Category | Restaurants

14 U.S. restaurants worth planning a trip around…

Posted on 01 November 2011

  New York’s celebrated Le Bernardin restaurant has revamped its bar area for less formal, less expensive dining.   Just picked up a book called Opinionated About U.S. Restaurants 2011. It lists eateries worthy of a trip.   The results, based on an online survey, are not surprising for those who love fine dining — […]

Some San Francisco restaurant workers seek 25% tips…

Posted on 17 October 2011

According to many media reports, including one on, some San Francisco servers are supporting a mandatory raise — as in tips of 25%.   Waitstaff generally are paid low wages and depend on tips to make a living.   However, according to surveys in recent years many USA diners already think the current tip […]

6 DC Restaurants From Top Chef Contestants…

Posted on 27 September 2011

Like pretty much every city at this point, DC has its own roster of homegrown chefs who’ve competed on Top Chef. In honor of our first-ever Food TV Survey, we’ve put together a list of restaurants where you can taste their culinary prowess.   Mike Isabella: Top Chef All-Stars Finalist, Top Chef Season Six The […]

Las Vegas buffet reinvented at Wicked Spoon…

Posted on 01 September 2011

The scene: Nothing says Las Vegas like a buffet, where all-you-can-eat is as iconic as neon. There is not a major casino hotel without one, with more than 40 high-profile options in the city. In the past decade, as more luxury hotels have opened, buffets have also gone upscale, and these typically feature individual counters […]

Award-winning Kansas City BBQ at Oklahoma Joe’s…

Posted on 25 August 2011

The scene: When you pull up to Oklahoma Joe’s, there are two immediate giveaways that it is something special. First is the line out the door, which started forming 20 minutes before the 11 a.m. opening. Secondly, it’s in a gas station. There are many great BBQ joints across this nation occupying former gas stations, […]

When in Venice, CA try Joe’s…

Posted on 23 August 2011

Abbot Kinney’s Fine Dining pioneer, Joe’s Restaurant celebrates our 20th year featuring Farmer’s Market-fresh, California/French fine dining in a comfortable,classy neighborhood atmosphere. Your affordable foodie haven, Joe’s is an award-winning Michelin-Guide rated, Zagat/Gayot fave and Citysearch Winner for Best Brunch. Our $19 gourmet Lunch Prix Fixe is the best deal in the whole city! We […]

10 great places to eat from a food truck…

Posted on 19 August 2011

Some of the best meals these days come out of trucks, says James Cunningham , host of Eat Street, a Cooking Channel show about street food. Cunningham says many trucks are run by chefs who lost jobs or restaurants during the recession and decided to try out their skills in mobile kitchens. “Stuff being handed […]

When in Boston, try…Rino’s Place

Posted on 18 August 2011

When in the Boston area, and a bit hungry try Rino’s Place. A neighborhood Italian eatery.  Originally opened 24 years ago by Rino and Anna DiCenso, They in turn handed over the business to their Son Chef Anthony DiCenso. Born and raised in Italy, Chef Anthony has made Rino’s place what it is today!   Rino’s is […]

America’s Best New Restaurants of 2011…

Posted on 18 August 2011

Over the past 12 months, I’ve spent something like 250 nights eating out, sometimes with my family, sometimes with friends and colleagues, and often on the road by myself, fork in one hand, local newspaper in the other. Not a bad gig, I admit–especially since there are few things I enjoy more than (1) a […]

At the request of our readers, TravelKeyNote has added a new Category…Restaurants

Posted on 18 August 2011

We will be including favorite dining establishments from around the globe. We hope you enjoy and will visit these eateries if the opportunity arises.

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