Eataly sounds like the Manhattan Project of Italian food. UniEuro’s Oscar Farinetti, PBS’s Lidia Bastianich and celebrity chef Mario Batali unite forces to create an all-Italian community of stores, restaurants and bars under (and on top of) one roof. Eataly offers everything you could possibly need—Have a dinner party?… Continue Reading →
Belgian chocolate is world-renowned, and with good reason. Sweet, rich and creamy, it is made by hand from top-quality ingredients. Many of Brussels top chocolatiers can be found in the area surrounding the Grote Markt. It is probably a good idea to sample the fare at as many as you can before you decide on which store you are going to empty your bank account at.… Continue Reading →
Do you want to know a secret?
I LOVE macarons. Okay, that’s not much of a secret. Everybody with tastebuds and a heart loves macarons. Those little buggers are tasty! And, gluten free – which totally blew my mind, because I just automatically assume that everything gluten free is kind of…bland.… Continue Reading →
Portland and its food carts exist in a perfect symbiotic relationship. The food carts need Portland to survive, and it seems like Portland needs the food carts to, well probably not survive, but certainly thrive.
There are collections of food carts, called pods, scattered throughout the city.… Continue Reading →
After spending a morning shopping the impossibly cute shops in Amsterdam’s 9 Streets, you are probably starving. It takes a lot of energy to browse through vintage clothing stores, antique shops, and stores that sell nothing but buttons or toothbrushes. After converting all of those prices from euros to US dollars (best not to think about the poor exchange rate too much-you overbudgeted for this trip, remember), it is time for lunch.… Continue Reading →
Fromagination is a slice of Paris plopped down straight in the heart of America’s Dairyland. The charming shop is packed to the rafters with cases of amazing cheese, and shelves and shelves of every food you would want to eat with cheese. They also have a well edited assortment of beer, wine and specialty sodas.… Continue Reading →