Although I never geographically lived in NYC, I visit often and will always carry a piece of it in my heart. I love the vibe, the rush, the arts, the culture, the restaurants, bars, people (I really do!), and…the fashion!
As much as I enjoy heels, I also enjoy eating, drinking, and “living out loud”. My wonderful
boyfriend fiancé husband (a 22-yr+ local) and I eat and drink out often. We love everything from holes-in-the-wall to fine dining, with the exception of chains. We abhor the whole “corporate, antiseptic” aura of restaurants that look the same, no matter what city they’re in. We also hate the idea of frozen food shipped from Orlando (*cough* Orifice Garden, Red Slobster) all across the U.S. No, thank you…I’ll pass. For me, food isn’t just something to eat. Food can define the demographics, culture, and economy of the area. Food can define the chef and vice versa. Food is art for the palate. Think about how often we have slapped a chicken breast on the cutting board and said “What the Hell am I going to do with this?” That plain chicken breast is the chef’s “canvas”; a good chef works his/her art on it, with the dining public as it’s grateful recipients. These chefs cook for all kinds of establishments and diners don’t always have to spend a lot of money to have a wonderful, tasty experience.
I am very honest when it comes to how I feel about a restaurant, bar, or event. These reviews are not “paid” and many of the local proprietors don’t know I’m making them. If I love the establishment, I will say so…and if I don’t, I won’t sugar-coat it. Please join me on my journey from restaurant to restaurant, bar to bar, and my extra-curriculars both in Key West and up the Keys. I am a “life-lover” who lives for the next experience, so as the cliché says, “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry”.