Is Fogo de Chão Pittsburgh Worth the Price?

Beautiful table service at Fogo de Chao Pittsburgh

Here’s the rub: I love a good meal as much as anyone. And, truth be told, when I’m pleasantly surprised it’s even better. Add in the fact that Pittsburgh’s foodie scene is thriving (and continues to thrive) and I’m always on board for test-driving new restaurants. Its latest, Fogo de Chão Pittsburgh, is Brazilian steakhouse style and it has gastro-enthusiasts all over the city buzzing about it. Is Fogo de Chão Pittsburgh worth the price? Here’s the scoop on what you can expect for both brunch and dinner. What’s A Brazilian…

Where to Eat in Clearwater Beach, FL: Top Picks for Foodies

Where to eat in Clearwater Beach: Cooter's Restaurant Shrimp Dip.

Sure, Clearwater Beach, FL, is known for its gorgeous sugar sand. It’s known for its picturesque sunsets. But what about when you’re hangry and want to know where to eat in Clearwater Beach? Where do the locals eat? I took one for the team, loosened my belt, and hit all of the best places to eat in Clearwater Beach and Clearwater. Here are my top picks for the best restaurants for foodies in Clearwater Beach. When I travel, I want to eat where the locals eat. I want to dive…

Cheesy Pierogy Pizza Recipe: A Taste of Pittsburgh

Easy Cheesy Pierogi Pizza Recipe

When it comes to Pittsburgh, it knows pierogy. And, no matter how you spell it (pierogy, pierogi, or pirogi),  you don’t need to look hard to still find city churches selling homemade pierogy during Lent. While the traditional style is pan-fried with butter and onions, it’s always fun to put a spin on the classic recipe. Taking a cue from one of our favorite Pittsburgh restaurants, it has a delicious pierogy pizza that is a top seller. So why not make a version that’s a breeze to whip up at…

You Keg, I Keg, We All Keg for uKeg? A uKeg Review of the Craft Brew Kind

uKeg by Growlerwerks review: Worth the cash or a pass?

When it comes to craft brews, my husband is a connoisseur to put it mildly. On our road trips, he was always concerned about how to bring home craft brews on tap without them spilling or going flat. Enter the uKeg. It’s the first of its kind that keeps brew bubbles exactly how they need to be. And who better to explain his newfound love than Mr. Locke himself. Here’s the scoop and a uKeg review and how it’s making his craft brew drinking all for the better. – Karyn…

Creamy Apple Slaw Alaska Cod Fish Tacos Recipe: Air Fryer Easy

Creamy Apple Slaw Alaska Cod Fish Tacos Recipe air fryer recipe

This post was sponsored by Alaska Seafood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.     #AskForAlaska When I was young and my mother was still with us, “fish on Fridays” was a common phrase in my home. She’d chat about how it was her family’s tradition, not just during Lent, but all year. And you know what? I loved hearing about my extended family’s traditions. Most of them were way older than I was, so her tales gave…

Are TripAdvisor Tour and Attraction Tickets Worth it?

Booking tours and attraction with TripAdvisor: Worth it or not? Hard Rock Cafe Pittsburgh

TripAdvisor is undoubtedly one of the first and foremost websites for finding out exactly what travelers think. Most are happy to give their honest opinion. The others? They’re elated to do so. But did you know that TripAdvisor now offers tours and ticket packages in addition to honest reviews? Yeah, neither did I until recently. So, what’s it like to book one? And furthermore, are TripAdvisor tour and attraction tickets worth it? Here’s the scoop. Disclosure: I was given a complimentary promo code to book a tour with TripAdvisor. All…

Take Our Money! 5 Donation-Worthy Pittsburgh Food Non-Profits You Need to Know About

Farm to Table For the Love of Pittsburgh Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

When it comes to non-profit organizations in Pittsburgh, there are so many that are worthy of your well-earned money. I also understand how difficult it can be to narrow down ones you feel passionate about. Last weekend, Mr. Locke and I had the pleasure of attending Farm to Table of Western PA’s For the Love of Pittsburgh local food tasting event. Not only did we sample locally-grown and prepared foods, we learned that non-profit organizations are passionate about getting healthy food into the hands of Pittsburgh residents – that’s something…

Mickey Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Mickey Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Chip Cookies are super easy to make - recipe included!

When we visit Walt Disney World, there are so many snacks to choose it’s hard to narrow down what to eat first! One of our favorites is the giant chocolate chip Mickey cookies. Each is dipped in milk chocolate and, honestly, three people can share one. To put a fun Valentine’s Day spin on the recipe, I used peanut butter chips and melted white chocolate. Of course, you can feel free to put your own personal spin on your recipe in regards to the type of chips and melted chocolate…

Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve Menu 2017: Worth the Splurge?

Braddock's Pittsburgh New Year's Eve Menu 2017 : Braddock's Templeton Old Fashioned

This is the second year we’ve had the pleasure of taste-testing Braddock’s Pittsburgh New Year’s Eve menu. From the start to decadent finish, the prix fixe menu was filled with creative culinary endeavors and classics. But what about the plating? Always a sucker for good plating, it didn’t disappoint, either. Here’s our take on five tasty courses that rang in 2018. Mr. Locke and I are happy to call Braddock’s one of our go-to restaurants when we head into Pittsburgh proper. The reason? We’ve never, ever been disappointed in a…

Seasonal Sundays with Ling Ling Asian Entrees – And Giveaway!

Ling Ling Asian Entrees Fried Rice

This post was sponsored by Ling Ling, all opinions expressed in my post are my own. When I’m not traveling, I have a thing I like to call “Seasonal Sundays”. What are they, you ask? They’re excuses to stay in our pajamas and spend the day with minimal effort – and that includes making dinner! It’s Sundays like these that I’ve been reaching for the freezer door – and for Ling Ling Asian Entrees. But what to choose, chicken or beef? Happily, I can make both at the same time.…