Category: Restaurant Rave

Time to Go Back to Bistro des Augustins in Paris

Time to Go Back to Bistro des Augustins in Paris

Still reminiscing about Paris, I have a little Glover Gardens Makes the Bigtime story for you, set at Bistro des Augustins in the City of Lights.

Coffee Beans: From A Neon Moon Dream To Reality

Coffee Beans: From A Neon Moon Dream To Reality

A friend turns his long-time dream into reality and makes a great cuppa joe at Neon Moon Coffee in Burton, Texas.

Nothing Smells More Like Spring Than Crepes

Nothing Smells More Like Spring Than Crepes

Let’s step back in time, to a weekday in April of 2017, and together experience my lunch and subsequent walk to one of our offices in the outskirts of Paris.

Valentine’s Rewind: Being Spoiled at Field’s in Bay St. Louis

Valentine’s Rewind: Being Spoiled at Field’s in Bay St. Louis

The Grill-Meister and I celebrated Valentine’s of 2020 at Field’s restaurant in Bay St. Louis; we’re reliving the memory with the photos.

Memories: The Simplicity of a Pomodoro Pizza at Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, TX

Memories: The Simplicity of a Pomodoro Pizza at Second Bar + Kitchen in Austin, TX

I stumbled upon the picture and was reminded how delicious a straightforward but very well-executed pizza can be. I want to go back to Second Bar + Kitchen, post-pandemic.

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

Strawberry Lemonade, Mockingbird Cafe, and The Little Things

The strawberry lemonade from Mockingbird Cafe is a drink that instantly transports you back to childhood summers, all reminiscent of church picnics, sunburns and innocence.

Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere

Another Restaurant Find in London: Com Viet, the Best Vietnamese Food I’ve Had in the UK, or Maybe Anywhere

Folks, this restaurant is a jewel. If you go to London, go to Com Viet. Just trust me. You’ll get your happy back.

A New Meaning for “Bite the Biscuit” – The Denver Biscuit Company

A New Meaning for “Bite the Biscuit” – The Denver Biscuit Company

The biscuits at the Denver Biscuit Company are devilishly good, on a par with poetry.

Seafood to Celebrate 88 Revolutions Around the Sun

Seafood to Celebrate 88 Revolutions Around the Sun

My mother in law LOVES seafood. And for every celebratory occasion, she’s happy just to go to a seafood restaurant. Really, we ALL love seafood, so we welcomed the opportunity to have a big appetizer for Riki’s 88th revolution around the sun. It’s easy to […]

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.


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