• Liza and Erica at Bloggy Boot Camp in Boston.

    11 Need to Know Takeaways From a Food Blogger’s Trek to Bloggy Boot Camp

    Bloggy Boot Camp by SITS. To those not in the blog-o-sphere, you might be wondering, “Is this the latest exercise class offered at The Y?” Not even close, unless you count strengthening your writer’s mind while networking your butt off, as exercises. (YES.) Boston. Me. Friends. Writers. Bloggers. Speakers. SITS. Here are my ten takeaways from a wonderful weekend away with a group of one hundred twenty-five creative writers and several awesomely engaged sponsors: 1. It’s wonderful to reunite with old college friends. Especially old college friends you haven’t seen in over thirteen years, only to realize that your interests are even more closely knit than they were when you hung out…

  • Kona Grill

    Out and About: Kona Grill

    What do Aquaman, Naked Sushi Girl, and tons of food have in common? Why, they were all part of the Kona Grill VIP party in Baltimore last night, of course.     That’s right. Last week I was the lucky recipient of a VIP invite to the pre-opening bash at Kona Grill in Baltimore, Maryland. With over a dozen locations in a variety of cool cities, including Las Vegas, I expected good food and a buzzing atmosphere, and last night proved to be both those things with an added splash of whimsy (Aquaman and Naked Sushi Girl), friendly chatter (me, Jessica, Jodi, and Janine), and goofiness (me, Jessica, and our husbands).  …

  • The Top of the Riverfront restaurant at the Millennium Hotel is a beautiful way to see downtown St. Louis at sunset.

    Top of the Riverfront in St. Louis

    Have you ever eaten at a rotating gourmet restaurant on top of a 28 story hotel? I was in St. Louis on business a couple months ago, and had the opportunity to dine at Top of the Riverfront on the 28th floor of the Millennium Hotel. Sounds fancy right? It was fancy, but also really cool, and different than any other restaurant I’ve been to, mostly due to the fact that the restaurant rotated 360 degrees. What a beautiful way to see downtown St. Louis at sunset. Here are my top three things to note if YOU decide to eat here: 1. GO HUNGRY From hors d’oeuvres like Prawn Martini and Asian Duck…