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Food Travel Blue Shrimp

The Blue Shrimp- Punta Mita-Mexico

The Blue Shrimp is a fantastic waterfront restaurant located in Punta Mita Mexico serving fresh seafood sourced from local fisherman. The setting is just breathtaking, casual chic right on the beach with a fantastic vibe and ambience. The open-air restaurant has an extensive bar area and dining al fresco either on the sandy beach portion or on the deck. A …

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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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