Posts tagged "restaurants"
Guest Post: Designer Jennifer Serafini // Local Root, Chicago

Guest Post: Designer Jennifer Serafini // Local Root, Chicago

Hello hello! I’m so excited to be guest posting on The Cuisinerd today. Kristin invited me to share one of my favorite spots to eat in Chicago. Today I want to introduce you to Local Root. It just opened up across the street from my apartment, which makes me SUPER happy because not only can...
Salt Lick BBQ: Austin, TX

Salt Lick BBQ: Austin, TX

Fact: If you visit Texas without eating proper BBQ…don’t bother visiting again. No really, it’s a felony. Okay, not really…but you probably already know this much – BBQ is life around those parts. Serious business people. BBQ POR VIDA on the real. Regardless of “I’m a better grill master thank you” arguments among neighbors, there...
Lunch Break: ATX Kitchen, Atwater Village CA

Lunch Break: ATX Kitchen, Atwater Village CA

I want to introduce you to someone special. Please say hello to my dear Atwater Crossing Kitchen. I also want to warn you that I’m crushing mad style on this new friend of mine. I’ve had my eye on this place since it opened a few months back, but being the coy little lunch spot...
Mo' MoVida: Melbourne Gets Spanish

Mo’ MoVida: Melbourne Gets Spanish

Over the last few years I’ve started to see a massive shift with the types of photos and souvenirs I collect while traveling. Food. It’s all about the food. What it looked like, what it tasted like, if there is a cookbook associated with it and if we can replicate the experience once we’re back...
Bodega Tapas Bar: Sydney

Bodega Tapas Bar: Sydney

Without question, my favorite meal while visiting Sydney was at Bodega Tapas Bar. The atmosphere is cheerful, young and completely off beat. Located on a quiet street in the posh and arty Surry Hills neighbourhood. Outside groups of people crowd on the sidewalk hoping to grab a seat. Inside you can see a playful comic...
Top 5'Oclocktails: Los Angeles

Top 5′Oclocktails: Los Angeles

Whether you’re running errands, hugging friends or just getting the last bits of work done…there comes a time during the weekend when everyone needs a break. Forget happy hour, this is a much needed “my feets are tired” or “just need a rest’tail“… No really, I need a time-out please. Fear not, for no matter...
Taking a Dip: Icebergs, Sydney

Taking a Dip: Icebergs, Sydney

For me, beach clubs conjure up summertime memories of watching Saved By The Bell and those few special seasonal episodes located on Malibu Beach (Okay, I just aged myself there…). Having never been a member of such an establishment, I made sure to carve out time for a specific adventure to Icebergs Beach Club upon...
Cookie: Melbourne

Cookie: Melbourne

Located on the first floor of The Curtain House on Swanston Street in Melbourne’s Central Business District, Cookie greets you with a handsome wood bar, doily covered tables with mismatched china and a loud volume of conversation. Business men in suits huddle around table top bars with tall craft beers (over 85 to choose from),...
Little Saigon Market: Melbourne

Little Saigon Market: Melbourne

For full effect, you absolutely must (without question) hit play on the audio clip below – trust! [haiku url="http://www.thecuisinerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Footscray-Vietnamese-Market-Edit.mp3" title="Footscray Little Saigon Market"] One of the most memorable moments of my Australian adventure was visiting the Footscray Little Saigon Market. I thought I was fully prepared, excited and anticipating the loud yelling,  haggling, banging, the...
A Doughnut Love Story

A Doughnut Love Story

I’ve professed my love for this doughnut hut before (over this way). When I did, friends and actual  real life Footscray residents, were confused how/why I even knew about this train track shanty. Truth be told, I discovered a lovely photo essay by Jaime Murcia and  instantly fell in love with doughnut maker and owner...
Melbourne: Naked for WHO!?

Melbourne: Naked for WHO!?

Wait, Wait, WAIT! Before the CuisiMom gets on the line asking what on earth kind of trouble I got myself into in Australia…I promise, the name of this place is much racier than it sounds. Promise. Naked For Satan is a Pintxos (Basque style bar snacks) establishment based on the urban myth/ legend Leon Satanovich,...
Spaces and Places: Intelligentsia

Spaces and Places: Intelligentsia

What started as a coffee phenomenon here on Los Angeles’ east side, recently turned into something much more aromatic. With coffee-only locations already in Silver Lake and Venice (as well as the original 3 locations in Chicago), Intelligentsia has opened a Pasadena Cafe featuring a daily eats menu curated by Heirloom LA and a hand...