Amber

Amber The Landmark 15 Queen’s Road Central Hong Kong  I was pretty disappointed by the Michelin restaurants we tried in Japan.  Not that they were bad, just not what I had hoped.  I felt similarly with the ones I tried in France as well. I simply concluded that the Michelin guide is more generous with…

Guy Savoy

Guy Savoy Caesar’s Palace 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 Yelp The last time the Michelin guide published a Las Vegas edition was 2009. At that time, only 1 restaurant, Joel Robuchon, earned 3 Michelin stars.  Only 3 restaurants, including Guy Savoy (pronounced “Ghee Savwa”), earned 2 Michelin stars.  The 7 year old rating…

O Ya

O Ya 9 E St Pl Boston, MA 02111 YelpI didn’t know much about the Boston dining scene, so I let The Annoyer pick this place.  Of course it’s sushi because there’s nothing The Annoyer loves more than thinly sliced raw fish.  I did some research and found that my trusty Boston blogger, Tiny Urban…

Lahaina Grill

The Annoyer prefaced Lahaina Grill as our fanciest meal of the entire trip.  So The Keeper and I made sure to wear our nicest outfits with heels, and basically look a little less Hawaii and little more LA.  Lahaina is quite a drive from Wailea so we were lucky to be able to push back…

Oxheart

Oxheart 1302 Nance St. Houston, TX 77002 oxhearthouston.com Yelp I think Houston sort of tries to elevate its own dining scene.  There’s obviously no shortage of money here, but I guess sophisticated food doesn’t always follow the money.  Oxheart is Houston’s attempt at something a little more special.  It’s supposed to be one of Houston’s…

Lazy Bear

Lazy Bear 3416 19th St San Francisco, CA 94110 lazybearsf.com Yelp There are very few times I hand over the reigns to food planning.  Most people are not interested in dedicating the time to figure out what’s good to eat.  Triple F is not that person.  She keeps her ear to the ground.  She subscribes…

n/naka

April is turning out to be one of the best months of the year.  Not just because it is my birthday month, but also Mama H.o.P. and Baby G’s birthday month too.  So April has become a month of celebrations, and in my family that translates to a month of eating.  Now that Baby G…

SAAM

Zhu Zhu Hamster told me long ago that SAAM was amazing.  I was a little surprised because The Bazaar was just good but overpriced.  She said “No, its different.  It’s the special chef’s dining room so the food is way better.”  Zhu Zhu Hamster piqued my intrigue to say the least.  So SAAM has been…

Holdfast

The Gunner and Perpetually Underwhelmed spoke very highly of Holdfast, a pop up dining experience to recently enter the culinary scene in Portland.  Pop ups are fun, but they can be unpredictable.  There’s a lot of experimentation that goes into any given night’s menu.  Sometimes items are being served for the first time, which can…

Joël Robuchon

A new era in my life has started.  I no longer look forward to the wild partying, excessive drinking, and artery clogging buffet eating in Vegas.  Now when I think about Vegas, I get excited by the thought of eating something fancy and delicious.  Welcome to old age, right?  So the real reason behind my…

Paul Bocuse, L’Auberge du Pont de Collognes

There are certain names in the food world that set off bells in one’s head, James Beard, Julia Child.  Some names are certainly more main stream than others.  Paul Bocuse is probably a bit less mainstream.  He’s no Wolfgang Puck, who has his name on frozen pizza boxes and his mug on iced coffee drinks….

Michel Rostang

I had a whole list of restaurants I wanted to try while in Paris.  I tend to lean toward the new and contemporary.  But while in Paris, Mama H.o.P. and I were the guests of her Parisian friend who had her own restaurant recommendations.  Who am I to tell a Parisian where to eat in…