Philipsburg, Saint Martin The highlight of our visit had to be stopping in at the Sunset Bar to watch the low-flying planes land over Maho Beach. The local Princess Juliana International Airport has a very short runway and it starts just behind the beach. We checked the arrival schedule earlier in the day since our goal was to see a jumbo jet, generally KLM or Air France, land. We knew the larger… Read More
Santa Rosa, California | Wine Country The weather was perfect and we decided to launch our food, wine, and shopping journey with a tasting dinner at the St. Francis Winery & Vineyards in nearby Santa Rosa. And, OMG, what a wonderful way to begin.
Newport, Rhode Island Some notable highlights for good Rhody food include a hidden delight, Belle’s Cafe, at the Newport Shipyard with really good lobster rolls and an interesting setting featuring many of the yachts and sailboats in the area. Relax and enjoy all the activity around you. Flo’s Clam Shack (in Middletown), is a local favorite for fresh fried clams and fried everything else! Best fried clams I’ve ever had. Bring your… Read More
The best meals are not always the fanciest, most expansive, famous or easy to access. We always make the effort to find out the local specialties and tap into local sources for getting there.
Matunuck oysters. The Narragansett Indians inhabited this area and called it Matunuck meaning “look out”. Maybe the name reflected a need for security, or maybe it was the view. But the real star here are the oysters. University of Rhode Island aquaculture grad Perry Raso farms the delicacies close by on Potter Pond. His pond-to-plate concept at Matunuck Oyster Bar is a winner and his restaurant is on our must-visit list whenever… Read More