July 29, 2020

My fiancé and I recently went to Nashville to get out of town and celebrate our engagement. Of course, we had a wonderful time eating our way around the city. We even fit in a last-minute engagement photo shoot with my talented friend, celebrity photographer Joseph Llanes while we were there. Here are a few restaurants with some excellent fare that I recommend you check out the next time you're in Music City.


Inside Bobby Hotel, (where we stayed while we were in town) is a small cafe that serves a small, but excellent, artisanal menu. I was blown away by the flavors that were injected into these often simple dishes.

Pan Roasted Salmon

The salmon featured complex layers of flavor and texture with the sweet corn, salty bacon, buttered succotash, fried okra, and pools of green goddess. So good!

Tomato Fennel Bisque with Brie croutons

Oh. My. God. These brie croutons definitely kicked up this tomato soup several notches. You bite into the...

July 7, 2020

I have a sweet tooth, for sure. I am one who says, "There is always room for dessert." When I am not baking sugary creations at home, I am on the hunt for the perfect sweet treat, wherever I am. Pick a city, state, or country that I've visited and ask me what dessert you should try and I will serve you a stellar suggestion. Here are a few of my favorite sweets from some spots in Atlanta. 

Five Daughters Bakery

This "croissant-style 100 layer doughnut" (aka cronut) is flaky, sweet, comes in a variety of staple- and seasonal flavors, and sometimes has a rich, creamy filling. If there's a Five Daughters around, I am definitely indulging in this decadent treat. I love their staple flavors: The Purist and King Kong. Recently, I had their seasonal Triple Raspberry (pictured) and it was scrumptious. 

Rita's Ice

Ever since I tasted my first gelati (layers of Italian ice and frozen custard) --I think I was 18--, I've been hooked. Creamy, thick...

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