Dinner At Brooklyn’s Denizen

From boyhood friends to partners, meet the creators of Denizen Restaurant

Dinner At Brooklyn’s Denizen

What do you get when you combine childhood friends who have known each other since attending fifth grade at the same New York City prep school, an instant romance and experience working at one of the city’s finest restaurants? A one-year-old cheese and wine restaurant located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn called Denizen.

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Dining At La Maison

This Coventryville, PA restaurant offers a one-of-a-kind experience

Dining At La Maison

For more than six years, serious foodies have been making their way along the windy country roads of Chester County, PA to Coventryville, a tiny hamlet in this rural area rich in early Americana. Rather than coming to explore historical sites and memorabilia, however, these travelers come to dine at La Maison, the charming 1717 stone and stucco home of Janet and Martin Gagné, where each Friday and Saturday night chef Gagné prepares a stellar seven-course country French dinner. His genial wife, as maîtress d’, greets guests and oversees the family-style service at each table. On Thursdays, a lighter five-course supper is served.

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Discovering Talula’s Garden

Exploring Philadelphia's cheese-centric eatery

Discovering Talula’s Garden

A not-so secret garden flourishes on Philadelphia’s fashionable Washington Square, drawing diners nightly to this cheese-centric restaurant where palates are elevated to a blissful state and spirits soar with the staff’s precision, knowledge and warmth. All seemingly delivered with little effort or fuss. And that’s just the way Aimee Olexy, co-owner of Talula’s Garden, designed it. And the way she wants her guests to enjoy it.

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Talbott & Arding – A Hudson Mecca

Gourmet cheese shop embodies an easy charm

Talbott & Arding – A Hudson Mecca

Picture a postcard-perfect, charm-filled town. On the way there, the hills roll gently and the roads are dotted with farm stands. As you enter New York’s downtown Hudson, Federal, Victorian and Queen Anne buildings are home to cute cafés, pedigreed restaurants, art galleries, antique stores and vintage clothing shops. The picturesque main drag is Warren Street, which slopes gently towards the Hudson River and boasts the gourmet shop and cheese mecca Talbott & Arding. Continue reading →

Vancouver’s Salt Tasting Room

Brave the alley and find a treasure trove of cheese pairings

Vancouver’s Salt Tasting Room

To get to Salt Tasting Room in Vancouver’s Gastown neighborhood, one must venture down a cobblestoned backstreet nicknamed Blood Alley. Located in the oldest part of the city, the alleyway’s name may conjure up frightening images of nefarious pirates or gun-wielding gangsters from Gastown’s past, but the moniker’s real origin is not that scary at all. Neither is the short walk to Salt.

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Myrtle Beach’s SeaBlue

Showcasing superb cheeses and standing out amidst an enclave of myriad restaurants

Myrtle Beach’s SeaBlue

SeaBlue, established in 2004, is the bright star in the dense restaurant constellation of North Myrtle Beach, SC, a region consistently ranked at the top of national averages for the most restaurants per capita.

An emerging fine dining culture is rising above the fried seafood buffets in the area thanks in no small measure to SeaBlue’s owners, Ken Norcutt and Tracy Smith. It’s no wonder the restaurant stands out with its ultra-sultry vibe, exceptional wine collection and tantalizing menu, which includes a sumptuous cheese board.

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