NYC Spotlight: Peter Lugar Steakhouse

I am a carnivore. And as a carnivore I strongly recommend that if you’re in the mood for a classic, no frills steak of epic proportions, that you come here. To The Peter Lugar Steakhouse. This restaurant has a long standing reputation as the place to go for legendary steaks– the Porterhouse to be exact. Established in 1887, it’s not a surprise that…

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NYC Spotlight: Gotham Bar and Grill

One of the highlights of my eating excursions this summer was having the opportunity to dine at the famed Greenwich Village restaurant- Gotham Bar & Grille- with my bf and his amazing mom! Gotham is a beautiful restaurant- stylish, but it still felt warm and inviting. I really loved the feel of the high ceilings, pretty fabric-draped light fixtures and grand…

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A Guide to Napa Valley, California

Day-tripping to Napa Valley is one of my favorite things to do while visiting home in San Francisco. Visiting wine country has definitely taken on a new meaning since my kiddie days, but even if you’re not into wine, the scenery in Napa is unbeatable, the restaurant selection is on point, there’s shopping & galleries, pretty areas to stroll through and did…

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NYC Spotlight: Jacob’s Pickles

I’m unsure how I haven’t written about Jacob’s Pickles yet, but it’s easily one of my favorite brunch/lunch/dinner/ anytime places in the Upper West Side! Downside is there’s always a wait- but it’s worth it. Jacob’s is a super trendy, hip southern comfort food spot with great atmosphere. The cozy, always-packed restaurant serves up huge, rich, creamy, buttery and fabulous dishes that…

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NYC Spotlight: Betony

Dining at Betony was a fantastic culinary experience! And I emphasize experience because it’s not every day, for example, that I get to taste ambergris. (More on that later…) The restaurant itself is beautiful- very elegant and classy. There are intricate carvings covering the high ceilings and walls too, which I thought was pretty unique! The dinner started off with…

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