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Seattle

A slice of the Caribbean: Bongos Cafe. This place has been on my radar for some time and I finally got a chance to visit. Describing it as laid back...

Seattle

Handmade soba noodles: Kamonegi. This chef has gotten a lot of press, including being named a James Beard semifinalist for best chef in the Northwest 2018 to 2020 and in...

Sooke BC

Another unexpected find: Wild Mountain. This is another example of an unexpected dining experience in a small town. It’s about an hour drive from Victoria BC and more than well...

Victoria BC

Wait till you taste what’s inside: Wind Cries Mary. In the downtown core on an unassuming corner but once inside you’ll know this is a special place. The plates are...

Bozeman MT

Relaxed fine dining downtown: Revelry. A bit of a hidden jem just off Main Street they have a small indoor dining area and a large outdoor space which makes it...

La Conner WA

Mexican in a seafood town: COA We were planning to stop by Seeds, one of our favorite restaurants in the area. To our surprise, it’s no longer in business. But,...

Seattle

A Puget Sound institution: Taylor Shellfish Farms. The space is small and is the definition of an oyster bar. The fresh tanks are centrally placed with the dining area arrayed...

Birmingham AL

Need to check this place out: Roots & Revelry. Located on the second floor of the Thomas Jefferson Tower…built in 1929 with a dirigible station still located at the very...

Seattle

Hidden gem: Terra Plata. Another option in the option filled Capitol Hill area of Seattle. The restaurant is described as Spanish in orientation but it seems a bit more toward...

Birmingham AL

Looking for charcuterie and cheese: The Son of A Butcher. Incredible selection of meats, seafood and cheeses. Having a party and need a cheese board or plate of charcuterie or...

Camano Island WA

Nice place for a pit stop: Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria. Just finished a bike ride around the Island and needed some calories. This place fit the bill. Wide selection of pizza...

Birmingham AL

More BBQ: SAW’s Soul Kitchen. This is another favorite of mine and…believe it or not they have my favorite Alabama white sauce. Not that white sauce is my favorite but...

Birmingham AL

Japanese Mexican fusion: Umami. Get your Japanese tacos here…whoever thought this would be a good mixture of cuisines was…spot on! It’s the kind of place where your eye is drawn...

Birmingham AL

Needed breakfast: Big Bad Breakfast. Caught my eye because they clearly believe that things go better with pork since they serve their own house cured Tabasco/brown sugar bacon. Our order...

Seattle

Japanese American fusion: TOMO. I’ve had my eye on this place for quite some time but it’s not that easy to get a reservation. That’s a must unless you want...

Philadelphia

Spanish tapas: Amada. Part of a group dinner but we had a good sampling of the menu including some items made just for our group. As expected, this is a...