Review: Atomix, New York City; Art of Hospitality

Intro Atomix NYC, a hidden elevated Korean tasting menu restaurant inside a Townhouse in the Nomad /K-Town neighborhood of NYC, is probably one of the hardest reservations to score in the city that never sleeps these days. Having experienced it now, following a stroke of luck with their waitlist, I can see why. Atomix most…

Review: Friday Saturday Sunday, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In July I was informed that as a traveling foodie, I should definitely check out Philadelphia’s food scene. I was at first confused, as I had never heard of Philadelphia as a top food destination, but had known it has some famous things like Philly Cheesesteaks or many Amish / Pennsylvania Dutch foods. But I…

Review: Guild House Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you ever find yourself in Philadelphia, which I might add having finally visited is quite a underrated food city in America, consider staying or having part of your stay include¬†The Guild House Hotel.¬† It is an amazing boutique hotel in the heart of Philly. One that pays perfect and respectable homage to the history…

Review: SingleThread Farm and Restaurant, Healdsburg

In November 2021 I headed out to Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California. Not only to explore a bit of this wine country but for the main event: a dinner at Singlethread Farm – Restaurant – Inn. I honestly could not believe I managed to get a reservation, given my normally rotten luck with Tock reservation openings…

Quick Guide to Healdsburg, Sonoma County, USA + Valette Restaurant

Northern California. What a wonderful place to visit. Food, wine, outdoors, and all within fair and easy reach from San Francisco. California wine country is vast and diverse. You have the most famous one, Napa Valley, its more quaint but equally great neighbor, Sonoma, and the many other dotting the entire state like Paso Robles…

A Day in Woodinville, Washington and Stay at Willows Lodge

Background and Intro As mentioned in my prior post on The Herbfarm Restaurant, I spent Memorial Day weekend 2021 in Seattle. Part of the plans was to spend a night at Willows Inn in Lummi Island, 3.5 hours north of Seattle, but those dreams got dashed when the NYT Expose was published and we opted…

Review: The Herbfarm Restaurant, Woodinville, Washington

Background Over Memorial Day Weekend 2021 I visited Seattle for the first time, as in finally stepping outside the airport. I lucked out in the 5 days that I was there, sunny clear, occasionally overcast days, contrary to the stereotype rainy and gloomy weather expected of the region. Over all, I found downtown Seattle to…

Napa and Sonoma Valley Wine Tasting

I love wine. But my wine journey is a continued learning experience. I am by no means an expert nor do I claim to be one. I keep discovering new wines from all over the world and figuring out what it is that I like. I also continue to learn about the varietals, harvest and…

Review: The French Laundry, Yountville, California

Hello There! It has been a while since my last post. Have not been traveling as much though that has slowly been changing. And now I have had some extra time to catch up on a few posts I had been meaning to do. Including this one! Intro In April, I went out to the…

Review: Discovering Little St. Simons Island, Georgia, U.S.A.

6:15AM. It was pitch-black, near freezing temperature, windy and my heart was racing as I and famously not good at biking/can barely bike. Once I am away from the lighted paths of the main lodge, I turn on my headlamp and get to the bike stands only to find that none of the bikes have…