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Seattle

It never disappoints: Westward. The space is outstanding and one of the best places in Seattle for dining outside. Right on the north shore of Lake Union with great views of...

Seattle

One of the 2 or 3 best places for pastries in Seattle: Café Besalu. I think this place ranks just behind my number 1 recommendation: Bakery Nouveau in West Seattle....

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:27 pmVegetarian in Philly Cheesesteak land: Vedge. This restaurant has received rave reviews and even though I’m nowhere near a vegetarian I just...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:28 pmTrivia night: Northlake Tavern. A group of us stopped by after a meeting and it just happened to be trivia night. It’s...

Chico MT

On the road again: Chico Saloon. Stopped in for a light snack and a swim. A swim you say, at a saloon? Yep. This is probably the only example of...

Birmingham AL

Breakfast: Woodlawn Cycle Cafe During our visit I saw one bike and apparently they have cycling gear somewhere but that isn’t the focus of this place. It’s about locally sourced...

San Diego

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 12:29 pmTocos: Lola 55. Looking for a new place and this fit the bill…..open for about a month. The space is on the...

Seattle

Last updated on May 31st, 2019 at 07:48 pmBeer by the Lake: Magnuson Cafe & Brewery. Finally a place to eat in Magnuson Park. Since that is the case, it...

Asheville NC

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:00 pmPizza: Fresh. Classic pizza and pasta joint on the way out of town. They do a great job with a wood fired...

Asheville NC

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:06 pmSpanish tapas: Cúrate. Located in a building that was built in 1927 and served as the bus station, the new space has...

Kaanapali Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 11:36 amIt’s a tree…It’s a restaurant: Monkeypod Kitchen. One of 3 locations, this is the newest one on Maui. Located in Whalers Village...

Kaanapali Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:28 pmHyatt Hotel: ‘Ūmalu. Fairly typical hotel food but give the spicy ahi bowl a try…..ahi, lettuce, mango, edamame, avocado, tomato and pecans...

Lahaina Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:33 pmWhat a view: Kimo’s. We’ve been here before and returned because the food is solid and the views just can’t be beat....

Lahaina, Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:39 pmRoad side stop south of Lahaina: Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop Doesn’t look like much but you can tell by the number...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:44 pmLooking for sushi? Seven. Located in the Cannery District along with Lot 5 this is one of the 2 main places to get...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:52 pmIce cream in an Airstream: Genuine Ice Cream Co. Located right next to the hotel Lark so give them a try if...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:06 pmBrew pub: Montana Ale Works. First visited in 2016. Nice brew pub…liked it better than the Bridger Brewery. Good wagyu burger and mocha...

Woodinville WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:15 pmFormer Biker Bar: Hollywood Tavern. Started out as a service station in 1922 then became a roadside tavern in the 1940s. Completed...

Hood River OR

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:26 pmHave some ice cream: Apple Valley Country Store. On the Fruit Loop and their claim to fame are their milkshakes. You know...

Portland

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:32 pmFrench in the Pearl: Måurice. This is a small place and an interesting dining experience….described as a pastry luncheonette. So, you should...

San Francisco

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 09:30 pmFrenetic Mexican: La Taqueria. You need to visit this place just to watch what goes on at lunch or dinner. The line...

San Francisco

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 09:37 pmDrinks anyone? Wayfare Tavern. Stopped by for a drink and some light appetizers before dinner. This is a very popular spot for…….you...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:43 pmReturn visit: Bar Cantinetta. Our prior visit was for a wine tasting menu and I wasn’t that impressed with the food but...

Paso Robles CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:03 pmBreakfast to start a new day: Cowgirl Cafe. One of many dining options in the downtown area near 13th Street. Specializes in...

Washington DC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:06 pmPassed by this place many times: Zaytinya. It’s located near the Convention Center and across the street from the 9th Street NW...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:24 pmAn homage to all things meat: The Shambles. New spot in the Maple Leaf area that opened about a week ago. Sounded like...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:25 pmNice spot near Seattle Center on lower Queen Anne for a drink: Solo Bar & Eatery. Eclectic space that feels a bit...

Philadelphia

Last updated on April 15th, 2019 at 10:21 pmDinner for 20: Fork. Another choice among the many in the Old City. The menu was limited due to the size of...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:08 amDinner for 20 something: Morimoto. Usually it’s difficult to tell about a restaurant when you’re in a large party but only a...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:10 amDrinks with friends: Royal Boucherie. Hot spot near the Delaware River in the old city….brought to you by a top chef. The...

Chicago

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:32 pmJust passing thru: Tortas Frontera O’Hare. Located in Concourse B, this is a go to place if I have time between flights....

Philadelphia

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:37 pmOn the list: Vernick. This place has a reputation….all the way to Seattle and has been on my list for some time....

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:26 pmWould be even better for dinner and a beer in the summer: White Swan Public House. Located in South Lake Union the...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:26 pmWhiskey anyone? Copperworks. Holiday season party at this downtown distillery of single malt whiskey. Nice tasting room with a bar that is...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:31 pmMore coffee: Caffè Fiore. One of four locations, this one is located in Old Ballard. It’s nice for a quick cup before...

Blaine WA

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:45 pmIf you need a stop for sustenance: Bob’s Burgers and Brews. Part of a chain found throughout Washington this one is about...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:47 pmThis is the place for breakfast: Fergies. Off the beaten path….actually located in Brackendale which is about a 15 to 20 minute...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:48 pmGotta try this bakery: Purebread. Not sure why I haven’t posted on this before since it is one of our go to...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 10:50 pmTrying to find a bar: The Keg. The holiday….Boxing Day…had the bars at Whistler packed and we finally stumbled on this place...

Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:01 pmConvenient to x country skiing: Brandywine. Located in the ski hut at the Whistler Olympic Park it’s a great place for a...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:03 pmCoffee spot: Zephyr Cafe. Eclectic space in the heart if downtown. In addition to coffee and espresso they have soups, burgers, wraps...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:04 pmHole in the wall bakery: Golden Crust. I’m familiar with the offerings of this small bakery because they have a stand at...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:06 pmIt’s not in Whistler but in Squamish: Salted Vine Kitchen. This is a must visit….in the growing city of Squamish which is...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:08 pmNice place for a beer: Howe Sound Brewing. Great space for a beer, wine or cocktail before dinner and if you have...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:35 pmQuick bite after a movie: Great State Burger. One of 6 locations in Seattle for this burger outlet. The spin here is...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:35 pmAnother coffee shop in Seattle: Ballard Coffee Works. Part of Seattle Coffee Works this is the Ballard location which is one of...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:35 pmIn Ballard for the Farmers Market and needed breakfast: Porkchop & Co. Just stumbled on this place after a bit of research...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:36 pmBikes and beer in Ballard: Peddler Brewing Co. Going away party for one of our staff…returning home to Texas. Small craft beer...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:36 pmAsian fusion: Wild Ginger. We were downtown for an event and stopped in to once again experience this well known and respected...

Jeddah KSA

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:24 pmGala dinner: Palm Courtyard. What a place for a dinner for 100! Located at the Park Hyatt, the space is right on...

Jeddah KSA

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:25 pmQuick trip to do some teaching: Reyhana. Located in the Ritz Carlton we had breakfast, lunch and dinner here since it was...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:37 pmCoffee outpost in Bryant: Ventoux. All about cycling and coffee at this small spot near U Village. For those of you not...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:31 pmUnique breakfast spot: Feast & Forest. Part of the growing list of food spots downtown, this place offers breakfast and brunch/lunch depending...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on November 11th, 2018 at 08:52 pmOk here is my BBQ joint: Full Moon BBQ. I told you I’d review my favorite BBQ place when I was next...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on May 1st, 2019 at 04:29 pmVietnamese on the Southside: Saigon. Note, this location is CLOSED but they remain open at the original location on highway 280. Off...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:37 pmLike a little slice of Paris in the Pike Place Market area: Le Pichet. The menu is very typical of a small...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:38 pmMilanese bakery inside: Starbucks Reserve Roastery. First appearance of Princi Bakery in the US and there isn’t any indication to the uninitiated...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:46 pmBrunch on the way home: Seasons In The Park. Drop dead views of the Vancouver skyline with Grouse and Cypress mountains in...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:46 pmAll things Canadian: Edible Canada. Everything…including the dishes you eat on…..is locally sourced. Can be a busy place on weekends so reservations...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:47 pmComfort food: Burgoo. One of almost a half dozen locations in the greater Vancouver area this one is located in the Point...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmLooking for breakfast on Granville Island: Terra Breads. Located in the northern part of The Market, this is one of four locations...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmAnother great spot downtown: Nightingale. Brought to you by the same chef at Hawksworth……voted best restaurant in Vancouver several times in the...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:39 pmVietnamese fast food: Sizzle & Crunch. Right off the Ave in the UW District this recently opened restaurant serves Vietnamese food much like...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:43 pmDoughnuts anyone? Top Pot. Hard to believe I haven’t done a review on this Seattle institution for doughnuts…..I guess it’s because it’s…..so Seattle....

Sultan WA

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 09:33 pmWell known spot for baked goods: Sultan Bakery. A small place that is best known for its breakfasts and bakery. This visit...

Leavenworth WA

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 09:35 pmGet your fruit here: Smallwood’s Harvest. Very near Silvara’s tasting room it’s worth a stop just to look at all the specialty...

Leavenworth WA

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 09:37 pmAnother wine tasting opportunity: Silvara. The wines are good…..and in some case quite good….but the venue is very hard to beat. The...

Leavenworth WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 02:58 pmTrip over the pass on a beautiful day: Andrea’s Keller. Recent brief visit for a “Bavarian” experience before……wine tasting. This is one...

Chicago

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 02:57 pmAn unplanned stop in the Windy City: Andiamo. Missed my connecting flight to Seattle and got to spend the night at the...

Simpsonville SC

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:00 pmHad to have some pork while in the South: Henry’s Smokehouse. Basically a suburb of Greenville and I was there to visit...

Greenville SC

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:02 pmPost bike ride Thai….in Greenville: Kannika’s Thai Kitchen. Another place close to the Greenville Hilton Hotel. In a small strip mall…aren’t the best...

Greenville SC

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:04 pmIn town for a bike ride and this was the pre ride pasta feed: Da Vinci’s Ristorante. Looking for a place close...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:48 pmGelato fix that opened this summer: Umaluma. Local knowledge wins again……you’d not know of this place unless you happened upon it while...

Vancouver

Last updated on March 14th, 2019 at 09:49 pmQuick trip north with lunch in the West End: Kingyo Izakaya. I love the announcement of your arrival and departure in izakayas...

Woodinville WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:39 pmWine is food: Guardian Cellars. In Woodinville Wine Country on an errand and thought I should pick up a bit more wine....

Woodinville WA

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:13 pmMore wine as food: Gorman Winery. Another great option in Woodinville Wine Country in the Hollywood School area. Chris is all about...

Seattle

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 08:19 pmOne of my favorite espresso shops: Vivace Alley 24. Doing some shopping at REI and decided to have a quick mocha caramel...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:45 pmIf you’re in South Seattle and you need a food fix: Super Six. Part of the Marination group of restaurants this one...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:45 pmThird location of this Vietnamese restaurant: Ba Bar. Have been wanting to try this location since it was announced in January that...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:45 pmNew spot for ramen in the U District: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. Great choice on a night with a bit of fall chill...

Copenhagen

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:37 pmOk…..I didn’t go to Copenhagen but had to get this on the blog: Lakrids. These things are AMAZING! Don’t tell me you...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:40 pmNear the Duomo: Cocopazzo. Recommended by friends…who dined with us this visit. Located east and a moderate walk from the Duomo, it’s...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:42 pmFood court and market: Rinascente. High end department store with a food court, market and restaurants on the 7th floor. Although not...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:44 pmYou gotta stop for a rest after a morning in the museum: Calicantus. Located inside the Sforzesco castle it is a nice...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:14 pmNot a restaurant: Hotel Giulia Milan. Part of a small chain of boutique hotels located mostly in Europe but with one property...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:16 pmAnother option in Brera: il Cestino. Also recommended by our hotel staff. Corner space and a great place to watch the world...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:18 pmBrunch: Marchesi. Started in 1824, we visited one of the three current sites, this one near the Duomo and in the upscale...

Milan

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:20 pmRecommended by the hotel: Osteria di Brera. Our best food experience in Milan. It was fashion week so most places were busy...

Stresa IT

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:22 pmNice spot on the lake for gelato: Daniel’s. Not a typical name for an Italian bar and restaurant but the location is...

Stresa IT

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:25 pmOne more dinner for the masses: Piccolo Lago. Located near Stresa on Lago Mergozzo it’s a venue to definitely consider for a...

Stresa IT

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:26 pmAnother dinner for 100: Ristorante Verbano. On the beautiful Isola dei Pescatori in the middle of Lago Maggiore in northern Italy. The...

Zurich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:29 pmDinner for 100: Schloss Laufen. Even though the dinner here was for a large party and the food was only so so,...

Dachau DE

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:32 pmMore pastry options: Konditorei-Café Weissenbeck. Tucked away in the town of Dachau you’ll find this gem. It’s in an unusual area for...

Zurich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 04:33 pmChocolate, chocolate and more chocolate: Läderach. You can’t go to Zurich and not try the chocolate, even if you don’t like it…..which...

Zurich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:26 pmVery popular place in the old city: Zeughauskeller. The story goes that the building was built in 1487 and originally housed an...

Andermatt CH

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:28 pmOff to Switzerland with a stop at: Chedi Andermatt. If you’re looking for drop dead gorgeous then this will fit the bill. Part...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:29 pmA must visit for us when we are in Munich: zum Spöckmeier. We have to visit this place every few years since...

Altomünster DE

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:32 pmLovely hotel, restaurant and brewery: Kapplerbräu. Like many European breweries this place goes back several centuries….1561 to be exact. It’s a bit...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:34 pmPike Place Market on steroids: Viktualienmarkt. Beer gardens, wine and cheese shops, seafood, flowers, vegetables, fruits…you name it…..it can be found here...

Munich

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 06:36 pmOne of the many locations of this bakery and café chain: Rischart. This location is worth a visit not only for the...