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17 July, 2014

Downtown St. Paul, Cosetta, and the Wabasha Street Caves

Downtown St. Paul, Cosetta, and the Wabasha Street Caves
Posted in : Dining in St. Paul, MN, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for St. Paul, MN on by : The Gourmez
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I’ve been to Minneapolis a number of times, but somehow, I hadn’t made it to neighboring St. Paul, the capitol of Minnesota. So on my last trip to the area, I was determined to spend an afternoon there. It didn’t make any sense to this wanderluster to be that close to the city and never
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26 June, 2014

Little Star Pizza

Little Star Pizza
Posted in : Dining in San Francisco, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Little Star is a small gourmet-pizza chain with three outlets in San Francisco. We chose it for an early dinner on a Saturday afternoon because it had the best ratings for open eateries in that neck of the Mission at that time, aside from the also-appealing arepas spot across the street. At 3 pm, the
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5 June, 2014

Izalco Catering

Izalco Catering
Posted in : Dining in San Ramon, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Izalco Catering is a Salvadoran catering business that serves up pupusas at the San Ramon Farmers’ Market every week. That just happens to be near my husband’s workplace, so I joined him for lunch one Thursday afternoon, and we ordered five of their pupusas to share. As you can see, they are each about the
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20 March, 2014

Star Bene

Posted in : Dining in Santa Cruz, CA, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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When I went to school in Santa Cruz, Star Bene was one of the fancier restaurants I heard about but never had the chance to go to because (a) it was outside the range of my college student budget and (b) none of my dates chose it for dinner. Thus, it remained an out-of-reach of
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6 March, 2013

Firehouse Subs Sampling and Talk with the Founder

Posted in : Dining in Cary, NC, Events, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Firehouse Subs Sampling and Talk with the Founder Two weeks ago, I was invited to the Firehouse Subs on Kildaire Farms Road in Cary for a night of sub sandwich and soda tasting with my blogging peers. The real draw for me was the chance to hear Robin Sorenson, who founded Firehouse Subs with his
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17 February, 2012

The Brooklyn Food Scene Part 2

Posted in : Bars in Brooklyn, NYC, NY, Cocktails, Spirits, Bars, Dining in Brooklyn, NYC, NY, Restaurants, Travel, Travel Guide for Brooklyn, NYC on by : The Gourmez
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In Part 1 of our journey through two days of Brooklyn’s food and drink wonders, we started out in DC with some bacon and toffee waffles, then went to dinner at Buttermilk Channel in Brooklyn, and had brunch at Colonie the next day. Brunch was walked off with a visit to the waterfront and lovely
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27 January, 2012

L’Uva Enoteca

Posted in : Dining in Durham, NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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L’Uva Enoteca 406 Blackwell Street Tobacco District, Durham Website Lunch: $9–$15 L’Uva opened in the American Tobacco District last year, replacing a sushi restaurant that didn’t seem able to adapt to the crowds from the Durham Performing Arts Center. In its place is an upscale spot that focuses on using local ingredients to bring together
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9 September, 2011

La Volta

Posted in : Dining in Raleigh, NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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La Volta 411 Fayetteville Street Downtown Raleigh Website Entrees: $13–$20 La Volta is an Italian restaurant on Fayetteville Street, right off the pretty City Plaza stretch of downtown Raleigh, which means it’s a prime location for people watching, especially if there’s a costume convention in town. There are plenty of outdoor tables, but I found
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21 December, 2010

Panciuto

Posted in : Dining in Hillsborough, NC, Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Panciuto 110 South Churton Street Downtown Hillsborough Website Entrees: $22–25 Panciuto is an upscale eatery with Italian flair on the main strip of Hillsborough. They display the names of the farms they source from proudly on the tables. It’s a cozy space with brick and cream walls, dark wood, a fireplace, and a subtle, curvy
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7 May, 2010

Babymoon Cafe, Morrisville

Posted in : Restaurants on by : The Gourmez
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Babymoon Café 100 Jerusalem Drive, Suite 106 Morrisville Website Pasta/Entrees: $9.95–$23.95 Sandwiches/Pizzas: $7.25–$16.95 Babymoon Café is an Italian restaurant in the tradition of most Italian restaurants in the US: pastas, pizza, calzones, subs, and Rat Pack music playing in the background. Their porch is very inviting, and I especially liked the trellis’s design. First off,
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