Rome: best Spaghetti Carbonara at Da Giggetto

In Rome, do as the Romans do. Or shall I say, eat where the Romans eat?

Whenever I’m travelling and discovering new places, I tend to avoid touristy areas as much as possible. Especially when it comes to restaurants and places to grab food. To experience the real atmosphere and lifestyle of a city, always follow the locals. 

The Weekly Getaway: Bucharest, the Latin exception in Eastern Europe

You know what they say, don’t judge a book by its cover. In the past years, Romania has been strongly degraded by the media. All that pop-ups in people’s mind when they hear the word “Romania” is poverty and thieves. And yet, having lived in Bucharest, the capital, during more than seventeen years, I can assure you that this city is so much more than those poor clichés and is really worth the visit!

Athens: new age meze with a traditional focus at Gakias

There is no better meal than one with a group of friends, drinking some ouzo/raki, while enjoying delicious greek meze in an environment that could easily bring memories from the 50s in Athens. Gakias tavern opened its doors in September 2016, in Nea Erithraia, and even though it took me a year to visit, it was definitely an experience I enjoyed a lot. 

New York: Italian & American cuisines join forces and win the battle at Quality Italian

Sister restaurant of the famous Midtown steakhouse Quality Meats, Quality Italian, offers the best combination of a steakhouse with an Italian twist in a two-story restaurant. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, organizing a business dinner, or even just dining with your group of friends, this place is large enough to welcome all occasions and offer, at the same time, high quality service. 

Athens: where to find the best street-food

Street food has definitely become a thing in the last few years around the world. And although it also has to do with the abundance of food porn images from every corner of the world (think falafel, chimichangas and poke to name a few international trends online), we like to remain laser-focused on the more classic ones in Athens.

Zurich: pure burger meat at The Bite

When the duo of Kirtanya and Thomas von Mann decided to launch Bite back in August 2013, they knew exactly what they wanted to achieve. Laser-focused on customer service and kick-ass raw material for making the best Swiss-Canadian burgers in town. And quite frankly they made it a hit.

Athens: simple Italian classics at Capanna

Tasty comfort food, an Italian finesse and some homey interiors is the least you'll find at Capanna Italian restaurant in Kolonaki, Athens, which has been around the block for quite some time now. We simply like to go back and feast over their carbonara pasta and ragu tagliatelle!

News: How An Entirely Fake Restaurant Became London's Hottest Reservation

A London-based writer has illustrated how easy it is to manipulate review sites like TripAdvisor, by pushing an entirely nonexistent restaurant to the top spot in all of London. Vice writer Oobah Butler – who also recently impersonated a designer for Paris Fashion Week – already had a bit of experience with gaming review sites, having previously been paid to write fake reviews by a shady PR service.

Staying warm in festive Christmas markets

Up until a few days ago I had only heard about the wonder of Europe’s Christmas Markets.  I had been to a few versions of the German “Christkindlesmrkts” in America, but the descriptions I was hearing was nothing like what I’d experienced in Chicago and New York.  So, I ventured to the Bavarian region of Germany to find out what all the fuss was about.