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.

The Uncaged Chefs Uncaged Dinner

…having dinner with The Uncaged Chefs will provide a memorable dining experience.  As their sign states, “This must be the place.”

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…

Sugar Vault

I love sweets as much as I love the truth. Let me tell you. Sugar Vault is the truth. Their pictures make the cupcakes look so decadent and delicious.

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.

Althea’s Almost Famous

My first experience of Althea’s Almost Famous Jerk sauce was life changing. There are so much punch, as the flavors compound. As each second passes, I could taste a different spice, and a deeper level of flavor.  It is sweet, spicy, tangy, and has a citrus kick rounded out by the taste of smoked Applewood….

CAYA in Paradise

Overall, the CAYA 10th Anniversary Gala was an evening in paradise.

Yelp Presents Peri-Peri Night at Nando’s

Nando’s Peri Peri is already one of my go-to places for fast casual food.  I was beyond excited to experience a VIP experience at the Yelp Presents Peri-Peri Night at Nando’s.  To start, Nando’s is famous for their Peri-Peri sauce. Well, I had the opportunity to witness a behind the scenes making of the sauce. …

Union District Adds Spice to Mondays

Union District Oyster Bar and Lounge is the place to be on Monday night in Washington, D.C.  It is considered a hip, sexy high-end lounge restaurant space curating amazing food and beverage experiences with an eclectic mix of entertainment.  For more information on the history of Union Market click here. Atmosphere I first visited Union…