Gattopardo in the Heart of Milano

Gattopardo in the Heart of Milano

Gattopardo Milano 19th Century Church Gattopardo Café (‘Leopard Café’) is located in the heart of Milano.  It is a 19th Century church that was converted into a night club in late 2001. This was one of the highlights of our journey to Italy. Our friend who...
Georges at the Cove

Georges at the Cove

Georges at the Cove – Utmost in Fine Dining Back in the days when there were Smoking and Non-Smoking sections in restaurants (I know, the thought of cigarette smoke in a restaurant today is barbaric, right?) a group of us comprised of four couples went to eat at...
Hotel Cimabue Florence

Hotel Cimabue Florence

Hotel Cimabue Florence Hotel Cimabue Florence was a nice place to spend a couple of nights near the center of town. In 1980, when I was a young traveler with little money, I stayed at hostels.  When I arrived in Florence, since the hostel had no vacancy, I ended up...
Spike Africas

Spike Africas

Spike Africas Mark and I love discovering fine dining establishments with good Happy Hours.  So a couple of months ago when we were downtown, we decided to take a walk near the north end of the Gaslamp.  We had been to the Yard House many times, and thought we might...
Sardinas of San Diego

Sardinas of San Diego

Sardinas of San Diego Sardinas is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in San Diego. Now that Mark and I have been to Italy and back, we know from Italian food!  There’s this best-kept-secret of an Italian restaurant right here in San Diego, but sometimes you...