Last weekend the Play Gourmets took a quick trip over to West Palm Beach FL, and what we found was a restaurant that perfectly captured the essence of South Florida. There is something about being on Florida’s Atlantic coast that makes me crave the ocean’s delectable treats. This is where the restaurant Hog Snappers shines. …

This past weekend we took a trip to Houston to explore. We found a neat boardwalk, the Space Center and a tremendous restaurant by a renowned chef. The Kemah Boardwalk was a scenic carnival, outfitted with a wooden roller coaster, merry-go-round, ferris wheel, and several other attractions all on the Gulf of Mexico. The evening …

My son, Declan and I love olives. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t love them and I know Declan won’t remember a time that he didn’t love them. But why? What is it about an olive that is so gravitating? They come in different sizes, colors, flavors. They are whole, pitted, stuffed, pressed, …

Today in Austin, it didn’t quite reach 90 degrees. And although 90 degrees is still hot, relatively speaking it marks the nearing end of summer. The end of summer is a wonderful time, time for a refreshing change. Change in routine, weather, clothes, and cuisine. As the weather gets cooler, we get to dust off …

I love exploring food. My wife and I have lived  in some of the best food cities in America, and we have even spent a couple of years in Asia exploring the variety of cuisines there. We have been very fortunate to have such opportunities, and with those opportunities we sought adventure through our food. We have eaten bugs, …