Posts filed under: United States

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:56 pmCider anyone? Lockhorn Hard Cider. Located just off Main Street in the eastern part of town we had visited before but stopped...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 02:58 pmInteresting spot for coffee: Treeline Coffee Roasters. Upscale coffee house right on Main Street. This place is mostly about coffee but they...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:01 pmExcellent bakery: Wild Crumb. Come here after that great cup of joe at Treeline. This is one of those places with an...

Bozeman MT

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:04 pmAnother place for drinks: Bozeman Spirits Distillery. Get ready for too many choices and if you can’t decide on which vodka, rum,...

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...

San Diego

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:08 pmFrench in SoCal: Parc Bistro. In the Banker’s Hill area of the city….basically just east of the airport. Thought we should go...

San Diego

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:11 pmDinner for 20: Top of the Market. Back in SD for a meeting and this was the choice for the group. I...

San Diego

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:13 pmAnimals anyone: The Lion’s Share. One of those places that would be off most people’s radar unless you are a local. I’ve...

Hood River OR

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:18 pmTop 10 tasting room: Mt Hood Winery. The wines are acceptable but the views……outrageous! Very large tasting room with vaulted ceilings and...

Parkdale OR

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:21 pmBBQ in Oregon? Apple Valley BBQ. Unexpected but solid BBQ so, if you are doing the Fruit Loop, keep it in mind....

Portland

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:23 pmDinner with amazing views: Departure. Go here if for no other reason but the views from this restaurant located on the 15th...

Portland

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:28 pmCoffee and a pastry: Pearl Bakery. Very nice open space with typical offerings. Somewhat limited pastry choices but it is all very...

Hood River OR

Last updated on November 10th, 2018 at 03:30 pmCider in Hood River: Fox Tail Cider. Looked interesting so we stopped by while doing the Fruit Loop. Nice cidery with a...

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...

Seattle

Last updated on March 10th, 2020 at 10:21 pm“BBQ” in Seattle: Brileys. Hard to find great BBQ in this town but finally visited this place after it was suggested to...

San Francisco

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 08:33 pmA bit of the Basque region of Spain: Piperade. Intimate dining near the Exploratorium on Battery Street. It came highly recommended and...

San Francisco

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 08:46 pmCoffee fix: Blue Bottle Coffee. One of several locations in the Bay Area this one is in the Ferry Building. They have espresso down...

San Francisco

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 08:51 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 March 23rd, 2020 at 08:54 pmIn the Ferry Building: Fog Hollow Farm. Need a quick fix…..pastry, soup, sandwich, coffee or farm to table fruits?…..then this is a...

San Francisco

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 08:59 pmAt Hotel Griffon: Perry’s. One of 2 locations in the city, this one fronts the Embarcadero. The alfresco area on a nice...

San Francisco

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 08:58 pmVietnamese in the Ferry Terminal: The Slanted Door. I tried this place a few years ago and don’t remember coming away impressed...

San Francisco

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 09:04 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...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:45 pmMeeting at SeaTac: The Conference Center at SEA. I gotta quit eating like this….at another meeting. Nice space for a smaller meeting...

Bellevue WA

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 09:45 pmBakery near the convention center: The French Bakery. Had a meeting at the Bellevue Convention Center and needed a quick bite to...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:46 pmThai in Maple Leaf: Ban Hua Sai. Decided to give this place a try based on reviews indicating it was the best Thai...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:47 pmLate night cookies: Midnight Cookie Co. Have a craving for cookies in the middle of the night?……they deliver until 3 am! Just...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:53 pmInteresting experience: Manolin. Had an opportunity to have early dinner and this seemed like a good place for the experience since they...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:55 pmStreet party: Off the Rez. Invited by friends to a Saturday night block party……with a food truck. Their claim to fame is...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:56 pmGeorgetown vibe: Ciudad. Not sure how to describe this place…..Spanish……Middle Eastern…..or? They describe themselves as “flavors from the East, vibes from the...

Chelan WA

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:02 pmBakery option: Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery. Nice option for a coffee and pastries besides the ubiquitous Starbucks…..which is essentially next door to...

Chelan WA

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:04 pmBBQ in Chelan, Really? BBQ in the Vineyard. Highlight of this trip to Chelan. It just reopened the week we were there……note...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 03:58 pmOn my list: Flintcreek Cattle Co. This is the sister restaurant to Rockcreek and, as expected, it’s the turf version although they...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:10 pmUnique experience: Tamale Shak. It’s all about the space….cinder block and funky…..and the food is very good too! It’s small…really small but...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:12 pmLunch spot: Courtside Café. Local knowledge required: at the Bayou Bluff Tennis Club and while all the signage states members only, non...

Pass Christian MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:13 pmGreat spot for a coffee or latte….and a book: Cat Island Coffeehouse. Great coffee and views from this quaint spot on the...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:14 pmA classic: The Chimneys. Beautiful setting under live oaks on the beach. This is the second iteration of this well known restaurant…the...

United States

Last updated on September 22nd, 2019 at 08:57 pmThe Eating Places: James Beard Award Winners 2018. Best new restaurant: JuneBaby, Seattle. Outstanding restaurant: Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham. Rising star chef...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:00 pmNice spot in Pioneer Square with a great name: Damn the Weather. Business meeting downtown with an option to eat here or...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:02 pmAn old favorite: Boat Street Kitchen (Cafe). It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been to this little jewel but my...

San Diego

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:20 pmCaptive audience: Urban Crave. Located at the Alaska gates in terminal 1 of the San Diego airport this is an option…especially if...

San Diego

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:22 pmA pleasant surprise: Puesto. One of several locations of this small chain; this location was across the street from the Grand Hyatt...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:08 pmSeattle Malasadas: General Porpoise. One of several locations of this very popular spot for doughnuts…..better described as malasadas….the Portuguese variety of doughnut....

San Diego

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 03:52 pmDinner for 30: Salvatore’s. Always hard to evaluate a restaurant when it is a large party experience with a limited, a fixed...

San Diego

Last updated on December 25th, 2019 at 12:56 amEclectic: Juniper & Ivy. The space is very modern and the crowd is on the younger side. It’s high ceiling and a...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:09 pmItalian near UW: Mamma Melina. I’ve been here several times……including when it was located in the U District but it’s been a...

Paso Robles CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 03:58 pmCoffee anyone? Kreuzberg Coffee Company. Nice small shop….you guessed it….on 13th Street. Space is rustic but comfortable. Give the Mexican Mocha a...

Paso Robles CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 03:59 pmNorthern Italian: Buona Tavola. A choice not in the13th Street restaurant core but worth worth a few blocks walk. The space is...

Paso Robles CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:00 pmLunch option not on 13th Street: Niner Wine Estates. Decided to take a day off from riding and noticed this place as...

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...

Paso Robles CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:04 pmLooking for a place to eat: Thomas Hill Organics. We thought we had our dining experience all picked out…..but it wasn’t quite...

Paso Robles CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:05 pmAnother breakfast: Vic’s Cafe. It has been around since 1942 and we needed fueling for our ride so this seemed like a...

Paso Robles CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:06 pmWines on tap: The Hatch. Located in the downtown 13th Street area of the city which has multiple options to choose from,...

Santa Barbara CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:08 pmHyatt Centric: Marbella. Quick bite before we were off to our next bike ride up the coast. The space is nice and...

Santa Barbara CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:09 pmFinally found one open: Los Agaves. One of 3 locations in the area…..and the first one we tried was closed for renovations. But...

Santa Barbara CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:11 pmSince 1958: Farmer Boy. Diner like space with a breakfast made to be had before a long bike ride. They serve large...

Santa Barbara CA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:12 pmCarbo loading, again: Via Maestra 42. Located nearby the hotel and known for regional Italian fare so off we went. It’s located...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:09 pmAnother coffee option: Gretchen’s Place. It’s been a while since I have been here and apparently it has new ownership……I knew the...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:11 pmFor biscuit fans: Seattle Biscuit Company First met these guys when all they had was a truck…..now they have a brick and...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:16 pmThe Truck: El Camión. There are several locations (including a brick and mortar in Ballard) and we have visited the one located...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:01 amOld City: FARMiCiA. Another option for a locally sourced meal with a lively atmosphere. This was a group dinner but there were...

Philadelphia

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:56 pmIt’s on everyone’s list: Zahav. I’ve tried several times to get a reservation here but they are hard to come by. Visited...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:05 amAnother good Philly option: Helm. This is a small place north of the old city in the Olde Kensington area. I’ve seen...

Philadelphia

Last updated on February 13th, 2019 at 09:06 amBYOB source: Pinot Boutique. In the Old City and sells locally sourced wines so don’t go looking for that French Bordeaux. Interesting...

Chicago

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:29 pmPassing through: Chili’s Too. Needed a quick bite and it had been a while since I last visited. Located in the B...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:18 pmVegan ice cream: Frankie & Jo’s. One of two locations, this one is on lower Capitol Hill. The shop is small and...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 02:21 pmNorthern Thai: Soi. Food from the north eastern part of Thailand……the Issan region which borders Laos and Cambodia. Sounded like an interesting...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:21 pmNeapolitan style pizza: Veraci. One of several locations in Seattle…..including a mobile unit usually seen at the Ballard Market….with branches in Spokane...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:21 pmBeer with a twist: No Anchor. Focus is on beer…and variations on that theme. It’s a relatively small bar in the Belltown...

La Conner WA

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:49 pmLooking for a bite after the tulip fields: The Oyster and Thistle. Located a bit off the beaten path on the Sound,...

Seattle

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:58 pmExtraordinary dining experience: Harvest Beat. As you know, I’m basically a carnivore but when given the opportunity to experience truly great food,...

Orlando

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:57 pmLooking for espresso with local knowledge: Noir Cafe. A small place in the downtown area that serves good espresso and lattes. They...

Orlando

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 04:59 pmLocal knowledge always helps: Le Gourmet Break. A nice breakfast spot in downtown Orlando…..I think it may be the first time I’ve...

Orlando

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 05:00 pmIn search of real food: Bulla Gastrobar. This place looked interesting and even though it was in Winter Park, I thought I’d...

Orlando

Last updated on November 22nd, 2018 at 05:01 pmAnother hotel restaurant: The Bistro at the Hilton. Needed a light lunch and this was convenient. Typical offerings and since I wanted...

Orlando

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 02:57 pmHard to find local places but this is a good one: Thai Thani. Before I even start…this place has the most incredible...

Washington DC

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:02 pmOn the way home: Grille District. Needed a quick bite to eat before the long flight back to Seattle. I wouldn’t call...

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...

Kona HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:10 pmWorth the Kona Crawl: Jackie Rey’s Ohana Grill. Can be a real bear to get there….the Kona traffic can be bad….looks like...

Kohala Coast HI

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 03:58 pmA view that can’t be beat: CanoeHouse. It should all be about al fresco dining at this restaurant….right on the water and...

Waimea HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:14 pmHighly recommended by the people working next door: Waimea Coffee Co. About to be back on the road and needed a quick...

Kamuela HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:15 pmNice for a quick low cal breakfast: Juice 101. Located in the Mauna Lani resort area this place was recommended by a...

Honokaa, Big Island HI

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 04:00 pmMust stop on my list: Tex Drive In. Home of the best malasadas (Portuguese donuts) in Hawaii, in my opinion. The location...

Kawaihae HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:18 pmNeed poke, need fish? Da Fish House. The place to get fresh fish to grill for dinner…and poke for lunch or whenever....

Puako, Big Island HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:20 pmEver what you need: Puako General Store If you are staying in the Kohala area of the Big Island, check this place...

Kawaihae, Big Island HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:22 pmRepeat visit: Seafood Bar & Grill. Funky little place on the Kohala Coast that we visited a few years ago. It’s upstairs…..and...

Waikoloa HI

Last updated on December 22nd, 2018 at 03:28 pmMay be in a hotel but worth a visit: Kamuela Provision Company. Beautiful views from this oceanside hotel restaurant with food to match...

Issaquah WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:45 pmLooking for late lunch: Stan’s BBQ. Hard to find good BBQ in Seattle but thought we’d give this place a try. Located...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:23 pmHad an eye on: San Fermo. I noticed this small restaurant when visiting the Ballard Sunday Market and was intrigued by the...

Seattle

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 04:23 pmA different dinner for 30: Lark. Unique experience at this well known establishment on Capitol Hill. What was unique?…..our choices, although pre...

Roslyn WA

Last updated on April 13th, 2019 at 02:46 pmA bit of après ski: Roslyn Mexican Grill. Just down I-90 from the snow park and it seemed like a good option...

Seattle

Last updated on December 21st, 2019 at 03:48 pmAn homage to all things meat: The Shambles. Maple Leaf butchery and restaurant specializing in house made sausage, meats and charcuterie. The food...

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 September 20th, 2019 at 04:00 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...