Social Eating. It’s Good For You. (Sort of.)


Several months ago, I had a conversation with my mother-in-law about social eating, getting older, and how more elderly people benefit from eating with friends. (The actual conversation was a bit longer than that…) It made me realize how much more I eat when I am with friends, which is most of the . . . → Read More: Social Eating. It’s Good For You. (Sort of.)

Bourbon Steak Miami, Miami Spice Menu

The private dining room at Bourbon Steak Miami

I was invited to a preview tasting of the Miami Spice menu at Bourbon Steak Miami earlier this week. Miami Spice runs from August 1 through September and offers a $39 three course set menu. At places like Bourbon Steak it also represents a great value.

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Flying Fish Cafe, Disney World

Roasted beet and goat cheese salad.

After overcoming the bad table debacle, we settled in for a nice meal. Flying Fish Cafe is located at Disney’s Boardwalk, just steps from the entrance to EPCOT. It is my favorite area to stay because of the proximity to EPCOT, as well as good food. The decor . . . → Read More: Flying Fish Cafe, Disney World

Michele Chiarlo Barolo, It’s What’s For Lunch

It seems like it is all about wine these days on the blog, and that is a good thing. I received an email a couple of weeks ago, and after a quick scan (and seeing the words “Chiarlo“, “Barolo” and “Lunch” all in the same paragraph), I decided to read a little closer. Turns out, . . . → Read More: Michele Chiarlo Barolo, It’s What’s For Lunch

O P P (Yeah, you know me)

O.P.P. Other people’s pasta.

Throughout my college years, it was difficult to go to a party and not hear Naught by Nature’s O.P.P. Now, it is the sort of thing that is heard on occasion in a movie when referencing the ’90s, or, for instance, when discussing my diet with a friend. They were . . . → Read More: O P P (Yeah, you know me)

Il Posto, Hollywood, Florida

Tuna tartar. Just say yes.

Hollywood is not exactly a foodie Mecca. Sure there are some okay places, and there are the food trucks downtown on Mondays, but generally speaking, Hollywood restaurants leave a lot to be desired. So it was of great interest to me when Il Posto opened recently at the corner . . . → Read More: Il Posto, Hollywood, Florida

Deuce’s Off The Hook Grill, Key West

Clams scampi at Off the Hook

Deuce’s Off the Hook is a newcomer on the Key West dining scene and is already making a big splash. Housed in a tiny space on Simonton Street, Off the Hook seats a mere 22 people, 16 at tables and another half dozen at the bar. Although we . . . → Read More: Deuce’s Off The Hook Grill, Key West

Italy, 2009

Clearly none of the people in the water are Floridians.

I find it therapeutic to immediately begin planning my next vacation as soon as I get back. So I’ve been looking at cruise itineraries for next year. I have also been going back through some photo albums of vacations past. One that I particularly . . . → Read More: Italy, 2009

Seabourn Sojourn: The Food

Fondue station at the Galley Lunch,

Sadly, this is the last installment of the post-cruise recap. Next week we are back to more local adventures. Meanwhile… It is no secret that I had been dreaming of the almond croissants aboard Seabourn ships from the minute we booked. The food is one of the reasons . . . → Read More: Seabourn Sojourn: The Food

Galley Bay Resort, Antigua

The pristine beach at Galley Bay Resort

The gorgeous Seabourn Sojourn pulled into St. Johns, Antigua on a perfectly gloomy day. I loved our last visit to the island, but we only saw it from the water. This time we were invited to spend the day at Galley Bay Resort.

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