On the Road

Cubita, Trinidad, Cuba - May 15, 2017

Do not miss a meal at La Cubita if you visit Trinidad in Cuba. It’s decorated with quirky whimsical artwork and often offers music while yo

La Guarida, Havana, Cuba - April 25, 2017

Most everyone I spoke to who had been to Havana recently recommended the upscale paladar La Guarida for dinner — the place where Cuban directo

Rafael Restaurant, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - April 23, 2017

For our last day in Peru, we headed to Rafael Osterling’s eponymous restaurant in the Miraflores section of Lima, listed on one list, as t

Central, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - April 14, 2017

Standing outside Santa Isabel 376 in Miraflores, we met a young man in his 20s who had just flown in from Taiwan to also experience the food of Virg…

LIMO Cocina Peruana & Pisco Bar, Cusco, Peru - March 20, 2017

One free evening in Cusco, a group of us headed up to the main square where Limo, also part of the Cusco restaurant group, is located.
While peru

A stop at Chicha in Cusco, Peru while on OAT Trip - March 17, 2017

I’m just back from my second trip to Peru, with visits to Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu and more… My first trip in the 70s was not on a tour…

Inka Grill, Cusco, Peru - March 14, 2017

While in Cusco, we visited Inka Grill, part of the Cusco restaurant group, for a light bite. The meal wasn’t the best place I ate in Cusco bu…

La Mar, Miraflores, Lima, Peru - March 4, 2017

Before heading to Peru this winter, I — like a typical food professional — researched restaurants where I wanted to dine. Word had it that th

Olamaie, Downtown, Austin, TX - February 17, 2017

When heading to Austin recently, I emailed my friend Cathy Cochran-Lewis asking for suggestions of where to eat. One of her suggestions was Ola

Kisco River Eatery, Mount Kisco, NY - February 2, 2017

I’m a mom first. So when my friend asked me to come try her son’s latest restaurant, I headed north to Mount Kisco to dine at Bobby Eps

Burgers & Bourbon, Park City, UT - January 29, 2017

After a stop at Park City’s new Escape Room,… we were in the mood for a burger and fries, so we headed up the mountain to Montage Deer Valley re

Amsterdam Foodie Guide - January 25, 2017

The Dutch aren’t exactly known for their cuisine. I’ve heard many tourists complain, and have read many articles expressing displeasure

Guero’s Taco Bar, Austin, Texas - January 19, 2017

We had a very early reservation at Emmer & Rye — which I later learned was mentioned in Kate Krader’s “The 19 Very Best Dishes

Franklin’s Barbecue, Austin, TX - December 31, 2016

Our first day in Austin we headed to the famous BBQ joint where the lines are legendary. Word has it that Obama was the only person to ever cut the lo

Winemaking Cooperative of Carpi and Sorbara, A Visit - March 25, 2016

Before heading to the winery Cooperative of Carpi and Sorbara, I met with representatives of Lambrusco for a wonderful meal at Clorofilla Wine …

Monari Federzoni, a Visit - February 26, 2016

Those who’ve been to Italy know that their balsamic vinegar is not just for dressing salads.
This fall I was invited to visit Monari Fed

Corte D’Aibo, Monteveglio, Emilia-Romagna, Italy - January 26, 2016

Owner Antonio Capelli greeted me as I arrived in December at Corte D’Aibo, a rustic farmhouse located in Monteveglio not far — a short 3…

La Zaira, Valsamoggia, Italy - January 19, 2016

Upon arrival in Italy after checking into Corte D’Aibo, Monteveglio, owner-winemaker Antonio Capelli suggested we go out for lunch to

Park City Food Tours - January 2, 2016

Consider taking a day off of the slopes when in the Park City (UT) area to learn some of the history of Main Street while tasting the fare of several…

The Lift Grill & Lounge at Jupiter Bowl, Park City, UT - December 26, 2015

For my grand nephew’s twelve birthday, the family in town gathered at the Jupiter Bowl for some bowling and then at the Lift Grill & Lo

Tupelo, Park City, UT - December 14, 2015

Tupelo’s chef-owner Matt Harris had worked in — and opened — restaurants around the country before he settled in Park City to open th…

South of Nick’s, San Clemente, California - November 10, 2015

I seem to find casual Mexican food fresher and tastier when eaten on the West Coast. Take South of Nick’s in San Clemente as proof. While lo

The Black Pearl, Newport, RI - October 20, 2015

Since our driver was yearning for a bowl of renowned The Black Pearl’s clam chowder, we took a detour to Newport on our way home from the Cap

Pallet, Salt Lake City, UT - October 18, 2015

You’ll find friendly hospitality at the cozy — but quite noisy — Pallet restaurant in Salt Lake City. We began our time their with a sp

The Brotherhood of Thieves, Nantucket, Massachusetts - October 5, 2015

After a day of touring the island of Nantucket, we settled in at the bar at The Brotherhood of Thieves, a rustic low-ceiling cozy tavern with carr…

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