Taste of South Africa on Cape CodBy: - Apr 01st, 2017
The name Karoo derives from a semiarid region of South Africa. In local dialect the term translates as “land of thirst.” But you will find the cuisine of Chef Sanette Groenwald, of Afrikaner Dutch heritage, to be no mirage. This a great place for exotic cuisine on Lower Cape Cod.
Lobsta Land in Glostah
DisappointingBy: - Sep 21st, 2016
During visits to Gloucster dining at Lobsta Land has always been an inviting option. Not this time however.
Pigeon Cove Tavern
At Emerson Inn, Rockport, Mass.By: - Sep 04th, 2016
With a magnificent ocean view from the terrace Pigeon Cove Tavern at the Emerson Inn in Rockport coudn't have been better. There was a perfect mix of fine dining, ambiance and impreccabler service.
A Restaurant Find: Pleasant & Main
Housatonic's Gem.By: - Aug 13th, 2016
Located in the hamlet of Housatonic, is Pleasant & Main, a restaurant with charm, character and wonderful food at reasonable prices.
Bright Ideas Brewing at MoCA
Last Call at 7 PM in North AdamsBy: - Jul 23rd, 2016
It seems like a win win. Bright Ideas Brewing offers uniqely crafted beer, ale and root beer in a high concept industrial space on the Mass MoCA campus. On every level from eccnetric hours, to noise levels and a flub on food it's time to rethink the business plan.
Gloucester's The Rudder
Popular Restaurant on Rocky NeckBy: - Jun 01st, 2016
The artist's colony of Gloucester's Rock Neck, with views of the inner harbor, is a popular destination. There are two dining options The Rudder and The Studio both under the same management. Arriving early preseason we were offered a half price menu and seating on the porch.
Azorean Restaurant and Bar
Gloucester Destination for Traditional Portugese CuisineBy: - May 29th, 2016
When visiting Gloucester one of our favorite destinations is Azorean Restaurant and Bar. There are enticing week night specials for traditional Portugese cuisine.
Charley’s vs. CausewayBy: - May 26th, 2016
For the best chowder in New England head for Gloucester. But steer clear of the downtown and harbor tourist traps. Don't even bother with Rockport. Seek out the fringe lunch places like Charley's and Causeway where the locals belly up. It will take a bit of poking around to find them but it's worth the effort.
The World's Best Pizza
Gino Sorbillo In Naples Creates Sublime PiesBy: - Apr 03rd, 2016
Since 1935, the Sorbillo family tradition of making Neapolitan pizza has followed the rules that guide pizza making for the pizza parlors in Naples. ‘Integrity to tradition’ is key.
Jose Costa and O Pescador
Terceira Islands (Azores) Premier RestaurantBy: - Feb 11th, 2016
On a recent visit to Tereceira Island in the Azores, we discovered an amazing, local, restaurant run by Jose Costa.
Oyster Monday at Grand Central Oyster Bar
Not Exactly, Red Grouper and Wine Complete the MealBy: - Jan 12th, 2016
Some days I think more about food than others. Today was one of those days. Oysters were on my mind. A bell went off in my head and said, "Well if you want oysters, there is no better place in Manhattan than the Grand Central Oyster Bar".
Xavier Jones, a 4 Star Chef
Paddy's Bistro In Dalton, MassBy: - Dec 25th, 2015
Paddy's Bistro (645 Main Street) in Dalton, Massachusetts, adjacent to Pittsfield, doesn't even have a website. To get news and weekend specials, the only way to find them is to visit their Facebook page or call them at 413-684-1111.The lack of marketing is a real ploy for the consumer that looks for fine dining.
Lunch at Upscale Blantyre in Lenox
A Surprisingly Affordable Special TreatBy: - Jul 31st, 2015
Blantyre means elgance, old world charm and to most of us, perceived, high prices. Think again. Lunch with wine and sunset views with a glass or bottle of Port and a cheese plate won't set you back as much as you would expect.
The historic Old Inn On The Green
Ambiance at its Best in New Marlborough, MaBy: - Jul 30th, 2015
Candlelit dining, gourmet food and a historic presence make this unique New England Inn special in every way.
Mac's Seafood Provincetown
Enjoying Happy HourBy: - May 04th, 2015
After groceries at Stop and Shop also on Shankpainter Road we found Mac's Seafood Provincetown. It was happy hour and we enjoyed magnificent freshly shucked Wellfleet oysters, the best in the world, for just a buck each. We also feasted on an array of half price appetizers.
Napi's in Provincetown
Traditional Affordable DiningBy: - Apr 29th, 2015
For a cozy dinner our friend Chris Busa recommended the traditional Napi's. We found it to be both enjoyable and affordable.
Palace Cafe NOLA
Part of the Dickie Brennan FranchiseBy: - Apr 12th, 2015
Located across the street from our hotel we opted for the convenience of Palace Cafe. After another mediocre meal we learned that it was a part of the Dickie Brennan franchise of NOLA restaurants. We had already been disappointed by his upscale Tableau.
Giovanni's in NOLA
New Age RistoranteBy: - Apr 11th, 2015
Giovanni Cafe in New Orleans promised high end Italian cuisine with a Louisiana influence. Utterly disappointed we left wanting to book a flight to Venice.
Tableau in the French Quarter
Prix Fixe FiascoBy: - Apr 09th, 2015
We arrived at upscale Tableau in the French Quarter at 5:30 PM with a 7:30 curtain just across the lobby at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre. The leisurely prix fixe dinner with ATCA friends was a comedy of errors. The management and wait staff proved to be incompetent and even rude.
NOLA Comfort Food
Acme, Red Fish Grill, Cafe du MondeBy: - Apr 05th, 2015
In the French Quarter there are many options for flavorful comfort food from a po boy sandwich to a bowl of gumbo. The throngs of drunks staggering down Bourbon Street seem more intent on drinking than eating.
Marti's in the French Quarter
Favorite Restaurant of Tennessee WilliamsBy: - Apr 04th, 2015
At the end of a day of writing Tennessee Williams walked across the street to his favorite restaurant Marti's in the French Quarter. With several colleagues from the American Theatre Critics Association we made a late night pilgrimage to these landmarks.
Dakoto Formerly Dakota in Pittsfield
From an A to O NoBy: - Mar 18th, 2015
The Dakota was a popular destination for Pittsfield diners. It closed last summer, underwent extensive renovation, and has reopened as Dakoto. As the Pit Bulls discovered during a recent lunch more has changed than the last vowel in the name of the now Asian themed steak house. The upgrade seems more like a setback. Most of all we missed that snarling, stuffed bear that amusingly greeted diners. The new decor is spotless but enervating.
Mixed Drinks Made Simple
It's All in the WristBy: - Mar 17th, 2015
Thought you weren't a mixologist? Think again..
Mezze in Williamstown
Winter Comfort SundaysBy: - Feb 09th, 2015
During the winter season Mezze in Williamstown offers Comfort Sunday weekly specials. A three course meal at the upscale restaurant costs $29. Or $22 if you skip desert. On a snowy winter night we joined friends to share a super spicy Moroccan menu. It was perhaps too authentic as the owner Nancy Thomas, who created this special dinner, is Moroccan American. It evoked a gastronomical heat wave on a cold gloomy night.
Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room
Family Style Lunch in Savannah, GeorgiaBy: - Mar 26th, 2014
When in Savannah Georgia you simply must have lunch at Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room. During a campaign swing through town President Obama sampled the famous fried chicken and Southern hospitality.
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