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Nightshade – Los Angeles, CA

Nightshade – Los Angeles, CA

Nightshade is an up-and-coming restaurant by chef Mei Lin. The restaurant is not necessarily a “dressy” environment, but it seems most people dress up a little bit when dining at Nightshade. The food is heavily influenced by Asian flavors, such as Sichuan peppers, soy, five […]

L’ami Jean – Paris, FR

L’ami Jean – Paris, FR

Let me start out by saying that I’ve eaten at The French Laundry, Providence, Central (#5 restaurant in the world), and SEVERAL other Michelin starred, highly rated restaurants. Chez L’ami Jean does not have any Michelin stars, nor is it extremely expensive or fancy, but […]

Spago – Beverly Hills, CA

Spago – Beverly Hills, CA

I’m sure you’ve heard of Spago before. If not Spago, then maybe Wolfgang Puck. Chef Puck is one of the most renowned chefs in the Los Angeles area, if not the world. Spago is his flagship restaurant, where the best of his creations were born. […]

The Best Weekend in Los Angeles

The Best Weekend in Los Angeles

So..you’re taking a weekend trip to the City of Angels- you book your flight and hotel, but now what? You have to decide which sights to see, in what order you should visit them, and, most importantly, what food to eat. It all seems like […]

Hinoki and the Bird – Century City, CA

Hinoki and the Bird – Century City, CA

One of my favorite places to visit is Los Angeles. A month ago, I dined at Hinoki & the Bird. This restaurant serves Californian food with an Asian twist. Definitely ask to be seated in the outdoor area – you’ll be surrounded by greenery, a […]

The Glenn – Charleston, MO

The Glenn – Charleston, MO

The Glenn is one of the few “hidden gem” restaurants around my place. This is a rustic, farm-fresh, casual restaurant that I can’t get enough of. I first visited this spot back in 2015. It’s out in the middle of a field- halfway between East […]

Harvest Restaurant – Rogersville, MO

Harvest Restaurant – Rogersville, MO

Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite restaurants in the Springfield area. It’s a quaint little restaurant tucked away in the small town of Rogersville, about a 15 minute drive from Springfield. I’ll set the scene- as you pull up, you […]