Where To Eat: Fring’s in Toronto, Canada

Fring’s is owned by celebrity chef Susur Lee and Angelo Ferraro, business partner of award-winning, hip hop artist Drake. Although Drake confirmed with sources that he doesn’t own the restaurant, he did give the restaurant the name. The word “fring” means “…something you pull from from your own emotions, from a happy time,” he said….

City Guide to Vieques, Puerto Rico

This post is dedicated to one of my favorite islands, Puerto Rico. A few weeks before Hurricane Maria hit, I took a trip to Vieques, a small island just a few miles east of Puerto Rico. How to get there The cheapest option is to take a ferry from Fajardo, but I’ve read that it…

Where To Eat: Mamma Angela’s in Crofton, MD

If a restaurant is named after a family member, you already know the food is going to be amazing. Definitely check out Mamma Angela’s if you’re ever in Maryland. I loved that almost every item on the menu is under $20! Everything we ordered off the menu was great, especially the fried polenta with truffle…

Tastebud Worthy Recipe: Coco-Melon Drink

At one of my family get togethers, I was sitting at the table talking to an aunt and we came up with this light and refreshing drink! Who doesn’t love watermelon or coconut juice? I poured a glass of coconut juice into a cup and my aunt had a bowl of watermelon in front of…

Tastebud Worthy Recipe: Stroopwafels

On one of my recent trips, I had a 19 hour layover in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, 19 hours is not long enough! I was able to explore a little bit of the city and was so happy to get introduced to stroopwafels. Stroopwafels are basically the national cookie of the Netherlands. It is two thin waffle…

City Guide to Rome, Italy

Hotel We stayed at the Hotel Bernini Bristol, a 5-star hotel (very affordable!) in a central location close to popular site-seeing spots like the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. The view from our hotel window was spectacular. It looked out on to this center and fountain. The hotel décor was so gorgeous we had to…

Taste Bud Worthy Recipe: Red Velvet Strawberry Coconut Trifle Cake

I look forward to the holidays for only one thing: food! I have been making this Red Velvet Trifle cake for my holiday get-togethers for a few years now and it is always a hit. I got the recipe from this website and tweaked it a little bit. Follow the recipe, but just the cake part. 1 teaspoon…

Milan, Italy

For someone who loves to travel and travels often, I had the biggest fear of flying overseas. There was just something about flying over water for an extended period of time that scared the shit out of me.  A couple months ago, I decided to suck it up and bought tickets to Italy with my best…

Taste Bud Worthy Recipe: Truffle Pasta

I still remember the moment I tried truffle for the first time. In the summer of 2011, I took a trip to New York City with some friends and we stumbled upon the restaurant, Delicatessen. I ordered a burger and truffle fries and I never looked back. Fries are not fries unless they are truffle fries! I’ve…

Brooklyn restaurant – St. Anselm

When my boss told me I was approved to go to training in New York City for a week, I was so excited. Not only was I looking forward to be learning geeky computer IT stuff, but I couldn’t wait to try the hundreds of great restaurants just train stops away from me. Everyone is always raving about…

Washington, D.C. – restaurants

I spent a weekend in Washington, D.C. for a bachelorette party. I can’t go into details about exactly what we did, but I’ll share the restaurants we went to. After a night of heavy drinking, my friends and I walked around Dupont Circle area in search of some food. We stumbled upon this gem, Ping Pong Dim…

San Juan, Puerto Rico

I flew to San Juan, Puerto Rico for a destination wedding and stayed at El San Juan Resort & Casino which was where the wedding was held. As soon as I arrived, I hit up the pool, the beach, and Old San Juan. The architecture of the buildings were gorgeous and so colorful and the cobblestone roads gave it…