London Restaurant Guide (Summer 2023)

1 year in London To mark my 1 year anniversary in London, I wanted to release a list of the best places I ate and drank since moving here. One year of wine bars with friends, solo dinner dates, tasting menus, coffee dates, and a quest to find a bagel shop that satisfies my constant […]

Minneapolis Martini Guide

There are foods / drinks that took me awhile to acquire a taste. Examples include anchovies in my pasta sauces, oysters, blue cheese (although this didn’t take me long and can now eat the stinkiest blue cheese plain as a snack), and vodka martinis. I went through a phase where I tried to be more […]

Best Restaurants by City – June 2021

A few Saturdays ago while walking around North Loop, I had a moment. While walking to meet a friend for brunch at Smack Shack, I took the time to look around at all the activity in our city. I saw people dressed up with a case of beer, likely walking to their friend’s rooftop to […]

A Tribute to the Grand Café Space

December 2020 By: Madison in Minneapolis All photos by: Jack Samels A Consistently Great Restaurant There are consistently good restaurants. The places that provide what you expect, the places you know the bartender who also knows you and how you like your martinis made. There are the places you go when you’re craving a solid […]


My sister and her boyfriend moved out to Seattle a little over a year ago, and since then I’ve been able to visit a few times – including relocating there for 14 days to work remotely this Fall. Seattle is one of the coolest cities in the US for me, a great balance of city […]

Madison in Minneapolis Taco Guide

Everyone loves tacos. From the $2 a taco taqueria on East Lake Street to the more upscale lamb barbacoa tacos from Colita, our city has it all. Check out my guide for my take on the best tacos of all types – I don’t discriminate – across Minneapolis. Here is the full list: Authentic Taquerias […]

New Restaurants – June 2019

Here is a list of restaurants added to my website in June 2019 along with my ratings. Click on each restaurant to read more! Bachelor Farmer (5/5) Birch’s Lowertown (4/5) Chef Shack Food Truck (5/5) Kaiseki Furukawa (No Rating) La Poblantia (4/5) Los Ocampo (4/5) Lowertown Bakehouse (5/5) Mucci’s Italian (5/5) Nuevo Miramar (5/5) Pizza […]


I lived and studied in Milan for four months, and fell in love with the city. As I’ve written about before, my passion for food and wine sparked when I lived in Milan. Italians just get it right when it comes to dining experiences. I have special memories basking in the sun on a patio […]

New Restaurants – May 2019

Here is a list of restaurants added to my website in May 2019 along with my ratings. Click on each restaurant to read more! Monello (4/5) Minneapolis Cider Company (4/5) La Doña Cervecería (3/5) Royal Foundry Craft Spirits (3/5) Pig Ate My Pizza (4/5)


I’ve been to Montreal twice, once in the summer and once in the winter. Highly recommend going in the summer 🙂 The city is vibrant and filled with wonderful cobblestone streets lined with bustling cafes and natural wine bars. The French-speaking city has a killer food scene, offering some of the best poutine, smoked meat, […]

San Francisco / Napa and Sonoma

For someone who loves red wine as much as I do, it took me too long to get to Napa and Sonoma. Thankfully I had several in my sphere of influence who provided me with some great recommendations. The trip was short (especially the time I spent in San Francisco), so instead of providing my […]

New Restaurants – April 2019

Here is a list of restaurants added to my website in April 2019 along with my ratings. Click on each restaurant to read more!

NCAA Final Four Tournament: Where to Eat in Minneapolis

As a Minneapolis native, events that bring several people from out of state into my city are exciting! I recognize the main event of the weekend is basketball, however, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for average restaurants and bars while in town. If it’s your first time traveling to Minneapolis, welcome! The Twin […]

New Restaurants – February & March 2019

Here is a list of restaurants added to my website in February and March 2019 along with my ratings. Click on each restaurant to read more! Giordano’s (4/5) Zettas (5/5) Italian Eatery (3/5) Bungalow Club (4/5) Ninetwentyfive (4/5) Nighthawks (4/5) Lyn65 (5/5) Pancho Villa (1/5) Eastside (5/5) Iron Door Pub (3/5) Glam Doll (3/5) Caffrey’s […]


Hi everyone! My name is Luci and I am Madison’s younger sister. In Spring 2018, I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain for the semester. I cannot wait to share with you my favorite restaurants, bars, and must-sees of this beautiful city! The first thing to know about Barcelona is that it offers any food you […]

Tampa/St. Petersburg

Tampa and St. Petersburg are not destinations I’d recommend traveling to JUST for food, but they do have some delicious and unique spots that are worth visiting if you’re in town.


I find Philadelphia to be a highly underrated food city.

New York

Now before everyone reading this gets their panties in a bunch and sends me messages about all the places I’ve missed in the great city of New York City – I know.


My two best friends and I traveled to Colombia for 10 days in October, and it was one of my favorite trips I’ve ever had.

Washington D.C.

I was staffed in Washington D.C. for about four months and had the chance to eat at some of the city’s coolest restaurants.


I was recently in Sweden for work and decided to stay the weekend in Stockholm.


I’ve been to Denver about half a dozen times, and it seems like every time I go there are so many new restaurant openings and trendy places to check out.


I had a project in Austin and was fortunate enough to explore the city’s many neighborhoods and restaurants.


I spent a long weekend in Charleston and really enjoyed it. We didn’t need a rental car when we were there, we took Ubers and walked the whole time! The seafood was fantastic, there were great boutiques for shopping, and the houses near the beach were so cute. Here are the places to eat and […]


I’d like to kick off the travel guide section of my website with a city very near and dear to my heart. Minneapolis is where I was born and raised, and I love telling visitors where to check across our many wonderful neighborhoods. This travel guide contains some of the best of the best places to eat, drink, and see while in town. Enjoy!

Where to Eat this Spring

Now that the gray/black snow is starting to melt away from our Minneapolis sidewalks, I am beginning to get more and more excited for Spring in the city.

New State Fair Foods You Have To Try

Hey everyone! My name is Ashley aka @PikAshChu on Instagram! I’m a foodie living in the Twin Cities, who is absolutely obsessed with the Minnesota State Fair – so you can imagine how excited I was when Madison asked me to guest write about it!

My Favorite Twin Cities Cocktail Spots

I’m not picky when it comes to drink of choice. I love a day filled with breweries in the Northeast (HeadFlyer is my current favorite) and I love going to wine bars with live music (hello, Troubadour.) But sometimes you’re just in the mood for a properly made cocktail. Here are my favorite spots in the Twin Cities to get exactly that.