RESTAURANTS OF THE MONTH | Burgers and Bourbon with BJ Coleman




Fresh, high–quality seafood, simple and elegant recipes, and understated glamour are just a few reasons to visit Mario Batali and David Pasternack‘s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant ESCA! Located at 402 West 43rd Street off of 9th Avenue, Esca’s menu features incomparable crudo (Italian raw fish sashimi-style), decadent pastas and savory meats – each worthy of their own […]

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Celebrating National PASTA MONTH @ CRAIG’S, West Hollywood – October’s Restaurant Of The Month


October is National Pasta Month, and during my visit to Los Angeles last week, I was headed to one of my favorite classic Italian restaurants DAN TANA’S for dinner, but when we got stalled at valet, my dining companion suggested going to the newer, more hip, and celebrity-heavy Dan Tana counterpart – CRAIGS, the Italian restaurant […]

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Restaurant of the Month: CELEBRATE @ Daniel Boulud’s DANIEL, NYC

Bacon-Wrapped Swordfish at Daniel

Tuesday’s post on the opening of Daniel Boulud‘s new Bar Boulud in Boston made me want to have my own celebration for the highly respected french chef who has cooked for everyone including celebrities, the first family, royalty and worldwide high-society. To celebrate my 34th birthday last month, I treated myself to dinner at DANIEL, Boulud’s twenty-year-old signature […]

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***THE IVY*** July’s Restaurant of the Month!!!

Ivy Soft Shell Crabs

Known for their constant and consistent celebrity clientele, THE IVY is one of Beverly Hills’ most cherished and beloved restaurants where paparazzi camp outside in hopes of catching a big name go in or come out.  Those looking to shun the spotlight avoid The Ivy, but those looking for a little publicity, know it’s the […]

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Power Dining at the FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT ***June’s Restaurant of The Month***

Lobster Entree as served at dinner at THE FOUR SEASONS Restaurant in NYC ...

Whether it’s business power lunches or celebratory dinners – no matter the time, the occasion, or the meal, there simply is no other dining experience quite like that at the FOUR SEASONS RESTAURANT in New York City.  And while you won’t be there for brunch or breakfast (the Four Seasons is only open after 12pm […]

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May’s Restaurant of The Month – SOUTHERN ART, Atlanta, GA

Shrimp & Grits at Art Smith's SOUTHERN ART ...

Call it Southern food, call it Soul food, but no matter, how you chop it or dice it, ART SMITH is a maestro in the kitchen!  During my last stay in Atlanta, I had the pleasure of staying at the InterContinental Hotel.  Like Washington DC’s The Liaison, the hotel itself could do better a service, […]

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GEORGIA BROWN’S, Washington DC – All That & A Basket of Fluffy Biscuits!

Biscuits & Cornbread basket as served at Georgia Brown's

For years I have heard about popular Washington DC soul food restaurant GEORGIA BROWN’S.  A favorite of my grandmothers, first lady Michelle Obama is often spotted there dining with family or friends. Well, I finally visited last week for lunch, and when the server placed a basket of fluffy biscuits and warm cornbread in the […]

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Restaurant of the Month: CRUSTACEAN’S, Beverly Hills

Crustacean Crab

CRUSTACEANS is the quintessential Beverly Hills restaurant.  Located at 9646 S. Santa Monica Boulevard, Crustaceans is in the heart of 90210.  Swanky decor with a live aquarium doubling as a floor, Crustaceans offers some of the best dishes on the west coast with traditional family seafood and noodle recipes that keep celebrities coming through the […]

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Why RIHANNA & I Can’t Get Enough of DA SILVANO

Taglierini Contadina

If you follow the steps of superstar RIHANNA, then you already know whenever my friend is in New York City, the pop diva is seen either exiting or returning to her and MY favorite Manhattan Italian restaurant – DA SILVANO. Located in Manhattan’s trendy and tony West Village, Da Silvano features luxe and rich authentic […]

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Trendy & Presidential Dining @ LINCOLN ***September’s Restaurant of the Month***

Shrimp & Grits

Trendy dining can be a tricky situation.  Whether it is an attempt to stay current or due to increased demand, popular ingredients, dishes and recipes wind up on a restaurant’s menu to offer healthy selections, diversify tastes, and keep diners hip to the streets.  Have you also noticed that kale (the same greens my mama […]

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