Category Archives: RESTAURANTS / BARS

Lido interior

Lido is a Fredrick Douglass Ave. Restaurant Row staple. It’s one of those places that at any time, there’s a high probability that you will see someone you know from the neighborhood. You might even see a celebrity or two trying to be low-key (or HIGH-key like one day when Cornel West was there).

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Show a part of Lucca Ristorante interior

Lucca Ristorante is an Italian restaurant in my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Wedged in between the campuses of Carnegie Mellon University and The University of Pittsburgh on Craig St., its unassuming visage belies delicious delicacies and decadent deserts.

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Compline Restaurant and Wine Bar

In downtown Napa Valley among the handsome boutique shops and various wine tasting rooms resides the Compline Restaurant and Wine Bar.

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Evvia Estiatorio

Among the tech giants of the world and adjacent to Stanford University in the Palo Alto wilds resides Evvia Estiatorio, a Greek restaurant whos food flavors capture even the most discerning palate.

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While dwelling in a 5-star resort in Cancun is a superb experience on its own, where would this blog be if I didn’t discuss the food? All-inclusives tend to have ok food, but what happens when all your meals are worthy of a higher status?

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Ending up at Tin Lizzy’s was happenstance. After a long week of remote work, the last thing I wanted to do on Friday afternoon was head to the city from East Point. My partner planned to see a friend in the city and I was getting ready to settle in for the evening and do a little writing. I’m glad she encouraged me to tag along

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It feels GREAT to be back on the NYC Restaurant scene — how I’ve missed it! I took a long hiatus until it was evident that the COVID vaccines were working. One of the first places we decided to patronize earlier this summer was Quality Bistro, the sister restaurant to Quality Meats and Quality Italian.

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Old Vinings Inn Cobb County Georgia

In the outskirts of Atlanta across the Chattahoochee River in a town called Vinings, exists a quaint cottage restaurant called Old Vinings Inn. The small-town gives this particular restaurant a completely different feel from our usual jaunts.

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White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails – This particular dinner almost didn’t occur because of the recent Kanye West listening party. The Hyatt Regency across from the restaurant, lousy with his fans, made navigating the street with a car nearly impossible.

I’m proud of our perseverance. White Oak Kitchen & Cocktails is a great place to dine. It has a sophisticated menu and ambience than one might not expect given the location.

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Atlanta, Georgia — on a cool evening in February, a rag-tag group of adventurers, in need of a brief and safe COVID respite, desired tapas. The destination? The outside patio at the Inman Park location of Barcelona near downtown.

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