We learned about S.Anna from some locals siting besides us at Da Francisco. Since then we have visited several times. S.Anna is a nice local everyday Italian restaurant. Pasta are house made and great. The anti-pasta bar offer a good assortment and is very good. Once in a while they have this special cake that they bake it’s really a treat. I can’t think of the name of it but I do remember having it a couple of times then being disappointed one day when they ran out of it. Do visit for solid and unpretentious Italian food.
We go to Angelina on a cool day to warm up with a cup of their world famous “Hot Chocolate” it tastes similar to a gourmet chocolate bar melted and served with a side of whipped cream. They are also well know as a place for “Ladies to Lunch” while taking a break from wearing out their husband’s credit cards. While it’s our primary “Hot Chocolate” destination the food is also quite good as well.
Across the street from the entrance to the Vatican Museum is Lori’s favorite gelateria in Rome. In fact I think it’s religious experience her! Old Bridge is one of the top shops in Rome their specialty is fruit flavors. We learned about this shop many years ago from a cab driver late one evening heading back to the hotel when Lori decided it was time for one more Gelato. We always stop here as well as Gelareria dei Gracchi my old favorite. I have a new favorite to introduce Lori to on our next trip. While doing this post, I notice they have plans on selling franchises…I’m ready.
I have not been to Germany lately and after arriving 5 hours late, I was hungry and ready to eat at 3pm local time. Being after lunch and prior to dinner, options are limited. I decided to try a landmark the Hofbrauhaus, it’s exactly what you would expect from a typical German Beer House. You stroll in and sit down anywhere you want at these huge communal tables. A waiter will come up and bring you a liter of BEER (the Germans always drink it in liter size). I decided on my favorite hauxen and pretzel. The food was not really good so I’d recommend sticking with a BEER and pretzel.
Yes! there are several great Susi restaurants in DC. Uni is locate about 6 blocks away from my favorite Taro. The fish is pristine and wasabi fresh ground. They have a great assortment of hot and cold appetizer including on of our favorite, beef tataki. They also feature a great selection of Japanese beer and sake. The surrounding are not as cool as Taro and perhaps the food not quite at the level of excellence but still indeed excellent . Uni is a much friendlier restaurant that allows for interaction between client and chef also more reasonably priced.
Driving up to the Sundy House is like driving up to a quaint B&B locate in a tropical paradise. They have an elaborate Sunday Brunch buffet inclusive of Champagne and Bloody Marys. The food quality and preparation are very good. I enjoyed everything with the exception of the Oysters, they were farm raised and not very good. I mentioned it to the management on a survey they handed out and they responded positively that they were not totally please by them and are looking for another source.
We have never stayed at the Sundy House B&B however the ground are very tranquil. We definitely recommend the brunch, bring your large pants and enjoy.
Sunday Brunch at the Atlantic Grill, Delray Beach Florida:
Located in the Seagate Hotel the Atlantic Grill is an attractive looking place. The food was hit and miss, basicaly there was no consistency from the kitchen. Ingredients were of average quality and preparation hap hazard. The service was pleasant however unprofessional. My poached eggs arrived very overcooked when I returned them they were returned in better condition however the English muffins were soggy and cold. Many of the dishes lacked any inspired flavor including the Trio Benedict and Fried Brie. The presentations were not bad and Lori’s lobster frittata was pretty good although very small for 19 dollars. The Pineapple Cake with Coconut Ice Cream desert was made the prior day and was very soggy. We recommend coming in for happy hour this way you can enjoy the lovely ambiance and some of appetizers.
Walking down rue Saint-Dominique from the Eiffel Tower the first of the three Christian Constant restaurants you reach is Cafe Constant. This is a local cafe were you may find Christian himself (see photo) dining. The specials change daily and come to you on the good old fashion black board. This is one of my regular stops in Paris because it is open all day. They have several different menus according to the time of day. I really can say that I’ve never had a meal I did not like here!
High Quality ingredients, prepared to perfection and reasonable prices!!
I checked out Bobby Flay’s (grill-boy as Ari of Entourage calls him) new venture in the burger joint frenzy. I grabbed my camera and walked a mile or so on a great day in DC. Once I arrived at Bobby’s, I viewed the menu on the wall and ordered several items including a milkshake which I don’t have very often. You order, pay, sit and wait for your food to arrive.
The shake arrived first, disappointing there was an option for “REAL” whip cream however no option for a “Real” shake. It was basically flavorless and tasted one step below a McD’s mix shake. The burger arrived with the fries next. The burger was good but nothing I’d go running back for. The fries were not worth eating, in fact, I stopped at FIVE GUYS for some very good fries to fill that square on the way back to the hotel. My recommendation would be take the Bobby’s Burger to go and get some fries at FIVE GUYS for a good meal.
Lori found this wonderful place a few years ago. Unfortunately it got lost in the backlog of photos to be blogged. The food was wonderful and its great for a romantic evening. The presentations and food were executed with the French flair you’d expect at a high end establishment yet Le Reminet was very reasonably priced…..It’s on the list for a blog update!
Le Reminet, Paris
Address:3 rue des grands degres,
75005 Paris (See map)
Telephone:01 44 07 04 24
Located just a few steps off the Royal Mile this seafood-er serves only the finest fresh local catch. It’s elegant modern interior is as stylish as the food presentations. The oysters are amazing served with a Wild Boar sausage on the side. The daily lunch and prix-theater specials are a good value. All of the fish is cooked to perfection and served with attention to detail. The Carmel Sundae for dessert should not be passed up!
We received a recommendation from a friend of a friend that has sent a lot of time in Perugia. We called our Italian friends and asked them to join us for dinner. I set the GPS in the rental car and off we went. After the usual amount of animated conversation and circling we arrived. We were pleasantly surprised by a charming exterior and really impressed by the romantic setting inside. It was love at first sight for me and first bite for Lori. All of the dishes were expertly prepared and presented in a modern yet approachable manner, very fitting for the location. All of the pasta dishes were homemade and superb. The eggplant starter was amazing!! The local fish was pristine and melted like butter in your mouth. The Tuscan white pork was almost as good as sex.
All around an excellent dinner at a very reasonable cost. We all agreed that is was definitely a fine recommendation.