Giovanni’s Table – Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas

Aside from the specialty steakhouse restaurant called Chops Grille on Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas, there is an Italian restaurant. I overall ended up preferring the Italian restaurant more than the steakhouse, all fromΒ to the atmosphere, service, and food itself. We ended up coming back here twice. A disclaimer: A number of pictures from…

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…

CafΓ© Du Monde – New Orleans

After all was said and done on my trip to New Orleans, I think it’s safe to say that the most famously classic New Orleans dessert is the “beignet.” A beignet is a French donut topped with a load of powdered sugar. In my eyes, they’re very similar to zeppoles. However, it’s apparently essential to…

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…

R&G Lounge – San Francisco, CA

Right on the cusp of San Francisco’s incredible Chinatown is a small restaurant — one that looks unextraordinary on the outside, but has extraordinary food on the inside. R&G Lounge’s atmosphere is not anything to necessarily rave about, but to say that the restaurant is always packed at night is an understatement. The restaurant is…

In-N-Out Burger – San Francisco, CAΒ 

Ah, yes… In-N-Out. A true staple of California. What would a trip to California even be without a stop at In-N-Out.  I’m really not a fast food person, but it was simply a necessity to truly experience the glory of the West Coast. The San Francisco In-N-Out we went to was right by Fisherman’s Wharf,…

Japengo – Lahaina, HIΒ 

Japengo was part of the Hyatt Regency in Maui where we stayed, and everyone was telling us that it was a very good restaurant to go to. It’s a Japanese restaurant elevated by the poolside and ocean, and it holds a comfortable lounge setting lit by torches and candles. There is live music almost every…