Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

We were just in Quebec celebrating Christmas with my family and one night, we went out to a neat restaurant in my town that served a comforting, delicious roasted red pepper soup. We loved it so much that my guy asked me to recreate it when we got back home. The soup at the restaurant […]

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The Le Tub Saloon – Hollywood, Florida

The Le Tub Saloon – Hollywood, Florida

Let Tub Sirloin Burger

  Le Tub has been a Hollywood Beach institution for over 35 years and I’d almost forgotten about it until a fellow food blogger, Nathan of Educated Foodie, reminded me of the casual icon. I moved to South Florida when I was a young teen and Hollywood Beach was where I hung out. Le Tub […]

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2011 Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho White

Portuguese winery Herdade do Esporão is likely the best-known in the Alentejo wine region. Its white wines are affordable, available and delicious. The 2011 Herdade do Esporão Monte Velho White is medium straw color in the glass and offers fruity, juicy citrus aromas and ripe apricot and Meyer lemon flavors. Zippy acidity and minerality. Pairings: […]

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Tangy Beef Tartare

Tangy Beef Tartare

Beef Tartare

For the last two Christmas in Quebec, my family has divided up who brings what for Christmas Eve dinner. As you might expect if you’ve been following this blog for a while, I’m charged with desserts. While everyone raves about my Maple Bourbon Pecan Pie, I look forward to my cousin Phil and his wife […]

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My Top 10 New Jersey Dishes of 2013

My Top 10 New Jersey Dishes of 2013

Gnudi - VB3

While I’ve had many, many memorable meals in 2013 (God knows I over-share), I’ve tried to narrow down the 10 best dishes I enjoyed during the past year. Here’s the list in restaurant name alphabetical order. Duck, Knoephla and Eggs – A Toute Heure The Knoephla dish showcases a generous portion of rich pulled duck […]

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Hot Winter Menu at VB3

Hot Winter Menu at VB3

Pizza

Set in the heart of Jersey City’s Newport section, VB3 transforms from a stylish restaurant for lunch and dinner, into one of Northern New Jersey’s trendiest lounges at night. I’ve written about award-winning Chef Michael Colletti in the past, and love dining on his comforting, delicious food. On a recent visit, my party started with […]

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10 New Year’s Eve Sparkling Wines Under $50

10 New Year’s Eve Sparkling Wines Under $50

Champagne

The USA, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries produce tasty sparkling wines that differ widely in term of style, price and production method. Here are ten solid options that are easily accessible for your New Year’s Eve celebrations. Sparkling Wines under $50 La Marca Di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco (Trevisio, Italy) – light, […]

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Open Table Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

Open Table Top 100 Best Restaurants in America

Open Table

OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation site, has announced its 2013 Diners’ Choice Award winners for Top 100 Best Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Top 10 […]

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Swine Southern Table and Bar – Hog Wild in Coral Gables

Swine Southern Table and Bar – Hog Wild in Coral Gables

Swine Brisket

  Swine describes itself as ”A house of worship to the porcine pursuits”. I’d say they’ve got that right on the money. Walking into Swine as a foodie is like walking through the gates of a theme park as a kid – pure glee. I knew when I came down to Florida for a visit […]

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Brunching at Fort Lauderdale’s Hot and Soul

Brunching at Fort Lauderdale’s Hot and Soul

Beers

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of brunching at Hot and Soul in Fort Lauderdale. A couple of my Twitter followers had recommended the place and after checking out the brunch menu on Hot and Soul’s Instagram (the best place to find the most up-to-date menus), I knew I had to visit. Don’t let the […]

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