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Seattle

Quick lunch: Delicatus @ The Hall. Small deli just above the University Street Light Rail station at Benaroya Hall.  It’s very convenient if you’re headed downtown and are looking for...

Seattle

Mediterranean on Beacon Hill: Homer. I’d heard a lot about this relatively new place so I waited awhile to visit, hoping the crowds would die down a bit. Finally visited...

Washington DC

Came highly recommended: The Dabney. It’s made all the list, including a Michelin star…which makes scoring a reservation a bit of a challenge….especially if you live on the West Coast....

Washington DC

At Washington National: Bracket Room. On the B concourse and it was on my radar because I needed a quick afternoon snack before the long flight back to Seattle and…..it...

Bellingham WA

After brunch stop: Mount Bakery. We visited the downtown location….the original is in the Fairhaven section of town. The plan was to have a coffee and a bit of dessert...

Seattle

Handmade soba noodles: Kamonegi. This chef has gotten a lot of press, including being named a James Beard semifinalist for best chef in the Northwest 2018 and 2019, since opening...

Santiago

Local recommendation: Barrica 94 Wine Bar. We asked for a restaurant that served local food and this place, located in the Bellavista area near our hotel, seemed like a good...

Santiago

Dinner with friends: Ambrosia Bistro. The chef has gotten a number of awards, including top 50 restaurants in South America, and she is considered a food star in this part...

Santiago

Gelato on a hot day: Il Maestrale. Located in the Bellevista area of Santiago they offer more than a dozen flavors…perfect place to stop on a beautiful summer day. Visit...

Santiago

Not a restaurant but a Santiago gem: Aubrey Hotel. With only 15 rooms you feel like you are staying in your own home. The “public” spaces are plentiful….more than any...

Puerto Natales Chile

A delightful spot: Remota Patagonia Lodge. Fortunate to have attended a meeting in this absolutely beautiful part of the world. Puerto Natales is a small place and the number of...

Santiago

Group experience: De Patio. I dined as part of a large group….we had the entire restaurant….so, as I’ve discussed before, I hesitate to be too critical since the menu was...

Santiago

Inside the Marriott: Akun Lounge & Bar. Beautiful space for a quick bite and glass of wine. The pictures also show the Executive Lounge which has an interesting way to...

Philadelphia

Classic Italian: La Famiglia. Small group dinner in this well known Philly establishment which did not disappoint. First task was to choose a wine…the list is quite extensive…the largest I...

Philadelphia

Uniquely Filipino: Perla. This area of Philly is full of restaurants but I hadn’t been aware of this place until I did some research. It’s a bit hard to find...

Philadelphia

Spanish tapas: Amada. Part of a large group dinner but we had a good sampling of the menu including some items made just for our group. As expected, this is...