Category Archive: restaurant reviews

Orange County: Mexican Food with French Technique at Anepalco’s

  While I was in Orange County visiting Anepalco’s and others for a Tour de Negroni (Negroni Week research), I couldn’t help but try the food as well. Anepalco’s likes to say it’s… Continue reading

Laguna Beach: Dinner at Broadway by Amar Santana

  During my Negroni Week research, we stopped in at Broadway by Amar Santana for dinner.   I was craving pasta and since I love cavatelli, the dish with lamb ragout sounded awesome.… Continue reading

Orlando: Dinner at Highball and Harvest at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes

  One of the best meals I had at the Ritz Carlton, Grande Lakes was at Highball and Harvest for the Tasting Panel Magazine judges who were judging wine and spirits at Wine… Continue reading

WSWA: Tasting Panel Magazine Judges Dinner at Highball and Harvest

The day before I judged spirits with Tasting Panel Magazine at Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I got to meet the other judges at a special dinner. Hosted at Highball and Harvest… Continue reading

Orlando: Dinner at Cask and Larder

  While I was in Orlando for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I checked out Cask & Larder in nearby Winter Park. It was recommended to us by many people for both… Continue reading

Orlando: Sushi with Martin Miller’s Gin at The Dragonfly

  While in Orlando for Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, I checked out a local sushi spot, The Dragonfly. We started off with drinks including the Sumo Smash (Martin Miller’s gin, ginger,… Continue reading

Orlando: Italian Food at Primo at the JW Marriott, Grande Lakes

When you are at a convention located at the Grand Lakes with the JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton for 5 nights, you get to know every restaurant on the property. On our first… Continue reading

Orlando: Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen at JW Marriott, Grande Lakes

On our first night in Orlando¬†for WSWA, we went for a drink and snacks at Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen in the lobby of the JW Marriott, Grand Lakes. Farm to table was… Continue reading

Checking Out Iceland’s Einstock Craft Beer

  I recently went to a pint night at Stout in Santa Monica to check out the beers from Einstok from Iceland. It is touted as Iceland’s number one craft beer brewery. I… Continue reading

Venice: Breakfast at Barlo at the Hotel Erwin

  Over Memorial Day weekend, I stayed at Hotel Erwin. We enjoyed our room with a view of Venice and the rooftop called High Lounge is very popular with visitors and locals alike.… Continue reading