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Crab Avocado Tempura roll at Tsunami in Annapolis

Tsunami Sushi in Annapolis

Tsunami 51 West Street Annapolis, MD Tel:  410-990-9868 Web: Tifnotes:  Out of a salad, a soup, and four rolls tried, we found that while three were quite repeatable, the other three were as easily forgettable.  If you have a need for sushi here, order the salads and heartier sushi rolls.  The simple rolls and […]

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AO-YAMA: Japanese in Valencia

The best deal in Valencia! AO-YAMA C/Joaquin Costa 3 Valencia 46005 Tel:  963748943 Open Everyday:  1200-1600 and 2000-2400 Directions:  Just off the Grand Via on Joaquin Costa.  Look for the KFC on the corner.  AOYAMA is right next to it.Web: At Ao Yama, you get all-you-can-eat dining fresh and hot from their kitchen as […]

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Trattoria Napoletana Da Carlo

Trattoria Napoletana Da Carlo C/ Doctor Manuel Candela 79 bajo (near the intersection with Blazco Ibanez) 46021 Valencia Tel:  963935562 There are few restaurants that haunt me.  Few that I feel drawn back to.  This [sigh], this is one of them.  The entire experience was absolutely one of the best food experiences ever for me, […]

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Valor Chocolate at Plaza de la Reina

If you’re standing on the edge of Plaza de la Reina staring at the massive Cathedral in front of you and you turn your head to look to the right and notice the green awnings there, that’s where you need to go for the perfect cup of drinking chocolates and some churros at one of […]

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Rincon Del Faro – Puzol

 Just north of Valencia lies the tiny town of Puzol, Spain and this amazing family-owned restaurant worth the 25 minute train ride and a meal to remember. Rincon del Faro Ctra. Barcelona #49 (across from the service station) 46530 Puzol Tel:  96 142 01 20 Open for breakfast and lunch.  Closes at 4pm daily. A […]

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Il Gelataio: Best Ice Cream in Valencia

Located on a small pedestrian street directly across from Valencia’s Plaza del Toros, you might think that this tiny ice cream shop is better left for tourists.  It isn’t off-the-beaten-track enough to really be good.  After all, to be delicious and local, it must be a hike to get to and nearly impossible to find. […]

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Restaurante Agricultura: One of Valencia’s Oldest Restaurants

AgriculturaC/Comedias 12ValenciaTel:  96 394 1226Web: Open:  Lunch 1400-1600 Monday – Sunday; Dinner 2100-2400 Tuesday – Saturday      Inside a secure building where Calle de Paz crosses Calle Comedias lies one of Valencia’s oldest bars and an elegant restaurant with dark wood along the walls and enormous chandeliers.  Part of the “Real  Sociedad Valenciana de Agricultura y Deportes,” […]

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Ice Cream gets adventurous at Valencia’s Llinares

A Madrileño once told me that Valencia is known for their ice cream, so of course, I had to try it.  Here, at Llinares, you’ll find a variety of flavors both traditional and strange, so you may want to bring a little pocket translator along to help you out. The servings are generous and the […]

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The Calamari Sandwich at Casa Mundo

Apparently, in Spain, anything can be made into sandwich.  Really.  I was shocked the first time I saw a tortilla sandwich (the Spanish tortilla is a think egg and potato pie – not really sandwich material… but that’s just me).   Today, I had, on bread, something that I’ve only enjoyed before served on a […]

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El Pito 2

Casa El Pito 2 Picaeta Valenciana C. Enric Valor 28B Meliana Tel:  652 971 100 Recommended by a Valencian friend as one of the “best tapas restaurants” in Valencia, El Pito 2 doing a great job living up to that reputation. The place:The ambiance is casual.  Dress up or not.  Date night or family night.  […]

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