Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 02:36 pm

The Eating Places

Welcome to my food blog. I have been very fortunate  to travel extensively and combined with my passion for all things food, I’ve had the opportunity to sample many examples of the food we all love. So you will see foods from the US, Europe, South America and Asia or wherever I happen to be. I also dabble in wine…..I make my own and have an understanding of the nuance of that food. My palate is broad so you’ll see many different cuisines represented in the posts. I’m usually not critical in the reviews but will indicate when a restaurant didn’t quite meet expectations.

I’ve arranged the site by city so if you want to check out Philly or Seattle or Sydney just type it in the search box. There are also tags for each post which allow you to search based on common descriptions of the food or restaurant type and for Seattle post there are tags for neighborhoods. Since I live in Seattle you’ll see many of those local spots highlighted in my posts.

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  • Bistro Shirlee Street View


    Happy but a bit sad: Bistro Shirlee. Recently acquired by Renee Erickson, Saint Helens has been remade into Bistro Shirlee....
  • Pane d'Amore Street View

    Port Townsend WA

    Afternoon snack: Pane d’Amore. Heading back to Seattle from the Peninsula and no need to get on the ferry hungry....
  • NetShed No. 9 Street View

    Gig Harbor WA

    Brunch: NetShed No. 9. We were visiting Gig Harbor…for the first time despite living here for almost 20 years! This...
  • Heritage Distilling Street View

    Gig Harbor WA

    After brunch drinks: Heritage Distilling Co. They have several tasting room locations and this is their waterfront location in the...
  • Le's Deli Entrance


    Recommended by a friend: Le’s Deli & Bakery. Looking for a great Bánh Mi and this place came highly recommended...
  • Bardot "Street View"

    Las Vegas

    Dinner for 50: Bardot Brasserie. As I’ve mentioned, I don’t usually review a restaurant in detail unless I have the...
  • Biercraft Street View

    Vancouver BC

    Local Bar: Biercraft. Another place you won’t find unless you have local knowledge. There are 3 locations in Vancouver; this...

    Las Vegas

    Peruvian Nikkei in Vegas: Once. Japanese/Peruvian fusion and pronounced on-seh….Spanish for 11. It’s located in the Palazzo area of the...
  • Via Tevere Street View

    Vancouver BC

    Local knowledge: Via Tevere. Visiting with our daughter who is a Vancouver “local” and she recommended we give this place...
  • Coffee Shack Co Street View

    Cedardale WA

    Needed some Jo: Coffee Shack Co. Located just off exit 221 near Mount Vernon, it was a good place to...