You can never give someone or something just ONE chance. Growing up, we all had foods we didn’t like. Hello, brussels sprouts? Can you imagine if you never tried them again after trying them just once as a kid? Your life would have a big giant brussels-sprout shaped hole in it. So when Mistral popped up on my Open...

When I was 5 years old my parents took me to Ichiban in Princeton (since closed… and is now Mistral) and that’s where I got the nickname Sammy The Seal. If someone put sashimi on my plate it was gone about 2 seconds later. I remember one time I ordered an entire bowl of flying fish roe, and ate it with a spoon....

If I tell you about my favorite restaurant in New Hope, Pennsylvania, you all have to PROMISE you won’t flock there all at once. I love this place for its romantic charm and laidback vibes. This is a hidden gem if there ever was one. If you turn off onto Mechanic Street, a side street off of River Road (the bustling...