charnjCHAR STEAKHOUSE is a New York style steakhouse with two locations in Central Jersey. Their cuisine features only the finest cuts of dry aged & prime beef.  Fresh fish is hand picked and delivered daily. The views are absolutely beautiful and compliment the the mahogany wood walls and ceiling treatments that give the look of an authentic steakhouse environment.  Their first restaurant opened in RARITAN, NJ in 2008 and second location in RED BANK, NJ in 2013.  Guests can enjoy a nice choice of appetizers and unique salads. The raw bar delivers a large variety seafood while the cuts of the finest quality dry aged beef is their claim to fame. It is amazing to get this upscale environment with the level great food at reasonable prices in the Central Jersey area!


charthsenjCHART HOUSE, WEEHAWKEN, NJ Located right on the Hudson River and directly across from Manhattan, offers gorgeous panoramic views of the New York skyline. Chart House not only provides diners with its breathtaking views,  but also its unique cuisine, from seafood specialties like Mac Nut Mahi to classics like the Slow-Roasted Prime Rib and signature Hot Chocolate Lava Cake that must be preordered when seated. The gluten Free menu is like no other. Whether a special dinner to an unforgettable Happy Hour experience, The Chart House is a must do and see for visitors and residents alike.


houstonsnjHOUSTON’S, HACKENSACK, NJ Houston’s, an American institution since 1977, where exceptional quality of the ingredients take center stage. Everything at Houston’s is prepared daily from scratch and each plate is composed with a thoughtful attention to detail. The service is impeccable and the food is amazing. Known for their array of outstanding salads like the Tuna Wasabi, Thai Steak or the Chicken, they will not disappoint. Ribs that fall off the bone are so incredibly juicy and delicious and the seafood is delicately prepared. From the beans and rice to your last bite of dessert, you will enjoy every minute of your fine dining experience.


vitalnjVITAL, MONTCLAIR, NJ The Ital lifestyle plays a major role in Jamaican cuisine and is one of the major tenets in Chef Kwame Williams cuisine philosophy, food at it’s most natural state. Everything is made from scratch in house and is always fresh never frozen. Ital diet is observed, so meals are a blend of both vegan and non-vegan options. From the energy Elixirs, the incredible salads  to the staple Jamaican callaloo and salt fish dishes, this place is a spot that you can’t miss stopping by in the Northern Jersey area!



warmdadphyWARMDADDY’S, RIVERVIEW PLAZA, PA You can’t come to Philly without sliding by Warmdaddy’s.  Unforgettable drinks in mason jars, mouth watering honey butter cornbread in skillets to authentic Southern prepared ribs, seafood and bird.  A feast for your belly and your soul with live band entertainment or soul comedy, Warmdaddy’s is Philly’s is a landmark for the real Southern Rhythm and Blues experience. Nightly events and open seating for most live entertainment.


vedgephy2VEDGE, LOCUST STREET., PA  No one needs to make you eat your vegetables here!  This elegant dining experience offers a unique approach to vegan, meat free eating  that puts  veggies on center stage and  in the spotlight. You be overwhelmed with the taste and transformation as you fill up with the healthy and delicious foods that are prepared to show you why this place is called a “foody restaurant”.  The cocktails, bubbles and beer are equally unique and innovative and are a must!   



vernickphyVERNICK, WALNUT STREET, PA   This upscale spot offering a great atmosphere that combines great taste with a classic drinking experience. Select plates are roasted in a wood-fire oven and they are known for serving large and small plates of extraordinary dishes and ingredients that are creatively paired. It’s hard to go wrong with any of the dishes in this well run establishment. Excellent variety of raw foods and seafood.  Great bar with a variety of spirits and in season drinks. It may take weeks to get a reservation so plan early!  



bluefinnyBLUE FIN, NYC, Seafood takes on a different meaning here, in the center of Times Square,  where the food is so gorgeous that the plate looks like a work of art.  The sushi and seafood are all so fresh, fun and uniquely combined with sauces, veggies and other delectable treats.  Like New York, this place matches the high energy and sophisticated atmosphere featuring a glass enclosed bar with plenty of drink specialties.  Out with the girls or on a first date, this place will not disappoint!




redroosternyRED ROOSTER, NYC  This Harlem sweet spot celebrates the diversity of the area serving comfort foods, highlighting the roots of America.  The service and the decor are the same with its high spirit and sophistication. The food is soulfully delicious and is a melting pot of dishes from Celeb Chef Marcus Samuelsson. You can’t leave without tasting the beef patties and the Jerk Catfish! Be prepared to stay awhile since you will not want to leave heaven so soon.



duneparknyDUANE PARK, LOWER MANHATTAN There’s dinner and a show and then there’s Duane Park New York Live Music and Burlesque! Live entertainment nightly and that means cool jazz and hot dancers. You will be transformed into another era in time. The food is equally as impressive, whether it be the Shrimp and Grits, Sea Scallops or the Short Ribs you can’t go wrong .  And it wouldn’t be New York without the big apple inspired drinks and dessert, don’t leave without sampling them.  No two shows are the same and you will leave highly charges and more impressed with NYC!




bensupstrsdcBEN’S UPSTAIRS, H STREET Hop on the trolley to H street to check out Ben’s Chili Bowl’s new location on H Street on the Rooftop of this Restaurant and Bar. Both locations, with the original on U Street, are always on the short list of celebrity pop in’s for the delicious flavors from the Caribbean. Happy Hour is amazing and this place is also known for a knock out Brunch.  A creative drink and a Half Smoke with Chilli is all you need to start off the night right. Get there early, they get packed!



nondosperiperidcNONDO’S PERI PERI, 7TH STREET  Known in multi locations for its Portuguese-South African flamed grilled chicken,  African Bird Eye Chilli or Peri Peri with great Paleo and Keto options. The salads are healthy with the right amount of spice and fun. There is a variety of vegetarian options to decide between. The atmosphere is relaxed and  in a world of its own. You will enjoy the food while you’re there and reminisce about it when you’re gone.



georgiabrwnsdcGEORGIA BROWNS, MCPHERSON SQUARE An icon and staple of DC referred to the soul of the city. You will be stuffed when you leave this “Southern with a twist cuisine”. Food is prepared slow with the traditional flavors and southern comfort.  In addition to providing outstanding cuisine, there is a demand for the Saturday brunch,  Sunday Brunch and Southern Comfort Happy Hour! Live music is also a crowd pleaser.  Do yourself a favor and don’t leave without dessert!



gypsyktchnatlGYPSY KITCHEN, BUCKHEAD  An amazing interpretation of the riches of Spain, infused with Moroccan traditions coupled with a Modern day Spanish cuisine. This place offers the best of tastes  and flavors from these areas. An extensive variety of sangria, beer, wine and bubbles will get you started for the  abundance of food freshly prepared. Whether it be meat, fish or chicken everything sophisticatedly represents the traditions and and style of  their land. From delicious cheese boards to a dry aged bone-in Ny strip. The only thing that can top this is a helping of Milk & spanish rice pudding for dessert!


rumisktchnatlRUMI’S KITCHEN, SANDY SPRINGS Come in and be captured by the history and enchantment of fresh and healthy Persian cuisine. From the aroma of authentic flavors and spices to the the savory dips, kabobs and zesty wings, you will be transported to another place and time.  The atmosphere is fun and full of life. Just what you’ll enjoy while deliberating over which specialty drink or wine to select next since they have so many options to choose from!   


sorngentlatl1SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN, ATLANTA Located in the shopping district sits a place that knows what the real South is all about. From its plush decor indoors to the beautiful patio seating, you will enjoy yourself thoroughly here. The food and drinks are made with love and that Southern patience. From Supper to lunch and also Sunday brunch you will be impressed. While there don’t forget to join The Football Bourbon Club!





ivylaTHE IVY, LA From the white picket fence to the complimentary glass of champagne, The Ivy on Robertson is a must when in LA.  It’s a toss up for what’s best the food , drinks or ombience but since you can have all three there’s no need to decide. You can’t go to the Ivy without having a Ivy Gimlet  since they are the best ever! The soft shell crab will have you thinking that you’re in Louisiana while the world class Banana Split with praline, pistachio, dulce de leche gelato, fresh fruit, hot fudge and butterscotch sauce will return you back to your best childhood memory.  


catchlaCATCH, WEST HOLLYWOOD If you’re looking for the hot sexy spot in town, well you must try to get a reservation at Catch on Melrose and plan on waiting once you get there. Whether you’re indoors or out, the place is beautiful and the food stands up to the glitz and glamour. The menu is a mix of sushi type dishes, awesome seafood selections and nice aged meat options. There’s are Big Fish and Big Meat meals for those with Big appetites. The New Zealand rack of lamb is a suggestion because it’s seasoned so well.  The salmon and kale pesto is another must try. Once dinner is over stay to enjoy the crazy awesome bar scene since it’s the hottest place to be! 


postbeamlaPOST & BEAM, BALDWIN HILLS Stop by this hip spot where the ambience is great and the food is better. Warm cornbread with honey butter will keep you company while you wait for one of the many hand stretched pizzas, buttermilk fried organic chicken, fish delicately dusted or perfectly seasoned ribs. Dessert is another reason why people leave completely satisfied. You can’t consider leaving without indulging in one of the uniquely creative specialty drinks. Soul food not just for your soul but your spirit as well.  


sugarfishbhSUGAR FISH, BEVERLY HILLS If you like sushi you should go find some but…if you loooove great sushi you have to treat yourself to this unbelievable place. It is agreed that this is among the freshest sushi around. The menu is created  the day of,  depending on what fish is freshest to purchase. You are served in this intimate setting with the care and tempo that will allow you to enjoy and receive the meal in the best possible way.



primefishmmiPRIME FISH, SOUTH BEACH Beyond what you’d imagine for a sexy, sophisticated restaurant in the heart of South Beach. Indoor as well as outdoor dining is upscale and very plush but definitely takes the backseat to the food. Large and fresh are two words that describe the plates that will be bestowed upon you. An amazing cold seafood bar is in constant demand, the King Crab Lasagna is sinfully delicious and is beyond huge. The Chilean Sea Bass marinated in Carrot butter placed upon bok choy is another big plate seasoned to perfection! There are also great unique salads – again huge. Head straight there but make sure not to fill up on the big buns with fish dip before your meal!


joesstonecrabmmiJOE’S STONE CRAB SEAFOOD If you want king crab legs go straight to Joe’s Stone Crab Seafood in South Beach.  Their crab legs are crazy good and the rest of their seafood is excellent.  You can just order the legs or you can combo it and get some of the best sides like coleslaw or Brussels sprouts and just when you think you had it all, here comes the best Key Lime Pie evvvver! The only thing competes with Joe Stone’s dinner is Joe Stone’s brunch the next morning, try the French Toast, it is divine.



azulmmiAZUL, MANDARIN ORIENTAL HOTEL Off the beaten path of the hustle and bustle of the strip, this slice of heaven is a great dining experience for a special occasion or just a night out. Postcard views draws you out to the Miami skyline while the Asian American blend of sauces, spices and aromas of this eclectic fine dining experience brings you back in.  There is a chef’s table that seats twelve and offers an open view of the kitchen. Azul prepares everything so brilliantly that anything you order will be perfect. It is unreal how well they season and prepare grilled short ribs. The cheese compositions with jam pair perfectly with one of the wines from their extensive list.



neyowsnoNEYOW’S, MID CITY Away from Bourbon Street and the French Quarters is a small and very crowded informal Louisiana gem. It’s worth the ride and the wait because the food and drinks are off the hook. Whether you order the grilled or BBQ oysters, you can not leave Neyow’s without having at least one! The grill is the focal point of the small space and it is a show watching the oysters grill.  From the butter toast to any of the creole dishes you can’t go wrong especially if you have one of their specialty drinks that will having you leaving much different than the way you came in!


cafeamelienoCAFE AMELIE, FRENCH QUARTERS This romantic hideaway sorta makes you forget about being in Louisiana, the courtyard setting is just what a relationship needs after all the excitement that the city is known for. The food is nice and  prepared as well as most of the places there. Be prepared, there will be a waiting list pretty much anytime you go, but it’s worth relaxing in the park setting until a table is ready for you to recharge your battery. Great place for weekend brunch!




gumbospnoGUMBO SHOP, FRENCH QUARTERS If gumbo is what you want, there is no other place to go than over to The Gumbo Shop! Award winning gumbo from this shop is simmered and  placed on top of rice. It is so tasty that excuse me, but you may just want to lick the plate. They also do a nice Jambalaya and their Blackened fish is perfectly prepared. While in the city full of food, it’s important to go for what you know and Gumbo Shop has earned its stripes!!!