Judging MISS TEEN USA Over A 4-Course Dinner @ OLIVE’S in THE BAHAMAS!

I was recently invited by the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) to judge the 2015 Miss Teen USA pageant in the Bahamas, and joined former Miss Teen USA Danielle Doty and t People’s Choice Awards president Fred Nelson to ultimately help select Miss Louisiana to take over the crown! This is my second time judging Miss Teen […]

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What To Order @ TAMARIND, NYC

In NYC, there are ample options for Indian food.  The culture’s addictive spices, standout flavors, and unique dishes make for a nice alternative from traditional American fare for lunch, dinner pasta options, or cheap and easy Asian takeout.  But one celebrity favorite known for bringing down the house in Indian dining in NYC while accommodating […]

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

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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What To Order @ CHICKIE’S & PETE’S, Philadelphia

I was in Philadelphia last week and visited a crab-serving sports bar of sorts called CHICKIE’S & PETE’S.  A Philadelphia sports bar staple since the late 1980’s, Chickie’s & Pete’s is a hybrid of TGIF’s and Joe’s Crab Shack, where prices are affordable, televisions blare sporting events, contests and games take place over loud speakers, […]

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Restaurant of the Month: CRUSTACEAN’S, Beverly Hills

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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Lunch at DEL FRISCO’S

Since posting yesterday’s lunch from June’s Restaurant of the Month – Union Square Cafe, I’m all about lunch, and just may make every post this week on some of my favorite lunches! I couldn’t think of a better way for Tuesday’s lunch celebration than sharing the deliciousness of one of the best steak houses in […]

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Brunch @ Jean Georges’ ABC KITCHEN

As one Yelp.com reviewer acknowledged, when it comes to restaurants and dining, the name Jean Georges Vongerichten is synonymous with the best in luxury and food.  And as one can imagine, his downtown Manhattan locavore and environmentally conscious ABC KITCHEN certainly does not disappoint. Located at 35 East 18th Street, bucolic elegance is beautifully balanced […]

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Clyde’s Chili, Crab Dip, Fried Oysters & Parmesan Trout at OLD EBBITT GRILL, Washington DC

Yesterday I raved about the Veal Milanese at Nello’s, but back in May I posted on The BEST Veal Milanese Ever that I found at the legendary Washington, DC saloon – THE OLD EBBITT GRILL. Whenever I’m in my hometown, it’s always a treat to visit the luxurious restaurant that boasts comfortable and lavish American […]

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A Crab Cake Lunch at CORNER SOCIAL, NYC

I had a delicious lunch al fresco today at Corner Social in Harlem on the NW corner of 126th St. and Lenox Ave.  I’ve written about this place before, but because it’s new, the menu keeps getting these delicious upgrades that keep me going back for more!  It stays packed during the weeknights and the […]

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Vivica A. Fox’s Lunch at LEGAL SEAFOODS, Washington DC

I had the best day in Washington DC yesterday with Coleman Entertainment Group client VIVICA A. FOX!  We stopped by Burgers & Bourbon’s May Restaurant of the Month – LEGAL SEA FOODS in Chinatown, across from the Verizon center, and while I did not eat anything, Vivica had a crab cake and some cheese-covered broccoli! […]

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