Posts filed under: West Coast

Seattle

Great dinner, as always: Pair. One of our go to restaurants in Seattle because it never ever disappoints. It’s all about small plates, with a French flair, which are always...

Woodinville WA

Another great dinner at this local restaurant: Barking Frog. Salmon with corn fritters, mussels Thai style, a Bandol Rosé followed by Caramel sorbet and a local Januik Muscat. Visit website...

Santa Fe

Delicious Southwest fusion: Santacafé A nice Merlot with lobster bisque followed by New Zealand lamb topped off by chocolate and ice cream....

Seattle

This is a branch of the restaurant by the same name in San Francisco: RN74. Markets itself as a French restaurant and while overtly true it’s more nouveau French. The...

Lahaina, Maui HI

Upscale in downtown Lahaina: Lahaina Grill. Might replace Mama’s as the best food on the Island. That said, it is a completely different vibe than Mama’s. While both are fine...

Wailea, Maui HI

Interesting place a bit off the beaten track: Monkeypod Kitchen. Had to try this place if for no other reason than the name. It also comes with an excellent reputation...

Seattle

Excellent Italian food: Cantinetta. This is a small place near the UW campus that is our go to place for Italian food in Seattle. I’ve never had a bad meal...

Twisp WA

You gotta have a bakery for your am coffee: Cinnamon Twisp Bakery. Typical space offering good coffee, lattes and bakery items. A must have is the namesake of the restaurant,...

Twisp WA

Great place for Italian food in Eastern Washington: Tappi. Part of a trip a couple of years with several returns; all of which combined cross country skiing with eating. The...

Seattle 

Several locations of this Seattle icon: Mioposto. Like the others, the primary offering is wood fired pizza and they do it very well. As a matter of fact, everything here...

Winthrop WA

Great dinner: Arrowleaf Bistro. Started with wild mushroom turnover followed by a winter salad. Entrees were sturgeon and bacon wrapped rabbit. Excellent! Visit website...

Seattle

Try this place for happy hour: Frank’s. One of a 2 restaurants owned by the same family this one is a bar and oyster house. Convenient happy hour especially if...

Paia, Maui HI

You have to eat here at least once in your life! Mama’s Fish House. The food is very local, the space delightful and the service impeccable. Visit website  ...

La Conner WA

Quick visit after picking out pumpkins for Halloween: Seeds. This is one of the better restaurants in the area with a mix of seafood and burgers for lunch and classics...

Seattle

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

Seattle

Happy hour is about the only time you can just walk into this place and get a table: Radiator Whiskey. Upscale bar food with flights of bourbon, scotch and whiskey....

Seattle

Unique Asian offerings: Nue. Described as eclectic, world street food, which fits the bill. Great place to try something different because that’s what it’s all about. Had the Taiwanese chicken...

Seattle

Finally found good Southern food in Seattle at this small Capital Hill restaurant: Wandering Goose. Open for dinner on Friday night only and it’s when they have meat and three...