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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...

Vancouver BC

Off the tourist path: Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro. As I’ve mentioned in previous post, our daughter lives in Vancouver so we get to experience more of the local culture than...

Squamish/Whistler BC

Did anyone mention coffee: Sunflower Cafe. Nice little cafe serving coffee and bakery items on the way to Whistler or, for the more adventurous, you can see The Chief from...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

On the way to Whistler: Salted Vine. This is a must visit…in the growing city of Squamish which is about halfway between Vancouver and Whistler. Who would have believed this...

Squamish/Whistler BC

As named…this is a shed: WaterShed Grill. Actually located just north of Squamish in Brackendale BC it’s right on the Squamish river which makes for great views…and when in season,...

Vancouver BC

More coffee: Small Victory. There are several locations of this provider of coffee and baked goods in VAN; this one is in South Grandville. The bakery has both sweet and...

Seattle

Always a unique experience: The London Plane. Breakfast: The eggs and biscuits with gravy were fabulous….best gravy I think I’ve ever had. For those not wanting meat or eggs the...

Seattle

Italian at U Village: Piatti. This is a go to place for a solid experience. Plenty of outside seating if you’re looking for that which is a great place to...

Seattle

Authentic Sichuan: Tian Fu. I was near the light rail station and needed lunch so why not some Sichuan? Interesting place just across the street from Northgate Station and down...

Seattle

Food truck: Now Make Me a Sandwich. Darby Wine Club release and this was the food offering which didn’t disappoint. But, you ask, where’s the sandwich? I was a little...

Seattle

Breweries everywhere: Burke Gilman Brewing Co. I have driven by and ride my bike by here frequently but haven’t visited. We finished a walk at a nearby birding area and...

Bow WA

Newer spot: Cob + Cork. You never know what the experience will be but this place looked interesting from the road so we decided to give it a try. It...

Woodinville WA

The experience continues: Rusty Pelican. Once again back in Woodinville and decided to give this place a try for lunch. The menu is fairly standard with salads, soups, burgers and...

Woodinville WA

Surrounded by wine: Brix Wine Café. In the Woodin Creek Village area which has many new restaurants and wine tasting opportunities including Wine Alley where there are over 1/2 dozen...

Woodinville WA

Wine around every corner: Woodinville Wine Country. There are more than 130 wineries offering almost as many tasting rooms. Here are a few of my favorites: Darby Wines: I’ve known...