I remember when Thomas Hill Organics (THO) in Paso Robles first opened. We were so excited to have a new “farm to table” restaurant in the area that we made sure to be one of their first customers. Debbie Thomas, the owner, was the quintessential host and made us feel at home right away. Her sales and marketing background gave her the savvy to know that one of … Read more One of my Favorite Restaurants has now become Two!
What do you do when you seek out a local restaurant for dinner, just looking for somewhere close by that you haven’t been to and you arrive to find an expensive prix fixe menu as their only option? Well if you’re the Snyder family, you just go with it! Mind you, this is the Sunday after Thanksgiving when food has already been the central theme of our … Read more The Best Surprise Stop of our recent Trip to Scottsdale, AZ!
Don’t let the strip mall setting fool you, this is a neighborhood joint that is worth the visit. We have been to Ristorante Guiseppe’s in Scottsdale, AZ twice now, and both times, the food was terrific! You know that it is a local place when the drinks are BYOB and they only take cash – no credit cards. Knowing that, we came ready with wine in … Read more Old Style Italian food in a Casual, Comfortable Atmosphere
If you’re looking for the ultimate dining experience, you need to call and reserve the Chef’s Table at One Market in San Francisco. Originally led by Chef Bradley Ogden, it is now in the capable hands of Chef Mark Dommen who has been leading the charge for the last 12 years. One Market has a team of experts at the helm with Pastry Chef Patti Dellamonica-Bauler … Read more The Ultimate Dining Experience – Chef’s Table at One Market
It isn’t always the new kid on the block that delivers the best in dining entertainment. For a restaurant to remain top of the list year over year, it has to deliver both good food and good service with consistency. The Roaring Fork in Scottsdale, Arizona is one of those places for me. They boast a well rounded menu with something for every palate that highlights wood fired options … Read more A Reputation that Stands the Test of Time
I am always up for a new style of dining experience so I tend to attract the unusual in my radar. In a city hosting a multitude of great eateries, I’m not surprised to find something new and different here. Improvisational Cuisine. What is it – you ask? Well POSH in Scottsdale, Arizona describes it as: “A manner in which the guest provides just … Read more Why not try Something New? – Improvisational Cuisine!
Some of the time I just don’t want a large, traditional meal for dinner. My idea was to go to a hip joint, where I could enjoy a nice bottle of wine and an array of great charcuterie. No better place to do that than Olympia Provisions in Portland, Oregon! They offer two locations for dining and we selected their Southeast site located in a beautifully restored industrial building. … Read more The Best Place to have Charcuterie for Dinner
While conducting my research for our visit to Portland, Oregon, I found a truly unique dining experience that sounded very enticing. Supporting my love for everything vegetable, this seemed like a perfect fit. Located in the Buckman neighborhood of Portland, “Farm Spirit” is a small venue in a retail strip building. It houses a long bar counter with about 14 seats accommodating two seatings per night. While seated … Read more You can’t beat “Farm Spirit” for a True Farm-to-Table Experience!
There’s a new restaurant in Paso serving a beautiful array of fish and seafood dishes as well as several grilled meat items. The chef, Chico Mora, isn’t new to Paso as he previously owned the space next door, named Chico’s Cafe. He created a wonderful space at his new restaurant, “The Catch“, by designing a large dining bar facing an open kitchen right in the … Read more “Catch” some Fabulous Food at a new Restaurant in Paso Robles
Looking for inspiration for my upcoming Moroccan themed party, I booked us for dinner at Mourad Lahlou’s restaurant; Mourad in San Francisco. A native of Marrakesh, Mourad opened his first San Francisco restaurant called Aziza, earning him a Michelin star. His newest restaurant, Mourad is a modern interpretation of a cuisine deeply rooted in the past. Their food showcases the rich and vibrant flavors of Morocco with a modern twist … Read more A Modern Twist to the Intoxicating Flavors of Morocco