Dig into Downtown Gainesville

From ramen to fine Italian dining, Downtown Gainesville brings me back to my New York roots… Crane Ramen is Gainesville’s first craft ramen restaurant, and my favorite in the world. This trendy spot prepares its dishes from locally sourced ingredients. The small menu includes both Otsumami and Ramen selections. My top three picks from the Otsumami…… Continue reading Dig into Downtown Gainesville

Here, There & Everywhere Under the Tuscan Sun

Summer is for getaways. The first half of mine was all about Italia… ROME San Marco was home away from home. In one weekend, I managed to hit this spot three times. It’s rustic interior resembled Lilia of Williamsburg. Although I enjoyed the large variety of pizzas, I enjoyed the red pepper infused olive oil…… Continue reading Here, There & Everywhere Under the Tuscan Sun

Foraging in Florence

Four weeks into my eating abroad, oops, study abroad summer in Florence! La Milkeria is a dessert-lovers dream. This cafe offers made-to-order crepes, waffles, and pancakes from morning until night. Wait, it gets better. You can top your made-to-order treat with scoops of gelato, heavy drizzles of Nutella and white chocolate, maple syrup, custard, jam, marscapone,…… Continue reading Foraging in Florence

Love at First Bite

Yes, I’ve been in Italy for two weeks. I know it will be hard to believe once you scroll through my looong list of Florentine foods, but what can I say. A gal’s gotta eat! News Cafè has become part of my daily routine thanks to Marco and his cappuccino art. He has drawn the bridges above the Arno…… Continue reading Love at First Bite

Love you, Lilia

If you can wrangle a reservation at Lilia, this place is not to be missed. The interior of the restaurant may be simple, but the dishes are anything but. You will find yourself wanting to try one of everything from the menu, but unfortunately, to maintain that #summerbod you should limit yourself to my top…… Continue reading Love you, Lilia

A Foodie’s Favorite Fiesta: Cinco de Drinko

I never need an excuse to grab some tacos, but if I did, Cinco de Mayo would be the perfect one. With outdoor seating, modern yet earthy decor, and an authentic cuisine, Rosie’s is the perfect spot to celebrate Cinco. When NYC is #blessed with some warm weather, the spacious restaurant doors are all open to the street — did somebody say…… Continue reading A Foodie’s Favorite Fiesta: Cinco de Drinko

Dreams Dough Come True

Here’s the scoop… DŌ Cookie Dough Confections just made the village a little sweeter. The new “DŌ headquarters” is filled with neon signs, polka dot walls, pink, pink and did I mention more pink? The DŌ HQ has been very busy serving up their 16 flavors of DŌlicious and ready-to-eat cookie dough! Luckily the long line gives you plenty of…… Continue reading Dreams Dough Come True