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Mrs. B’s Restaurant Brings Home Cooking to Montgomery, Alabama

Mrs. B’s Restaurant Brings Home Cooking to Montgomery, Alabama

Mrs. B’s in Montgomery feeds the soul with her flavorful, southern home cooking. Be sure to try her authentic collard greens served up with smoked turkey. Sweetly patting mounds of collard greens, Mrs. B is preparing one of the popular side dishes at her restaurant and its barely 5 a.m.  Her 16 hour day is...
Maui Bakeries: a Feast for the Senses

Maui Bakeries: a Feast for the Senses

With map in hand, I set out to explore four bakeries to experience island indulgences and hopefully some unexpected trade winds surprises By MLiss A Hinshaw I often think of Hawaii as proud of poi and dishing out lots of fish and pineapple.  A drive around the island of Maui proved there’s lots of sweet...

Fresh catch in Tidepools restaurant, Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, known as the Garden Island, is the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain full of graceful waterfalls and the scenic Grand Canyon of the Pacific.   Fresh mahi mahi with jasmine rice in banana leaf In the southern part of the island is the town of Poipu, gently dotting the shoreline with sandy beaches, rolling...

“Peach Boy” Dessert from Honolulu

According to the myth, Peach Boy fought off monsters to save his village and this dessert was made in his honor: Vanilla mochi cake. Momotaro, (Peach Boy), has a Japanese legendary past and is the artful sweet creation of Modern’s Pastry Chef Steve Arakaki.  Thought provoking eye appeal arranged on a long narrow plate highlighting some of...

Sjokoladepiken Chocolate Shop

Sjokoladepiken Chocolate Shop in Stavanger offers specialty Norwegian treats such fried fish-filled truffles. Cloud berries in chocolate, is that a heavenly wish?  Far north in Stavanger, Norway is Sjokoladepiken chocolate store and just walking inside seemed close to the pearly gates. I was mesmerized with all the different candies neatly displayed in the small boutique shop....

Deichgraf Restaurant in Cosmopolitan Hamburg, Germany

Elegant yet comfortably decorated in a Northern Germany sort of way, owner Margret Ismer, has landed her Hamburg restaurant on the must-see list. After many years in the food industry business, Marget opened Deichgraf Restaurant, which is devoted to serving traditional Hamburg foods and offering excellent service. Set on a canal with the front door opening...
Winging it at Dirty Birds Restaurant

Winging it at Dirty Birds Restaurant

Chicken wings, the staple of my teenage nephew’s diet.  He’s eaten them wherever sold and even at our local Italian restaurant which just doesn’t seem right.  Can’t he eat normal like spaghetti and meatballs? Searching for more wings, we ventured to Pacific Beach, the beach area hang out for young people in San Diego.  Dirty...

Donut Bar raises the delicious dough in downtown San Diego

There’s other ways to eat crème brulee and still enjoy the crackling caramelized top by biting into a fresh creation from the Donut Bar. Real vanilla bean and thick custard filled the soft yeast dough prepared just right and offered the same delightful satisfaction of eating crème brulee from a dish. The Donut Bar, new...