Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis: Discover The “Mini-Apple”

Because I travel from Minneapolis to other cities, I forget that some of you might be traveling to Minneapolis and want to know of some fun, interesting things there are to do in the “Mini-Apple.” Here are three walks to take if you’re staying in the downtown area. 1) Walk …

Orlando, FL

Orlando: South Eola Neighborhood

Because I am in the business of working with clients on trade shows, I end up in Orlando a lot!  I’ve always kind of thought of the city as a cultural wilderness (i.e. lots of chain restaurants and Disney-themed and other touristy shops) So last time I was there, I …

Atlanta,GA

Atlanta: History and Art… at the Airport?

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is huge and most people consider it just a hub to run through to get to their next destination. However, if you want to (or if you’re stranded and looking for something to do), you can actually walk the entire length of the concourse underground (where you …

Chicago restaurants
Chicago, IL

Chicago: Havana in the City

Havana is a small restaurant on Clark (between Hubbard and Kinzie) – An easy walk from many of the hotels in the area. Specializing in what they call Cuban and Pan-Latin inspired food and drinks, the place seems to cater more to the local neighborhood and regular patrons than tourists …

Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach: A Place to Reflect

In Miami Beach, just blocks from the sound of club music pouring out of every door and sun-baked tourists walking in and out of the shops and restaurants on Lincoln Road is the Holocaust Memorial. Located directly behind the convention center on Meridian Avenue, this is a quiet oasis with …

New York, NY

NYC: Just Like Marrekech

I just recently visited NYC and found a fabulous little Moroccan restaurant called Zerza. It’s tucked away on Sixth Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues which is a street that I’d recalled in years past, had been mostly made up of Indian restaurants of which there are still quite a …

San Diego, CA

What’s a Tin Fish?

In San Diego, right across the street from the convention center, there’s a great little outdoor cafe called the Tin Fish. It’s on a little tree-covered boulevard practically in the middle of the street just as you head into the Gaslamp District. You can smell the fish frying all day …

Montreal Restaurants

Table by the Window

I just had dinner at a delightful restaurant in Montreal. It’s located on the cobble stone street of Rue St Paul, just on the edge of Old (Vieux) Montreal which is a great area to wander and poke into antique shops, boutiques and other novelty shops (Although things close fairly …

Baltimore, MD

A Taste of the Middle East

Who would have thought that I would have some of the best Baba Ghannouge ever at a restaurant on a little side street in Baltimore?! Lebanese Taverna is a small east coast chain and although I’ve never been to any of the others, this one in Baltimore’s East Harbor neighborhood …

Las Vegas Restaurants
Las Vegas, NV

Chain Gang in Vegas

I just got back from several days in Las Vegas for a conference and I thought I’d post a couple of restaurants that are located right on the strip that offer the comfort of familiarity. Let’s face it, just because you’re in a place that has fabulous, one-of-a-kind restaurants, sometimes …