Category Archives: DESSERTS

PETIT TROIS IN LOS ANGELES AND FABULOUS CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Oh man, I’m hungry. All I can think about is the original Petit Trois in Los Angeles. This restaurant proves the proverb that good things come in small packages. Really good things. Really small packages. Located in a strip mall on Highland just off Melrose, the narrow French-focused bistro seats only 21 lucky folks on […]

ASIA AT AMERISTAR CASINO AND HONEY WALNUT SHRIMP

One can gamble on any restaurant that is run by Don Yamauchi being terrific and Asia, at Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri, is a sure winner. Chicago born Yamauchi grew up with a love of fusion food fed by his second-generation Japanese-American father and Filipina mother. After attending culinary school, he worked in a variety of […]

LES COCOTTES DE CHRISTIAN CONSTANT

It’s chic and cheap by Paris standards, but those aren’t the only draws. Celebrity chef Christian Constant’s newish baby bistro, Les Cocottes de Christian Constant, serves casual and creative casseroles popular with locals as well as tourists from around the world.

JADE MOUNTAIN SAINT LUCIA & DEATH BY CHOCOLATE

What can I say about Jade Mountain in Saint Lucia that hasn’t already been said. Readers of travel magazines know the resort has been called the best in the Caribbean as well as one of the three top in the world. Devotees of luxury know Jade Mountain is over the top in terms of service and […]

CÁCERES, CULINARY CAPITAL OF SPAIN, 2015 & MIGAS

The food of Cáceres rocks! The restaurants are rad! The take-home edible souvenirs are wicked and wow! No wonder a jury composed of top representatives from Spain’s hotel, restaurant and publishing industries, declared the city “The Culinary Capital of Spain, 2015.” The city, in the province of the same name, sits in the sparsely populated […]

BEST RESTAURANTS IN BERLIN

Although born in Göttingen, Germany, in 1967, Dirk Engelhardt moved to Berlin to study at the University of Berlin and stayed. He worked as a freelance journalist, contributing food, travel, and life-style material to a variety of prestigious publications, before moving to Barcelona, in 2008. While in Spain, Dirk set up Tapas Tours Barcelona, taking […]

GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES & LIVING ROOM

The cafe is all for the good.Good deeds. Good coffee. Good treats. Good place to be.According to head baker Nate Larson, the cafe’s backstory involves his dad, Barry Larson—the founder of Bridges, an organization providing support services to people with physical and cognitive disabilities. Seems Barry bought a used coffee roaster for a lark, started […]

BEST EVER CARAMEL APPLE PIE

What can one say about apple pie? Carl Sagan said, “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” Eugene Field said, “But I, when I undress meEach night, upon my kneesWill ask the Lord to bless meWith apple-pie and cheese.” Jane Austen said, “Good apple pies are […]

ST LOUIS BASEBALL AND GOOEY BUTTER CAKE

Baseball fans headed to St. Louis will strike out if they devote 24/7 to baseball alone. Although baseball is the city’s heart and soul—it is not its total being. America’s quintessential baseball city sports a series of other world-class, major-league attractions and even visitors who put baseball first and foremost can score the most from […]

BEST LITTLE ROCK RESTAURANTS

  One of Kat Robinson’s business cards states that she is a writer, storyteller and idea generator. Another says that she serves as Communications Manager of Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism. I am sure Kat owns even more cards, because it’s hard to sum up the career of this creative, talented woman on two […]