The Longtable Dining Series in Vancouver: a meal you just might tell your grandchildren about

Longtable Dinner for 300!

Have you ever thought about how cool it would be to set up a private dinner for you and a few friends on the waterfront in, I don’t know, say Vancouver, British Columbia? How about a view of the ocean, mountains and the ultramodern Vancouver cityscape as a backdrop, and maybe five or six great […]

Travel App of the Week: OpenTable (with pay function)


Don’t you hate it when you’re in a hurry and you have to flag down a waiter to pay your dining bill? I know I do. But that inconvenience might soon be a thing of the past, as the popular phone-reservation app OpenTable has just rolled out a program for 50 restaurants in New York […]

7 Great Restaurants Where Locals Eat in Honolulu

Highway Inn local dishes

I just returned from a fantastic week in Honolulu, Hawaii! I ate at a variety of places with all different price points and flavors during my stay, and while there were a lot of highlights, I’ve chosen the ones listed below as my absolute favorites. Here are seven great restaurants that locals eat at—and where […]

Paris’ Best Affordable Restaurant: Le Comptoir du Relais

My wife, Natalie, and I met our friend Pamela (PJ) for lunch one afternoon in Saint Germain (Sixth Arrondissement) at Paris’ best affordable restaurant, Le Comptoir du Relais (9, carrefour de l’Odéon, Paris; 011-33-8-2610-1087.). PJ had rented an apartment in Paris for the month of April and since it was her last few days there, she took us […]

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Restaurant reservation website offers off-peak pricing

A brilliant new concept where diners can make free online reservations and pay lower prices at fine restaurants during off-peak hours. Savored uses a proprietary technology to search restaurant availability to find you the highest possible discounts in 10 major U.S. cities. Once you find a table, reserve it online for free and enjoy an […]

Guzwald Family Vacation: Frankfort, Michigan.

Mich Arcadia Bluffs chairs

While I would say that I am fairly well-traveled, given I have been to over 50 countries to date, there is something about the joy of discovering an unknown place or finding something new in a familiar place. My addiction to travel is two-fold: 1)   I like to avoid my feelings and what better place […]

L.A.’s First PopUp Picnic: August 25, 2012

Dining under the stars in Exposition Park.

Los Angeles gets its first mass picnic event on August 25th with PopUp Dinner L.A., a contemporary and chic spin on the al fresco classic. Hand Made Events presents this enchanting evening full of gourmet food, dancing, and whimsy inspired by similar events in San Francisco and San Diego that proved to be smashing successes. […]

Five Memorable Meals on St. Kitts


Though surely there is bad food to be had on St. Kitts, I never ate any of it.  Here are some gastronomic highlights of my stay on this enchanting island. Right off the Plane After a night and day of airplane and airport food, I arrived at St. Kitts ready for real food and a […]