Small Batch – Garden City

I used to watch Top Chef on Bravo a lot, so visiting Tom Colicchio‘s restaurant in Garden City was rather exciting for me. Located right at Roosevelt Field Mall, Small Batch is located amongst the other collection of restaurants at the mall, such as Capital Grille. I really liked the exterior of the restaurant. The…

Gatsby’s Landing – Roslyn

Right on the water, Gatsby’s Landing boldly claimed a rather powerful name. Naturally, Long Islanders and visitors alike must be drawn to the allure of any restaurant willing to claim the grand name of Gatsby. Gatsby’s Landing has a relatively modest interior, considering its name. It has a rather Hamptons, chill and relaxed atmosphere. The…

Lobby – Aruba

Right outside of the long strip of hotels in Aruba is a small area full of nightlife, and right at the heart of this area is a relatively new restaurant with chic and beautiful design called Lobby. At first, I was relatively skeptical of going to a “new” restaurant near our hotel, especially with a…

Mara’s Homemade – Syosset

You know the feeling — when all you want is some Southern comfort, Cajun spice, barbecue, and good old fashioned home cooking. There’s very few places around that can give you that level of authenticity that is commonly found in the streets of NOLA. But, there is a place… Mara’s Homemade is tucked away in…

Trattoria Spaghetto – West Village

After discovering that one of our all-time favorite restaurants — CafΓ© EspaΓ±ol — devastatingly closed, we decided to head over here to Trattoria Spaghetto. Apparently, this is the restaurant that served my mother her very first breakfast in the United States. I’d been to this restaurant before prior to the advent of this blog, but…

Taiyaki NYC – Chinatown

Behold, Instagram’s favorite. There is no doubt that at some point throughout your Instagram career, you have had a glimpse of ice cream… in a fish. Not a real fish, of course. But rather, a nice aesthetic cone in the shape of a fish, with some swirling ice cream radiating off the top and a…

Chops Grille – Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

I was fortunate enough to go on a nice Southern Caribbean cruise this past spring break on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas. After a couple of days, it was evident on the ship that the food in the main dining room was sub-par, especially in comparison to the main dining room food I have…

Emeril’s – New Orleans

Ever since I was little, I’ve been a huge fan of Emeril Lagasse’s big attitude, catchphrases, and television appearances. I even did a book report on him back in the third or fourth grade. So, I was more than excited to go to his first restaurant that he opened back in 1990 — Emeril’s. Emeril’s…

Commander’s Palace – New Orleans

Commander’s Palace is very famous in New Orleans, and is considered the premiere upscale dining experience. It is not located in the French Quarters — it was about a 15 minute taxi drive from our Hotel on Royal Street. The area around Commander’s Palace is a bit sketchy, but the restaurant itself has a colorfully…

All Aboard! – Celebrity Summit Cruise Food ReviewΒ 

I had the honor of eating my way through life aboard the Celebrity Summit during my spring break this past week, and one could only imagine how many times I’ll be going to the gym this week… The Celebrity Summit, as a cruise itself, was honestly not my all time favorite. This was my third…

Old Tbilisi Garden – West Village

      My thoughts on Old Tbilisi went from 0 to 100 real quick. I’ve been there three times, and the first two times, I will admit, I was disappointed. But the third time, I totally fell in love with the place.  Now, I need to take a moment to discuss my initial bias going…