Category Archives: Travel

Why Wine Took Me To A Motel Off I-20 In Shreveport

by David Donalson

Shreveport is known as Dallas’ little Vegas, full of craps tables and ante-free blackjack, but no one goes to Shreveport thinking they are going to get the full Vegas treatment. I may now have a solution for you. While I cannot magically make Cirque du Soleil appear at the Horseshoe, I can now tell you where to go to dinner to impress… a little motel off I-20 and Diamondjacks.    Continue reading

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Achatz Aviary or Next Can Be Yours If The Price Is Right

by Steven Doyle

From Grant Achatz comes a fantastic offer that will surely be snatched up immediately. Now you may rent out one of his Chicago  laboratories for New Years Eve. The entire restaurant or bar will be at your whim for the right price. Read on from the wizard himself and gather your buddies.   Continue reading

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Chefs Without Borders

by Steven Lindsey

What could be more exciting than spending a romantic weekend in Cabo San Lucas with Chef Kent Rathbun? OK, I should probably clarify. Rathbun will be there, but not for the romantic part. Unless you consider savoring his tasty morsels an act of seduction. (Nobody’s here to judge.)

Last week, diners got a preview of a chef-swap partnership between Rathbun and Chef Marco Bustamante from Capella Pedregal one of the most luxurious resorts in all of Mexico. Together, the chefs prepared an incredible five-course dinner filled with amazing flavors like “Crema de Elote” (cream of corn) with Peekytoe crab.     Continue reading

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Suzi Eats New Orleans

by Suzi Migdol

Still scouring the streets of New Orleans, which is never a bad thing, it was getting late and our party was looking for a little Southern hospitality that the Big Easy had to offer. Many of the locals pointed to The Ruby Slipper to help fill our welcoming needs along with a great meal. The cute building that housed The Ruby Slipper was warm and intimate.  Essence of garlic emanating from the kitchen filled the room, assuring us that we had definitely made the right choice for dinner.    Continue reading

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Cake Cafe in NOLA Charms and Satisfies

by Suzi Migdol

There are plenty of fantastic places to eat in New Orleans, but on my last visit I wanted to check out some of the more hidden or out of the way places for lunch. I was steered by  Michelle, my host, who claimed, “This sandwich is a religious experience.” I had to try Cake Café on that recommendation alone.   Continue reading

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Sunday Brunch: Din Tai Fung

by Joy Jangles

Today we’re going all the way to Los Angeles California for our Sunday Brunch Series to a legendary Dumpling House – Din Tai Fung.  Now this isn’t just any ordinary dumpling restaurant, ranked by the New York Times as one of the top 10 restaurants in the World, owner and the son of the original founder Frank Yang shares his father’s story and why their Xiao Long Baos ranks supreme.  Continue reading

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Tsunami of Beer Kills Nine

by Steven Doyle

Some months ago we discussed the tragic and curious Boston Molasses Flood  that killed 21 and injured over 150, demolishing buildings and drowning livestock, causing millions of dollars in damages. There was another industrial accident that wreaked havoc on a city, killing many and causing damage that is equally as curious.

Like all tragic stories such as these a certain element of hubris rides high, not too unlike the massive container of molasses that exploded in Boston all those years ago, or even the supposedly unsinkable Titanic.    Continue reading

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