Vietnam Cookery Center

  While in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City, I also took it upon myself to take a cooking class. It was an incredible time. One of the things that I love about taking cooking classes abroad is being able to meet different people who also share my passion and love of food and cooking….

Saigon Street Eats: The Seafood Trail

  For a foodie like me, what better place to visit than Southeast Asia. That being said, while in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City, I wanted to explore the city through food and through the eyes of a local. That being said, I thought it would be a great idea to do a seafood…

Must Try Foods in Thailand

  Tom Yum Soup No trip to Thailand is complete without trying the Tom Yum Soup. You can get it almost anywhere from street vendors to restaurants, and even learn to cook this dish in cooking classes. It is a Thai hot and sour soup, full of flavor and commonly made with shrimp. It uses…

Why Portugal is a foodies paradise…

Portugal is truly heaven on Earth. And, for someone such as myself, a major foodie who will eat almost anything and loves exploring food and cuisine local to the place I am visiting, I thought I was in heaven. The food of Portugal is so fresh and wonderful and well cooked. But, of course my…

Portugal: These are a few of my favorite things

    The cheese. I have always been all about cheese, and I love all cheeses. Creamy cheeses, hard cheeses, mild cheeses. In fact you could do an entire tour or multiple tours in Portugal just based on their cheeses. I certainly went around and tried different cheeses. 2) The food. The food was absolutely…

Empire Tea and Coffee: A Review

Looking for that place for tea and coffee and a good snack in Newport, RI; or anywhere in Rhode Island for that matter? Look no further. Empire Tea and Coffee is the place to be. This was my first time going there and I was floored. The line was stretching out the door. I knew…

Ford’s Lobster: A Review

  This is only the second time that I have been to Ford’s Lobster.┬áIt will forever hold a special place in my heart. And the story of how they went from lobster cart to this Lobster house, open year round on the waterfront in Noank, CT is incredible. You can find out more about how…

MainSail: Newport Marriott-A Review

Drunken Mussels, Crusted Scallops, Blackened Shrimp…need I say more? Normally I am not partial to food from hotels. I find hotel food to be bland and not good. And I am not just talking about breakfast. I am talking about lunch and dinner as well. But the dinner at MainSail at the Newport Marriott was…

Best Of Hartford

Best of Hartford. So apparently, that’s a thing. Why not? Best of Hartford is an opportunity for the public to vote on their favorite Bars and Clubs, Restaurants, Nightlife, Hobbies, Music Scene, etc. And this years Best of Hartford awards for 2018 was held recently at the Goodwin Hotel. An upscale boutique hotel in Hartford….

Midtown Oyster Bar: A Review

Of course, while in Rhode Island, I paid a visit to the Midtown Oyster Bar. My first time at this particular in Newport. As you can see from the image above, the first thing that I tried was smoked fish. Smoked everything basically. And I am all about smoked fish. So good, I can’t even…