Where to dine in Montreal for fresh, local and seasonal cuisine

When you think of Montreal cuisine, you immediately think of French inspired food mixed with local favorites,  like poutine. Neither, are currently on my diet regime and definitely fall on the heavier side of eating. On my last two visits to Montreal, I was pleasantly surprised to find a slew of modern, yet casual,  restaurants […] Click to read more »

RESERVEDnyc served the vibrant cuisine of the Caribbean to a stylish guestlist featuring Project Runway Winner, Anya Youngchee

Ocean Style Magazine served the modern Caribbean cuisine prepared by five different chefs from top restaurants in New York and the Caribbean last week to a very stylish guestlist. Chefs included, Chef Christophe Blatz, Executive Chef at Curtain Bluff Resort, Antigua, Chef Veejooruth Purmessur at Group Pastry Chef Sandals/Beaches Resorts, Bahamas, Chef Sean Jean, Chef/Owner […] Click to read more »

The Jazz of Food: Sublime Tastes of New Orleans By Frank D. Pond

In my companion piece, (NOLA And All That Jazz),  I discuss the music and fabric of the most unique City in the US, New Orleans, where I recently enjoyed two weekends of music and fun during Jazz Fest 2012.  But, here, I think we need to focus on the unique food capital that the Big […] Click to read more »

Bites: The Fiddlehead By Meera Kamra-Kelsey

Ah, a walk in shady woods in spring.  Varies little anywhere in north-eastern North America.  Mother Nature decorates the tableau with unparalleled feng shui to engage all our senses.  Underfoot is a springy carpet woven from years of fallen leaves and needles.  The ceiling is speckled sky-blue and white, walls of fresh green unfurling leaves […] Click to read more »

Chef Angelo Sosa talks about his new book, “Flavor Exposed” plus his restaurant Social Eatz

Chef Angelo Sosa chats to Kimberly Hayes about his new book, “Flavor Exposed” which combines recipes with personal stories from Chef Sosa’s background. Sosa and Hayes met at Sosa’s first restaurant on the Eastside, Social Eatz to sample some signature dishes from the restaurant and discuss the book. Watch the video interview below and get […] Click to read more »

Peruvian new restaurant, Raymi, takes over Nuela in Flatiron, NYC

It was a sad day to find out that my neighborhood Latin restaurant, Nuela had closed it’s doors. Business seemed good, but insiders speculate that it had more to do with the owner’s lack of  interest in running and maintaing a restaurant. The named stood for a style of cooking, Nuevo Latino, that fused several […] Click to read more »

Chef Angelo Sosa invites us into his new restaurant, Anejo, Tequileria

Former Top Chef contestant, Angelo Sosa has been busy with his two restaurants in New York City, Social Eatz and now his new one on the  westside, Anejo Tequileria. The former which specializes in global Asian cuisine couldn’t be more opposite than his new one which serves up authentic Mexican cuisine featuring top Tequila and […] Click to read more »

Bargain Food Adventures San Francisco

Progressive Pulse Host, Kevin Thomas hits the streets of San Francisco to find out the best bargains for enjoying  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in the City by the Bay.  Check out the video to find out the gems he sought out with some help from a couple of Travel Experts and a Man on the […] Click to read more »

Top Chef Hung Huynh's Catch in NYC

CATCH Restaurant featuring Top Chef Hung Huynh by Steve V. Rodriguez

CATCH featuring Executive Chef and Season 3 Top Chef winner, Hung Huynh IS the reason to dine at the new eatery in New York’s Meatpacking district. After having a few stints at restaurants around the country including Anja Bar also in the Meatpacking, Hung has hooked up with successful restaurant/nightlife group EMM Group. If watched […] Click to read more »