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Love, Loss, and Spaghetti

Posted by Bianca Garcia under Top Foodie Blog
Last year, I had my heart broken twice. First, when my boyfriend and I broke up. And second, when my beloved grandfather (my lolo) died shortly after. I didn’t know how to deal with it. I didn’t know how to mourn. I didn’t want to mourn. So I kept myself busy - so busy that I [...]


Amber – Upper West Side

Posted by Lady T under Restaurants, Top Foodie Blog
The UWS is filled with pan-Asian restaurants serving an assortment of cuisines. Amber is one such restaurant but on this particular night, MM and I really went there for the sushi.  Although I’m not really a leaf eater, the salad was ver... [...]


Barcelona Cuisine | Comerç 24

Posted by Daisy under Top Foodie Blog
One of the most memorable meals during our trip to Spain was at Barcelona's eloquent and cosmopolitan Comerç 24. Distinguished by a coveted Michelin Star, Chef/owner Charles Abellan's cuisine is described as having roots but knowing no borders. He beg... [...]


O Ya Grand Omakase Chef’s Tasting

Posted by Daisy under Top Foodie Blog
Preceded by its upstanding reputation and precluded by a hefty price tag; the buzz hasn't let up since it opened in March of 2007, and my desire to visit has only grown stronger all the while. As good fortune combined with a little hard work and dedica... [...]


My Most Extravagant Meal

Posted by Bianca Garcia under Restaurants, Top Foodie Blog
... was composed of 22 courses, eaten in 5+ hours. It included caviar and foie gras and different kinds of truffles. I had the best steak of my life. And I ate a gold leaf. At a Japanese restaurant. [...]


Not for Us

Posted by Cat under Top Foodie Blog
We eat out a lot and tonight we realized there are just some types of restaurants that aren’t for us.  Besa Grill in Clearwater is one of them.  There’s something about it that tries too hard.  For the prices, you have a certain expectation and for us, those expectations just weren’t met tonight. I normally [...]

Last Thursday evening I was treated to a five course meal paired with exceptional Chilean wines in Legal Sea Food's Park Square 10,000 bottle wine cellar. I accepted an invitation to the Santa Rita Wine Dinner from Legal's Director of Marketing, Ida Fa... [...]


White and Church

Posted by Lady T under Restaurants, Top Foodie Blog
Last June, I had the pleasure of attending the soft opening for White and Church. I found the menu on NY Magazine's webpage and hoped that I'd get a chance to sample a few items. Unfortunately, the star of that evening was the 60 option cocktail m... [...]



Posted by The Food Junkie under Default, Top Foodie Blog
Voted as One of Canada's Top Ten Best New Restaurant in 2008 by enRoute magazine and the Best New Restaurant in 2008 by Toronto Life Magazine, Lucien is quite impressive on paper. Although it has been almost three and a half years since then and a... [...]


Ichiban Sushi

Posted by Lady T under Top Foodie Blog
Woohoo! I had a chance to visit my peeps last month so it was a wonderful weekend filled with great eats. First stop was Ms. G's lovely neighborhood in Bowie. We went to the town center to enjoy a variety of Asian cuisine that they serve at Ichiban. Af... [...]