Restaurant & Bar Reviews

Myers + Chang – Boston, MA

by on Oct.11, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Asian Fusion, Bellini, Boston, Cocktails, Happening, Massachusetts, Novelty, United States, Vegetarian

I had a great experience at Myers + Chang, they are exceptional when it comes to allergy management and food. I’ve honestly not had a better experience in the Boston area. In short the waitress took a menu back to the kitchen and reappeared with a Sharpie marked up version stating what I could and could not order and what would be replaced or removed. Granted there were only a few options left on the menu but I have to say I would go back as what I ordered was delicious and I felt very comfortable there was no allium in the dishes. Aside from this their cocktail list is a delight, inventive drinks that are just delicious! If you have time and want to experience a tasty fusion of Taiwanese, Vietnamese and Thai you should call in, if you’re not hungry just grab a cocktail and enjoy the dragon themed atmosphere.



pineapple vodka cocktail





Prosecco cocktails at Myers + Chang

Prosecco & St Germain cocktails!

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Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC

by on Oct.11, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Beer, Canada, Cocktails, Fish, Happening, Quebec City, QC - Canada, Tartar, Wine

Our hotel recommended Le Cercle (The Circle) when we asked for a trendy spot that would accommodate an allium allergy. We decided to walk from our hotel near the water over to Le Cercle, the atmosphere shifted 180 degrees as we progressed further away from the hotel (next time we’ll likely take a cab) Once we arrived we had a great time and excellent food the only downside was the meal lasted nearly 3 hours as the waitstaff was pretty slow to come back to our table after we received our entrees. If I had a group to takeout for a few hours that wanted to chat for a few hours over drinks and a meal Le Cercle would be on my list of potential options.

Chris ready to eat!






























Surf & Turf with puree
















Sliced beets with goat cheese, walnuts and puree at Le Cercle

Beets with goat cheese, walnuts and puree

















fish entree

White fish with cauliflower, radishes and mushrooms

















Tartar starter with toast at Le Cercle

Tartar starter with toast





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BLT Steak – Charlotte, NC

by on Oct.11, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Charlotte, Cocktails, Fish, North Carolina, Salad, Steak, Swanky, Tartar, United States, Wine

While we were in Charlotte (for the Liverpool match) we stopped into the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte for a bite to eat at BLT Steak and a few cocktails! There was an influx of Liverpool fans through out the city and all the restaurants but that casual crowd didn’t get in my way of dressing up for the posh dinner we had planned. Service was exceptional from the point of our arrival through to our departure. We started with cocktails at the bar while our table was being arranged. We passed on the puff pastry with cheese (Chris is not a fan). Dinner was the Tuna Tartar, Alaskan Black Cod for Chris and BLT Steak had no problem accommodating for my allium allergy with my selection of the Lobster Cobb Salad and a baked potato on the side. Chris devoured the Tartar and Cod, speechless with how delicious it was. I too had a delight eating the Lobster Cobb (wish there was a place in Boston that did this!) Checkout BLT Steak at 110 North College Street, Charlotte, NC 28202!

Alaskan Black Cod
































Cocktails at the Bar


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5 Church – Charlotte, NC

by on Oct.11, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Beer, Charlotte, Fish, Happening, North Carolina, Restaurants, Tartar, United States, Wine

5 Church was a fantastic spot for both food and atmosphere! The look and crowd were very trendy at 127 N Tryon St, Suite 8 (Corner of 5th & Church St) Charlotte, NC 28202.

Here is a great 360 view from Google of 5 Church (does it more justice than the photo below)

The theme is black leather, white trees and other funky stuff! The food was deluxe fashionably arranged and full of flavor. They happily accommodated for my allium allergy. The wine/beer list are robust enough for our taste with an interesting mix of a few we wanted to try. I will certainly be back if I have the chance the next time I’m in Charlotte!










Tartar to start








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Aquitaine – Boston, MA

by on Oct.10, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Boston, Champagne, Fish, Happening, Massachusetts, Music, Parking/Valet, Restaurants, Sole, Steak Frites, Swanky, United States, Wine

A favorite place of ours in Boston, Aquitaine always produces a great experience. Wine selection and entrees are fantastic along with the ambiance. I love coming in here just when it opens to grab a spot at the little bar in the front where we will sit all night if possible to have a few drinks and an exceptional meal. The music they play is on trend and the food is fantastic, our standards are the Sole with potatoes and, Steak Frites and the steak tartar!

















































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Boat House Waterfront Dining – Tiverton, RI

by on Oct.10, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Cocktails, Fish, Happening, Rhode Island, Roof Deck/Patio, Scallops, Tiverton, United States, Wine

This is a great spot in a small town of Rhode Island, really far above the standard that you might expect as a local spot. The view from the Boat House Waterfront is fantastic as the restaurant sits overlooking the water and you have a perfect view to the sunset or oncoming lightning storm (depending on the weather!) The service has always presented as classy and I’ve only had a tiny malfunction of receiving a dressed salad versus undressed. The entree selection is appropriate for the location and the wine list always has something worth tasting (last time I was here we had a bottle of Artemis) They happily customized a grilled scallop dish for me during my last visit. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating depending on the weather you choose! Only recommendation I have is to not sit outside at the far right side of the restaurant as their is a unique draft that you wouldn’t experience even a few feet more forward to the entrance.

Scallops & Greens




Salad greens

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Bistro Le Sam – Quebec City, QC – Canada

by on Oct.10, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Beer, Canada, Chicken Club, Cocktails, Fish, Gluten Free, Quebec City, QC - Canada, Swanky, Wine

After a long day of touring the Island of Orleans and a driving tour of Quebec City we walked up to Le Sam for dinner. The energy in this restaurant is great, a unique mix of dressy and casual depending on the motivation of the customer. They had a customized menu ‘for the bee’s’ paying respect to a very necessary creature! I started the night with a ‘Bee’s Knees’ which was a lavender/gin cocktail and was delicious as well as beautifully garnished!  They customized the maple glazed salmon for me (replaced the polenta with a sweet potato puree) it was one of the best pieces of salmon I have ever had! We also ordered the club sandwich with frites which wasn’t on the same level as my salmon but did the job. I had foolishly started the meal with the cheeseboard which was a meal in and of itself that was hard to stop picking at! Checkout the Bistro Le Sam website for more details!
Fairmont Le Château Frontenac
1, rue des Carrières | Quebec City (Québec)  G1R 4P5 | 418 692-3861

Bee's Knees Cocktail

Bee’s Knees Gin based lavender cocktail












Club Sandwich with Frites


Maple Glazed Salmon









Deluxe Cheeseboard

Deluxe Cheeseboard

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The Farmer’s Daughter – Blue Bell, PA

by on Oct.10, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Beer, Blue Bell, Fish, Gluten Free, Pennsylvania, Pork, Restaurants, Roof Deck/Patio, United States, Wine

You couldn’t tell from the exterior how trendy this spot actually is. As you walk in you think you are entering an old style in with an old style atmosphere at the other end. Much to my surprise the restaurant has a lovely external seating area with bistro lights, fire pit and bar. The food is farm to table and was delicious. The staff were excellent at suggesting options that did not include allium, another person in my party had a gluten intolerance which they supplied her with a unique menu to choose from. They customized a dish for me of grilled trout, broccoli & roasted potatoes that was delicious. The cheeseboard had a lovely selection and I heard the peanut butter hummus was a great twist on a standard appetizer. Checkout the Farmer’s Daughter website for more details.

Grilled Trout with Vegetables

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Social Restaurant & Lounge – Ottawa, ON – Canada

by on Aug.09, 2015, under Allium Allergy, Champagne, Ottawa, ON - Canada, Restaurants, Roof Deck/Patio, Scallops, Steak Frites, Tartar, Wine

What a surprise! We didn’t know what to expect when visiting Ottawa for dining. I am so happy we found this spot, the food was AMAZING. We made reservations not knowing their was a courtyard in the back, when we arrived we were given the choice and happy took the outdoor seating. The weather in Ottawa in August is phenomenal, we could have sat their all night without issue! Our meal started with a bottle of Hinterland Borealis Sparkling Rose. GORGEOUS! You could taste what seemed like a Malbec in the Fuchsia colored wine. We started with a Scallop dish and some steak tartar. Both were fantastic, the scallop was surrounded by a green coconut curry and poached lobster which completed the flavor perfectly. The tartar had some carmalized beef powder (freeze dried animal fat) that needless to say was avoided….. For the main dishes we had the trout and steak frites, exceptional dishes!


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Pain Et Vin – Buenos Aires

by on Aug.09, 2015, under Argentina, Buenos Aires, Cafe, Champagne, Coffee, Coffee Shop, Restaurants, Wine, Wine/Liquor Store

Bakery and wine shop all in one! We found this spot after shopping at a custom menswear shop on Gorriti. The owner was a fantastic help in selecting some sparkling wines to taste and take home! We also indulged in a tasty latte and multi-grain sourdough which we brought home but didn’t last 24 hours it was so good. We will certainly be back when in Buenos Aires again!
pan-et-vin-latte pan-et-vin-wine pan-et-vin-entrance

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