Restaurants

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Jean George J&G Steakhouse at Phoenician Scottsdale

The most amazing meal I’ve had at the Phoenician Scottsdale came at celebrity Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse (for those of your die-hard Starwood fans – you’ll recognize Chef Jean-Georges name from his collaboration with the Le Meridien hotels.) J&G sits…


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Norma’s NYC Restaurant Review

Norma’s is a NYC classic, James Beard award winning breakfast joint inside the Le Parker Meridien. With choices like Hot Chestnut Pancakes Topped with Candied Chestnuts and Brown Sugar Sauce or Mango-Papaya Brown Butter Cinnamon Crêpes, Foie Gras Brioche French…


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A First Class Food Court

Who doesn’t love a good food court? Most of us are familiar with food courts filled with fast food chains dishing out greasy pizza, burgers and sandwiches. Walk into any mall in America and you’ll find a Wendy’s, McDonalds, Subway,…


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A Mouth-watering Meal at Coda del Pesce

I recently had the opportunity to visit Coda del Pesce on the Isle of Plams, South Carolina, with two friends who had been on previous occasions. They asked me to join them for a 5-course tasting menu. The restaurant sits…


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Atlanta’s Woodfire Grill Lackluster without Chef Gillespie

I had fond memories of my June 2011 trip to Atlanta’s Woodfire Grill restaurant, and was very excited to return. The last time I wrote about Woodfire grill, Chef Kevin Gillespie (of Top Chef fame) was at the helm.  I…


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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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PlushAdventures: Pacific Paradise at the Chicago Seminars

Guest Post: by Plush Adventures Last year while attending the Chicago Seminars, we were looking for an adventure for Saturday night’s dinner.  The power of Google coupled with some crazy phrases led us to a south pacific paradise just 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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Longrain Melbourne – Restaurant Review

Back in December one of my bosses recommended I try a Thai restaurant in Melbourne called Longrain. I work for a tech firm, so it’s pretty rare that I get phenomenal restaurant recommendations from people at work – I’m more…


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My Favorite Things – Top Hotels and Restaurants

Having spent the last 6 years of my life on the road, I’ve seen a lot of interesting and unique places. I’ve been to all 50 states and 4 Canadian Provinces. I’ve been to the UK, Paris, Switzerland, Germany, Thailand,…


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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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Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Beverly Hills – restaurant review

A few foodie friends and I made a trip to Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills this week. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was outstanding. I was looking forward to trying Chef Thomas Keller’s French bistro and had high…


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Eurasia Mt Pleasant, SC – restaurant review

Hidden in a busy Mt Pleasant, SC shopping center is a modern restaurant with exceptional food and service to match. At Eurasia, Executive Chef Meredith Adams focus on farm-fresh, local and seasonal American food with a hint of Asian influence….


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Graze Charleston – restaurant review

Graze Charleston describes itself as creative, casual cuisine – and I’ll give it that, the menu was creative and offered a variety of choices from fish to pasta to pork. We dined on a Saturday night, and had made a…