Category: Restaurant Rave

Monteith’s Close in Edinburgh Feels Like Home – and Then There’s the Outsider Cocktail

Monteith’s Close in Edinburgh Feels Like Home – and Then There’s the Outsider Cocktail

Monteith’s Close on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile really knows how to make you feel like they are glad you’re there. And they have an award-winning bartender who created The Outsider Cocktail.

Proud of the Pasta at Celestino in Pasadena

Proud of the Pasta at Celestino in Pasadena

House-made pasta makes for a wonderful meal at this authentic Italian restaurant in Pasadena.

A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

A London Fish and Chips Story: Sometimes, You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Go Forward

This anglophile went back to Geales in London after more than a dozen years and found it had gotten more posh. But the fish and chips were spot on.

Kitty Fisher’s in London Pulled Me In, Fed Me Well and Charmed Me Completely

Kitty Fisher’s in London Pulled Me In, Fed Me Well and Charmed Me Completely

Kitty Fisher’s in London is a foodie’s dream! The staff treated me like I was royalty and served me a meal that to match. The ambience is an appealing mix of cozy old England and fresh, trendy-foodie-creative.

Finally, a Trip to K-Paul’s in New Orleans

Finally, a Trip to K-Paul’s in New Orleans

Paul Prudhomme’s cookbooks started a family tradition, and K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen is part of it.

Suire’s Wows Again: I’m in Love with Their Crawfish Fettucini

Suire’s Wows Again: I’m in Love with Their Crawfish Fettucini

Crawfish Fettuccini from Suire’s was the perfect complement to our crab cake experiment. Creamy, spicy, homey, with tasty little morsels of crawfish. Wow!

Comptoir Vietnam: A Tiny Treasure in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris

Comptoir Vietnam: A Tiny Treasure in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris

A remarkable and delicious meal at Comptoir Vietnam in Paris provides another wonderful culinary experience to share in the Glover Gardens blog.

A Real Find in Cajun Country: Suire’s Grocery and Restaurant

A Real Find in Cajun Country: Suire’s Grocery and Restaurant

Looking for lunch on a recent trek home from New Orleans, we took the long way along the coast and found a treasure (and I do mean treasure) in the backroads of southern Louisiana. Suire’s Grocery and Restaurant has been serving delicious Cajun food to hungry travelers, locals and hunters since 1976. It was magic: the food, the ambience and especially the people. The Grill-Meister and I were enchanted.

Comfort Food Alert: My Beloved Da Corradi in London has the BEST Spaghetti Carbonara

Comfort Food Alert: My Beloved Da Corradi in London has the BEST Spaghetti Carbonara

Close your eyes after taking just one bite of the Spaghetti Carbonara at Da Corradi in London and you’ll expect to find Northern Italy when you open them.

An Afternoon at Wilson Creek Winery: “I’m not sure if it’s the ambience, the company or the wine, but this is about the best Reuben I’ve ever had.”

An Afternoon at Wilson Creek Winery: “I’m not sure if it’s the ambience, the company or the wine, but this is about the best Reuben I’ve ever had.”

Reflections on a lovely meal with friends at Wilson Creek Winery, and how the people and the place are just as important as the food.

Comfort Food Alert: The “Best Gratin in Paris” (or maybe anywhere)

Comfort Food Alert: The “Best Gratin in Paris” (or maybe anywhere)

You know those dishes your grandmother made waaaaaay back when you were a child and no one has ever been able to reproduce, no matter how hard and how often they tried? That’s the taste in this gratin at the Bistro Des Augustins in Paris; it’s grandmotherly good, an instant and permanent deep-seated taste memory.

Simple Dishes: Venison Casserole at the The Ensign Ewart in Edinburgh

Simple Dishes: Venison Casserole at the The Ensign Ewart in Edinburgh

An Edinburgh pub dating back to 1680 dishes up a meal that is worthy of the ages.

Edinburgh’s Hipster Food Court and the Butcher Bad Boy Burger

Edinburgh’s Hipster Food Court and the Butcher Bad Boy Burger

Foodie-worthy, hipster-appropriate, gorgeous views: I highly recommend the Waverly Mall food court in Edinburgh. And don’t miss the Butcher Bad Boy burger!

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation:  Bayona is a Foodie’s Delight

New Orleans Jazz Fest Anticipation: Bayona is a Foodie’s Delight

I have a “food crush” on New Orleans chef Susan Spicer. You’ll understand after you read the post, soak up the photos/atmosphere, and revel in the recipe.


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