Foodie Travel Experiences

Enzo's – Just Like Mia Madre

I was invited to lunch with a fellow foodie, Chuck, at one of his favorite neighborhood gems.  He kept his choice under wraps, telling me just shortly before our meeting – he was trying to surprise me, bless his heart. Little did he know that Enzo’s was one of my…

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Montepulciano By Any Other Name

We (the Dinner Doctor and Mr. SeriousFoodie) are insane about our wines – we drink, we study, we buy, then we repeat these steps.  And we’ve had lots and lots of wine from a variety of grapes, especially from Italy.  So, we fumbled a bit when we were dining with…

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a.kitchen – Brunch with Darth Vadar's Death Star

The Dinner Doctor and I had the pleasure to brunch with MsL-Foodie and MrR-Foodie at a wonderful spot just off of Rittenhouse Square in Philly – a.kitchen 135 South 18th Street.  Philly is turning into a go-to destination city for foodies of all types, and has arguably the best brunch…

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A Night to Remember: Norman's 10th Anniverary Party

Norman’s in Orlando is one of the most highly touted restaurants in this land of mouse ears and roller coaster rides.  Norman Van Aken is a self-trained, world renowned, James Beard Award winning chef – and we were wondering, during a recent trip, if all the fuss was worthwhile. Indeed…

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Andiamo a Antimo's

We have seen the evolution of Antimo’s from a simple pizza spot, to an Italian restaurant serving great pasta – a true neighborhood gem.  MrSeriousFoodie and the DinnerDoctor had many meals from Antimo’s, and we were delighted to see their growing success and popularity.  One day in March, after they…

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Never Blue at the Blue Bottle

First and foremost – Congratulations to the owners on their newest “staff” member! There are so many wonderful experiences that MrSeriousFoodie has had at the Blue Bottle, many with his wife the DinnerDoctor. We wish we could still walk to our favorite place – the “Cheers” of restaurants, where everyone…

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Best Pizza – at the End of the World (Nearly)

We were wandering through the more touristy section of Key West FL, off of the north end of Duval Street, looking for some gelato. We ignored the typical island-type ice cream shops, trying to find something that had a bit charm and authenticity.  What we found was outstanding – true…

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Most Famous Beijing Duck – Quanjude

What’s a trip to Beijing worth if you don’t have at least one meal with Beijing (Peking) Duck? I surely wasn’t going to miss out.  The most famous of all the restaurants – and the one that President Richard Nixon dined at – is Quanjude.  We ate at the center…

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Pig Three Ways

One of MrSeriousFoodie’s most interesting – and challenging – culinary trips was in China.  Most of my time was spent in and around Beijing, but the food choices and variety in the restaurants was like any major modern Western city. One of the more unusual meals was my first night…

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