Lucky Catch Cruises promise an authentic lobstering experience. I’d been chowing down on lobster rolls for a few days in Portland, Maine, and wanted to know more about how the tasty cold-water crustaceans end up on my plate. The fine folks at Visit Portland Maine arranged for a group of travel writers to tag along […]
Head to South Padre Island, Texas, and you’ll find a subtropical climate, miles of white sand, diverse natural wonders, thrilling watersports and ocean-fresh good eating.
The Foo Foo Festival in Pensacola could be the best time you’ve never had. Simply put, it’s a 12-day extravaganza of art, culture, cuisine and entertainment. Dozens of events and activities run in various (mostly) downtown locations, and they range from the silly to the sublime. Some require you to purchase a ticket, but many […]
The culinary scene in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is both varied and inventive. Look for Americana favorites, Southern flavors and ethnic influences. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in Roanoke and beyond: Fortunato, 104 Kirk Ave., SW, Roanoke VA 24011 Fortunato is the region’s only traditional Italian kitchen and Neapolitan-style pizzaria, and it’s right […]
Back in the day, the finest steakhouses proudly cut their meat to order. They served up classic cocktails and hearty sides in an intimate setting with live piano playing in the background. Oh, wait. That’s how the Chicago Chop House still does it after more than three decades in business. Now, under new ownership, the […]
Clauss Bakery & Café Rensselaer, Indiana UPDATE: I’m so sorry to tell you that Clauss Bakery & Cafe has closed. I will have sweet memories of their coconut cream pie forever. If you have a replacement suggestion, please let me know. **** When traveling the interstate highways, dining choices are pretty much limited to fast […]
The countryside is gorgeous, the eating is divine, and outdoor adventure awaits on water and land in the Highland Lakes Region of Texas. Read my story in Urban Matter Chicago here.