Princi Italia – Plano, TX

If you know me you know I have a fatal attraction love for Italy. This love has taken me on a quest for authentic Italian food stateside. SO, when I was invited by my friend and pastry chef, Ryan Jungman, to try Princi Italia in Plano I said, “Oh, heck yes!” Princi Italia is the brainchild of friends Patrick…

Morning After Brunch – Dallas, TX

Dallas is home to many foodie events, but one of my favorites has to be The Dallas Observer’s Morning After Brunch.  I mean come on! Who wouldn’t eat breakfast every meal of the day? I sure would. I have had the pleasure of attending this event for the two years it has been around. Here…

Dinner and a Game of Cards

I recently helped my mother host her quarterly dinner and card game. We took the easy way out and had it catered by Chino Chinatown and Chef Uno. First things first, if you haven’t dined at Chino’s you need to. Right away. It is the whole package: fantastic food, inviting atmosphere and exceptional service. Okay,…

Topsee Tulip Frosting

When Rachel at Topsee Tulip reached out to me and asked me to try their frosting I couldn’t resist. I am no fool! So glad I did because this stuff is crazy good. Topsee Tulip is simple in the best way. The frostings are made with just four ingredients: powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and…

85C Bakery Cafe – Plano, TX

I attended 85C Bakery’s newest location in Plano tonight. Though widely known for its affordably-priced bakery items; the name is derived from the temperature coffee tastes the best…85 degrees Celsius. Bottom line: I love coffee and I love baked goods and 85C Bakery has plenty of both.  When I entered the bakery I was greeted…

Dallas’ Newest Lunch Spot and Caterer

I recently tried a new lunch place called BlueGreen Canteen. It is located off of Denton Drive near Love Field Airport and open Monday – Friday from from 10 am to 3 pm. The decor is bright, clean and inviting. When I walked in I was greeted by a sparkling case full of homemade pies,…

Set sail over to Black Ship Little Katana – Dallas, TX

Happy birthday to me! I recently spent my birthday enjoying a staycation in downtown Dallas. I know, I know. I live in Dallas. I get it, but I love downtown Dallas. I stayed at the Omni and gave Black Ship Little Katana a try. First, give me a sec to nerd out. The teacher in…

Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine – Richardson, TX

I was recently invited to a blogger event at Afrah Mediterranean Cuisine in Richardson. I was very excited to enjoy some food and network with fellow bloggers. We were greeted by the owner, Yousef. His passion for his heritage and the food was evident. Afrah started as a Lebanese bakery over 10 years ago. It didn’t…

Texas Scratch Kitchen – Dallas, TX

Back in March I was invited to give Coconut’s Fish Cafe. While there I visited with one of the creators, Nathan Brasher. I inquired about the Lovers Lane location. He explained they had closed the location and were in the process of rebranding to better suite the wants of the area’s demographic. Well, the rebranding…

King William Fair – San Antonio, TX

King William Fair is a festival held the last Saturday of Fiesta. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the fair. King William Fair is the whole package: arts and crafts, food and drink, live music, people-watching, kids fun area all set in the beautiful setting of King William. My senses were delighted.  The event is put…