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J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Scottsdale

Back in June of 2011 I had the most amazing meal at the Phoenician Scottsdale at celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse. So when I went back to the hotel this past week for a frequent traveler event, I was…


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What Is Pad Thai?

To understand the history of Pad Thai, you need to understand the words.  Pad means fried and refers to the fried noodles. Thai – that’s obvious. The main ingredient in Pad Thai is rice noodles which are stir-fried. So if you were…


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I Ate Kangaroo And I Liked It

Although kangaroos are a protected species, there are so many of them that they are widely regarded as as a nuisance, and they are hunted by professional hunters according to a strict quota system enforced by the government.  While many Australians…


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VegasUncork’d: Pastry Making With Francois Payard

VegasUncork’d 2014 was one of the most exciting and fun food festivals I’ve been to in a long while.  The weekend, by Bon Appetit and sponsored by Chase Sapphire Preferred, was filled with demonstrations, meet and greets, tastings and special…


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VegasUncork’d 2014: The Grand Tasting

VegasUncork’d 2014 was one of the most exciting and fun food festivals I’ve been to in a long while.  The weekend, by Bon Appetit and sponsored by Chase Sapphire Preferred, was filled with demonstrations, meet and greets, tastings and special…


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VegasUncork’d 2014 by Bon Appetit: A Weekend To Remember

This was my first year attending the trendy food festival, VegasUncork’d, by Bon Appetit Magazine. Chase Sapphire Preferred was an event sponsor and hosted several special events for their members and offered up extra special experiences at other events. Part…



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Learn Your Thai Spices & A Few Other Things

One of the things I’ve learned from traveling around the world is that some foods have different names depending on the region. Spices, in particular, go by many names. Some of the spices you’ll find in Thailand are indigenous to…


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A Little Bit of Thailand Semi-Homemade

If you watch the food channels, you’re probably familiar with the concept of semi-homemade. Take something from a box and add a little bit of this and a little bit of that and poof…it’s semi-homemade. When I go to Thailand,…


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The World’s 50 Best Restaurants – Have You Been?

As travelers, we often have the opportunity to eat at some pretty amazing places. As a foodie, I find myself trying to visit new, unique and highly rated restaurants around the world. Each year, a list of the world’s top…


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Bangkok’s Most Gluttonous Secret

In 2012 I discovered Bangkok’s most gluttonous secret. Food.  I’m not just talking about any food though, I’m talking about French food. Yes, that’s right, French food in Bangkok. This secret is almost so good that I don’t want to…


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Visiting Bangkok? Check out Baan Glom ‘Gig

Baan Glom ‘Gig is a Thai restaurant located just blocks from the American Embassy on Soi Ruamrudee. The restaurant is a favorite of young professionals and expats alike. The restaurant, opened by TV host Kiat Kitcharoen, has gotten mixed reviews…


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Planning on Attending 2013 Charleston Food & Wine Festival? Here’s a sneak peek…

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the 2013 Charleston Food & Wine Festival Launch Party with Charleston City Paper’s own food writer, Eric Doksa. It was held at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. The event is a…


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L’Appart Restaurant Review @SofitelBKKSuk

L’Appart is a modern and charming French restaurant atop the brand-new Sofitel Sukhumvit Bangkok hotel. The restaurant design is based on a Haussmann-style apartment (Haussmann buildings are also referred to as pierre de taille or cut stone) with beautiful decorative…


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Husk, Charleston

I returned to Charleston in time to enjoy the last two nights of restaurant week. I was extremely excited about visiting Husk. Bon Appetite magazine had just rated it the #1 new restaurant in the country and I’ve been hearing…


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12 Days, 11 Restaurants and 1 cupcake – LA, Orlando & Charleston

During the past 12 days, I have dined at 11 unique and interesting establishments. From authentic to outrageous, I’ve seen – and tried – it all. My most recent food adventure included stops in LA, Orlando and Charleston, SC and…