Eating Out

The Best Huevos Rancheros

The Best Huevos Rancheros

Pico de Gallo, Stuyvesant, NY Saturday afternoon and we were trying to think of someplace fun to have lunch. Rumor had it that a new restaurant had opened recently in the building that was previously the Riverview Café. Unfortunately, no one we knew had eaten […]

Favorite Big Breakfast: Brio’s in Phoenicia

Favorite Big Breakfast: Brio’s in Phoenicia

Big Breakfast: A Perfect Omelette, Home Fries and Toast Quantity is far from my number one criteria for a good meal, but sometimes there’s nothing like a big breakfast. My favorite big breakfast of all is a spinach and feta cheese omelette with home fries […]

The Phoenicia Diner

The Phoenicia Diner

Classic Diner Fare Prepared with Fresh, Local Ingredients If you appreciate simple American diner fare made with high-quality, local ingredients, then put the Phoenicia Diner on your To Do list. It is a dream. The Phoenicia Diner is exceptional in many ways. The view. Every window, every […]

Tanpopo – Ramen and Sake Bar

Tanpopo – Ramen and Sake Bar

Tanpopo in Albany, NY Tanpopo is a tiny Asian noodle restaurant in downtown Albany, on the North Side. The wide, treeless city block is home to large charmless buildings on huge asphalt lots. It’s a typical warehouse district. Unlike its surroundings, Tanpopo itself is steeped […]

The Corner Grille in Worcester, Massachusetts

The Corner Grille in Worcester, Massachusetts

About 1 hour outside Boston, in the sleepy city of Worcester, Massachusetts, is the most amazing little restaurant. This unassuming store front is the height of local. It’s a no frills, hole in the wall. But the pizza, oh the pizza. The Corner Grille’s own […]

Riverview Café in Stuyvesant, NY

Riverview Café in Stuyvesant, NY

Tucked away in sleepy Stuyvesant, NY, the Riverview Café sits just 250 feet from the shoreline of the Hudson River. One step inside and you’ll forget the crazy parking and high speed railroad tracks outside. The real show is what’s happening in the restaurant. Over the years, […]

Murray’s in Tivoli, NY: The Best Cup of Coffee

Murray’s in Tivoli, NY: The Best Cup of Coffee

Murray’s Tivoli There’s so much good food around these days. It’s getting harder and harder to distinguish between each of the fabulous farm to table restaurants that have cropped up all over our area of the Hudson Valley. There’s a cool little place in Tivoli, […]

Blue Bee Café in Delhi, NY

Blue Bee Café in Delhi, NY

Riding through the Catskill Mountains to Binghamton, NY, we are in search of a simple lunch spot. Yelp rates the Blue Bee Café as the best lunch in Delhi, so we check it out. Parking on Main Street, we see the café right away. It’s a classic storefront in […]

Russ and Daughters Cafe

Russ and Daughters Cafe

Real NYC bagels with fine smoked salmon In the city for one night meant just one opportunity for breakfast: a real New York bagel was the holy grail. Russ and Daughters Cafe, located at 127 Orchard Street on the lower east side of Manhattan, came highly recommended […]

La Cambuse du Saunier

La Cambuse du Saunier

Outstanding seafood by the sea This outstanding restaurant, just outside the village of Gruissan in the south of France, overlooks the pink salt field where salt and oysters are harvested. The stunning view of the beach and sea is only surpassed by the fresh and delightfully simple food. Seating […]

Les Halles Narbonne

Les Halles Narbonne

Famous indoor food market in the South of France One of the many joys of visiting France is the opportunity to experience the spectacular food markets, and the highlight of any trip to Narbonne, located in the south, is a visit to Les Halles Narbonne. […]

Marché Bastille – Bastille Market

Marché Bastille – Bastille Market

Paris food market open Thursday and Sunday No trip to Paris is complete without a visit to one of the many outdoor food markets. Even if your accommodations don’t include kitchen facilities, you’ll find these markets to be a vibrant, colorful and all together delicious […]

L’As Du Fallafel

L’As Du Fallafel

Perfect falafel How many falafel joints do you know that have their own crowd control barriers? There’s good reason that this Paris hot spot does. Without it the lunchtime lines would wind out into the street! The first time I ordered the falafel “in my […]

Jezebel’s Eatery – Wilmington, VT

Jezebel’s Eatery – Wilmington, VT

Vermont’s Secret Gem Jezebel’s doesn’t have a website, a Facebook page or even an up-to-date Yelp listing. The service is unpredictable, but the food – the food is so good. Open for breakfast and lunch, Jezebel’s sandwich-heavy menu combines interesting breads with really fresh ingredients. The non-meat options […]

Los Caracoles

Los Caracoles

Eating Out in Barcelona: Los Caracoles Online reviews of this restaurant are all the same: crowded, expensive, a tourist trap. Thankfully, we didn’t check the reviews beforehand. I found this restaurant both exciting and charming, and the food was outstanding. In business since 1835, the […]

Best Potato Chips: Made To Order

Best Potato Chips: Made To Order

The Looney Moose Café The search for the perfect homemade potato chip ended in Stratton, Maine in 2011. The road sign advertising Maine Lobster Roll drew us in, but it’s the homemade potato chips (the default side) that keep me dreaming of going back. The […]


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