Restaurants

The Birthplace of Earth Day

The Birthplace of Earth Day

I find it fun to learn about surprising things right in your own backyard, and the connection Warrenton, VA has to Earth Day was unexpected. Airlie is a hotel and conference center tucked away in the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont region. That’s where Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, was inspired to […]

Tarpon Springs: Greek Town

When you travel to major cities in the United States and Canada, cities that have seen a lot of immigrants settle in them over the years, you tend to find places with heavy concentration of one ethnic group or another. These enclaves have names such as Chinatown in San Francisco, Greek Town in Chicago and Little […]

The Church Brew Works

Oh yeah, you read that right. This onetime Catholic church in Pittsburgh has been transformed into a restaurant and brewery, with the brewing equipment appropriately placed where the altar once stood. The Church Brew Works caught our attention as soon as we knew we’d be relocating to Pittsburgh. Friends with connections to the area were […]

A Date in DC

I will admit that one of the perks of living in the National Capital area is we have access to the metropolitan life whenever we want it. I will also admit that being a commuter and driving 50 miles each way to work every day doesn’t have me chomping at the bit to run into the city […]

Must-Taste Toronto

I shop at a supermarket, but have rarely been to a truly Super Market.  In the heart of downtown Toronto is the Saint Lawrence Market.  The market, founded in 1803, is the easily the size of any big box store and is filled with hundreds of vendors.  The first thing you notice when you walk […]