Category Archives: North America

{ BEST EATS } New Orleans

bloody mary to go - drinking on the streets of new orleans

Dear Food Diary:
My trip to Nola was filled with good eats. I gained another pound just by looking at the photos again.

In an attempt to make my Best Eats list of New Orleans, I designed a compact, at-a-glance eating sheet based on the best individual dishes I had. Take a look!

[ NEW ORLEANS ] Walking and exploring Nola

New Orleans - french quarters - jackson square

Dear Food Diary:
My travel itinerary is usually filled with must eats and Nola was no exception. With all the good and hearty food, I was so thankful New Orleans could be enjoyed by foot.

Satisfied my tummy and treated my eyes to great architecture and art – no better way to enjoy the city in my book.

These are my days walking and exploring in Nola.

[FT. LAUDERDALE] 48 hrs of sunshine, mahi mahi and gator bites

ft lauderdale - marriott harbor beach resort & spa

Dear Food Diary:
Winter storm Saturn is starting to take over… more cold winter days!? help me!

To soothe myself and hopefully you guys, I’m taking a visual trip back to my short but sweet sunshine filled 48hrs in Ft. Lauderdale. Just a short flight away from NYC, it’s an easy to plan, fun getaway from the chills of the city.  It’s no Caribbean, but hey, I’m not complaining about the warm sun, mahi mahi and gator bites.

[LAS VEGAS] Jean Philippe Patisserie: Unadulterated indulgence + the world’s biggest chocolate fountain

Jean Philippe Patisserie - Las Vegas

Dear Food Diary:
French pastry Chef Jean Philippe brought his A game to Las Vegas. His beautiful pastries, chocolates, cakes and the best  ham & cheese croissant I’ve ever had. To top it off, he also built the World’s Biggest Chocolate Fountain (Guinness World Record). The ultimate unadulterated indulgence. Grand in every way. It’s Sin City after all.

In our short 30hr stop, we let our sweet tooth go wild twice. Once at the Bellagio, where the chocolate fountain is housed and an afternoon break at the Aria, where the chocolate dragon is proudly shown.

[CT] LOUIS’ LUNCH: America’s First Hamburger

Louis' Lunch Burger 2

Dear Food Diary
As we celebrate 4th of July tomorrow, I wanted to give one of America’s favorite eats a shout out… from the very beginning, in 1900…

A simple story of one hungry man pressed for time, a luncheonette owner’s quick thinking with a beef patty in between two slices of white bread – the birth of America’s first hamburger at Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut.