You Had Me At…IN N OUT!


As per usual, I’m at In N Out Burger and I haven’t been in LA for more than 1 hour.


You Had Me At…The Diner

Nothing beats the traditional diner in your hometown. Whenever I am back in Philadelphia, I always stop (with my parents) to Fairlane. Even though I have been there countless times, I still order the traditional two-stack of cinnamon pancakes.


Fairlane Website

You Had Me At…Artichokes!

Now, I feel like you might be reading this title thinking, um..artichokes, what is soo special about artichokes?

Well, I felt similarly until I had Roman artichokes (or as they call them, carciofi). Slightly fried, extra crispy with tons of flavor. Even better with a splash of a light white wine!

If you can’t make it all the way to Rome for a good artichoke, my favorite place in the states is at the Houston/Hillstone restaurants that are both coasts! Artichokes are seasonal, so they sometimes don’t have them on the menu, but always worth an ask 🙂

Houston’s Locations

Hillstone’s Locations

You Had Me At…Tacos


People go back and forth about the differences between the east and west coasts. For me, the most noticeable difference is the Mexican food. Growing up in California, I am quite picky about my Mexican food. It was not until I finally tried Los Tacos No. 1 in New York’s Chelsea Market that I thought my tacos would be a plane flight away.  The tacos here are definitely worth making your way amongst the crowds in the Chelsea Market.

Los Tacos No 1 Website
Los Tacos Instagram