Love Letter To The Perfect Hotel: Sa Pedrissa, Deià Mallorca

Sa Pedrissa View From BBQ Area

Sa Pedrissa will ruin you. It will raise the bar so high that other hotels and travel destinations pale in comparison.  Located in the small town Deià known for its famous resident Robert Graves, Se Pedrissa is steps from the Mediterranean with a unforgettable view of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Absolute perfection.

I was in Spain for a family vacation and my wedding so expectations were high. I chose Sa Pedrissa because of its location, size and commitment to organic food as an agrotourism hotel. After a scenic thirty-minute winding drive from the Palma de Mallorca Airport we arrived to a warm greeting from the manager Carlos with champagne in hand.

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Restaurant Xelini The Barrigón- Deià, Mallorca Spain

Xelini The Barrigón View of Road Leading to restaurant

This summer I spent an incredible week in Deià, Mallorca for my wedding. My mom hosted a welcome dinner for the families at  Xelini The Barrigón located just off the main street in Deià.  Xelini is a charming restaurant in a 130 year old stone building with amazing views of the Serra de Tramunta mountains.

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Best Pancakes In Atlanta – Ria’s Bluebird

Ria's Bluebird Logo

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Ria’s Bluebird was the last restaurant on my southern road trip and it was a great way to end a memorable trip. It was recommended by an Atlantan that swears by their pancakes being the best in the Atlanta. Located in Grant Park across from the historic Oakland Cemetery Ria’s is colorful and eclectic just like its clientele. The vibe is laid back and you get the feeling you might be the only tourist because everyone seemed to know each other. It makes sense, Ria’s has been in business for thirteen years and has a cult following.

Everything is from scratch as you would expect down home cooking to be. Ria is also committed to using local ingredients and an inventive cooking style so as she says, “I don’t have boring food.” I am a witness to that.

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Tweet, Let’s Eat! – Uptown, Chicago

Tweet Patio

There is something for everyone at Tweet. Gluten-free, full bar, great beer selection, healthy options, comfort food options, Mexican dishes, vegetarian and vegan options, huge portions, toys brought to the table for kids, free Wi-Fi, plenty of parking on Sheridan, outdoor seating. You get the picture. Continue reading

Chef Roy Choi Talks Hunger and Food Insecurity at This Year’s MAD Symposium


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In South L.A. 44 percent of children live in poverty, 17 percent in extreme poverty.

Hunger in this country is an important topic that can be over looked in the food world but Chef Roy Choi gave a talk he called, “A Gateway to Feed Hunger: The Promise of Street Food” at this year’s MAD Symposium.   He called upon his fellow chefs and people with influence to think about how to feed the hungry.

Through food trucks Choi has been able to bring affordable and healthy food to the many food deserts in LA.

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Chef Roy Choi Talks Hunger and Food Insecurity at This Year’s MAD Symposium.