Food Critic Segment/Restaurant Reviews


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Dahl & Di Luca, what can I say?  Chef and Owner Lisa Dahl’s award winning restaurants will give you the butterflies and the shivers on your arms from the minute you walk in till the moment you leave.  Ambience, attention to detail, plate presentation, flavor, service…that’s all there is to it…simply divine every time! This was our 3rd time to the restaurant…please watch the slideshow….


Chef Lisa Dahl and I – Passioniste Sisters…

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Mariposa is stunning in every way.  The mountain range and view that it sits in is simply breathtaking.  You must go there to see what I am talking about because it is almost impossible to explain or fully put into words.  It’s dreamy…. this was our fourth time to the restaurant, and they had a few glitches with their new P.O.S system which caused some delays with timing and food, but nothing, absolutely nothing, can take away from the presentation, ambience and connection you feel instantly as you pull into the parking lot and enter those doors.  This is one of my favorite restaurants that I have ever been to.  Chef Lisa endorsed my Cookbook PASSION My Journey through Food and we remain friends and keep in contact as often as we can.  She is a one of a kind person with a special heart and soul for others and it shows in everything she touches. We are “passionista” sisters as she would say.  Please watch the slideshow…

Check out her others restaurants, and her latest one called Butterfly Burger. go to the website and read about it because this new restaurant and concept is one that I have not seen before.  Next time we’re in Sedona I will go there and do a review. 

Go to to check out all of her Award Winning restaurants all in Sedona, AZ – Butterfly Burger, Cucina Rustica, Dahl & Di Luca, Mariposa, Pisa Lisa.

Jules Meyer – PASSION My Journey through Food is available on my Website Store (signed copies available) or go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. eBook is now available.  Just Jules in the Kitchen Spice Line also available on Website Store.  Reach out to me by text or email and receive $5 off a Hard or Soft Cover Cookbook.





Food Critic Segment/Restaurant Reviews

Guy Fieri was here! FAT OLIVES, Flagstaff, AZ

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We stumbled upon this place looking for lunch and were drawn to the building itself.  It looked nicely kept up and had an appealing store front.  What we found was the best Pizza ever and we WILL be going back here on our next stop through Flagstaff, AZ!! I would rate this PIZZA a 10!!  I can see while the locals visit this place 1 to 2 times a week. The service was fabulous too and the food came out really quickly. Continue reading “Guy Fieri was here! FAT OLIVES, Flagstaff, AZ”

Food Critic Segment/Restaurant Reviews

Grimaldi’s Pizza in Gilbert, AZ


My new favorite Pizza!!  I was here on 11/18/19, and on 1/26/2020.  I can’t wait to go back again! The location is in the outdoor San Tan Mall in Gilbert off of Williams Field Rd.

Read on for the review. Continue reading “Grimaldi’s Pizza in Gilbert, AZ”

Food Critic Segment/Restaurant Reviews, What's happening right now

The Keg Steakhouse in Tempe, Arizona


My favorite meal at the Keg. Tender 7oz Filet with Bernaise, Scallops, Shrimp and Crab Claws. I also love how they automatically add sides like Fresh Asparagus and Red Peppers…and comes with one side on top of that!


 7oz Bacon Wrapped Filet with Mushrooms!


Our fabulous out of town dinner Guests, Melissa and Steve!  

Our friends Kevin and Maria always say that we need to look each other right in the eye when we “cheers”, (awkward at first) but then makes you smile and laugh!

SO, Cheers to US!!

Go to  – for more information on locations and menus.

PASSION My Journey through Food, Author Jules Meyer

Available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  Ebook coming soon!

Join us at one of our upcoming Book Signings! Saturday November 16 from 11am to 4pm at the La Cocina Room at Encanterra Country Club, San Tan Valley, Arizona AND Saturday November 30 from 11am to 3pm at Brackett’s Crossing Country Club in Lakeville, Minnesota.

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Food Critic Segment/Restaurant Reviews

Salmon Lox with Cream Cheese (my favorite)!!!


I had this beautiful creation two mornings in a row at a restaurant at the Palm Springs JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa. I order this whenever I can but this was by far the best one I’ve ever had in freshness and presentation.  The Softness and Lightly Toasted Bagel really lead to the success of this and I must say I savored every last bite!


Upon Presentation


Gotta spread the Cream Cheese heavily over each Bagel


Next the Salmon Lox

IMG_2557 Wha La! Look at how yummy this looks and look at that soft Bagel.  I could sink my teeth into this right now!

Bon Appetite!

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Look for PASSION my Journey through food out in October!