Restaurants

Are You on Your Way to San Jose?

Are You on Your Way to San Jose?

We know this looks more like an Instagram post than a blog post and we’re sorry about that. I’m on the road this week in San Jose, California. It’s a whirlwind trip with not a lot of downtime. I did manage to take some pictures of the heart of Silicon Valley. The city is filled […]

Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year Goes To…

Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year Goes To…

I’m not a huge fan of seafood but it doesn’t mean the food whipped up by the chefs and cooks in the Caribbean isn’t worth the trip. The Taste of the Carribean competition highlights the culinary inventiveness of the region’s best chefs and remind the rest of the world the Carribean isn’t just beaches and […]

Showcasing Pittsburgh’s German Heritage

Showcasing Pittsburgh’s German Heritage

Have you ever passed a place all the time and thought you should really check it out? Amanda and I felt that way about Pittsburgh’s Penn Brewery. It sits just up the hill from our apartment (although there are several major highways crossing any direct path) and we finally decided to hop in the car […]

Dinner and Discord

Food has always been one of our favorite ways to experience a different culture or country. From Italy’s finest handmade pasta to mildly mysterious (but delicious) dishes served on our safari in Tanzania and fish tacos on the beach in Playa del Carmen, we love to savor local fare and learn why those tastes are […]

A Tale of Tastes

A Tale of Tastes

We talk a lot about getting an authentic travel experience by getting to know the places and people of the culture we’re visiting, but we don’t always live up to that standard. The biggest example for me is food. I like what I like and there isn’t much else to say.  Still, I’m willing to try anything, […]

Farm to Fork Frederick

Farm to Fork Frederick

Where does your food come from? I’m not one of those “it’s gotta be organic” nuts that’s always evangelizing the benefits of organic food.  I pretty much don’t mind better living through chemistry, and am willing to eat food that has been made better and protected by science. But I’m also one of the first […]

Get Crabby…

Get Crabby…

Regions of the United States all come with an attachment to food, a food they each think they do better than anyone else.  The deep south has grits and fried chicken, Texas has tex-mex, New England has clam chowder and both Chicago and New York claim pizza. We Marylanders claim crabs. We can steam, crack, pick, […]