This article lists my picks for the best theme restaurants across the United States, from a Renaissance Faire–themed restaurant to a steak house in a cave.
I noticed that McDonald's seems to have surprisingly good coffee and was surprised to learn that many agree. But is it really better than other coffee chains? If so, what makes it taste so good?
I visited four different fast-food restaurants that offer mashed potatoes to give you my opinions about them.
The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar is located in the popular area of Midtown in Houston. Their food is fresh and delicious, and they also offer outdoor dining.
Those of you who enjoy hamburgers understand that they come in a large variety. You also have a wide selection of eateries to choose from. In fact, your opinions are nearly infinite. This article celebrates some of the more popular and tasty varieties available.
If you have a deep love for burgers and the money to start a business, then a burger restaurant is just what’s in store for you! Here are 50 tasty burger restaurant name ideas.
Bistecca Italian Steakhouse in Houston is located in a sleek modern building accented with contemporary art. The food is delicious in this upscale restaurant, and their service matches it.
The Midwest is the middle of America, and no food is more American than the hot dog. Here is a rundown of the top hot dog spots in the Sooner State.
Learn all about the Tea Lattes on Starbucks' menu from a certified barista. This guide covers the popular Chai Tea Latte as well as some lesser known items in the Starbucks barista's arsenal.
Vegetarians: You're not stuck with just lettuce anymore! Some restaurants are actually getting much better at providing options. This edition focuses on restaurant chains in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
A guide to some of the most reasonably priced local restaurants and bars around Porto, Portugal, based on our experiences whilst visiting the area.
Every summer in Maine, there seem to be more lobster pounds than Dunkin' Donut shops. Some have been around for what seems like forever, and some are new each year. They all look different. Some look like a shack. Some look like a restaurant. So, what is a lobster pound?
Vikings is one of most popular buffet restaurants in the Philippines. In Metro Manila, branches can be found in some malls. If you are from Marikina, you can find a one at the SM Mall.
Courses Restaurant is a part of the Art Institute of Houston, where student chefs learn how to cook as well as manage the back and front of the house.
San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood is known for its many bars. Here's a local's take on the best spots in PB for a cocktail or a beer.
You can order healthy fast food, but they don't make it easy, and you may be eating more calories than you think. Learn how to order fast food that doesn't go straight to your waistline.
The Blue Nile, located in Houston, Texas, is an Ethiopian restaurant that is a Zagat Winner. From the authentic food, good service, and unique décor, this restaurant is worth a visit.
Being a manager at a coffee shop and making people specialty coffee drinks was one of the most rewarding things I have ever had the opportunity to do. But there are some things that are important for you to know before you make your next café visit.
While Tulsa has some of the most outstanding restaurants in the state, there are none more unusual than the five Tulsa restaurants listed in this article. These unusual restaurants range from the whimsical to the magical, from Old Mexico to Asia, and across space and time.
California cuisine is a rapidly evolving food trend with a wide range of meaning and many different approaches. Let's find out how it came to exist and what makes it so unique.
The Oriental Garden Chinese restaurant in Spring, TX, offers excellent food and good service. It boasts an attractive décor, complete with comfortable armchairs for diners.
In this article, I recall my experiences going to all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets in the United States, Taiwan, and Thailand. Besides describing a typical U.S. dinner buffet, I describe Mongolian barbecue buffets in Taiwan, Japanese hot pot buffets in Thailand, and more.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work at the popular burger chain, In-N-Out? This article is about my six year experience "under the arrow", working as an employee for In-N-Out Burger.
Pepper Twins, located in Houston's River Oaks Shopping Center, is a popular restaurant that offers spicy Sichuan cuisine in a pretty interior setting.
The North China restaurant in West Houston offers Mandarin-style Chinese food in a beautiful setting. See photos of the interior plus some food shots here.
Restaurants with an "all you can eat" buffet meal at a set price can be a good value for diners. Here are some tips on how to eat a lot at a buffet and get the best value.
The English pub is still the hub of the community in most parts of the UK. But what does the future hold for the historic public house? This article offers a look at some of the oldest and most interesting 'watering holes' England has to offer.
El Canton Firewood Pizzeria, located in Katy, TX, has a wood-fired pizza oven brought here from Guadalajara, Mexico. Enjoy custom pizzas and tasty food in a casual setting.
All you need to know about Starbucks' iced teas and iced tea lemonades. This guide was written by a Starbucks barista!
Curry Original is an Indian eatery located close to the waterfront in Kingston, Ontario. While there are some excellent items on the menu, other dishes could use a little injection of flavour.
Why is it some bars are always packed whereas others seem to be empty most of the time? I have done my fair share of research, and I can tell you there are 10 "must-haves" to keep those barstools occupied.
Antipolo isn't just the Philippines' city for pilgrimage. It's also home to quaint restaurants and cafes that will surely keep your palate salivating for more.
Eating in Paris doesn't have to be difficult or outragously expensive. Just locate Bistro Le Coin and keep going back. This small bistro was the gastronomic highlight of our Paris culinary odyssey.
Looking for good eats on the Big Island of Hawaii? Here's a list of the best local restaurants! From pancakes to loco mocos, you will find this list of restaurants helpful when planning your trip.
Sandwiches make a good, healthy lunch when you are looking for something to eat in a hurry. These sandwiches are known by many names, including submarines, grinders, hoagies, and heroes. Here is a review of a few popular shops: Jersey Mikes, Subway, Togo's, Firehouse, Charley's, and 7-Eleven.
Discover some guidelines and tips for eating healthy meals at Italian restaurants, including healthy menu choices and foods to avoid.
A straightforward guide all about the smoothies Starbucks offers with the bonus mention of Strawberry Blended Lemonades. Learn all about these beverages from a certified Starbucks barista.
Japanese McDonald's are very different from those in America. This article looks at the interesting differences between the two.
The Path of Tea, a tea shop in Houston, offers a tranquil environment in which to enjoy organically raised teas from around the world. A fantastic variety is available!
Cupcakes are a delicious treat and they are sold in many cupcake shops in Melbourne. This article tells you where to get those cupcakes in Melbourne for your birthday party, wedding or business event.
San Diego has such a lively bar scene, it could be the bar capital of America. Nay, the world! The Universe! Well, you get the picture. In this article, I share my 8 favorite local bars.
Enjoy this is a barista-written guide to Starbucks' Teavana full-leaf hot teas. This article includes a list of available teas, steeping recommendations, sizing info, customization options, and more.
This is a beginner's guide to how Starbucks works. Learn how to order an espresso drink like a pro, brought to you by a certified barista.
A server explores five positive changes resulting from the coronavirus shutdown that will make restaurants a better place.
This article is a local's guide to the best restaurants in Pensacola for steak, sandwiches, seafood, and gourmet dining. If you plan to visit Pensacola, I would definitely recommend giving one or more of these places a try!
This is a description of a visit to an old-fashioned small Pennsylvania pretzel bakery and shop tucked into a residential neighborhood in a small town. It does not advertise, but the locals flock there. This article includes 14 photos.
The much-loved Buffalo wing got its start at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY, in the 1960s. It's a place where history occurred that forever changed how chicken wings are prepared.
The 8th Wonder Brewery is a family-friendly place located in the EaDo district of Houston. Craft beers, food trucks, amazing sculptures, picnic areas, and more add to the fun.
Dining in the dark is a unique concept aimed at giving us an unforgettable gastronomic experience. But is it as amazing and intriguing as is sounds? Read my dinner in the dark experience to find out.
Trying to eat healthier without cutting out your favorite Starbucks drink? Or, just looking to save a bit on the daily cost? Here are ten easy ways to cut calories with each sip.
Read this DoorDash review to decide whether to try it for your next food delivery! Compare pricing, customer service, and pros and cons for this app.
I ordered and sampled the entire menu at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, so I can tell you about everything they make!
The blue plate special is quintessential American comfort food—a wholesome meal that evokes thoughts of an era when perhaps life was simpler. Join me for a bit of history, and of course a few recipes.
Aside from their talent as performers, many of South Korea's celebrities are also apt businessmen. Many of them have used their money to start restaurants. These are 10 you should visit.
Akira is a top-five Japanese restaurant in Kingston, Ontario. I thought that some items on their menu were very tasty; others, however, were just all right.
I really enjoy chicken tenders, nuggets, strips, etc. I review some examples here and give my opinions on some fast-food chicken options. Do you agree? I'll try and keep this page updated. The stores I've sampled are in California. Depending upon your location, availability may be limited.
Enjoy a warm atmosphere at Brio Tuscan Grille in Houston's City Centre. Whether eating brunch, lunch, or dinner, the excellent food and ambiance is sure to please.
One of the four major parks located at Disney World, Epcot has the greatest variety and quality for in-park restaurants. International cuisine and unique dining experiences enhance everyone’s day at this exciting park!
Which restaurants and bars should you consider visiting during a skiing trip to Arinsal Andorra. Do you like a steak or like to sample local foods—this guide will help direct your culinary tastes.
The old location of Las Alamedas Mexican restaurant in Houston has closed. Luckily, a new location has opened in Katy, Texas, where the tradition of serving delicious Mexican food in a pretty setting continues.
The author is a barista who shares answers to questions she hears all day at Starbucks. How does Starbucks make a latte? And how can customers customize the drink for themselves? Read on to find out.
Lone Star Texas Grill is a popular downtown Kingston eatery that specializes in Tex-Mex food. I had their BBQ Bacon Burger during my last visit. Their presentation wasn't the greatest, but the food was pretty enjoyable. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant.
Fast food in Japan can be a good way to experience "daily life" culture. But for folks who need to eat gluten free, it can be a scary experience. Here's a quick guide to a few major chains/types of restaurants to help you get through your gluten-free day abroad.
Houston's Rio Ranch Restaurant has a decor that is inspired by Texas Hill Country. A recognized chef prepares delicious food, and the waitstaff is friendly and efficient.
Hoodadak, located in Katy, Texas, offers Korean-styled chicken and more in a casual atmosphere. We are now fans of bulgogi and had never even heard of it before.
Drugs, alcohol, and tons of drama . . . that's what you'll find on the menu at your local McDonald's.
Choosing a restaurant can sometimes be daunting, especially when you are celebrating a special occasion for someone else. Major considerations often pale when your guest has special requirements but in today's foodie world, this is no longer a problem.
Maine-ly Sandwiches is a successful chain of restaurants that has several locations in Houston. See photos and read about my experience dining there.
Learn about the calorie content in various Indian food items, including easy-to-read charts. We take a look at biryani, buffet, butter chicken, chapati, chicken curry, chicken tikka masala, dal, dosa, idli, grains, naan, pakora, and paratha.
These are my suggestions for finding the perfect places to eat while visiting Sedona, from takeout to celebrating a special occasion.
This is a brief review of McDonald's three new signature sandwiches: the Maple Bacon Dijon, the Sweet BBQ Bacon and the Pico Guacamole.
Looking for a fun and funky place to stuff your face in Oklahoma? This list of 14 unique restaurants is sure to tickle your fancy.
Burning Grill is a new Korean restaurant in Kingston, Ontario. Their free pickled veggies are delicious; however, their bibimbop is just average.
Everything you ever wanted or needed to know about Starbucks Blended Creme Frappuccinos, as brought to you by a barista.
There are fewer places in the world with a thriving music scene like the one in New Orleans. It's the place to hear some of the best rock music and musicians in the U.S. Here are the best places to go see them.
They preach loudly about the organic, artisanal chicken they buy at the farmer’s markets, and they bang on forever over quinoa-encrusted tofu. They are food snobs, and they need to be dealt with.
Filipino food-lovers have a strong sense of loyalty. A restaurant that is most favorited has delicious food, an authentic ambiance, and hospitable service.
I was able to get enough freebies from restaurants that I got free meals all day long on my birthday. Read on to see how you can do the same!
The Torchy's Tacos chain originated with the expertise of Chef Michael Rypka in Austin, Texas. There are now many locations in Texas and in several other states, as well.
Looking for the perfect coffee shop or cafe name? Look no further! Here is a list of 45 creative coffee-inspired names for your small business!
Here's an in-depth review of my experience with the Starbucks gold reward card. If you like plain coffee and tea, the rewards card is a great fit. But it isn't great if you like blended drinks!
The best places to eat in Flagstaff ... according to me. But there's a poll for each restaurant for others to weigh in on these local eateries.
Another Time Soda Fountain, located in Rosenberg, Texas, will transport you back to the days when pharmacists often owned their own pharmacies—featuring lunch counters and other amenities, as well.
O My Sushi is a Japanese/Korean restaurant in downtown Kingston, Ontario. They have exceptional dynamite rolls that you must try.
Look here to see the differences between Starbucks and McDonald's McCafe popular espresso drinks. Compare prices, calories, and caffeine content.
Trying to find the best hot chocolate from a fast food restaurant or coffee house? Check out these reviews.
Fish and chips is a delightful English staple that is enjoyed by many people around the world. This dish can be found at many familiar fast food restaurants. In this article, I will review some of these restaurants.
Why does Diet Coke taste better at McDonald's? There are many speculations, but in this article, I get to the bottom line.
Chopsticks are the eating utensil of choice in many Asian countries, including Thailand, but especially in China where the use originated. Originating in Greece, forks are used in Western countries.
If you're visiting the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco, or if you're a local looking for some epic grub, be sure to check out these six phenomenal bakeries.