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Seattle

COVID-19: Taco Torte. This is a keeper…..think multilayer lasagna filled instead with taco filling and tortilla instead of pasta. When first described, I was a bit skeptical but one taste...

Seattle

COVID-19: Halibut Bowl. Modification of the original recipe with a switch to Halibut…..what we had….instead of Salmon. The Halibut made it milder and Salmon would be a better choice if...

Seattle

COVID-19: Q on the Wire. Memorial day weather wasn’t very conducive to doing a bit of BBQ ribs on the grill but…why not? Picked up the ribs last minute at...

Seattle

Last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 03:23 pmCOVID-19: Crispy Rice and Egg Bowl. Still basically on stay at home orders so we continue to try different food options to...

Seattle

Last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 03:21 pmCOVID-19: Niçoise salad. Still at home so pulling out more options for lunch…what should you have once you’ve had burgers, sandwiches, leftovers...

Seattle

Last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 03:20 pmCOVID-19: Brunch. Full plate brunch of eggs over easy…the only way to have them with….grits, homemade biscuits, bacon all rounded out by...

Seattle

Last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 03:17 pmCOVID-19: Chocolate chip cookies! No wheat flour….no problem! These are made from almond flour which gives them a unique flavor and consistency...

Seattle

Last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 03:12 pmCOVID-19: Look what we found. Looking around for something to fill our carb requirement  and…..tucked away from immediate discovery…a stollen in the...

Seattle

Last updated on May 27th, 2020 at 03:10 pmCOVID-19: Takeout or pickup. Here are links to previous reviews of places that have indicated, at the time of this post, that...

Winthrop WA

Cider and beer in abundance: Sixknot Taphouse. Very nice spot for a beer or cider after skiing or hiking with over 40 choices on tap! They also offer a menu...

Winthrop WA

Sun Mountain Lodge: The Dining Room and Bar. Dining, gorgeous views and skiing all in one. Typical menu choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner with very good protein bowls, of...

San Francisco

Always need more chocolate: Recchiuti Confections. Having bumped into this place more than once while in the Ferry Building and being amazed by the unique selections and wanting to give...

Seattle

Looking for some Q: Meaty Johnson’s. Described as Seattle BBQ…whatever that is, the meat is smoked in house…on the second floor no less! Three types of sauce are offered…mild, medium...

Redmond WA

Bakery and a cup of Joe: Kringles Bakery. Happened to be in the neighborhood and having a kringle seemed like a great diversion before returning home. Nice selection of baked...

Washington DC

Going home: Sip Munch and More. Terminal B near the Alaska gates at Reagan and needed a glass…or 3. Visit website...

Washington DC

Chef’s choice: Nina May. What’s chef’s choice you ask? A fixed menu of 4 items, 2 from the regular menu and 2 from the chef’s imagination that day. But, that...

Fall City WA

On the way: Roadhouse Restaurant and Inn. First built early in the last century it’s been renovated several times and still serves as an Inn. On the first floor is...

Seattle

A bit of hygge in SLU: Café Hagen. Opened for just a few months and located very near REI this is a perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch or early...

Seattle

What…another coffee spot in Seattle: Armistice Coffee Roaster. Nice new place just off 65th with not only coffee, espresso, etc. but also a full bar and…they know how to steam...

Birmingham AL

Pizza in south Birmingham: Pizzeria GM. First off, they have a pizza oven…not wood fired but a nice oven and the service could not have been better or more pleasant....

Birmingham AL

Upscale chain: BrickTop’s. One of those places that has a bit of everything and it’s all good but nothing was particularly memorable because of that approach. There are over a...

Birmingham AL

Brunch Italian or Southern style: Trattoria ZaZa. Since pizza is on the menu I guess the best way to describe this place is Italian with a Southern touch. It’s small...

Birmingham AL

Stupendous seafood: Automatic Seafood & Oysters. Opened in April 2019 with up and coming star chef Adam Evans at the helm. It has been an early hit in the land...

Denver

They might not have it: Crú. Flight delayed for 3 hours and it was right across from my gate on Concourse B so…why not! Concept is similar to Vino Volo...

Philadelphia

Malaysian in South Philly: Saté Kampar. This small spot is in the heart of the East Passyunk restaurant scene so it is one of many choices. Howerever, I’d not had...

Philadelphia

Peruvian food in the heart of cheesesteak country: Vista Peru. Last minutes decision….we were looking for a place that could accommodate at least 8 people on a Saturday night and...

Chelan WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:41 pmNice little spot for coffee: KáVé. Just barely out of town on the way to Manson and the parking lot is a...

Bellevue, WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:41 pmJianbing: Me and Crêpe. Started in Richmond BC and more recently has moved into Shanghai…reverse migration. This location, in Bellevue Square, open...

Snoqualmie WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:42 pmThe other half: Salish Lodge Dining Room. We usually visit the Attic but decided on the more formal Dining Room for brunch…and...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 04:55 pmUniversity Village Sushi: Bamboo Sushi. Located in the space formerly occupied by Blue C Sushi, they are a Portland chain that promotes...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 04:57 pmJapanese sandos: Tres Sandwich House. Recommended by my daughter, who is a bit of all things Japanese nut, it’s a great find...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 04:58 pmAfternoon cup of joe: Stone Way Cafe. Just happened across this popular spot and decided to give it a try. We weren’t...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:45 pmQuick stop for lunch: Homegrown. One of about a dozen outlets in the metro area this visit was to the University Village...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:45 pmA bit of Bainbridge Island: Café Hitchcock. Part of the growing Hitchcock group of restaurants, this one is downtown in the Exchange...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:02 pmState Hotel: Ben Paris. The name may seem a bit odd but there was a Ben Paris, a well known Seattle sportsman...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:03 pmOut shopping: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya. This is chain from Tokyo that has a number of outlets in the Seattle metro area....

Kenmore WA

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:04 pmThey know how to steam milk: Diva Espresso Kenmore. Located in The Hanger this is another of about a 1/2 dozen locations...

Kenmore WA

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:05 pmA seaplane base…really? Seaplane Kitchen. Well…not really but the base is close by and seaplane flights leave daily to many places around...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:07 pmGroup dinner: La Cocina Oaxaqueña. Dinner for about a dozen but we ordered from the standard menu so I feel more confident...

Coupeville WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:50 pmEven on a cold day it’s good: Kpaw’s Iskreme. Small but usually busy place in this small island town. They have a...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 05:08 pmEurasian fusion: Cook Weaver. Reading about this place I was intrigued by the description of the food as well as the space....

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:50 pmNeeds a little prep: Rain Shadow Meats. Grab some charcuterie…..gotta try the chicken liver paté…. and a steak for later and you’re...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:51 pmJava and pastries: Broadcast Coffee. This is the location of their roastery. They also have a couple more locations around the city....

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:37 pmAward winning chef: Tilth. One of the first places in Seattle to serve organic, locally sourced food before it became chic. It...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:28 pmMaybe the best biscuit in Seattle: Marmite. Hard to get a great biscuit in Seattle but this has to be one of...

Snohomish WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:29 pmRight on Main Street: Looking Glass Coffee. Nice little spot with good espresso and inhouse made donuts! The espresso is on the...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:29 pmAn old standby: Dahlia Bakery. It’s all about the triple coconut cream pie….for which they are famous but, they have a number...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:30 pmNew spot, old name: Uncle Lee’s Kitchen. It used to be located about a mile away but recently moved and reopened a...

Woodinville WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:31 pmArtisan fast food pizza: MOD Pizza. All made to order….from any of 30 toppings and in a pizza oven no less! It’s...

Mt Vernon WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:32 pmFood truck popup: Random Acts of Food. Everyone was going crazy for the deep fried Brussel sprouts with sea salt and lime...

San Francisco

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:32 pmAirport food: Cat Cora’s Kitchen. Located in terminal 2 at SFO near the Alaska Airline gates. The seafood paella needed some salt...

Sausalito CA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:35 pmClassic waterfront spot: Scoma’s. There’s been a building on this site since the late 1800s and this second site of the San...

Sausalito CA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:34 pmBeautiful spot: Farley Bar. Nice option versus the more formal restaurant across the hall….and much less “stuffy”. Started with the oysters…..made by...

San Francisco

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:36 pmIt’s about the view: The View. Typical bar food which was quite good but, it’s all about the view….not to be missed...

San Francisco

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:57 pmA view to die for: Hog Island Oyster Co. This is the original location and it’s right on SFO Bay so, eat...

San Francisco

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:57 pmIt’s all about the bread: Tartine Manufactory. A well known bakery in SFO with several locations, we visited the original in the...

San Francisco

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:58 pmUnique experience: Sheba Piano Lounge. Think Ethiopian, lounge, piano and jazz and you should have a clear picture of this place. No...

San Francisco

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:59 pmA favorite spot: Tartine Bakery. Gotta look for this place….between the Mission District and The Castro. It’s a small place so be...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 01:59 pmNice breakfast spot: Feed Café. Nice space it what appears to have been a barn in times past. Very solid food described...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:01 pmPopular spot for breakfast: Little Star Diner. It’s fairly small and the wait can be long….45 minutes the morning we visited…but it...

Big Sky MT

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:01 pmBeer after the slopes: Beehive Basin Brewery. A small microbrewery near the base at Big Sky offering some unique brews. The Mother’s...

Las Vegas

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:02 pmIt’s downtown: Lola’s. I wanted an experience off the strip and this is not only off the strip but offers an off...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:03 pmHard to come up for air: Deep Dive. For sure the most unique bar in Seattle. It’s located below the Amazon Spheres...

Bow WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:13 pmBlueberries any way you want: Bow Hill Blueberries. Stop by for a tasting….including pickled….or just go to pick your fill. This place...

Bow WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:13 pmAnother spot for cheese: Samish Bay Cheese. Very nice spot to do a cheese tasting on your way to pick blueberries in...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:14 pmNew place in an old spot: Mr West U Village. Located in the space previously occupied by a cooking store, this is...

Duvall WA

Last updated on March 10th, 2020 at 10:24 pmNo bike this time: Duvall Tavern. We were visiting this small town just east of the metro area and stopped in to...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:15 pmSushi on the Ave: KU. Started the afternoon at The Mountaineering Club and caped off the day with a bit of sushi……more...

Edison WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:16 pmWine anyone? Slough Food. Nice little spot to pick up some wine, cheese and charcuterie for later…or enjoy it in their courtyard....

Edison WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 02:17 pmContinuing our tour of northwest Washington: Breadfarm. Nice little artisan bakery in the heart of a nice, interesting little village in the...

Ferndale WA

Last updated on February 2nd, 2020 at 02:27 pmWho knew: Boxx Berry Farm Market. Happened upon this place driving the backroads of northwestern Washington and stopped in just to see...

Lynden WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:13 pmDessert: Lynden Dutch Bakery. Had lunch at JoFish and saved room for a Dutch treat…or 2! Our choice wasn’t so Dutch but...

Lynden WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:14 pmSeafood in cow country: JoFish Seafood & Grill. Beautiful small town near the Canadian border originally populated by people of Dutch ancestry....

Deming WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:15 pmGo to place near Mt Baker: The North Fork Brewery. Neapolitan style pizza with a few other choices such as salads and...

Snohomish WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:16 pmOn the bike again: Snohomish Bakery. Weather was awful so we stopped to dry out and refuel. Nice spot with reasonable espresso...

Port Townsend WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:17 pmWaiting for the ferry: Port Townsend Vineyards Wine Plaza. Nice spot with drop dead views of the Sound…and the wines aren’t bad either....

Port Angeles WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:18 pmCarb loading: Bella Italia. Classic Italian restaurant located downtown near the waterfront. Had a ride up Hurricane Ridge the next morning and...

Port Townsend WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:19 pmPizza on the Peninsula: Hillbottom Pie. On my way to ride to the top of Hurricane Ridge and I needed some carbo...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:20 pmBrewpub in B’ham: Aslan Brewing Co. For my Alabama followers, no this isn’t in Birmingham…..Bellingham instead….which my PNW followers will immediately recognize....

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:22 pmPopular Brewery: Populuxe Brewing. The Tide faithful gathered here to kick off the football season and there’s nothing like beer and biscuits...

Denver

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:23 pmUnbelievable food: ChoLon. This is a place you must try next time you are in Denver. I’m occasionally asked what my favorite...

Denver

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:27 pmBeer anyone: Denver Microbrew Tour. Visited 4 different places on our tour with Matt….he was and excellent guide. We sampled 2 to 3...

Denver

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:28 pmExcellent dinner for 20: Rioja. Described as Mediterranean it leans Spanish and there is a broad selection offered which should please everyone...

Denver

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:32 pmOpen for 23 years: Potager. Picked this place based on the menu, which seemed interesting, and the fact that it had been...

Fort Bragg CA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:38 pmWent to see the glass beach: North Coast Brewing Co. The beer is great and the food…..bar food….with huge portions. No way to...

Ukiah CA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:37 pmNice spot for breakfast and some Joe: Black Oak Coffee Roasters. They roast their own beans onsite and have a nice choice...

Hopland CA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:38 pmInteresting place: The Golden Pig. Just south of Ukiah and yes, the name is correctly spelled and…..yes, the town’s claim to fame...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:40 pmIt never disappoints: Westward. The space is outstanding and one of the best places in Seattle for dining outside. Right on the north...

Santa Rosa CA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:41 pmPassing through: Bird and The Bottle. We were on the way to a wedding and needed something before our road trip north....

Seattle WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:42 pmYou gotta go for the views: Mountaineering Club. There has been a real stir recently about this bar on the rooftop of...

Snohomish WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:43 pmAnother bike stop: Proper Joe. About the midpoint of our ride north and it seemed like a good place to try….there are...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:47 pmSoft opening: Dough Zone. There are about a 1/2 dozen locations of this local chain in the Seattle metro area and I...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:48 pmDandan Noodles: 7 Stars Pepper. My first experience with these noodles was in China a few years back and I’d been looking...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:49 pmClassic brew pub: Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro. Visit on a Monday night if you can….it’s Irish and Folk night….live music in...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 08:56 pmLunch on the water: Agua Verde. Under new ownership and with a new chef. Plus…….the Marina Cantina is also new and outback,...

Coeur d’Alene ID

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:06 pmQuick stop for a cup of Joe: Terre Coffee & Bakery. As most of you know, I’m partial to chocolate….but not the...

Bow WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:07 pmDelightful little spot: Farm to Table Bakery. A bit off the beaten path but worth a short drive off I5 or as...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:10 pmSzechuan on Capitol Hill: Chuan on Capitol. I had heard a bit about this place and it’s only a short walk from...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:09 pmHappy but a bit sad: Bistro Shirlee. Recently acquired by Renee Erickson, Saint Helens has been remade into Bistro Shirlee. While I’m...

Port Townsend WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:10 pmAfternoon snack: Pane d’Amore. Heading back to Seattle from the Peninsula and no need to get on the ferry hungry. This place...