Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Providence, RI Edition: Seven Stars Bakery

Seven Stars Bakery

Next up for my Providence, Rhode Island, adventure was a visit to Seven Stars Bakery.

Seven Stars BakeryOh my goodness, the case was full of all kinds of pastries and baked goods.

Seven Stars BakeryBrownies, biscotti, muffins, biscuits...

Seven Stars BakeryIt was quite a busy little place.

Seven Stars BakeryI ordered a maple latte.

Seven Stars BakeryAnd a ginger biscuit.

Seven Stars BakeryBut honestly, I could've ordered this entire place.

Seven Stars BakeryJosh's drink ended up not coming out, and he was rewarded with a "free specialty beverage."

Seven Stars BakeryBut overall, quite tasty!

Seven Stars Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Monday, April 29, 2019

Providence, RI Edition: Nick's on Broadway

Nicks on Broadway

My first time visiting Rhode Island! We made a day-trip to Providence to try all the things.

Nicks on BroadwayFirst on the list: Nick's on Broadway.

Nicks on Broadway

Nicks on Broadway is a contemporary American restaurant located in the West End of Providence. Nicks specializes in seasonally inspired, locally focused food, put forth humbly with thoughtfulness, passion and honesty.
Nicks on BroadwayKaitlynn ordered some pork belly.

Nicks on BroadwayI ordered a cauliflower soup that came with creme fraiche and chargrilled pesto bread.

Nicks on BroadwayAnd, a parfait of house-baked granola, fresh fruit, Narrangansett Creamery yogurt and Aquidneck honey. What's your favorite dish here?

Nicks on Broadway

Nick's on Broadway Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Arlington, MA Edition: The Scoop N Scootery


My bestie, Kaitlynn, knows me well. When I came to visit recently, the first place she took me was to an ice cream shop: The Scoop N Scootery. They deliver, but on this day, we went in to check it out.

ScoopsI went for the "Caramel Cone Crunch," which had totally turle ice cream, waffle cone, caramel sauce  and whipped cream. What's your favorite?

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Philadelphia, PA Edition: Philadelphia International Airport - Baba Bar

Baba Bar

After eating at Mezzogiorno, literally right across the aisle, I went to Baba Bar to kill some more time.

Baba Bar
A Mediterranean eatery with a menu crafted by Nicholas Elmi. Baba Bar features flavor and spices reminiscent of the coast, offering small plates, spreads and wraps; a perfect light meal before a flight. The mezze (small plates) include a traditional selection of hummus, babaganoush, stuffed grape leaves, Greek salads, roasted vegetables, tabbouleh and much more.  Entrees include skewers and kebabs.
Simply find an open seat, sit down, order from the touch-screen menu, swipe your card, and food will be delivered.

Baba BarI went with a chocolate milk (why does flying always make me order the most random drinks?) and whipped feta and olive dip.

Baba BarTruth be told, I could live on snack items like this. Have you ever been?

Friday, April 26, 2019

Philadelphia, PA Edition: Philadelphia International Airport - Mezzogiorno


I don't know what everyone else does during a long layover but I can tell you that I seek out the best food.

MezzogiornoPhiladelphia's airport has some great food, including Mezzogiorno.

Chef Stalin Bedon brings a menu featuring thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizzas with artisanal toppings to the terminal with Mezzogiorno. The individually-sized pies are baked at nearly 700 degrees for the perfect crunch. Diners may choose from a list of composed pies or build their own. The pizza menu is complemented by a selection of housemade meatballs, antipasti, light entrees, and snacks. The wine list pulls heavily from Southern Italy and the beer selection focuses on regional ales and lagers, including Tröegs HopBack Amber from Hershey, PA and Yuengling Traditional Lager from Pottstown. This sleek modern Italian eatery has the feel of riding through Milan on a yellow and chrome Vespa. The main palette elements include sunshine-yellow backpainted glass, a sleek black bar top, zebrano wood walls, and polished stainless steel accents.

It was a cool concept - you look for an open seat, place your order on the screen, even run your own credit card and then food magically is delivered to you.

MezzogiornoI ordered this meatball sub that was plated all fancy, as well as a side of truffle fries. Have you been here?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Philadelphia, PA Edition: Philadelphia International Airport - Tony Luke's Cheesesteaks

Tony Lukes

When I made a trip to Philadelphia, I tried the two famous cheesesteaks back to back: Geno's and Pat's.

Tony LukesBut I hadn't had a chance to try Tony Luke's. So when I found myself at the airport and a location nearby, I decided to check it out.

Tony LukesI got my cheesesteak with onions, of course.

Tony LukesWho makes your favorite cheesesteak?

Tony Luke's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Union Edition: Queen's Pizza & Subs

Queens subs

Post-hike at Hanging Rock, Kayla and I were exhausted.

Queens subsSo we stopped at Queen's Pizza & Subs.

Queens subsThe menu is quite large - pizzas, calzones, hot subs, cold subs, pasta, wings, and more.

Queens subsI first started with a house salad with French dressing, and an accompaniment of bread.

Queens subsMy main meal was stuffed shells - one of my favorites. What's your favorite here?

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Union Edition: Korner Kafe

Korner Kafe

Korner Kafe in Union had been on my to-try list for quite some time.

Korner KafeI had read about it being a unique restaurant in Union, and I had wanted to try it ever since.

Korner KafeWhen Kayla and I ventured to the area to climb Hanging Rock, we stopped here for lunch.

Korner KafeThe restaurant is homey, comfy and serves homestyle meals.

Korner KafeYou can get breakfast all day.

Korner KafeBut on this day, I was feeling lunch.

Korner KafeOne of my favorite things on the menu was the BBQ sandwich - and I could get it with a side of chicken tenders!

Korner KafeWhat's your favorite thing here?

Korner KafeIgnore this goober here.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Rock Edition: A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

Who can pass up a sweet treat?

A Piece of CakeNot me, that's for sure.

A Piece of CakeWhen I saw "A Piece of Cake" in Rock, I had to make a stop.

A Piece of CakeThe bakery had a bit of eery dessert lining its counter: cupcakes, cookies and more.

A Piece of CakeI set my sights on a brownie, covered in chocolate and sprinkles.

A Piece of CakeHave you been here?