When my husband said that the one thing we must do on our trip was visit the US Air Force Academy, I thought we were just taking another one of his military-inspired detours. But it turns out this stop was one of the most unexpected on our trip to Colorado!
Before I went to Denver, I heard about the booming food scene but really didn’t expect it to be anything like Chicago’s. Once we started feasting around the city, though, my expectations were immediately surpassed. In fact, after eating at The Populist, I wished Chef Jonathan Power would open up a restaurant in Chicago.
I figured it is time to end my hiatus and get back to writing some posts. It’s been a whirlwind the last three months with travels in The Netherlands and Switzerland, but now I’m back and finally caught back up. So I wanted to share one of the new places I went in Switzerland that is probably one of the few places you will find that is FREE in the country: the extensive succulent collection in Zurich.
I was a bit unsure about Kokopelli, a Mexican joint that opened up this past October, because in my experience, most places with 3.5 star and below ratings on Yelp are just mediocre. But when it comes to foreign cuisine, Yelp reviewers are often a bit off… And after coming here for brunch, I don’t know what some of those Yelp reviewers were smoking because Kokopelli serves up very authentic, vibrant and flavorful Mexican cuisine! We were absolutely floored with each dish.
I’ve been to what are probably the two best places to dine out in Urbana-Champaign: Black Dog and Huaraches Moroleon. So it was time to discover something new. Thankfully, my friend suggested Good Fella Korean Bistro, which was certainly a step up from the Korean eateries right next to campus in terms of breadth of menu items and flavors.
If you have some time, you should probably make a trip to Knife and Tine, where Southern cuisine meets modernity. If you search for this restaurant, you may come across the nasty Time Out review, but you should disregard it because our meal was the exact opposite from what was described blow by blow in that article.
One of the last things I had expected to have in St. Louis was afternoon tea, but thankfully, my friend suggested that we go to The London Tea Room to celebrate her birthday! This cute establishment was started up by two British ladies, and it’s the perfect place to stop by for just a pot of high quality tea in the cafe or an afternoon outing for afternoon tea in a casual setting.