Free, fun and nostalgic, McKinney Trolley ride is part of Dine & Dash Tour
Chronological / Destinations / Food / Texas / United States

Small Bites in Mighty Big Dallas

Forget about strolling around Dallas. It’s huge. The Dallas Arts District alone is 68 acres and 19 blocks. Think districts, then consider the Uptown Dallas district for its small-town ambiance, tasty venues and tree-lined streets. Rescued from crime and decay in 1991, Uptown was the city’s first live-work-play community. Today, […]

Banana cream pie from Leoda's
Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

Maui Bakeries: A Feast for the Senses

Maui bakeries are something to behold like the waves on the shoreline and sunsets. I often think of Hawaii as proud of poi and dishing out lots of fish and pineapple. A drive around the island of Maui proved locals can do some sweet baking. Oh yes, Hawaiians do love […]

The cheese with no name
Chronological / Europe / Food

A French Cheese with no Name

It would be so easy to miss Jacques’ place. It’s a small, low building just off the main road between Caen and Lisieux in Normandy, France. I had been delivering bread to some local schools as part of my stage at an organic bakery, Boulangerie les Copains, when Erik, the […]

Hawaii’s Fungal Jungle
Chronological / Food / Hawaii / IFWTWA Trips / United States

Hawaii’s Fungal Jungle

When Janice and Bob Stranga were ready for career changes, they wanted to be involved in the changing agricultural scene in Hawaii. Janice was an interior designer, Bob a helicopter pilot. “I had fun flying but there’s no more fun than this,” Bob says. Proud as he is that their […]

Tableau Restaurant's library in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Photo courtesy of Tableau
Chronological / Destinations / Food / Louisiana / United States

Tableau: A New Elegant Restaurant in the Big Easy

As I write this article in a very cold New York City, I wish I had the Hot Buttered Rum drink that I sampled in December 2013 at Tableau, a new restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The drink was the perfect antidote to an unseasonably cold New […]

Courtesy RA Sushi San Diego
California / Chronological / Destinations / Food / United States

RA Sushi San Diego Still Rockin’ 10 Years Later

December 2013 marks the 10-year anniversary of RA Sushi—a staple in San Diego’s famed Gaslamp District that’s known for its stylish spin on sushi and cool lounge-like atmosphere that draws patrons in droves.  Nearly every night of the week throughout its decade-long lifespan, this uber-stylish, music-filled hotspot packs in pleasure-seeking […]

Courtesy of Roy's
California / Chefs of Distinction / Destinations / Food / United States

Pacific Rim Panache at Roy’s Restaurant La Jolla

A long-time favorite eatery in San Diego’s inland La Jolla UTC neighborhood is Roy Yamaguchi’s Pacific Rim Cuisine—one of 31 Roy’s restaurant locations world-wide that famously combine European technique with Asian flavors and Hawaiian “aloha” hospitality for a unique fine dining experience. As Roy’s has cultivated a hefty fan base […]

Haven’t You Always Wanted to Visit a Butter Museum?
Destinations / Europe / Food / IFWTWA Scholarship Award Winners

Haven’t You Always Wanted to Visit a Butter Museum?

Editor’s note: The following article by Barbara Ramsay Orr is the IFWTWA 2013 Professional Journalism Scholarship Award winning entry, originally published as a Special to The Globe and Mail on August 19, 2013.   by Barbara Ramsay Orr +++++++++++++++++ Any town that has a butter museum is good by me. […]

Credit Merilee Kern
California / Chefs of Distinction / Food / Wine Masters of Distinction / Wines & Spirits

San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting a Grand Slam

To commemorate its tenth anniversary, this year’s San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival pulled out all the stops to create a memorable week-long event that that was the largest and tastiest yet. This venerable annual event has come of age, solidifying itself as one of the most highly anticipated […]

Aloha Chef Sam Choy, The Hawaiian Godfather of Poké
Chefs of Distinction / Chronological / Destinations / Food / Hawaii / United States

Aloha Chef Sam Choy, The Hawaiian Godfather of Poké

Along with fellow International Food Wine & Travel Writers, we arrived in the parking lot of Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai restaurant on the Big Island of Hawaii, to be served poké shooters. Quite an introduction to Sam and his Hawaiian hospitality.   Sam Choy is the quintessential chef-restaurateur, proud of […]