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Squamish/ Whistler BC

Coffee spot: Zephyr Cafe. Eclectic space in the heart if downtown. In addition to coffee and espresso they have soups, burgers, wraps and rice bowls. The coffee and espresso were...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Hole in the wall bakery: Golden Crust. I’m familiar with the offerings of this small bakery because they have a stand at the Whistler farmers market during summer months. Their...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

It’s not in Whistler but in Squamish: Salted Vine Kitchen. This is a must visit….in the growing city of Squamish which is about halfway between Vancouver and Whistler. I know...

Squamish/ Whistler BC

Nice place for a beer: Howe Sound Brewing. Great space for a beer, wine or cocktail before dinner and if you have too much…sleep it off in the adjoining hotel....

Seattle

Quick bite after a movie: Great State Burger. One of 6 locations in Seattle for this burger outlet. The spin here is local farm to table burgers with cows who...

Seattle

Another coffee shop in Seattle: Ballard Coffee Works. Part of Seattle Coffee Works this is the Ballard location which is one of 4 in Seattle. The space is lively and...

Seattle

In Ballard for the Farmers Market and needed breakfast: Porkchop & Co. Just stumbled on this place after a bit of research and it sounded interesting so it was time...

Seattle

Bikes and beer in Ballard: Peddler Brewing Co. Going away party for one of our staff…returning home to Texas. Small craft beer spot on Leary. The owners are devoted cyclist...

Seattle

Asian fusion: Wild Ginger. We were downtown for an event and stopped in to once again experience this well known and respected spot for Asian food. Not only known for...

Jeddah KSA

Gala dinner: Palm Courtyard. What a place for a dinner for 100! Located at the Park Hyatt, the space is right on the Red Sea with an incredible view of...

Jeddah KSA

Quick trip to do some teaching: Reyhana. Located in the Ritz Carlton we had breakfast, lunch and dinner here since it was the site for the congress. The food was...

Birmingham AL

Unique breakfast spot: Feast & Forest. Part of the growing list of food spots downtown, this place offers breakfast and brunch/lunch depending on the day. Probably best described as New...

Birmingham AL

Ok here is my BBQ joint: Full Moon BBQ. I told you I’d review my favorite BBQ place when I was next in Birmingham and this is the place. While...

Birmingham AL

Vietnamese on the Southside: Saigon. Note, this location is CLOSED but they remain open at the original location on highway 280. Off the beaten path of downtown but worth a...

Seattle

Like a little slice of Paris in the Pike Place Market area: Le Pichet. The menu is very typical of a small French bistro and the food is all very...

Seattle

Milanese bakery inside: Starbucks Reserve Roastery. First appearance of Princi Bakery in the US and there isn’t any indication to the uninitiated that it is located inside the Capitol Hill...