Foodie Travel Experiences

Intriguing Wine from the Island of Sardinia

We stumbled on a very intriguing wine this week – Argiolas Costera-  and we had to immediately share it with our readers because of the high quality at an amazing value – we purchased it for $13.  We were familiar with the whites from Sardinia (mostly using the Vermentino grape),…

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La Columbe – A Heavenly Cup of Coffee

While not strictly on list of items we typically publish, we decided to expand our beverage category beyond wines to include coffee – at least for this one amazing exception. We came across La Colombe while wandering the streets of Philadelphia to explore a bit of breakfast, and some artisan,…

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5 Super Phoenix Valley Restaurants

There is a lot to love in the Phoenix Valley for the Serious Foodie: an active nightlife, a large selection of eclectic restaurants, and a growing population of young professionals who want fun & diversity & quality.  Add Super Bowl Sunday, and you have a weekend party atmosphere that has…

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Sangiovese Tasting – Round 2

We did a Sangiovese-inspired wine & food tasting a while back –  it was a great success, so we decided to expand the efforts, increasing the number of wines, the geographic scope, and the number of tasters. After some more research, we found a selection of wines that were mostly…

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Sauces for Sushi – Inspiration from Vizen

For the purists, great sushi needs very little sauce or flavor – the fish and the rice need to be the central, focal point of each morsel.  Soy sauce, a bit of wasabi, and some pickled ginger afterwards is the limit for many sushi foodies. The mold was broken by…

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Marea: One of New York's Finest (And a Crudo Recipe)

There are so many choices in NYC for fine dining, and it seems that bar gets raised higher and higher as new restaurants open, new concepts explored, new trends established.  Marea is not so new (opened in 2009), relatively speaking, but it is still “young” – and still has the…

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Sangiovese Tasting – Round One

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] We often share our favorite Italian foods and wines with friends who love Italian wine almost as much as we do.  One night, as we were sipping a wonderful 1997 Brunello (Siro Pacenti), we began talking about sangiovese – it’s many expressions, it’s status as one of the best…

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Barbounia – A Mediterranean Affair

Barbounia was a bit of a lucky circumstance – we were going to the Gramercy Tavern for lunch on the coldest day in NYC history, only to find it closed that day.  Around the corner was a very inviting looking spot, full of people happy to be inside. We made…

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A January Foodie Road Trip

There is no better time to take a foodie road trip than the dead of winter – most people are recovering from holiday over-eating so there is no problem getting into most any restaurant. And with the temperatures in the Northeast in single digits, most people in their right mind…

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