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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

Always up for more ice cream: Big Spoon. Nice small space offering small batch artisan ice creams that change seasonally. Story has it that the husband and wife team started...

Birmingham AL

Breakfast: Woodlawn Cycle Cafe During our visit I saw one bike and apparently they have cycling gear somewhere but that isn’t the focus of this place. It’s about locally sourced...

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 May 12th, 2019 at 08:38 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...