Categories Food, Lifestyle

Chicago Edition: Ann Sather

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Got a chance to hit up The Windy City this past weekend and go to my favorite spot for breakfast.  It something about Ann Sather when you immediately walk through the door you feel at the home.  The servers are always kind and the food always reminds you of something that someone’s grandmother has cooked for you.   Ann Sather isn’t new to the game and has been around since 1945. (more…)

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

STL Edition: The Wine Tap

Back again with a St. Louis addition for yall.  Okay so technically this memorable establishment is located in Downtown Belleville but worth the quick drive if you live in St. Louis. With a large selection of wines, delicious flat-breads, and a retractable roof in their garden this establishment has become a quick favorite when I visit home.

 

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Gouda Flatbread

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Contact Info:

(618) 239 – 9463

 223 East Main Street, Belleville, IL 62220

Twitter:  @thewinetap

Facebook:  Click Here

www.thewinetapbelleville.com

 

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PUERTO VIEJO

Puerto Viejo is a Dominican Bistro that is located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.   This family owned restaurant has captured my heart and my stomach.  Puerto Viejo wins you over with their friendly staff, food that makes you want to plan your next trip back before leaving, tasty sangria, and lets not forget about their homemade Pisqueya Dominican hot sauce. (more…)

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Categories Business, Food

MEET THE OWNER: HYACINTH

I sat down with the owner of Hyacinth’s Haven located in the historical area of Harlem called Striver’s Row to discuss her menu, the inspiration behind her restaurant/bar, and some challenges she has faced. (more…)

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I FOUND LOVE IN CHINATOWN

I hail from the St. Louis Metropolitan area where our Chinese food is a serious deal for us.  When someone goes back home to St. Louis the first thing they do when they touch down is head to their favorite Chinese takeout spot, grab a pizza from Imo’s, or indulge in a Vess soda. (more…)

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Because Jersey Needs Love To…

I think living in New York City makes it easy to forget that New Jersey is right next door.  Jersey has alot more to offer than cheap gas and summers at the Jersey Shore.  Cities such as Hoboken and Jersey City have a number of great restaurants to dine at as well.  One of my favorite restaurants from Philadelphia opened a location in Hoboken, New Jersey in the past year.  Honeygrow is a fast casual restaurant that prides themselves on the highest quality, wholesome, and simple foods.  Their menu includes customize-able stir-fry and salads, smoothies, and a honeybar if you are in the mood for something sweet.  My personal favorite is the spicy garlic stir-fry with chicken, shrimp, scallions, mushrooms, bell peppers, and broccoli.  Normally my commute from lower Manhattan to Hoboken is less than 30 minutes and worth the trip.

P.S. – Cheat code for 2017 is they are opening a location in Downtown Brooklyn early 2017!

 

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Contact Info:

(201) -533-8089

120 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Twitter:  @honeygrow

Instagram:  @honeygrow

Website:  www.honeygrow.com

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Categories Food, Lifestyle

Top 5 Eats in SoHo

Fashion and food very rarely go hand and hand.  Fashion and music almost ALWAYS go hand and hand since music artists help to set fashion trends.  While cruising in the infamous SoHo shopping district of New York City, food and fashion go hand and hand.

SoHo is known for having storefronts for well-known brands such as Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant, and Ted Baker.  (more…)

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The Weekend Was Made For Brunchin’

Brunch is a serious matter in New York City, and it’s something we don’t take lightly.  Honestly I will go on the record to say no one does brunch better then NYC.  I feel like the perfect recipe for a good time at brunch includes good food, great music, beautiful people, and let’s not forget the most important part – unlimited booze.  (more…)

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Taste So Good : SakeRUM DC

Recently I got to check out this gem  SakeRum in one  of Washington D.C.’s  most buzzing areas.   Its seems  totally out of the norm of  the usual packed and busy UStreet corridor! It sits on the corner by itself and  ocne you enter it feels like your in exclusive private location away from all of the madness!   This place is super quaint with sleek and modern décor. It offers yummy high end Asian cusine with a Latin flare! Some delicious handcrafted cocktails!  It also offers and upstairs rooftop which is going to be great and a added plus. The staff was superb and knowledgeable with their recommendations pointing me in the right direction based on what I usually like! I opted for one of their signature rolls and the seawood salad (which I ordered two salads because it was so good!). Most of the dishes are served tapas style so its great to order a couple things to try and share among people in your party if you decide to bring a friend along!!

 

The food is die for. I am a total sushi lover and I have had the hardest time finding a really good place in the DMV and I confident that Sakerum definitely got it right! The cocktails are also very tasty and creative. I’m usually a vodka tonic or Cosmo type of guy but I opted for some of their signature  hand-crafted cocktails like the “I think I’m Asian” ! If you can get my cocktail right and my sushi, I’m sold! Be sure to call ahead and reserve seating because this place fills up quick and you don’t want to be left on the outside wishing you where part of the fun! I would recommend this as a great spot a night out with friends and maybe a second or third date with a new beau!

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SakeRum DC

2204 14th Street NW

Washington, DC 20009

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Cajun/Creole Takes On The Big Apple

While in New York City finding Cajun/Creole food is not always the easiest task.  Claw Daddy’s had me at love at first bite!  Their crab fritters had me ready to serenade waiter, and the gumbo had me ready to write home to the family about my food findings.  Claw Daddy’s is located in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. (more…)

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