The Ultimate Family Reunion

To be invited as a member of the press is the most amazing feeling of all.  To be invited to cover the event, to tell the story, to preserve the memories, to evoke the feelings of community and togetherness, to encapsulate this wonderful experience and to put into words what so many others have said they cannot.  To say this is the best food and wine festival I have attended is an understatement. The Family Reunion is a trailblazing event that raised the bar, reconceptualized and redefined the concept of a food and wine festival.

Bacon & Bellini is on TV

My new Taste on TV show, “Bacon & Bellini Explores Culture and Cuisine” will premiere tonight at 8:00pm EST only on Taste on TV!

Quarantine Cooking, Hibachi Style

Quarantine Cooking, Hibachi Style Restaurants and Bars are closed.  The streets are empty, while 80% of people are under a government mandated “Stay at Home” order.   The events of March 2020 have definitely surprised the world.   Our favorite restaurants are closed, but we still want to experience the wonderful food.  Our best option is…

Review of the Day…Okay

What can we say? Hip Hop Hooray. Keiristin’s review of The Bar @ Milk and Honey was chosen as YELP’s Review of the Day!

Black Violin in Music City USA

As restaurant tour guru for Black Violin, I enjoy finding delicacies for Black Violin to enjoy while on the road across America on the “Impossible” tour. For their stop in Music City, USA otherwise known as Nashville, Tennessee, Bacon & Bellini delivered a taste of some of Nashville’s favorites.  Before “Hot Chicken” Nashville was known…

O So Good

The members of Black Violin were particularly concerned about their dining options on their tour stop in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I reassured them that I could find good food anywhere. I did just that. In South Dakota, I chose Chef Omar Thornton and “O So Good Restaurant”. I am pleased.

Chicago Home of Chicken and Waffles

As restaurant tour guru for Black Violin, I selected Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles as the restaurant to cater dinner for Black Violin at the conclusion of their performance at Playhouse Square.