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I’m a working mom and I travel for my job a few times a month. In order to make work travel a bit more enjoyable, I explore the local restaurant scene. With a five year old, the main dishes on our kitchen table are chicken, pasta and pizza. I do experiment a bit and some nights it’s like being at a restaurant where my husband and I have one meal and my daughter has another(usually cheese tortellini with grated cheese). But when I am on the road, I like to EAT!
Before a trip, you will find me on OpenTable, Chowhound, Eater, Epicurious and numerous other food blogs and websites. Checking out the newspaper and magazine for the city is a great place to see restaurant reviews. I don’t have to go to the fanciest restaurant in town(although sometimes they do have the best happy hour) but I always avoid the larger national chains. And for me, dessert is a very important meal!
Do you like Ice Cream? I have been to some great ice cream shops. An article in one of the food magazines caught my eye one day that listed the must try ice cream shops and a few were in cities that I travel to for work. SO, how could I not stop by for a visit.
Let me tell you about Jeni’s………if I am headed to Ohio, I make a stop each day of my trip to get Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet. It is amazing. I can eat it on a hot summer day or in the middle of a blizzard. I just get this happy feeling. But they have other amazing flavors too. Brambleberry Crisp, Salty Caramel, Seasonal flavors like Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows.
They now sell Jeni’s at Whole Foods in Texas but only a limited selection of flavors. But I cannot get the Riesling Poached Pear Sorbet so I guess I will be headed up to Columbus before the end of the year!