Posts filed under: West Coast

Woodinville WA

Liquid food here: Darby Wines Hollywood Hills tasting room. You must visit my good friend Darby English on your next trip to Woodinville. The space is great for tasting and...

North Bend WA

This is it…the diner of Twin Peaks fame: Twede’s Cafe It’s been some time since I’ve eaten here but this is one of those places that never changes. It’s a...

Seattle

I have been wanting to try this restaurant for some time: Mamnoon. It’s described as Middle Eastern food but it’s predominantly from Syria and Lebanon. The menu is extensive with...

Seattle

Neighborhood bar and grill: Sand Point Grill. We visit fairly frequently since it is close to home. It’s usually crowded around dinner time so keep that in mind if you...

Seattle

One of Seattle’s best seafood restaurants: Rockcreek. The menu is seafood so if you don’t like seafood then this isn’t the place for you. That said, it’s all outstanding. This...

Seattle

One of my favorite sushi places in Seattle: Kisaku. Wouldn’t think you would find this outside the international district much less in Tangletown. The sushi is excellent as is the...

Ashland OR

Off the beaten path: Hearsey Best outdoor dining we found in Ashland. Delightful space with a fantastic brunch. In the basement of an old church near the Ashland Springs Hotel....

Ashland OR

A few blocks from downtown but worth the walk: Peerless This restaurant is next to the hotel of the same name. Service was excellent and the menu varied. Very good...

Bozeman MT

Out of the way bistro: South 9th Bistro This restaurant is not in the downtown core but is next door to MSU. Located in a restored home from the turn...

Bozeman MT

Great wine bar in the heart of Bozeman: Plonk. Nice space right on Main Street with a good selection of wines and cocktails. Had a nice flight of Rosé wines...

Coupeville WA

Right on Penn Cove: Front Street Grill. It’s a very busy place….a good sign that the food has to be good They have at least a dozen different preparations of...

Seattle

The original Seattle location is in a shopping center, nonetheless, this food is outstanding: Din Tai Fung. Pick anything on the menu…it is all very good. Be prepared to wait...

Bow WA

Always wanted to eat here as I cycled past it: Oyster Bar Spectacular view from the upper restaurant. Of course the raw Kumamoto oysters were outstanding as were the fried...

Yountville CA

Gotta try: Bouchon Bakery. There isn’t anything in the bakery that isn’t excellent as evidenced by the line that forms daily, and all day long! It’s a small place but there...

Yountville CA

Another excellent option: Redd Wood Had the white anchovy pizza with an affogato to finish...

San Francisco CA

Nice lunch on our way to wine country: Outerlands. Visiting friends who live in the area. You have to have local knowledge to know of this place. Chicken salad with...

Yountville CA

Simply put….incredible: Bouchon. Visit website...

Seattle

Small intimate French style bistro in Madison Valley: LUC. Trout almondine with pot de creme to end. Visit website...

Chelan WA

Classic, intimate Italian in small town WA: Andante. Up and coming wine AVA which produces better wine every year. It’s a cool weather AVA so think Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc,...

Seattle

Best bakery in Seattle: Bakery Nouveau. Twice baked almond croissants are to die for! Too bad you can’t just try everything all at once. The original location in West Seattle...

Paia HI

Interesting Korean fusion: Dazoo A bit out of the way but worth a stop. Interesting menu…one of those that has you wanting to at least taste one of everything....

Seattle

Convenient place for a quick bite: Nordstrom Grill. It’s not fine dining but meets the need when you are in the area. The chicken paillards is one of the best...

Seattle

One of my favorite French restaurants in Seattle: Voilà! It is very French in a nice intimate space in Madison Valley. Give the Moules á la Provençale and add frites...

Seattle

Nice spot for happy hour: List. Come early….it’s small and busy. Visit website  ...

Seattle

Very unique small plates: The Whale Wins. Visit website...

Sebastopol CA

Excellent French bistro in the heart of Sebastopol: K&L Bistro Started with baby greens with balsamic vinaigrette followed by Moules Marinières with a French Rosé (those of you who follow...

Napa Valley CA

A Napa classic: Auberge du Soleil This is another one of those places that needs to be on your bucket list. The space is outstanding and as expected the service...

Seattle

While not a restaurant this is an event to consider: Vine Arts. Held in the Chihuly Garden & Glass space this is a PNW wine tasting with a blind tasting...

Napa CA

Nice spot for a quick bite: Hog Island Oyster Co. This is an outpost of the original in San Francisco and is all about seafood, particularly the bivalve variety, sustainably...

Yountville CA

Great French bistro in a town with great restaurants: Bistro Jeanty Typical French style green salad and French Onion soup followed by perfectly done lamb. Excellent and with great service....

Santa Rosa CA

A bit of Vietnam in the heart of Santa Rosa: Kettles Noodle bowl with a glass of Miraval Rosé. Not your typical cuisine in this part of California but worth...

San Francisco

Highly recommend by Suzan….who would live in SFO given the opportunity: Perbacco. Started with a crudo of halibut followed by lamb pappardelle ending with a chocolate bonet and all washed...

Seattle

BBQ in Seattle: RoRo. Craved a bit of Q this afternoon so made a run to this well known spot. Classic place with typical offerings. The pulled pork had good...

St Helena CA

Great place for Bruschetta in St. Helena: Clif Family Winery Yes it’s true….brought to you by the same people as Clif Bars. This is from the food truck parked beside...

Seattle

A little sangria, fish tacos and pollo en mole with hand made tortilla from abuelita: Rosita’s Mexican Grill....

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....

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! @arrowleafbistro Visit website @theeatingplaces #theeatingplaces...

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. @mamasfishhouse Visit website @theeatingplaces...

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 experience: The London Plane. Breakfast: The eggs and biscuits with gravy were fabulous….best gravy I think I’ve ever had. For those not wanting meat or eggs the...

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...