Motivation, Confession and Promise of a Disenchanted Blogger

motivation, sketch, london, uk

The Confession It has been 3 years and 4 months since my last post.  There is no real reason except perhaps boredom with the food scene.  More and more ‘chain’ restaurants and giant restauranteurs continue to expand their kingdoms.  My own neighborhood is a victim of this standardization of America.  We certainly have not stopped the continuous pursuit of food or drink.  However, my motivation to write about it has dropped off over the years. … Continue reading

Gallows Point Resort – Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI

America Point

Overview of St. John St. John is a stunning and secluded US Virgin Island which is primarily a National Park and Coral Reef National Monuments.  To be clear, it is not a vacation for everyone as there is hiking involved as well as 4 wheel drive terrain.  Driving is in American cars but on the left and can be tricky based on the winding, hilly and narrow roads.  The island is 8 miles long and … Continue reading

db Bistro Moderne – Miami

db bistro moderne

Our last stop in Miami was to a New York classic – Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne. So does this count as Miami or New York if it is a chain?  We’ll have to head uptown and try db Bistro Moderne to find out!  Or not.  For those of you who read our disappointing write up on Boulud Sud, you’ll know we are in no rush to hit another Danielle restaurant uptown. Nor were we … Continue reading

Sugarcane – Miami

Sugarcane Miami

We chose to go to Sugarcane in Midtown Miami on our second last night. I’d seen an Instagram of some pretty nice looking bone marrow and seafood dishes and made a note of it. After doing some research I discovered they are part of the Sushi Samba group (hmmm, good or bad?) and get some pretty good reviews. We were primarily interested in seafood and not going to South Beach. The idea of not going … Continue reading

Yardbird Southern Table & Bar – Miami

Yardbird Miami

During our Miami trip, we planned one dinner out on South Beach to decide if we wanted to go back for a day trip or another dinner. A highly recommended hot spot was Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, which is American comfort food focused on Fried Chicken and bourbon cocktails. Yardbird is one of three restaurants in the 50 Eggs Group. The others are Swine, Yardbird’s pig cousin and Khong River House, a new Thai … Continue reading

Michael’s Genuine Food – Miami

Michael's Genuine Food

There was only one restaurant in Miami we knew for sure we had to visit. Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine Food is a pioneer of Miami dining. We’d actually seen him on a live taping of the Martha Stewart Show and gotten a copy of his cookbook. Locals here will all tell you Michael’s Genuine is one of the few known for consistently amazing food. Of course all the NY big chef chains are … Continue reading