Tony’s Di Napoli’s (New York City-Manhattan)

If you are exploring Times Square, this is a great place to park it for some good eats. If you love pasta and Italian fare you will definitely dig Tony's. Make sure you make a reservation on though because it's quite popular and not just with the tourists. The ambiance inside feels like an old speakeasy with big booths and tables and  old chandeliers and cool caricature paintings on the walls. My … [Read more...]

Try a Philly Cheesesteak (Philadelphia)

One of Philly's most well known foods is the Philly Cheesesteak. It goes like this. Beef is sliced thin and then grilled to perfection. It then goes on a nice soft bun kind of like a french roll then add your choice of Provolone cheese or Cheeze Wiz (affectionately known as "Wiz") and grilled onions if you desire (known as "with" or "without"). This was a must try on our list to get the true taste of Philly. Now, … [Read more...]

Primanti Brothers (Pittsburgh)

  Most cities have at least one or more iconic restaurants that have achieved some measure of fame due to their longevity (and if it's famous enough, someone will open an outpost in Vegas). Pittsburgh is no exception, and a visit is not complete without a visit to the famous Primanti Brothers, a sandwich bar open since 1933. There are 3 locations in the Pittsburgh area (along with an outpost in … [Read more...]

Good and Plenty Restaurant (Smoketown)

Having explored some of Pennsylvania Dutch countryside we were famished and came across this awesome little find as we were headed toward our next stop, Hershey Chocolate world. We'd seen some of the more "touristy" restaurants touting the local Amish cuisine but it just didn't seem authentic so we passed and I'm sure glad we did. If you are hungry and want to try some amazing fried chicken, head on over to the Good … [Read more...]

Enchanted by New Mexican Food (by Guest Blogger Jeff Shoer)

New Mexico

The state slogan of New Mexico is "The Land of Enchantment," but it seems it seems the food and regional cuisine is equally enchanting enough to get me yearning to come back to sample more of it's spice and spirit. Heck, I wanted to jump in the car and drive there several times while writing this article. To get some authentic flavor, I consulted two people who really know food in New Mexico, my friend Jason and … [Read more...]

Splasher’s Grill (Kona)


After an exhausting day visiting Hilo and Volcano National park, we headed back to Kona for dinner at...Splasher’s Grill. We could not have asked for better given the varied tastes of our picky crew as there was something everyone could enjoy. Lots of fresh fish and seafood, complemented with all American bar food favorites. The service was as friendly as the food was good and there wasn't a complaint to be heard. … [Read more...]

Duane’s Ono Char (Anahola)


Sometimes the simplest things are the most satisfying and that is definitely the case at this fantastic little roadside find called Duane’s Ono Char Burger. Whether it’s a burger you’re craving, some chicken, or fried fish, this place is simply delish! . Ono in Hawaiian means “delicious,” and this place lives up to its namesake, it's even Zagat rated.  Our family rates it a DO NOT MISS and a perfect lunch … [Read more...]

Cheeseburger Restaurants (Lahaina)


For a really fun dinner with an awesome view make sure you check out Cheeseburger Restaurant (formerly Cheeseburger in Paradise)—The gorgeous sunset alone was worth the price of the meal but everyone agreed the burgers were also pretty terrific. I could not help myself and ordered the teriyaki burger with grilled pineapple, grilled mushrooms and swiss cheese.  OMG, that is heaven on a plate right there-salty, … [Read more...]

Eggs and Things (Honolulu)


After getting sticker shock at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki it was time to do a little research and find a breakfast place/coffee shop where we could find a reasonable morning meal.  Walking around we stumbled upon Eggs and Things.  We checked out the menu and they had an amazing selections of waffles, pancakes, eggs and every kind of elaborate breakfast favorite you can imagine at a reasonable price so … [Read more...]

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Restaurant (Honolulu)


The reason I chose Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville for dinner for the gang, was a) it had family friendly cuisine and b) it had a cool surfing museum on site. We took a pleasant walk over from our hotel to the main shopping drag on Kalakaua Ave. where the restaurant is located in the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber resort. This was such a touristy place, right in the heart of the Honolulu mix but it had a lot of … [Read more...]