Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:32 pmOne of the 2 or 3 best places for pastries in Seattle: Café Besalu. I think this place ranks just behind my...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 09:32 pmPike Place Market: Three Girls Bakery. Quick “breakfast” while visiting the Market. Not the best bakery in Seattle but it is very...

Seattle

Last updated on March 8th, 2020 at 11:12 pmImpossible Burger: Meet the Moon. We had been looking…all over for the Impossible Burger….and didn’t even know they had it on the...

Seattle

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:21 pmNot a restaurant: DeLaurenti’s. This is one of those places you must visit…if you like Italian food..and even if you don’t…just to...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:22 pmNeeded some Q: 3 Pigs. This is one of our go to places in Seattle for BBQ. Story is that it was...

Duvall WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:22 pmCycling pitstop: C.C. Espresso and Ice Creamery. Needed a quick protein and carb load so what could be better than ice cream!...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:23 pmBreakfast: Bacon & Eggs. This place is very popular. On weekends expect to wait in line so arrive early…or wait. Classic breakfast...

Yakima WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:23 pmGoogle search: Public House Yakima. We needed a quick lunch on our way back to Seattle and this place looked interesting…and hopefully...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on February 2nd, 2020 at 02:39 pmOur daughter’s choice: Whitehouse-Crawford. We ate here about 10 years ago and she still remembers the experience. So, we had to have...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:24 pmSeriously good French cuisine: Brasserie Four. This place really has it all….nice bar, French bistrot food and a great selection of wines....

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:25 pmWine tasting: Browne. Another option for tasting…..there are many, many to try. Very nice alfresco area which made the tasting (bottle) all...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:25 pmWine tasting: Cadaretta. Cycling in Walla Walla is fantastic and this makes it even more so! It’s been a few years since...

Walla Walla WA

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:26 pmOrdered too much food: Public House 124. In Walla Walla to do some riding and needed fuel for the next day….but not...

Ellensburg WA

Recommended by a friend: Yellow Church Cafe. Brief stop, for lunch, on the way to Walla Walla. We had the seared tuna salad and the smoked chicken club which were both good...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:23 pmSweets: Chocodiem. As you know, if you have followed my blog, I can’t pass up an option for chocolate so I had...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:24 pmKorean tacos? Takorean. I was intrigued by the name and needed a quick bite before heading to the airport. You start with...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:25 pmAfter dinner drinks: Bluebird Distilling. Nice spot inside The Bourse food hall for a late night drink. Friendly bartender who knows his...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:26 pmIn Philly again: Cadence.  This is a small place with 26 seats at tables and 8 at the bar. Located in the Northern Liberties/Fishtown area of...

Philadelphia

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:54 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...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 05:31 pmMore ice cream: Salt & Straw. Very popular place on Capitol Hill. They have a eclectic selection of flavors and pride themselves...

Seattle

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 10:55 pmFinger licking good & it’s not the Colonel: Bonchon. They have multiple restaurants in the US and about 300 worldwide but this...

Seattle

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 10:58 pmQuick lunch: Delicatus @ The Hall. Small deli just above the University Street Light Rail station at Benaroya Hall.  It’s very convenient...

Seattle

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 11:00 pmMediterranean on Beacon Hill: Homer. I’d heard a lot about this relatively new place so I waited awhile to visit, hoping the...

Washington DC

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 11:01 pmCame highly recommended: The Dabney. It’s made all the list, including a Michelin star…which makes scoring a reservation a bit of a...

Washington DC

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 11:02 pmAt Washington National: Bracket Room. On the B concourse and it was on my radar because I needed a quick afternoon snack...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 11:04 pmAfter brunch stop: Mount Bakery. We visited the downtown location….the original is in the Fairhaven section of town. The plan was to...

Bellingham WA

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 11:06 pmHalfway there: Hundred North. Decided to have brunch with our daughter who lives in Vancouver BC, so we met her in Bellingham….which...

Seattle

Last updated on February 15th, 2020 at 11:07 pmHandmade soba noodles: Kamonegi. This chef has gotten a lot of press, including being named a James Beard semifinalist for best chef...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:06 pmClassic Italian: La Famiglia. Small group dinner in this well known Philly establishment which did not disappoint. First task was to choose...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:08 pmUniquely Filipino: Perla. This area of Philly is full of restaurants but I hadn’t been aware of this place until I did...

Philadelphia

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:09 pmSpanish tapas: Amada. Part of a large group dinner but we had a good sampling of the menu including some items made...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:11 pmMixed Plate: Buddha Bruddah. A bit of Hawaii in Mount Baker. Reminds me of Tinroof on Maui but it’s 3 times larger...

North Bend WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:14 pmGreat Mexican food: Rio Bravo. We were looking for something a bit different than our usual stop…..Twede’s Cafe. The place is very...

Seattle

Last updated on March 28th, 2020 at 07:08 pmDon’t worry, it’s not on the menu: How to Cook a Wolf. I’ve been intrigued by the name and finally decided to...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:16 pmFinally: Shake Shack. I know these are all over the US but this is the first one for Seattle and as is...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:17 pmBooze for 50: The Blind Tiger. Rang in the New Year with the group from work. This is an interesting venue downtown...

Roslyn WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:18 pmAfter skiing late lunch: Roslyn Cafe. This is the cafe of Northern Exposure fame….as is almost everything in the town of Roslyn!...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:19 pmAt the Amazon Spheres: Willmott’s Ghost. I’ve wanted to visit this new, Italian themed, restaurant by Renee Erickson since it opened in...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:20 pmAll things German: Hans’ Sausage and Deli. Need stocking stuffers? Looking for real German Haribo and not those from Turkey? Need a...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:22 pmHappy Hour: Cafe Pettirosso. We were out doing some shopping on Capitol Hill and our first choice was closed for a private...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:23 pmJazzy food: Jazz Alley. This is a great venue for music so that’s the main draw of this place. That said, the...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:23 pmRecommended by a colleague: Pomegranate Bistro. Located in an industrial looking building in “downtown” Redmond, it’s a bit hard to find from...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:26 pmSouthern food downtown: The Hart and the Hunter. I felt compelled to visit this place….advertised as the second location of the original...

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...

Livingston MT

On the way to North Yellowstone: Gil’s Goods Quick stop for coffee and a few snacks at this local spot. In addition to baked goods, they have a full breakfast...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:28 pmOn my list for some time: Revel. Had wanted to visit the original but it is closed until 2019 for renovation so,...

Bozeman MT

What a view: Copper Horse Headed home and needed a quick bite…and this is the only real option at the airport past security. That said, the food was solid and...

Winslow WA

Wine, food and art gallery: Amelia Wynn tasting room This is a nice go to place when you have a bit of time waiting to take the next ferry back...

Poulsbo WA

Chocolate anyone? Boehms Chocolates of Poulsbo Never miss a chance for more chocolate and this place is right on Main Street so you can’t miss it. The original location, and...

Poulsbo WA

Always time for a latte: Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse. Visit this place if for no other reason than to experience the drop dead views of Liberty Bay from the adjoining alfresco area....

Poulsbo WA

Ever what you need: Sluys Poulsbo Bakery Interesting story behind this place. It’s been around since the early 1900s and has changed hands and names, a few times over the...

Seattle

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:53 pmShould be on your foodie bucket list: Tarsan i Jane. This place has been on my list for some time….due to my...

Seattle

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:32 pmChocolate nirvana: Theo Chocolate Store. This place needs to be on the short list of all chocoholics and while their chocolates are...

New Orleans

Last updated on February 7th, 2020 at 03:59 pmSurprised I haven’t posted on this: Vino Volo. Located in over 30 airports around the US and Canada, they are a great...

New Orleans

Dinner for 30: Galatoire’s It’s been a number of years since my last visit to this Bourbon Street classic that first opened its doors in 1905. As I’ve mentioned in...

New Orleans

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:31 pmRecommended by a friend: Pêche. Quick trip to New Orleans for a meeting and needed a spot for dinner the night before....

Birmingham AL

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 04:02 pmClassic BBQ Ribs: Dreamland This is one of the more famous rib sources in Alabama and it all started in a white...

Birmingham AL

Rehearsal dinner: EastWest As a kid growing up near here it’s hard to believe the number of food choices now available in this city. I remember the one Chinese restaurant...

Birmingham AL

Food Hall: Mo:Mo: Another of the dozen or so food stalls in the Pizitz Food Hall. This one is devoted to….you guessed it…Momos. They also have bánh mi and other...

Birmingham AL

Doughnuts anyone? Hero Doughnuts. Nice spot to pick up a local sugary concoction…..think of them as a mix of Krispy Cream with Top Pot. Not as light and calorie worthless...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 08:31 pmAlways up for more ice cream: Big Spoon. Nice small space offering small batch artisan ice creams that change seasonally. Story has...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 07:41 pmBreakfast: Woodlawn Cycle Cafe. During our visit I saw one bike and apparently they have cycling gear somewhere but that isn’t the...

Birmingham AL

Asian: Bamboo on 2nd. The restaurant scene is expanding on almost every visit to the historically quiet (previously deserted) downtown core. But just like many older cities, millennials are revitalizing...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:36 pmRecruitment dinner: Piatti. Haven’t been here since they remodelled. The space is more modern, clean and efficient than before which is a...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:37 pmVery unique space in Ballard: Sawyer. Open since August, the story is that the original space was a sawmill…..looks non descript from...

Roslyn WA

Last updated on March 8th, 2020 at 11:22 pmNorthern Exposure Fame: The Brick. Decided to stop in after a hike in the area. The history of this area of Washington...

Woodinville WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:39 pmFinally got a chance to try: Twisted Cuban. I’ve passed this place numerous times riding my bike but hadn’t had a chance...

Novato CA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 11:48 amUnique venue: Hilltop 1892. I was drawn to the space….a hilltop home built in 1892 but one that has been a restaurant...

San Rafael CA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 11:50 amCarbo load: La Toscana. Getting ready for a bike ride and pasta is always a good pre ride choice.  The restaurant is quite “local”…..Google...

Novato CA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 11:52 amNeeded breakfast: Toast. Getting ready for a long bike ride so looking for calories and protein before the ride. Nice space located...

San Diego

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:40 pmBreakfast in the Gaslamp Quarter: Cafe 222. It’s been a few years since my last visit to this small, unique place near...

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...

San Diego

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:43 pmNew American Fusion: Kettner Exchange. It’s a bit hard to find…in a nondescript building on a corner, it’s easy to miss. Walk down the...

San Diego

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:44 pmItalian with a twist: Herb & Wood. Located in the Little Italy area of San Diego, don’t be fooled by the Uber...

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...

Seattle

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:49 pmFunky little sandwich shop: HoneyHole. Busy spot on Cap Hill with a great space and sandwiches. The sandwich selection is extensive and...

Mt Vernon WA

Last updated on May 12th, 2019 at 08:50 pmGet your ice cream fix: Snow Goose Produce. Simply said….I’ve never seen a portion size of ice cream like this. They have...

Mt Vernon WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 01:55 pmBakery, espresso and charcuterie: C Squared. Interestingly, this and the companion Third Street Cafe are part of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op....

Mt Vernon WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 01:53 pmNew option: Third Street Cafe. Interestingly, this and the companion C Squared are part of the Skagit Valley Food Co-op. As expected,...

Woodinville WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 01:57 pmFood truck and wine: Taqueria los Chilangos. Wine pick up and tasting at Darby Wines which included food. Good tacos and service....

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...

Kahului Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:03 pmLooking for very local: Tinroof. The chef has won the Top Chef fan favorite award twice and is set to open a...

Asheville NC

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:55 pmSpanish tapas: Cúrate. Located in a building that was built in 1927 and served as the bus station, the new space has...

Snohomish WA

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:12 pmQuick bite on our way north: Buzz Inn. One of 12 locations in Washington, this one is at the Harvey Airport in...

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 02:21 pmRaw fish: Japengo. Another restaurant in the Hyatt Regency; this one is focused on seafood. The sushi is surprisingly good…..even for raw...

Kaanapali Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:23 pmOld favorite: Duke’s. One of several restaurants by this name and others throughout the Islands and California by the same restaurant group....

Kahakuloa Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:25 pmJust what I needed: Braddah Chic’s Off the beaten path….way off. Discovered this place while doing the West Maui loop on my...

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...

Kaanapali Maui HI

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:30 pmHawaiian Shave Ice: Ululani’s. It gets 5 stars from almost all who rate and they don’t disappoint. The ice is like light snow...

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....

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:36 pmNot just any breakfast: Jam! Bright, busy and open space. We were initially told it would be about a 30 to 40...

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 24th, 2018 at 11:32 amSushi anyone? Dave’s Sushi. We visited a few years ago so expect an update in the future but this is the best...

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 02:47 pmOutstanding food: Bisl. My interest in this place was peaked following it being listed in Wine Enthusiast as one of America’s 100...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:49 pmMore ice cream: Sweet Peaks. One of several locations in Montana this one is a bit away from the downtown core but...

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 02:54 pmIn the Cannery District: Lot G. Serves breakfast and lunch all day and we experienced breakfast this visit. The space is in...