From fermented shark and sheep’s head to sour rams' testicles, it’s fair to say that the type of food Iceland is traditionally associated with can be described as adventurous. These bold dishes aside, what many people outside of Iceland may not realize is that this small island country boasts a culinary scene that could soon be on par with the creativity of New York and San Francisco.... Read More
Some people are drawn to the world of wine by chance and others are quite literally born into it. Joseph Wagner is the latter. Following in the footsteps of four generations of Napa Valley-based winemakers (the Wagner Family of Wine), Joseph got his start in vineyard management before taking what he learned to found his own company, Belle Glos, in 2001.... Read More
Before heading to Nashville last month, my friend and I were constantly told two things: Sing karaoke and don’t skimp on eating well. The former was done in a very smoky trailer called Santa’s Pub (apparently a local’s favorite), and the latter is why we ended up choosing to dine at The Southern Steak & Oyster one evening.... Read More
Forbes Travel Guide recently announced its 57th list of Star Award Winners, and it's everything we have come to expect from Forbes. The 2015 list has many familiar names across the three categories of luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, but it’s the new additions that are the most exciting. Using over 500 criteria points for giving establishments their five-star ranking, ... Read More
Few topics can start an argument among oenophiles more quickly than the Bordeaux versus Burgundy debate. The friendly rivalry between these two celebrated wine regions has existed for centuries, and both camps are steadfast in their belief that their region of choice showcases not only the best of the vine, but also the very heart and soul of France herself. Is there really a winner in this race? Not likely, as it’s far too easy to fall in love with both. ... Read More
Over the past few years, there have been a handful of restaurants that have lingered in my memory long after the fact. These include Nobu in Las Vegas, Addison at The Grand Del Mar in San Diego, Sea Side by Notos in Greece, and now, Husk in Nashville. More than just a dining destination, Husk is an epicurean journey.... Read More
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