TOP 5 (FOOD) Reasons To Stay @ THE SOFITEL, Philadelphia

The SOFITEL is a worldwide luxury 4-star hotel that accommodates some of the world’s biggest celebrities, politicians and tastemakers on a global scale for business stays, late night escapades, cocktail affairs and a sliver of Parisian taste as evidenced by the staff greetings, sophisticated decor, and, of course, menus expressing French fare with decadent appeal! […]

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Escargot & Truffle Fries @ The HOTEL MONACO, DC

A recent stay in Washington DC found me lapping up in luxury at THE HOTEL MONACO.  A historic former government building, the Monaco’s vast halls, comfy rooms, chic and contemporary decor, and adjacent fusion French restaurant where pork belly, escargot and toothsome menu items cause instant mouth-watering temptation, define the distinct style and bold luxury […]

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: A French Paradise @ LA MIRABELLE

LA MIRABELLE is an outstanding family-run Upper West Side french bistro located at 102 West 86th Street in Manhattan.  A neighborhood favorite, La Mirabelle is often frequented by local celebrities and offers some of the best french fare in the city! Traditional french cuisine served by friendly servers in a cozy and comfortable atmosphere make […]

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Restaurant Review: Date Night @ ALMOND, NYC

The other night, I went on an intimate dinner at ALMOND, the American bistro that boast rustic French dishes of teamed Black Mussels with Shallots and White Wine and Roast Chicken with Hand-Crushed Potatoes and Natural Jus, while a list of plats du jour range from Roasted Whole Fish and red Wattle Porkchop to Rack of […]

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Celebrate BROADWAY Classics, History & Fun @ JOE ALLEN’S!!!

Located at 326 West 46th Street on the theatre district’s busy restaurant row, JOE ALLEN’S RESTAURANT has been filling the bellies of locals, tourists and Broadway stars since 1965 with comfort American dishes that keep tables full and energy high.  It’s been said that Rosie O’Donnell and Al Pacino are huge fans of the 57-year-old restaurant that started out […]

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Glamorous Tribeca Ease @ PLEIN SUD, NYC

For the past two weeks, I’ve been spending my morning with 22 strangers in a downtown Manhattan court room to serve on a Grand Jury.  I have two more weeks to go and am hardly complaining.  While the new assignment offers a nice change of pace to my schedule, I’m doing tons of meetings in […]

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Steak Tartare, Escargot, & Ravioli at BISTROT DU COIN, Washington DC

I grappled with choosing this week’s Restaurant of the Week, because while I was in DC, I also stopped by the city’s staple bistro – Bistrot du Coin.  I grew up  in DC, but this was my first time visiting this popular bistro at the suggestion of a friend and I could easily see why President […]

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