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Seattle

A bit of hygge in SLU: Café Hagen. Opened for just a few months and located very near REI this is a perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch or early...

Seattle

What…another coffee spot in Seattle: Armistice Coffee Roaster. Nice new place just off 65th with not only coffee, espresso, etc. but also a full bar and…they know how to steam...

Birmingham AL

Pizza in south Birmingham: Pizzeria GM. First off, they have a pizza oven…not wood fired but a nice oven and the service could not have been better or more pleasant....

Birmingham AL

Upscale chain: BrickTop’s. One of those places that has a bit of everything and it’s all good but nothing was particularly memorable because of that approach. There are over a...

Birmingham AL

Brunch Italian or Southern style: Trattoria ZaZa. Since pizza is on the menu I guess the best way to describe this place is Italian with a Southern touch. It’s small...

Birmingham AL

Stupendous seafood: Automatic Seafood & Oysters. Opened in April 2019 with up and coming star chef Adam Evans at the helm. It has been an early hit in the land...

Denver

They might not have it: Crú. Flight delayed for 3 hours and it was right across from my gate on Concourse B so…why not! Concept is similar to Vino Volo...

Philadelphia

Peruvian food in the heart of cheesesteak country: Vista Peru. Last minutes decision….we were looking for a place that could accommodate at least 8 people on a Saturday night and...

Chelan WA

Nice little spot for coffee: KáVé. Just barely out of town on the way to Manson and the parking lot is a bit tricky so when you see it start...

Bellevue, WA

Jianbing: Me and Crêpe. Started in Richmond BC and more recently has moved into Shanghai…reverse migration. This location, in Bellevue Square, open in the spring of last year. There are...

Snoqualmie WA

The other half: Salish Lodge Dining Room. We usually visit the Attic but decided on the more formal Dining Room for brunch…and the Attic doesn’t serve breakfast on weekdays. It...

Seattle

University Village Sushi: Bamboo Sushi. Located in the space formerly occupied by Blue C Sushi, they are a Portland chain that promotes sustainable seafood/sushi. The space is much nicer than...

Bellevue WA

Japanese sandos: Tres Sandwich House. Recommended by my daughter, who is a bit of all things Japanese nut, it’s a great find in south Bellevue…you have to want to go...

Seattle

Afternoon cup of joe: Stone Way Cafe. Just happened across this popular spot and decided to give it a try. We weren’t disappointed. They know how to steam milk here…including...

Seattle

Quick stop for lunch: Homegrown. One of about a dozen outlets in the metro area this visit was to the University Village location. They are all about sustainable local food...

Seattle

A bit of Bainbridge Island: Café Hitchcock. Part of the growing Hitchcock group of restaurants, this one is downtown in the Exchange Building. Nice space for a quick bite for...