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Lucky Hank’s, Lucky Edgartown

This review of a new cafe in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard is by one of our guest contributors, and our friend, Marguerite Jill Dye. I once lived on the Vineyard and cannot wait to return to Lucky Hanks. I have been enjoying Chef Danny’s creative cuisine for years. ~Brenda C. Hill . . To discover one’s...

Miguel’s of Siesta Key, Florida

The locals are flocking to Miguel’s, near the winner of the nation’s best beach in 2012.  We want to bask in the old world flavors of this memorable cuisine Miguel’s before the snow birds, or are they sun birds, return. Miguel’s can get very busy in any season after nearly 30 years of deserved praise. Set...

LAVO Boasts Biggest and Tastiest Meatball in Las Vegas

By Patty Anis Growing up in New York, with one of my parents having Sicilian roots, it was predictable that our family would appreciate good Italian food, and often.  Although my mother was of Irish decent, she quickly learned the art of Italian cooking from my maternal grandmother, who had recently...

Voulez Vous Bistro Opens This Week

The opening of a new French Bistro in the La Jolla Shores neighborhood is delicious news. I have always enjoyed this beach lovers corner of La Jolla- (The Jewell). Now there is a new little gem to add to La Jolla’s creative culinary crown. Owner Christian Malecot has been rivaling TV network’s Restaurant...

32 East Atumnal Equinox Wine Dinner

There are so many things I enjoy  about autumn. I am spending this month on an endless summer beach in California. Then we set sail for Catalina Island under the wine moon on the 22nd. I will miss my annual treat at 32 East. However, I am including the invitation for anyone near the east coast of Florida....

Ooh La La, Sarasota’s Small French Bakery And Creperie Re-visited

A year and half ago I reviewed Ooh La La, a small French bakery, in Sarasota, Florida, on the day it opened. I knew it would be a success. Now they have expanded their deliciously decadent dishes as well as their days and hours. This authentic bistro-style bakery reminds me of walking down a side street in...

Oktoberfest at Geier’s German Kitchen in Sarasota, Florida

This is time of year that the Hill Team enjoys being in Switzerland and Germany. If you aren’t traveling to these fascinating countries in late September, you can  probably find a genuine Oktoberfest somewhere near by. I will be in San Diego for the month of September, and will send news about the...

Two Islands Two Great cafes Blu Island Bistro and Island Blu Que Grill Review

I enjoyed both of these island cafes during the first week of July. Skipping the traditional dogs and burgers for fried green tomatoes on the island of Venice, and roast suckling pig on Siesta Key. Both  tropical paradises are on the southwest coast of Florida. Both have that flip-flop vibe of old Florida...

Grand Opening Bonjour Frenchcafe

Bonjour Frenchcafe on Siesta Key is celebrating their early success with a grand opening. Join the friendly staff on July, 10, for a wine tasting and French food buffet for only $10 per person. There will be live music in a relaxed atmosphere from 5-9 pm. We posted a review of Bonjour the first week it...

Two Reviews, Two Senoritas, and Ophelia’s, Sarasota, Florida

Soon Maralyn and I, The Tandem Tasters, turn into two senoras as we head back to Mexico. We love Mexican cuisine, especially delicious and healthful at the ranch. We will be harvesting and feasting on the farm, fresh, organic food at award-winning Rancho La Puerta in Tecote, Mexico. I can hardly wait until...

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