Posts filed under: East Coast

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:23 pmSweets: Chocodiem. As you know, if you have followed my blog, I can’t pass up an option for chocolate so I had...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:24 pmKorean tacos? Takorean. I was intrigued by the name and needed a quick bite before heading to the airport. You start with...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:25 pmAfter dinner drinks: Bluebird Distilling. Nice spot inside The Bourse food hall for a late night drink. Friendly bartender who knows his...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:26 pmIn Philly again: Cadence.  This is a small place with 26 seats at tables and 8 at the bar. Located in the Northern Liberties/Fishtown area of...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:27 pmVegetarian in Philly Cheesesteak land: Vedge. This restaurant has received rave reviews and even though I’m nowhere near a vegetarian I just...

Washington DC

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:35 pmCame highly recommended: The Dabney. It’s made all the list, including a Michelin star…which makes scoring a reservation a bit of a...

Washington DC

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:36 pmAt Washington National: Bracket Room. On the B concourse and it was on my radar because I needed a quick afternoon snack...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:06 pmClassic Italian: La Famiglia. Small group dinner in this well known Philly establishment which did not disappoint. First task was to choose...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:08 pmUniquely Filipino: Perla. This area of Philly is full of restaurants but I hadn’t been aware of this place until I did...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:09 pmSpanish tapas: Amada. Part of a large group dinner but we had a good sampling of the menu including some items made...

Asheville NC

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:00 pmPizza: Fresh. Classic pizza and pasta joint on the way out of town. They do a great job with a wood fired...

Asheville NC

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:06 pmSpanish tapas: Cúrate. Located in a building that was built in 1927 and served as the bus station, the new space has...

United States

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:25 pmThe Eating Places: James Beard Award Winners 2018. Best new restaurant: JuneBaby, Seattle. Outstanding restaurant: Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham. Rising star chef...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:01 amOld City: FARMiCiA. Another option for a locally sourced meal with a lively atmosphere. This was a group dinner but there were...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:03 amIt’s on everyone’s list: Zahav. I’ve tried several times to get a reservation here but they are hard to come by. Visited...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:05 amAnother good Philly option: Helm. This is a small place north of the old city in the Olde Kensington area. I’ve seen...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:06 amBYOB source: Pinot Boutique. In the Old City and sells locally sourced wines so don’t go looking for that French Bordeaux. Interesting...

Orlando

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:57 pmLooking for espresso with local knowledge: Noir Cafe. A small place in the downtown area that serves good espresso and lattes. They...

Orlando

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:59 pmLocal knowledge always helps: Le Gourmet Break. A nice breakfast spot in downtown Orlando…..I think it may be the first time I’ve...

Orlando

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 05:00 pmIn search of real food: Bulla Gastrobar. This place looked interesting and even though it was in Winter Park, I thought I’d...

Orlando

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 05:01 pmAnother hotel restaurant: The Bistro at the Hilton. Needed a light lunch and this was convenient. Typical offerings and since I wanted...

Orlando

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 02:57 pmHard to find local places but this is a good one: Thai Thani. Before I even start…this place has the most incredible...

Washington DC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:02 pmOn the way home: Grille District. Needed a quick bite to eat before the long flight back to Seattle. I wouldn’t call...

Washington DC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:06 pmPassed by this place many times: Zaytinya. It’s located near the Convention Center and across the street from the 9th Street NW...

Philadelphia

Last updated on April 15th, 2019 at 10:21 pmDinner for 20: Fork. Another choice among the many in the Old City. The menu was limited due to the size of...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:08 amDinner for 20 something: Morimoto. Usually it’s difficult to tell about a restaurant when you’re in a large party but only a...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:10 amDrinks with friends: Royal Boucherie. Hot spot near the Delaware River in the old city….brought to you by a top chef. The...

Philadelphia

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:37 pmOn the list: Vernick. This place has a reputation….all the way to Seattle and has been on my list for some time....

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 02:27 pmThe highlight of this trip to DC: Lapis. Located in the Adams Morgan area not too far from the Woodley Park Metro...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 02:29 pmStill wandering around Georgetown and needed a drink: Martin’s Tavern. It’s been here since 1933 and has quite an extensive history…said to...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 02:37 pmWandering around Georgetown and needed a quick lunch: Kafe Leopold’s. Beautiful space near the C&O canal which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 02:47 pmI’d been here once before a few years ago and it was time for a second visit: Le Diplomate. Once again back...

Washington DC

Last updated on August 6th, 2019 at 10:13 pmA must stop while visiting the African American Museum: Sweet Home Café. I have to admit this is my first must experience...

Alexandria VA

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:50 pmHow about oysters in Alexandria? Hank’s Oyster Bar One of a number of locations in the DC metro area this one is...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 02:59 pmA breakfast spot: Founding Farmers. One of several of similar name in the DC area; this one located on Pennsylvania Ave near...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:02 pmUpscale bar: Blue Duck Tavern. Part of the Michelin rated restaurant by the same name located in the Park Hyatt. “Ducked” in...

New York

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:51 pmA unique experience at 1 World Trade Center and Brookfield Place: Beaubourg Part of Le District, an incredible French market in the...

New York

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 05:51 pmA new place to try on this trip: Cosme Multiple accolades for this chef from Mexico City where he has one of...

New York

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:05 pmOn a hot day why not: Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory Made in house and located right on the East River in Brooklyn...

New York

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:06 pmThe pizza place in Brooklyn: Juliana’s Story has it that this one of the 3 best pizza places in NYC and we...

New York

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:06 pmI don’t often post on hotels but this place is special: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge A new upscale hotel in Brooklyn that...

New York

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:06 pmAs coffee shops go, this one is worth a visit: The Coffee Shop Nice place in the Flatiron/Union Square area for a...

New York

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:06 pmOne of my go to places in Manhattan: Balthazar One of several visits to this classic French bistro in the Soho area....

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:14 amDinner for 20: Continental. A bit hard to describe this place…global comfort food that leans a bit Asian, probably comes closest. This...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:17 amEverybody wanted Peking Duck so we decided this place fit the bill: Sang Kee It has been awhile since I’ve had this...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:20 amBack in Philly: Laurel. Once again my flight in was late…..this time one and a half hours…barely made my reservation going straight...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:05 pmQuick lunch before the airport: Mandu. One of 2 locations in DC and near the Convention Center and Chinatown. Decided to give Asian...

Washington DC

Last updated on May 1st, 2019 at 04:33 pmThe new Vidalia: Honeysuckle. Vidalia was my go to place in DC and one of my favorite restaurants but it is no more....

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:12 pmPizza in the heart of Chinatown: Matchbox. One of 3 locations in DC this one is close to the convention center and...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:15 pmStopped for a post dinner drink with the UW crowd: Silo. Near the DC Convention Center just north of Chinatown. Very busy...

Washington DC

Last updated on April 10th, 2019 at 03:58 pmSounded interesting: Tail Up Goat. Story has it that if you see something in the distance that may be a goat or a...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:22 pmQuick bite to eat: Bóveda. Just off the plane and didn’t take UA up on their hamburger so I was looking for...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:22 amA cold night so not very adventurous: Red Owl Tavern. It’s the restaurant for the Hotel Monaco so it was easy to...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:25 amGotta try this place for locally made ice cream: Franklin Fountain. The lines can be long but it’s worth the wait. Extensive...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:25 pmUpscale ramen restaurant in Chinatown: Daikaya. Got here soon after it opened at 11 am and no problem getting a seat. When...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:29 pmTypical chain steakhouse: Bobby Van’s. Large group dinner with the typical steak, chicken or fish choice with sides of potatoes, spinach and mushrooms. Similar...

Washington DC

Last updated on November 25th, 2018 at 09:01 pm Ok so it’s number 2 on Bon Appetit’s best new restaurants in the US for 2016 so you know I couldn’t...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:34 pmThis place came highly recommend so I had to make a quick stop: Dolcezza. Known for their gelato there were at least...

Washington DC

Last updated on March 9th, 2019 at 03:38 pmBack in town for a meeting or two and had dinner near the Convention Center: City Tap Room. Classic brew pub with...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:29 amHad to try this place in South Philly: Noord. Dutch and Scandinavian fusion. Excellent smoked fish and pork but could have eaten...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:36 amBack in Philly again and had a quick dinner after my last meeting at Buddakan. This is a very large and gorgeous...