Don’t miss out on some of the best scones around while visiting Pinehurst/Southern Pines. You’ll find perfect scones from PineScones at several locations, convenient to wherever your travels take you in this region.
While I love to cook, it’s great to have someone else do it for you. I think that a good restaurant is more than just food, you should also have a great dining experience. I have included some of my favorite restaurants along with some food related classes and interesting food related shops that I have found.
Over the three years that we’ve been visiting Natalie at Furman, we normally eat in downtown Greenville and forget about Travelers Rest which is much closer to Furman’s campus. While visiting for a girls weekend this summer, we decided to try one of Natalie’s favorite pizza places in the quaint town of Travelers Rest. It […]
Cocina Toscana in Salt Lake, some of the best pasta you will find. While attending the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City, I needed a break form the meetings so Mike and I tried this Italian restaurant located right across from Pioneer Park and a short walk from our hotel. I feel like I’ve had […]
While visiting Greenville over the Labor Day weekend, Natalie and I decided to splurge a bit and try a new steak restaurant, Halls Chophouse. Thanks to the hurricane, we had the most gorgeous day starting with an amazing run on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, so I felt like a big juicy steak was in order. […]
Smoke on the Water – Greenville, SC I thought it was time to update my restaurants in Greenville, one of my favorite places to visit within driving distance of Greensboro. There are so many local restaurants in this town that you can come numerous times and still not try them all. And after eating all […]
We had the wonderful opportunity to stay at the Four Seasons resort in Costa Rica after the New Year. What a perfect time of year to visit this amazing country. We started out in the rain forest in the Arenal region and then moved on to the Pacific Coast for a couple of days. This […]
We had the opportunity to go to Paris in September and had the most wonderful trip. I’ve been so busy since returning that I haven’t had a chance to share some of our culinary adventures. With all that is going on in Paris, my heart just aches for those who have been directly affected. After […]
We came to Atlanta during Taylor’s Fall Break to see the Hapsburg exhibit at the High Museum, something that shouldn’t be missed. What a great excuse to visit Atlanta and try out some new restaurants. Mike gets all the credit for discovering this fabulous place right across the street from the Ponce City Market. I’m […]
While there are a lot of restaurants to try in Santa Fe, I feel that this one shouldn’t be missed. It has a laid back upbeat vibe and the food is great. I think everyone in Santa Fe is laid back, maybe it’s the margaritas. We had one at a bar one night where they […]
We recently visited Santa Fe for the first time with the Piedmont Opera. Not only was the opera phenomenal, but we were able to try out some great restaurants. I love South-Western food,maybe because we just don’t have any restaurants that serve this style of food in our area. I was ready to tackle some […]
We were in Indianapolis for the Final Four last weekend, something on my husband’s bucket list. While our team didn’t win, we still had a fabulous time in the city. An unexpected treasure was the Indianapolis Museum of Art which we explored between games. This was our first time visiting this museum and we weren’t […]
While visiting family in Lexington, Kentucky, we stumbled upon a fantastic breakfast and lunch café called Wild Eggs. We tried it on the last day of our trip and wished we had found it on the first day. We didn’t know anything about it except that it was convenient to our hotel. We were pleasantly […]
If wine didn’t have calories, I’ld be drinking it with every meal, well maybe not breakfast. I love sipping it all by itself whether I’m on our patio or in a cafe. However, when combined with food, it makes any meal a little better. So when a restaurant has a wine pairing option, I always […]
On our last visit to Greenville, we had lunch, and later went back for drinks, to a place we have been a couple of times already. I just haven’t had a chance to write about it yet. We tried this place on our first visit to Greenville when Natalie was looking at Furman. It was […]
After running the Kiawah 1/2 marathon last weekend we treated ourselves to The Ocean View restaurant which bills itself as “The Premier Steakhouse of Kiawah”. I know we were pretty hungry but we still agreed that this may have been the best steak we’ve had. My girlfriend and I split the ribeye which was still […]
For my final empty nest trip, I traveled with a girl friend to NY mostly to eat, but also to run in Central Park. My friend travels to NY a lot , so she had some great food suggestions, and I wanted to check out some bakeries and a running store. We started out with […]
Just an hour from Florence is Sienna, a small town that shouldn’t be missed. We had a local guide take us around and give us the history and highlights. Elena quickly figured out that we were history nerds and helped us plan our morning. She gave us a quick trip through the city hall right […]
For our last day in Florence we went about 45 minutes outside of Florence to Colle Val d’Elsa where we had signed up for another cooking class. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after checking out her website and blog I was pretty sure it would be fantastic and different from the class we […]
Just a 100 yards or so across the Ponte Vecchio, in Piazza della Passera, you will find a hidden square with this quaint unassuming restaurant. It was filled mostly with locals but also tourists who were willing to venture off the beaten path. You will need a reservation, it was completely booked on a Thursday […]
We started our food focused trip to Italy in Bologna where we were met by our local Italian chef, Carmelita. Everyone wants to take a cooking class in Italy, but I was hoping to have an experience that we could not get any place else. Carmelita was a great culinary guide.