Founded by second generation Italian Americans whose grandparents brought Old World Sicilian fishing practices to Monterey, the Sardine Factory rose from the ashes of the condemned cafeteria of an abandoned fish processing plant in an area that was past its prime.  When Bert Cutino and Ted Balestreri opened the restaurant on Cannery Row in 1968, […]

Our last meal in Phoenix was at The Herb Box in Scottsdale, and it was incredible.  We ordered cocktails and a few different items to share so we could explore more of the menu in one sitting.  I highly recommend the following: Sun Devil Margarita.  While this was a little spicier than my comfort level, […]

On the last night of the business portion of my trip, my co-workers and I dined at a lovely restaurant on an island in the middle of the Bois de Boulogne called Le Chalet des Iles.  To get there, diners must take a small boat out onto the island.  While it would have been wonderful […]

Last night I had the incredible opportunity to attend my second farm-to-table dinner at Green Dirt Farm.  The meal was prepared by guest chef Nate Feldmiller from Cafe Europa and was spectacular in every way.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the event. What do you think?  Have you attended a farm-to-table dinner before? […]