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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...

Atlanta

Gullah cuisine in College Park: Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen and Bar. If you like southern food, you have to try this place near the Atlanta airport. It’s the real deal. I...

Atlanta

New American: Miller Union. A bit north of the usual downtown spots, it’s worth the visit. Reservations are a must unless you want to sit at the bar. That was...

Eatonton GA

Visiting a high school friend: The Grill at Crooked Creek. He lives lakeside in this beautiful area south of Atlanta and has a pontoon boat so why not visit the...

Seattle

Dinner for 30: Duke’s Chowder House. I have to admit, I haven’t been to this area of Seattle in a number of years so, it was time. As I’ve mentioned...

Vancouver BC

Italian/Japanese fusion and a place to share food: Kissa Tanto. Since our first visit shortly after it opened in 2016 its become a real star…see the recent article NYT…the second...

Vancouver BC

Mexican on Granville Island: Alimentaria Mexicana. Not sure how large the Mexican food scene is in Vancouver but despite this being in one of the major tourist spots the food...