Travel Bites

Travel bits, bites, and adventures.

Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… Los Angeles

First, you head north past Los Angeles’ Hasidic Jewish neighborhood and onto the posh boutique-lined Beverly Boulevard for a bite at Petty Cash, an upscale taqueria. The walls look like an enormous Digital Retna mural, and the bar is stocked with scores of agave spirits, many of which you’ve never seen before. You see the trompo and decide to order tacos al pastor to go with your Paloma.

Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… Austin

For this round of “48 Hours in…”, I asked my friend, and locale expert, Evan Strange, to point us in the right direction. Though I originally met Evan during my visit to Indianapolis, he made the trek down Texas way two years ago, and is certainly my go-to to get the off-the-radar dining deets in this capital city.

Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… the Airport!

Jumping off the success of our inaugural “48 Hours In…Miami” post, we’ve got jetsetting funny man Jason Kessler listing off his favorite airport bites across the nation, whether you’re running to your connection or killing time on a layover.

Miami, Florida

Dining and Drinking: 48 Hours in… Miami

Food and gossip columnist Lesley Abravanel kicks off our new food & travel series, “48 Hours In…”, with her top dining and drinking picks in sunny Miami, Florida. With a handful of favorites, both the glamorous Martini Bar at the Raleigh – with food from our favorite Miami chef, Michael Schwartz – and the kitchy Alabama Jack’s make the cut.

Quick Spin: Chef Greg Grohowski of Maui’s Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa

Chef Greg Grohowski has his hands full managing the high volume kitchens of the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. The Midwest native began as many chefs do, on the line through high school and college, cooking with family and friends along the way, apprenticing at the Tippecanoe Restaurant within the historic

St. Croix, USVI © Jennifer Heigl / Daily Blender [DAILYBLENDER.COM]

The Secret Of St. Croix

I was so enamored by my experience, so enthralled by my visit, that I couldn’t wait to tell friends. Here are my pictures, I wanted to say. Let me tell you my stories, I started to stammer. Until I realized that I didn’t want to tell anyone. I didn’t want anyone to know about the treasure I had found. I wanted to keep it all to myself.

It is a gem hidden among the more popular Caribbean destinations…

2012 Cayman Cookout

The Side Dish: Best Food, Drink, and Travel of 2012

I began the year with a return visit to the Cayman Cookout and ended my year with a marvelous Taste of Tulalip. In between, there were adventures in Maui, New Orleans, Indianapolis – with good friends, great food, and incomparable imbiberies. What more could a girl ask for?

Maneuvering Through Maui – Restaurant Picks on the Hawaiian Island

When Maui calls, you have to answer. Since my last magical visit to the island, I’ve dreamed of nothing but palm trees and the warm breeze that greets when you when arrive. The solitude of cruising down a sunny two-lane, oceanside highway. The welcoming ‘aloha’, the thoughtful ‘mahalo’.

The Libertine - Indianapolis, Indiana

Where To Eat and Drink in Indianapolis

I really hadn’t given Indianapolis much thought, particularly on the food and drink front. Growing up in Michigan, I had visited Indy, and a few of its ‘burbs, a handful of times throughout high school and college. The downtown space, with its steakhouses and sports bars, wasn’t much more than a conference-friendly corridor…