Maui All Grown Up: The Sexy Sizzle of the New Andaz Hotel By Frank D. Pond

Wow!  That’s the word that jumps to one’s lips upon pulling up to the new Maui Andaz Hotel, walking down the dramatic colonnade entrance with water flowing on both sides and then entering the “Meeting Room” or what used to be called a Lobby.  The place is gorgeous, sexy, adult, glamorous and a HUGE step […] Click to read more »

Top 3 Fine Dining Restaurants in Sin City for 2014: Milos, Guy Savoy & Carnevino

Las Vegas has marked itself as a food destination like San Francisco, New York, New Orleans and Chicago. Newer hotels like The Cosmopolitan, Aria and The Palazzo have all positioned their gambling areas further into the hotel, thus making guest entrances a little less loud, focusing on beautiful aesthetics. These hotels also house some of […] Click to read more »

Amazonia, the Magnificent by Meera Kamra-Kelsey

You have them, bucket list travel destinations that appeal for their mysterious exoticism but you know little about them. You’d go if the stars aligned.  For me, one of these has long been the Amazon River.  Movies, books, ecology, geopolitics, cannibals and other deep dark history have all exacerbated this yen.  Little else in Brazil […] Click to read more »

Bloody Mary Christmas Recipe by Grant Siefman

4 cups Diced tomato 1 cup tomato juice 1/4 cup Pomegranate Juice ¼ cup vegan soy sauce Juice of 2 limes 2 tablespoons fresh grated horseradish 2 tablespoons fresh grated ginger 1 jalepeno (leave seeds in) ½ tablespoon Celery seed Smoky salt and pepper to taste Blend all ingredients Add kettle one vodka or Victory […] Click to read more »

Bordeaux Wine is well represented, attainable and affordable here in the States By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Bordeaux Under One Roof” took place on Thursday, November 21st at the brand new 4 World Trade Center building on the scenic 54th Floor. This is the first event held in the space that is wall to wall windows facing Brooklyn and Manhattan. Across the street stood the newly iconic Freedom Tower that truly is […] Click to read more »

The Flavors and Essence of Rome are Alive in Brooklyn at Antica Pesa

It’s not often that you meet a restaurant owner in Rome and discover that he also has a spot in your home town.  Last Summer, I was encouraged to try Pierluigi in Rome, as it not only featured dining alfresco, but was supposed to have some of the best Roman food around. In fact, my […] Click to read more »

Focused American Cuisine and Whisky Bar make Neighborhood Restaurant, Maysville a Recipe for Success

There’s something great about having your neighborhood expand as outdated businesses are replaced with new bars and restaurants,  creating a local neighborhood worth inhabiting. Maysville in the Flatiron District, which takes it’s name from Kentucky, and is also the  birthplace for American Bourbon, may be the initial inspiration as more Americans are gravitating towards the […] Click to read more »

Seasonally Acute Cuisine, Inspired Design and a Convivial Environment Unite at Manon in NYC

Walking into Manon off of 14th Street in the heart of the Meatpacking harkens back to an earlier era when the Meatpacking was filled with late night eateries, lounges and reworked speakeasy’s that were exciting and played perfectly against the original intent of the neighborhood. Some argue that the neighborhood has shed a few layers […] Click to read more »

Mercado on Third and Fairfax is Continuing the Welcoming Trend for Rustic Yet Modern Mexican Cuisine in Los Angeles

  Mercado on Third and Fairfax, in Los Angeles is continuing the trend for rustic, modern and classic Mexican cuisine, in a city that has always embraced Mexican Food. What once was fun Mexican dives, with cheap margueritas, is now being replaced with classic renditions of Mexican dishes made with quality fresh ingredients, and excellent […] Click to read more »