• Best of 2023: The Best Desserts in Tucson

    January 5, 2024

    Normally, I combine Tucson with my overall 2023 year, but this year, I felt my hometown needed its own designated category for the Best Desserts in Tucson. From this list, you will find everything from fine dining to hole-in-the-wall establishments. You can also expect to see a variety of cuisines that range from contemporary, Italian,…

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  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, husband and wife in white robes sit at table near their hotel room's window with buildings visible through the windor.

    Where to Stay: The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco

    March 2, 2023

    They say first impressions are everything, and The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco sets an everlasting impression the moment you are greeted at the doors of a 1909 Neoclassical landmark. As the doorman adorned in a top hat and coattails warmly welcomes you, you anticipate the moments of grandeur that await you inside. The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco…

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  • Valentine's Day dessert of strawberry shortcake trifle with Domaine Carneros

    Valentine’s Day: Date Night with Domaine Carneros

    January 31, 2023

    If you’re looking for a romantic experience this Valentine’s Day, then consider having a date night-in with Domaine Carneros and your special someone! To help you plan out your dinner, I created three approachable recipes with my husband that anyone can cook. These Valentine’s Day recipes include simple ingredients that are available at most grocery…

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  • Where to Eat in Tempe Alter Ego Canopy Hotel

    Where to Eat in Tempe: A Foodie’s Guide to Tempe, AZ

    January 22, 2021

    Over the last few years, I have dived into the culinary scene in Tempe, AZ. After discovering and experiencing several restaurants, I made up my mind on the best foodie spots. This is the ultimate foodie’s guide on where to eat in Tempe– whether you’re looking for the top brunch, dessert, lunch, dinner, romantic or…

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  • Thanksgiving with Domaine Carneros

    November 14, 2020

    Whether you’re celebrating virtually or in a small gathering, Thanksgiving is a special time to come together with your loved ones. Although this 2020’s festivities may look differently, one aspect that doesn’t need to change is the wine. At my in-laws house, we always have wine with our Thanksgiving dinner. And this year, I’m partnering…

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  • Tito & Pep

    Tito & Pep Surprises Tucson with a Weekly Menu

    August 12, 2020

    I recently found myself pulling up to a brick building decorated with mid-century modern art in the heart of midtown Tucson. One would easily identify the art’s bright teal and burnt orange as Tito & Pep’s iconic colors. The restaurant’s mesquite-fired cuisine focuses on flavors from Tucson and the Southwest. John Martinez, owner and chef,…

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  • Fox Restaurant Concepts Blanco Takeout Tucson

    Tucson Takeout with Fox Restaurant Concepts

    May 3, 2020

    We all have the power to support local restaurants, and in this post I will focus on Tucson takeout with Fox Restaurant Concepts. FRC is a partner I have worked with over the last two years, and a group I have dined with for more than 20 years. With each FRC brand includes a different…

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  • Tsukiji Market Unagi

    Tsukiji Fish Market

    January 21, 2020

    At the corner of Shin-Ohashi-dori and Harumi dori, is one of the most iconic spots in Tokyo: Tsukiji Market. Merchants line the narrow alleyways to offer seafood and produce. The bustling atmosphere leaves you enthralled and eager to taste everything at this fish market. You won’t be disappointed in the adventure of it all. I…

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  • Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain Charity Wine Dinner

    The Ritz-Carlton Charity Dinner

    November 15, 2019

    The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain serves Tucson through their Community Footprints Program. This year, newly-appointed executive chef Emily Dillport and the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain hosted the Breast Cancer Charity Wine Dinner. Without a doubt, Dillport plans to make the elevated six-course dinner a new annual event. In the past, the resort has supported the American Cancer…

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