Category: Dine

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Twenty Rows

Twenty Rows, the only working winery and tasting room in downtown Napa Valley, is an amazing discovery outside of the numerous vineyards.  Walking into the family-owned tasting room, I’m struck by the room to my left, with bright red walls, beautiful… Read More

Cafe Dufrain

Cafe Dufrain

Cafe Dufrain is an understated restaurant in Florida, quietly hidden in a chic condo community of Harbor Island.  Just a short walk across the bridge from downtown, Cafe Dufrain, is tucked away overlooking the canal.  Casually dine outside… Read More

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Salt Water Farm

Hands-on cooking classes prior to feasting on the freshest ingredients is a foodie’s extravaganza.  Set it amidst the coast of Maine and it is the ultimate experience! Salt Water Farm is not your traditional urban cooking school, their kitchen… Read More

Farmstead exterior

Farmstead Restaurant

Matching world-renowned wines with  tasty foods is an important factor to most visitors of wine country, luckily, eating well comes easily in the Northern California region. Completely aware that delicious food surrounded me at every turn, I went on a… Read More

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Poole’s Downtown Diner

Hidden in downtown Raleigh is a charming retro-chic diner with a lot of history.  Poole’s began as Poole’s Pie Shop in 1945 with the moto “Life is short, eat dessert first.”  While the Winston Churchill saying is still… Read More



In the heart of Frank Sinatra’s hometown sits the charming Zafra, the first restaurant owned by Cucharamama owner, Maricel Presilla.  The Cuban expression “making a zafra”, which means harvesting sugar cane, is represented with an authentic sugar cane… Read More

Cucharama Oven


If you are looking for a delectable meal off the beaten path look no further than Cucharamama.  Located just outside of Manhattan, this one-of-a-kind restaurant had me feeling the essence of Latin America.  Translated as “mother spoon”, hinted by… Read More



Nestled in the East Village of New York City is the compact Graffiti Food & Wine Bar.  This hidden gem, run by former Jean Georges pastry chef Jehangir Mehta, has an eclectic offering of colorful dishes.  While some… Read More

Trio an American Bistro

Trio, an American Bistro

Located off the town square of Jackson, Wyoming, the modern American bistro, Trio, is a family friendly restaurant, popular with both locals and tourists. The dining room is decorated in simple chic style with clean wood tables filling… Read More

Twenty Five Lusk

Twenty Five Lusk

Nestled in an alleyway in San Francisco’s SOMA district, Twenty Five Lusk is a beautiful mixture of old and new.  Formerly a meat-packing and smokehouse facility back in the early 1900’s, the two story brick building has been… Read More